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Transition Specialist

Gesher Human Services

Gesher Human Services

Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

DEPARTMENT: Vocational Rehabilitation

SUPERVISOR: Manager of Rehabilitation Services

Gesher Human Services is a bridge to hope and opportunity for people at work, at home, and in the community. Gesher’s workforce development, behavioral health, and inclusion programming serves all Metro Detroiters while meeting the needs of the Jewish community.


Classroom and virtual facilitation of personal and career exploration to high school students with disabilities. Utilizing placement and job development techniques to develop sites for internship, job shadowing and job placement.



Bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, or social work preferred


One-year related work experience with individuals with developmental, emotional and/or physical impairments. Teaching experience with at risk youth preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language and /or Spanish preferred. Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with participants, public and staff. Composition skills sufficient to prepare required reports. Driving record must meet safe driving standards as established by Agency insurance carrier. Valid Michigan driver's license.


  • In classroom setting conduct both personal and career exploration to assist students identify interests, abilities, needs and values, as well as presenting information about career clusters and occupations within the clusters.
  • Assist students to develop decision-making skills, effective job seeking skills including completing applications, writing resumes, practicing job interviewing techniques and other related skills
  • Utilize placement and job development techniques to develop sites for job shadowing and job placement. Utilize appropriate forms, procedures, job restructuring and adaptive devices to match students with job sites.
  • Assist students in developing the interpersonal skills necessary, as well as related demands of the workplace using social skills assessment tools, group interaction and other counseling-related techniques
  • Perform case coordination duties for a specified caseload of pre and post‑placement participants which include:
  • Develop, implement, review and monitor comprehensive plans of service which delineate goals, interventions, outcomes and responsibilities.
  • Provide proactive case coordination services to ensure each participant's receipt of integrated, coordinated service delivery in vocational, as well as any other areas impacting vocational success.
  • Maintain participant master file and ensure timely compliance by generating ongoing service notes, weekly, monthly, and quarterly documents on participant's progress, in accordance with CARF, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and Department of Mental Health standards.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and outcome‑oriented relationships with staff from all program components, outside professionals and employers.
  • Develop, implement and monitor specific training program to modify participant behavior.
  • Serve as a member of committees involved in reviewing internal case records and/or procedures.
  • Provide ongoing service coordination, follow-along support, training, advocacy, and referral services to students who are employed.
  • Provide mobility training and/or coordinate transportation arrangements for students as needed.
  • Transport students using Agency van or own vehicle as needed.
  • Complete data entry tasks utilizing the Agency DARTS system.
  • Serve on Agency committee(s) as appointed.


Environmental conditions:

  • Moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Physical requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, kneel to install computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting in required.


As appropriate and fiscally reasonable.


This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act

The above job description is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties. The Agency reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Agency desires and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying the position. The described job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise and any employment relationship remains “at-will.”

Gesher is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.