Center for Independent Living Options - Youth Transition Services Specialist | Information & Referral Specialist

Youth Transition Services Specialist

Center for Independent Living Options
2368 Victory Parkway
Suite 501
Cincinnati OH 45206

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $20 - $22 / Hour
Posted Date: 06/06/2024
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Youth Transition Services Specialist

Job Description

Part-time position with the area’s only Independent Living Center, a non-profit providing services for people with disabilities. The Youth Transition Services Specialist will work with a member of the core services team to empower youth and young adults with disabilities for a successful transition to adulthood through classroom activities and one-to-one skill development.


Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the transition of youth with significant disabilities to postsecondary life, including those who have reached the age of eighteen and are still receiving services from an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • Assist with developing engaging, age-appropriate curriculum for students to prepare them for transition into adulthood.
  • Maintain communication with the parent or guardian.
  • Facilitate school or community-based, one-on-one instruction for students with disabilities focused on Self-Advocacy and Workplace Readiness Training.
  • Provide instruction on empowerment, self-advocacy, and disability pride to youth in individual and group settings.
  • Assist youth with disabilities in reaching and maintaining their highest level of independence through individualized skills training.
  • Mentor youth and provide opportunities for growth and leadership.
  • Refer the consumer to appropriate community resources when needed.
  • Assist with developing individual Independent Living Plans.
  • Report on progress toward goals, successes, and program activities.
  • Maintain all required documentation.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners.
  • Perform additional assignments as delegated by the supervisor promptly.
  • Maintain confidentiality of consumer information.



  • BA or BS in Education, Special Education, or Social Services
  • Prior experience in instruction and training for youth with disabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to organize and manage time to complete tasks.
  • Able to engage youth through positive interactions.
  • Proficient with using video conferencing services.
  • Prefer strong knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 504 plans, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and the transition process for youth.
  • Understand the Independent Living Philosophy.
  • Valid driver’s license and car insurance with reliable personal transportation are required.


Application Process

If you have the prerequisite experience and skills, please submit your resume with a cover letter stating your qualifications, strengths, and experiences by email. The successful candidate must pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

CILO is an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of our community. We offer equal employment opportunities to all applicants.


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