Transition & Behavior Specialist

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to support students identified with special education needs to develop and maintain healthy behavior patterns and transitional skills/experiences to prepare for future employment and living.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum education: AA degree/completion of two years of post-secondary education or a passing score on the Para Pro test. Preference for training in special education, behavior, transition, social and emotional skills or other related fields.
• Experience to connect to community resources, work independently and within teams to problem solve.
• Loves children and can whole heartedly engage in working with students with disabilities.
• Preference to have at least one year of experience in educational environment working with children.
• Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discrete judgement and honor confidentiality.
• Projects an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
• Pass employment physical and background checks.
• Understanding of relationships of Nay Ah Shing programs to the Mille Lacs Community values and supports the position of both.
• Preferred experience, familiarity and ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Nay Ah Shing School.
• Maintains consistent attendance to secure trust and relationships with students.
• Ability to become and maintain certification in crisis prevention intervention strategies.
• Ability to connect with students to work on behavioral goals as based on IEP.
• Ability to connect students with resources and skills based on transition goals in IEP.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Band’s auto insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
1) a crime against a child;
2) an act of physical or sexual abuse;
3) neglect;
4) a felony;
5) the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists in understanding of student performance goals and their application in the classroom and to transition.
• Keeps accurate data to be used in the creation of an IEP or interventions with children with disabilities.
• Works with and assists the special education coordinator, special education teachers and general education teachers.
• Works with students a minimum of 30 hours a week.
• Understands and follows confidentiality requirements.
• Participates in training and extra duties as assigned.
• Work during school year and if necessary during extended school year activities to support student’s special needs.
• Connects with businesses and agency to support transition goals specific to students.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• School year at least 30 hours and if necessary extended school year during the summer.
• Moderate stress
• Indoors Mainly, Outdoors possible

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax: (320) 532-7492
Email: