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Early Childhood Specialist

Recruitment #171113-UNCE-275


Office of Special Education, Oliver Hodge Building, Oklahoma City

To interpret and uphold federal regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and state Special Education Policies/Procedures and state laws governing Early Childhood Education (70-11-103.7 Pre-Kindergarten, 70-18-108 Kindergarten, and 70-10-105.3 Family Education).  Perform related work as required.

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in special education, school psychology, communication disorders, or closely related field [official transcript(s) required];
• Possession of a valid special education and early childhood certificate, or valid school psychology, or speech-language pathology certificate;
• 5 years’ experience working in the field of Special Education;
• Applicants must be willing and able to perform necessary job-related statewide travel (including, but not limited to, regular overnight stays of 1-3 nights at a time in some instances).

• Considerable knowledge of modern special education techniques, methods and practices; of current trends and sources of information in the field of special education; of educational psychology; general knowledge of tests and measurements including individual educational/psychological tests; adequate knowledge of public relations;
• Knowledge of adult learning theory and methods;
• Skill in providing professional development at the school or district level;
• Knowledge of technology and the ability to use it to maximize efficiency and services;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to direct, conduct, coordinate and implement adequate special education programs; to express ideas clearly and concisely; to conduct meetings and workshops; to judge a situation correctly and adopt an effective course of action;
• Commitment to team work, consensus management and participatory decision-making processes;
• Conscientious commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent, efficient service through performance of the prescribed job duties.

• Participate in the development and dissemination of professional development materials;
• Consult with public/private agencies and organizations on establishing, expanding and/or improving special education programs; evaluate and approve plans/applications for special education programs; disseminate ideas, new methods and materials to parents, educators and administrators throughout the state;
• Provide ongoing assistance to promote program effectiveness; support and develop special education within the education system;
• Serve on professional committees; conduct and participate in workshops and meetings with parents and professionals; promote special education by interpreting rules and regulations and by speaking before other interest groups;
• Participate in and/or lead teams related to special education services.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $55,000


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