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Special Educator I

Recruitment #190426-X49A-03

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking full time Special Educator I providing support to the SoonerStart program at the Jackson County Health Department. This is a classified position, PIN 34000835, in state government, located in Altus, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $35,101.00 based on education and experience.

Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered according to the needs of the counties listed, as such these positions could be filled any time before the closing date.

Position Description:
Position provides developmental guidance and direct services to infants and toddler's birth to 3 years old with disabilities and/or developmental delays and their families in accordance with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) of children eligible for the SoonerStart program.  Duties include:  conducting evaluations to determine eligibility for the program, evaluating child and family needs, developing and implementing individualized interventions to improve developmental skills, and providing direction on school readiness and improving early literacy while monitoring progress toward meeting these goals.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. Up to 25% work week travel is required.

 

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing individual and family services to enhance the learning, development, and social-emotional skills of children with developmental delays as well as promote literacy and understanding of early cognitive concepts while monitoring progress toward goals.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Special Educator job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of the complexity of specific job assignments, the level of education, the extent of responsibility assigned for a specific task, and the level of expertise required for completion of assigned tasks and the responsibility assigned for providing supervision to others.

Level I:   
This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents perform entry-level professional work with team members to develop and implement programs to meet the child’s and family’s education needs and goals; encourages positive parent/child interaction and demonstrates activities that will promote age appropriate play and learning, enhance positive social-emotional skills, literacy knowledge, grasping early cognitive concepts and teaching children and their parents the rules and expectations for school readiness.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of completion of a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field from an accredited college or university and possession of a valid teaching certificate in Special Education issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education plus one year of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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