18-21 Transition Program Job Coach (SMART, 2022-2023)

$35,000 - $50,250 yearly
  • STRIVE Prep
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • May 09, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Position: 18-21 Transition Program Job Coach 

Reports to: Center Director 

Location: STRIVE Prep - SMART

Salary: $35,000 - $50,250 based on years of relevant experience and education with an opportunity to add an additional $2,000 for multilingual abilities. 

Status: Full-time, exempt, in-person position


STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator

18 - 21 Program Information - In order to provide equitable, developmentally appropriate special education transition-based services for students with intellectual and physical disabilities, Strive Prep opened its 18-21 program last year. This programming focuses on preparing our students for post-secondary success via job coaching, independent living, and community access training while continuing to ensure students and families have choice and independence in what school and network students are able to receive their special education services.



      Overall responsibilities :

  • Provide instruction in small groups as directed by the Special Education Teacher.
  • Attend group trips in the community and assist students with safety and access to public transportation
  • Teach students how to use community resources 
  • Build and maintain connections with community agencies and organizations 
  • Attend volunteer opportunities, internships and job placements with students 
  • Promote student independence on the job, in the classroom and in the community


  • Collaborate to establish and maintain systems and routines to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning and safety both in the classroom and in the community.
  • Build relationships with students.
  • Communicate with all stakeholders


  • Commit to constant growth, reflection, and implementation as educators and professionals through regular coaching and professional development.
  • Gain certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and other de-escalation strategies (yearly renewal required). 
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
  • Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.


  • HIgh School Diploma or GED
  • Experience working with student or adults with disabilities  


  • Speaks Spanish 
  • Experience working with historically marginalized communities in any setting 
  • Experience working with multi-language learners 


For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30 minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here!  


Employee retention is a top priority at STRIVE Prep. Therefore we offer competitive compensation and benefits including the following:

  • 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by STRIVE Prep. 
  • All STRIVE Prep employees will receive an additional $3,000 in their base salary after the 3rd year, 5th year, and 7th year of service at STRIVE Prep.  
  • We value our multilingual staff and the impact they have on our students and community. Therefore, staff that speak a language spoken by our families are eligible to receive an additional $2,000 to their base salary. 
  • Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
    • Based on hire date, employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO 
    • All employees receive 2 floating religious holidays
    • All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
  • Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. 
  • Equipment provided: laptop
  • Weekly coaching sessions 


STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

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