PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating early childhood, rehabilitative education, employment and/or social service programs for clients, staff and appropriate community groups and assisting the administrative official or designee in developing and implementing special federal and other grant projects.
Works under the administrative direction of an administrative official of higher grade.
May supervise other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, develops, authors, coordinates and implements educational and/or social service programs for clients such as early childhood, college preparatory, special employment, socialization, recreation and home repairs programs; assists in planning, developing and coordinating staff short term inservice training; plans, develops and coordinates short term special educational programs for teachers and various appropriate community groups relating to blindness in general and actual or potential services for blind persons or others with disabilities; assists in planning, developing and implementing of special federal and other grant programs for adults and children with disabilities; identifies needs and determines priorities for further program development and implementation; participates in agency public relations activities and prepares reports as required; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of problems of persons with physical, visual or other disabilities and services available for such persons; knowledge of educational and training methodology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience serving the blind, deaf and hearing impaired and/or persons with physical or other disabilities including considerable responsibility for coordination of educational or training programs and some experience with grant programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in education, rehabilitation or a human services area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(13)-EDUCATION A (P-3A)
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group EA 27 approved effective September 11, 1996. (Revised to reflect Unclassified Status and modify EEO Code)