Bullying Prevention Specialist

Recruitment #191010-UNCE-543


Office of Student Support, Oliver Hodge Building, Oklahoma City, OK

Under direction, establish prevention program combining resources and expertise of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) for the purpose of integrating and promoting evidence-based bullying awareness and prevention resources to improve student achievement; coordinate training and technical assistance to local education agencies on issues of safe and healthy school practices and prevention related to suicide, bullying, alcohol, drugs, violence and bullying; promote and monitor utilization of best practices.

Please Note: This position is funded through a federally awarded grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The current grant will expire on September 30, 2022. It is the goal of the Oklahoma State Department of Education to apply for additional funding opportunities as they become available.

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) [official transcripts required]; and
• Minimum 2 years work experience in education; and
• Minimum 1 year experience in field of social work, public/behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention or other closely- related field;
• Preference may be given to applicants who possess current School Counselor certification.

• Thorough knowledge of evidence-based and best practice alcohol, drug, violence, and bullying prevention programs/strategies and the principles of Coordinated School Health/School Health Index;
• Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Department of Education’s Principles of Effectiveness for bullying prevention;
• Thorough knowledge of available bullying, mental health, substance abuse, and social services / resources for youth and families;
• Experience providing individual/group consultation and training to schools or youth serving organizations on health/safety and prevention;
• Ability to address needs of the whole child including social, emotional and academic success;
• Thorough knowledge of federal and state school laws, rules and regulations;
• Knowledge of the procedures and techniques of preparing grant applications, state contracts and claims processing;
• Ability to adapt to an automated work environment using technology; to maintain quality documentation and records;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, local and federal school officials and the general public; to express ideas clearly and concisely; to appraise a situation and adopt an effective course of action;
• Conscientious commitment to courteous, consistent, efficient service through the performance of prescribed job duties;

• Establish a prevention program that combines resources and expertise of OSDE and ODMHSAS for the purpose of integrating and promoting evidence-based prevention resources to improve student achievement; collaborate with staff from OSDE and ODMHSAS to achieve goals;
• Promote evidence-based school and community-based prevention programs/strategies to local education agencies;
• Partner with community groups to raise awareness of and decrease bullying; provide counseling and assistance to schools on alcohol and drug prevention strategies;
• Provide consultation/technical assistance to individuals and local education agencies on issues of best practice alcohol, drug, violence, bullying prevention and healthy school climate; respond to inquiries for information;
• Organize professional development in evidence-based bullying prevention programs/services to disseminate current ideas, methods, techniques, and uses of materials at elementary, middle and secondary levels;
• Coordinate training and technical assistance to local education agencies on issues of safe and healthy school practices and prevention related to alcohol, drugs, violence and bullying;
• Understand and inform others on current academic requirements for high school graduation and post-secondary opportunities;
• Represent agency at related partner agency councils/committees;
• Liaison with the Oklahoma Department of Health on coordination of student bullying data and services;
• Identify/prepare funding applications for eligible school-based bullying prevention services;
• Maintain program records and prepare high quality reports as required;
• Perform other related work as required and assigned.  

General office setting.

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this position
O (Occasionally) - Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) - Position requires this activity from 33%-66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5 hrs/day)
C (Constantly) - Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

10 lbs or less F
11-20 lbs F
21-50 lbs O
51-100 lbs N
Over 100 lbs N

Physical Demands 
Stand F
Walk F
Sit F
Listen F
Grasp O
Reach Outward O
Reach Over Shoulder O
Speak F
Climb O
Crawl O
Squat or Kneel O
Bend O

20% travel with occasional overnight stays required.

BENEFITS: https://www.ebd.ok.gov
RETIREMENT: https://www.ok.gov/TRS


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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.