Pre-Employment Transition Service Specialist
I work with students with a documented disability on job skills, explorating careers, and post-secondary counseling.
My work combines:
Day to Day
A typical work day, I go to educational institutes (high school, middle school, post-secondary) in the area and provide one of the five career focused services that is under the Pre-ETS grant. These services are: career exploration, work readiness training, work based learning, self-advocacy training, and post-secondary counseling.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Being creative and thinking on my toes has been helpful. I am often faced with situations where I need to think fast, respond quickly, or develop a lesson or game in a swift manner. I learned a lot by doing and seeking advice/guidance from others. Feedback was also very helpful in evaluating my performance.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Do research on a company before you pursue them. It'll make you seem knowledgeable and interested when you go to the interview. Also, do some career interest profilers to help you pinpoint an area to head into. Perfect your resume and head to local job fairs. Get comfortable talking and acting professional.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services