Transition Services Coordinator; Neil Hellman School
Parsons Child and Family Center - Albany, NY

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The Neil Hellman School is located on the Parsons’ Main Campus at 60 Academy Road in Albany, New York.

Hours of Operation: 8:45 a.m.- 2:45 p.m., Monday-Friday, 48 weeks per year

The NeilHellmanSchool is certified by the New York Department of Education as a special education facility serving residential and day students with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. The school is comprised of elementary, middle, and high school programs and is authorized by New YorkState to award Regents, Local, and IEP Diplomas to its graduates.


The Transition Coordinator works with transition services and instruction to enable students to reach their fullest potential and be able to live, learn and earn in their community as an adult.

Work collaboratively with NHS staff, Clinical staff, Parents/guardians, outside service providers and identified students to promote active involvement of identified students in planning and implementing the transition component of their IEP.Coordinate transition portfolios for each identified student.

design a realistic discharge plan that is guided by each youth’s wishes, hopes and dreams

coordinate the client driven discharge planning process with local OCFS, OMH, and NYSED representatives that supports a client driven plan which integrates housing, health and medical care, education and employment needs.

coordinate a set of vocational and transitional related activities including instruction, community experiences, employment and volunteer experiences, and the acquisition of daily living skills.

examine/identify post secondary vocational training options

respectfully honor each youth’s feelings about past and current relationships and ensure that when needed individuals will have the opportunity to work on issues of grief, loss and enduring relationships

complete a Permanency Pact and identify specific people who agree to offer life long supports (either related or not)

develop a Circle of Support and identify specific people who agree to advocate for and support the student during the transition process

Coordinate services to ensure that each identified student has an accurate Work Skills Employability Profile and earns a Regents Certificate of Work Readiness upon graduation from the Neil Hellman School

Provide 6 months of follow up and maintain post-NHS discharge statistics for each identified student.

Attend and participate in all treatment reviews, case reviews and CSE meetings for identified student

Complete all documentation in a thorough and timely manner

Required Skills

Required Experience

Required: Bachelors Degree

At least 3 years of experience working with individuals who demonstrate serious emotional and behavioral challenges.

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