Work Experience/Transition Teacher
Director of Academic Support
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
This position is an exempt, 10-month, 187-day position. Responsibilities include assisting students in the job application,
Securing appropriate documentation, and practicing interviewing skills; actively seeks work experience opportunities for
Students in order for them to develop both the hard and soft skills necessary to being successfully employed; establishes
Employment and/or internship sites in the community with the assistance of the School Counselor; provides travel training
To students using public transportation to get to and from job sites; arranges transportation to job sites; liaise with
Potential employers, Work Force Investment Board, CareerLink, local Transition Coordinating Council (Allegheny County/
City of Pittsburgh), and OVR; networks with appropriate community agencies and organizations (potential Community
Based Assessments, etc.); provides “push-in” transition classes for high school students as directed by the High School
Principal; coordinates on-campus job shadowing work experience for students; communicates with parents, students,
Staff, community/adult service providers about employment related issues for students 14 and older; assists the School
Counselor, familites/guardians, OVR, and the Office of Intellectual Disabilities in registration process; assists the School
Counselor in providing career exploration activities and vocational programming including tours, transition fair, career day,
Job shadowing, speakers, etc.
Work Training Coordinator is preferred to enter a Master’s level with some experience. The minimum requirement for this
Position is a Bachelor’s level with certification in Hearing Impaired.
PA Instructional I or II certification in Hearing Impaired is required. Certification in PA Mandated Reporting Training,
FBI Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, Act 82 required.
The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced.” The minimum level accepted at hire is
A valid PA Driver’s License is required.
Send letter of application and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218
It is the policy of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf not to discriminate in is programs, education, employment and all
other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, creed, religion, disability, gender identification or
sexual orientation. Any complaints of discrimination should be directed to the Director of Human Resources.