We are proud to announce that Jim Toohey has accepted the position of Vocational Coordinator at The Bay School! This new position was created to provide additional support and resources to our transition-aged students who are preparing for their future by learning a variety of employment skills. The Bay School Vocational Coordinator is responsible for assisting classroom teachers in assessing student vocational interests and skill levels, developing IEP goals related to employment skills, identifying vocational opportunities for students based on these goals, training staff on implementation of vocational programs across a variety of settings, and evaluating the effectiveness of these programs on an ongoing basis. Jim Toohey has a breadth of experience working with individuals with special needs in different employment settings and, prior to working at The Bay School, served as a job coach at a local organization serving adults with disabilities utilizing a community-based work model. Jim is highly passionate and skilled in working with adolescents and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. He works diligently to meet the unique, individualized needs of a wide range of students and we look forward to enhancing our vocational program with his leadership!