Position:  Transition Pre-ETS Specialist
Location:  Kanawha County
Salary:  Based on experience and qualifications

1, Works effectively as a member of an educational team
2. Demonstrates self-control
3. Exhibit an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance
4. The staff member is ethical.
5. Demonstrates good work habits
6. Demonstrates effective writing and oral presentation skills
7. Demonstrates expertise in areas of responsibility
8. Demonstrates an ability to work effectively with institutional personnel

1. Bachelor’s degree in an education or human services field
2. Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully
a. performs job requirements
b.  work within the special setting of a secure institution
c. work as part of a transition team in concert with other
3.  Experience working with students with exceptionalities preferred
4.  Experience working in an institutional setting preferred
5. Strong understanding of State Board Policy 2419
6.  Strong communication skills

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.  Collaborate with the assigned DRS counselor to provide information to eligible students for DRS referrals
2.  Attend secondary IEP meetings to provide parents and students with DRS approved postsecondary materials, resources, and referral information
3.  Attend outreach activities as agreed upon by the DRS Counselor
4.  Attend meetings with stakeholder groups to share information on Pre-Employment Transition Services and activities
5.  Train students/staff on the Pathways to the Future materials and website
6.  Provide training to middle school and high school students according to WVBOE Policy 2315 (Counselors’ Policy) and Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA)
7.  Provide Pre-ETS services to students in the WIOA’s five focus areas:
GOAL 1: Job Exploration/Career Counseling
GOAL 2: Work-Based Learning Experiences – this can occur in a traditional school setting or in the community during the school day and/or during extended day activities.
GOAL 3: Counseling on Post-Secondary Education
GOAL 4: Workplace Readiness Training to Develop Social Skills and Independent Living Skills
GOAL 5: Instruction in Self-Advocacy
8.  Work with local businesses and CAI staff to establish work exploration opportunities and assist with the work exploration program. (i.e., job coaching, student supervision, etc.).
9.  Provide information to students/parents about available tutoring services.
10. Provide academic tutoring services and supervision for identified students.
11. Develop a system for tutoring referrals from parents and staff
12. Maintain records and prepare reports and updates for program evaluation as requested by Community Access Inc. (CAI).
13. Liaise with transition specialists throughout the state to connect other students with DRS services and benefits.
14. Perform other duties as assigned by MSESC Executive Director or supervisor.

Send Application & Resume:

Ms. Jan Hanlon, Executive Director
Mountain State ESC
501 22nd Street
Dunbar, WV 25064

Or download the application Job Postings | Mountain State Educational Cooperative Services (mountainstateesc.com) and submit along with support documents via email to rcbias@k12.wv.us

Resume Must Include:

  1. List of educational institutions attended, course of study, dates attended, and certificates earned.
  2. List of employers for the past ten years, including address and name of immediate supervisor(s).
    3.Description of responsibilities/work experiences in previous employment.
    4.Alignment of work experience with posted Job Description.
    5.List of at least three (3) references including addresses and telephone numbers.


Mountain State ESC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or age.