SoonerStart Lead Clinician

Recruitment #191008-UNCX-413


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.

This position will cover multiple counties, the duty station will be determined upon hire. Counties Covered:  Rogers, Washington, Osage and Nowata

OSDH is seeking a full time SoonerStart Lead Clinician providing support to Rogers, Washington, and Osage County Health Departments. This is a grant funded unclassified position (PIN#34000971) in state government, located in possible Claremore, Bartlesville or Pawhuska, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including 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 $54,974.88 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Responsible for developing, administering and/or directing programs and providing supervision to others which may include administering a speech-language program. Position will oversee E/I program in a 4 county area.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Direction and supervision of professional staff in completion of assigned functions
• Assuring adequate program staffing
• Conducting one-site staff meetings
• Providing staff training on state and federal policies and procedures as well as training in clinical procedures
• Counseling with local officials and agencies regarding needs at the local level
• Coordinating services with the State of Department of Education
• Initiating corrective action plans concerning program procedures and staff management
• Development of PMPs with staff
• Managing Contractors with the Early Intervention Program to assure clients receive services
• Management of budgets related to contractors
• Directing quality improvement activities for the local Early Intervention Program
• Review periodic staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness and efficiency
• Provide clinical services for children with developmental disabilities

Education and Experience
Required at this level consists of a master’s degree and one year of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration, social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare, early childhood development and education, guidance and counseling, nursing, developmental disabilities, probation and parole, employment services, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation or disability services or counseling, or vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation, experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education.

Applicant must be a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Psychological Clinician, Child Development Specialist, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required at this level include knowledge of agency policies and procedures; of all state and federal legislation related to assigned agency programs; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to supervise and evaluate personnel and program performance; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to interpret and apply policy material; and to maintain effective working relationships with others.

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.  Work also requires travel to/from client homes to provide intervention services to children with significant developmental delays birth-3 years of age.  Services are delivered based upon the Individualized Family Service Plan developed in conjunction with the family.  Provide specialized screening and assessment services and specialized services to children on the autism spectrum.


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.



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.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.