Humboldt County Office of Education: Coordinator – Transition Partnership Program (TPP)

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HCOE Job Description

Coordinator – Transition Partnership Program (TPP)

Position Summary

The Transition Partnership Program (TPP) is a partnership between the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE), high school districts and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to prepare students with disabilities (IEP or 504) for postsecondary transition to career and/or higher education. The HCOE Transition Partnership Program (TPP) Coordinator shall provide leadership, support and direct service to the Humboldt County Consortium for the Transition Partnership Program.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Transition Partnership Program Coordinator works closely with school district staff, Department of Rehabilitation staff, transition age youth and families and business partners. This is a coordinator level position which requires working under minimal supervision to support a regional team. The position requires the ability to work directly with youth with disabilities who have barriers to future employment, as well as working closely with other staff who support those youth.

Supervision Received And Exercised

This position is under the supervision of the Director of Career and College Resources (who serves as TPP Program Administrator).

Examples of Essential Job Functions (Duties & Responsiblities)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

*Illustrative only

  • Plan and facilitate monthly team meetings;
  • Provide training and program support to district TPP staff and administrators;
  • Work closely with the HCOE IT Programmer, TPP staff and DOR staff on continuous improvement of the TPP database and program reporting system;
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the Department of Rehabilitation and Transition Partnership program regulations and guidelines and build capacity in district TPP program staff and administration;
  • Work with HCOE TPP Administrator, DOR and districts to establish and meet service goals;
  • Help strategize and maximize DOR student services to be delivered to program participants county-wide;
  • Visit district sites/staff at least once per quarter to provide support, training and guidance;
  • Maintain a caseload of TPP participants and provide direct DOR student services – job exploration counseling, work readiness training, work-based learning experiences, self- advocacy training and post-secondary counseling – to ensure all eligible students are served;
  • Research, design and deliver presentations to small and large groups;
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate training and workshops for adults and youth;
  • Assist the TPP Administrator in contract development and budget monitoring;
  • Create and distribute program recruitment materials;
  • Prepare statistical and narrative reports for HCOE, school district and DOR administration;
  • Attend student IEP or 504 meetings as requested;
  • Collaborate with other district or county programs in service to supporting youth;
  • Provide feedback to student services team.

Qualifications (Employment Standards)

Knowledge of

  • The broad spectrum of issues related to youth transition and employability, including Youth Labor Laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Department of Rehabilitation program options and eligibility requirements;
  • Potential career pathways and future educational opportunities for program participants;
  • Various barriers to employment and appropriate worksite accommodations to support employability;
  • Evaluation methodologies and approaches to accountability documentation.

Ability to

  • Effectively plan and facilitate professional meetings;
  • Relate well to, and work cooperatively with, a variety of agencies and school representatives, youth and community organization members;
  • Speak to small and large groups with poise, confidence and clarity;
  • Work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as collaborate with others in a team setting;
  • Provide feedback to supervisor regarding the work of others;
  • Maintain records and manage program tracking;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Take initiative, as well as follow the directions of the program administrator;
  • Communicate with tact, confidentiality, courtesy and sensitivity;
  • Problem-solve with groups;
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Adapt to changing work demands, including adjustments to work schedule, to manage task priorities to meet deadlines;
  • Work effectively under varying degrees of stress;
  • Read and comprehend technical/legal language in contracts, spreadsheets and text files;
  • Use appropriate software, including Google Drive, Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Communicate effectively via telephone, modem and in person;
  • Lift/move materials generally weighing less than 20 pounds.

Education and Experience

Minimum Required:  Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent of four years of college in education, in social work, human services, special education, child development, sociology, psychology or related field.


  • Experience with budget management and reporting;
  • A minimum of one year working with high school age youth in an instructional or support position AND
  • A minimum of one year working in vocational, rehabilitation or special education services or similar experience with youth or adult clients.

Working Conditions (Work Environment):

  • Will have a designated office space, but will provide service to local high schools. This may require establishing flexible office hours off site.
  • May be required to serve on an on-call basis and/or to adjust work hours in a reasonable manner to accommodate the needs of students, parents and/or employers and student work schedules.
  • This position may require transportation of students, dependent upon program needs.
  • This position requires working with students with a variety of needs.
  • May be required to work with students in the Juvenile Hall setting.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be required to:

  • Stand, sit and/or move about for sustained periods.
  • Move about in non-traditional instructional environments; i.e., areas of the community.
  • Travel to multiple locations in a given day or during the work week.
  • Participate in daily oral and written communication.
  • Operate a computer, calculator, copier and other equipment that involve repetitive arm and hand movements and hand-eye-arm and finger dexterity.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be fingerprinted and a satisfactory Department of Justice records check must be received by HCOE prior to employment.
  • TB testing will be required upon employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical (if applicable).
  • May be required to obtain first aid and CPR certificates within the first 6 to 12 months of employment.
  • May be required to drive with or without students; some positions may require a California driver’s license, proof of insurance and possible participation in the DMV PUll Notice Program once employed.

Classification Range: 17 | PC Approved: 6/13/2023

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