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Website Workforce Solutions of North Texas

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of the Student HireAbility Navigator is to improve access to employment and training services and
increase employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities. This position will exclusively focus on
services for students with disabilities who are in the early phases of preparation and transition to post-secondary education and employment. No direct supervisory duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Act as a resource coordinator to support, expand, and enhance the provision of pre-employment
transition services that are provided by Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and
other partners and programs in our region.
• Increase the likelihood of student independence and inclusion in communities and competitive,
integrated workplaces and successful participation in postsecondary education experiences.
• Develop, plan, coordinate, and promote systemic and collaborative strategies that result in the provision
of quality pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities.
• Develop and sustain relationships with school districts and Region 9 Education Service Center to
promote awareness and availability of pre-employment transition services and Workforce Solutions
resources to schools, parents, and students.
• Convene partners, including school districts and Region 9 Education Service Center, to discuss successful
strategies, services, and opportunities for collaboration to improve the quality and/or gaps in preemployment transition services for students with disabilities.
• Maintain and renew 3-year action plan and goals required to file with the Texas Workforce Commission
(TWC). Including (but not limited to):
o Develop effective and innovative strategies to improve the transition to postsecondary activities
of students who are members of traditionally unserved and underserved populations.
o Coordinate and/or monitor implementation of strategies developed.
• Increase community and system awareness of the resources and activities available to students with
disabilities in 5 pre-employment transition services, including job (career) exploration counseling, workbased learning experiences, counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or
postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education, workplace readiness training to
develop social skills and independent living, and instruction in self-advocacy.
• Promote the use of career exploration, postsecondary planning, and work-readiness tools available
through TWC’s Labor Market and Career Information Department.
• Develop and/or disseminate information and resources to Workforce Solutions offices, local VR offices,
Region 9 Education Service Center, employers, community partners, parents, and students.
• Convene and/or attend workgroups, committees, coalitions, and cross-agency teams to foster system
and community coordination of pre-employment transition services and activities for students with
disabilities.
• Provide information, training, and technical assistance to Workforce Solutions offices, local VR offices,
school districts, Region 9 Education Service Center, community partners, and employers, regarding
resources and activities available to students with disabilities to transition successfully to postsecondary
education, employment, or both.
• Develop and coordinate events, campaigns, and other activities to increase and enhance student and
family awareness of and access to pre-employment transition services provided by local VR offices,
school districts, Region 9 Education Service Center, other Workforce Solutions programs, and
community partners and resources.
• Organize events and activities to increase employers’ understanding of the abilities of students with
disabilities.
• Provide training and/or resources to increase employers’ awareness of disability etiquette and
accommodations for students with disabilities.
• Collaborate with partner agencies to develop work-based learning opportunities for students with
disabilities, including internships, summer employment, other employment opportunities available
throughout the school year, and apprenticeships.
• Ensure that state/local VR staff receive the data and information necessary to fulfill federal reporting
requirements regarding the provision of pre-employment transition services to students with
disabilities.
• Comply with federal and state requirements regarding confidentiality of student data.
• Participate in meetings called by TWC for training, information sharing, and program development and
improvement.
• Serve as a resource to workforce staff members to ensure the availability of comprehensive knowledge
on federal, state, local, and private programs that impact the ability of individuals with disabilities to
enter and remain in the workforce.
• Perform related work as assigned.

ACCESSIBILITY & COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensure that resources and materials developed are available in accessible formats for students who use
screen reader software, screen magnification software, large print, and Braille.
• Ensure that reasonable accommodation is available and provided as requested for activities.
• Perform related work as assigned.

Travel Requirements
• Ability to travel by air.
• Ability to travel for activities such as meetings with customers, other agencies, or any other necessity
that requires travel.
• Must be able to provide self-transportation for regional travel and maintain a valid Texas motor vehicle
driver’s license or permit of appropriate classification and endorsement as required.
• Must agree to maintain a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR) and minimum requirement of
insurability required by law. MVR background check may be conducted by the agency.

Language
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to read and interpret general business documents.
• Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a group of professionals,
educators, and/or students.

Reasoning Ability
• Ability to establish goals and objectives in an organized manner.
• Keen sense of urgency and commitment to excellence with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple
projects simultaneously.
• Self-starter, willing to work independently yet take direction openly.
• Flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the business and of the communities we serve.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Workforce Solutions is led by a local board consisting of volunteer members, a majority of whom come from
private industry. It is part of a statewide system of local boards which set policy and oversee expenditures of
funds in their individual areas. These boards are non-profit and receive funding from the U.S. Department of
Labor through the Texas Workforce Commission.
Dedicated to helping Texas employers and job seekers succeed, Workforce Solutions North Texas provides
services to employers and job seekers in the following counties: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman,
Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young. Its mission is to place North Texans in jobs and to equip workers
with skills that foster economic development.

BENEFIT PLANS:
• Health Insurance (with no cost options
for employee-only plans)
• Paid Time Off
• Retirement Plan
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance
• Short- and Long-Term Disability

TO APPLY
Submit completed application package to: apply@ntxworksolutions.org
Email Subject line: [Your Name] Application for Student HireAbility Navigator
A complete application package must contain the following elements:
1. Resume and Letter of Application
2. Salary Requirements (may be presented within the body of the email or letter of application).
Information contained in resumes and letters of application is subject to verification by Workforce Solutions
North Texas. Workforce Solutions North Texas is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and
services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas: (800)735-2989 (TDD) or
(800)735-2988(Voice) or 711

To apply for this job email your details to apply@ntxworksolutions.org

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