Workability Program Assistant

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Workability Program Assistant


  • Under general supervision, to act as a liaison between home school and the Regional Occupational Programs, Department of Rehabilitation, Regional Center of the East Bay
  • To provide career guidance to students
  • To assist students with the use of the Career Center for career exploration or post-secondary education
  • To provide students with an understanding of job seeking skills, and expected job behaviors
  • To research available employment opportunities in the community
  • To assist in a smooth transition from high school to work or post-secondary education
  • Data entry and database management related to state reporting requirements including the Annual State Report for Workability
  • And to do related work as required consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators


  • Identifies and assesses potential participants by attending IEP meetings, reading students files and interviewing with the students
  • Assists with assessment to identify needs and strengths of students
  • Provides employment preparation training, including interviewing, applications, and resume writing skills
  • Maintains student file for employment with all required documentation
  • Assists students in obtaining paperwork needed to work
  • Provides job referrals to students when appropriate
  • Assists with completion of post-secondary education applications and financial aid packets
  • Provides on the job work training and transition to work support when appropriate
  • Collaborates with staff on transition curriculum and program needs
  • Informs students of meetings, presentations, job fairs
  • Organizes field trips to Regional Occupational Programs, Community Colleges, job sites
  • Set up meetings/interviews with Department of Rehabilitation and the student
  • Follows up with student and parent regarding the completion of paperwork
  • Attends monthly Workability meetings in Fremont.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic medical information relating to disabilities and needs of high school age students.
  • Computer applications related to the work, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Community resources available for developing jobs and assisting students in obtaining and maintaining job situations
  • Post school student support agencies, including applications, procedures and processes.
  • Techniques for dealing with students with various physical, learning and/or emotional disabilities
  • Record keeping practices.

Skill in:

  • Training students in employment readiness and on-the-job activities
  • Assisting students in performing tasks and helping them adapt to work requirements.
  • Developing effective on-going relationships with representatives of community agencies and participating employers.
  • Working efficiently, positively, patiently and unemotionally
  • Displaying mature self-control with handicapped students with a variety of disabilities.
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding program participants.
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Using sound independent judgment within general procedural guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing periodic reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Must pass qualifying tests
  • Communicate both orally and in writing with students, staff and community


Possession of a valid California Drivers License

Salary Range 27

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.