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Pre-Employment Transition Specialist Program Manager

Flexible Work Location, Based out of Granger

Do you desire to have a job that makes you feel great knowing that every day, you're making someone's life better?


Are you organized, caring and attentive? Do you get excited about helping others achieve? If you answered yes, this may just the position for you!

Responsible for assisting director in the successful operation of the Pre-Employment Services Department. Responsible for staff oversight and the provision of effective pre- employment services to enrolled students in Elkhart and Saint Joseph Counties.  Services may be provided to students attending high school, college, and young adult programs.  Responsible for profitable operations and quality services.



  • Assist with determining best practices and assist with developing a new staff training program for those staff providing Pre-ETS services.  

  • Provide consistent, high-level support to all staff providing Pre-ETS services; this includes but is not limited to implementation of training program for new staff, facilitation of monthly staff meetings, minimum monthly visit to each school served, demonstrate knowledge of changes related to services, and effective communication with staff

  • Responsible for mentoring/modeling best practices to all staff in the department

  • Provide Pre-ETS services to include career exploration, workplace readiness, advocacy, work-based learning experiences and post-secondary education opportunities.

  • Provide program management oversight and review of services to assigned students by conducting weekly portal reviews of progress notes.  Follow up with assigned staff to suggest corrections as needed to maintain a high level of accuracy, relevancy, and thoroughness.  

  • Maintain accurate and thorough forms, portal notes and reports as required, or at minimum, weekly.  Develop and implement the pre and post rubric, stipend extension request, work-based learning assessment form, stipend sessions and other required forms. 

  • Provide transportation and personal assistance to students and consumers as needed and approved.  

  • Function with a flexible work schedule that is constantly altered due to student’s needs.

  • Demonstrate skill in assessing and meeting needs of the business community.

  • Demonstrate knowledge or ability to learn about services, resources and regulations related to achieving pre-employment outcomes.  

  • Ability to work with students and or consumers experiencing a diverse range of abilities.

  • Provide coverage for other staff as schedule dictates.

  • Maintain consistent communication with funding source personnel, attend meetings, webinars, conferences as required.

  • Provide oversight of staff payroll activity, including approval/denial of benefit time and daily/weekly hourly employee transactions related to time keeping.    


Work is performed in a variety of settings dependent on schools and evaluation sites of students   served.  Exposure to noise, heat, cold, humidity and other environmental conditions is expected. Time is spent driving to numerous businesses and other locations within the area.



Standard office equipment including personal computers and cell phones. Additional technology, as needed, may be required to meet student needs.  Other equipment and tools used are dependent on the task and employment site of students receiving services.  Operates personal vehicle or arranges own transportation.



REPORTS TO:  Director of Pre-ETS Employment Services



Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation, Psychology or appropriate alternative. Preferred      Associate’s degree and one year of related work experience.  Work experience with individuals experiencing a disability as well as experience in a variety of employment settings is preferred.  Requires effective communication skills, both verbal and written.  Driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation is required.  No evidence of illegal drug use or drug abuse.    No evidence of criminal activity involving a dependent population or any violent criminal activity.  Bending, walking, and stooping, as well as lifting up to 50 pounds, to assist students as needed.  Requires CPR/First Aid & Mandt certifications. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to meet students’ and clients’ employment needs.

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