Education Assistant Transition Program CBT

September 8, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type



Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: September 2023; As Soon As Possible

FTE: .875

Hours per day: 7

Salary Level:

PA4A01 $25.702 - Base,

PA4E01 $26.452 - Base + AA, or

PA4F01 $26.702 - Base + BA/BS

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.

Examples Of Duties

This position assists certificated staff to facilitate successful participation in the job market for people with disabilities. The position assists in carrying out the planned vocational and transition program in the community for participants with disabilities.


1. Assists certificated transition program staff in placement of participants; interviews participants in program to determine needs, interests and abilities.

2. Analyzes participant's work experience, education performance on various tests, personal characteristics and other factors; communicates with certificated staff regarding analysis information.

3. Performs job analysis techniques to determine job content, skills and abilities.

4. Assists in developing job placements in the public and private sectors.

5. Assists in conducting workshops for participants in various job skill areas.

6. Assists in program support by performing outreach activities to public and private organizations.

7. Visits work sites and monitors participant progress; provides direct instruction to students, individually or in small groups as assigned by the teacher; maintains job files and related program records.

8. Observes and maintains all safety rules associated with assigned site; observes student behavior; assists with classroom management as directed; implements discipline according to district guidelines.

9. Assists in communicating, monitoring and problem solving with participants, staff and parents.

10. Provides individualized and/or supplemental training to reduce employment barriers (i.e., mobility, grooming, dependability, social interaction and co-worker support); assists students with job acquisition skills and job application procedures.


1. Assists with various clerical duties to ensure and/or document procedural compliance with program guidelines.

2. Promotes and maintains networks with other agencies and services.

3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.

4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the work of the position.


Work flexible hours as dictated by community activity requirements; possible outdoor work; travel to community-based sites; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post-secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; two years' experience in a youth vocational instruction program or closely related field, preferably with secondary level students; two years of previous work experience in the designated vocational area; one or more years of experience working with people with disabilities is preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation.

Current first aid/CPR certificate required to obtain within first 30 days of employment.

Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Allowable Substitution

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources department for comparability.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of basic principles and practices of the designated vocational area.

Knowledge of basic vocational instruction programs, procedures and requirements.

Ability to assess job readiness and provide skills.

Ability to establish rapport and maintain discipline with youth.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.

Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.

Ability to demonstrate positive attitude toward community integration of people with disabilities..

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Supplemental Information

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252,
  • Title IX Coordinator: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191,
  • 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096,
  • 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003,

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

Closing Date/Time: 9/12/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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