Counselor

Recruitment #200721-UNCK-01

Introduction

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational and work background listing places of employment, beginning/ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.

Please submit references along with resume. 
Information should include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, and the announcement number and position for which you are applying.  

 Send to: 
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
   ATTN: Human Resources Unit
   3535 NW 58th St, Ste. 500
   Oklahoma City, OK 73112

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at HR@okdrs.gov

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2177.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Counselor I, 2240

Location: Oklahoma School for the Deaf- Sulphur

Essential Functions:
Position serves as a leader of the after-school dormitory curriculum which is aimed toward educating students about non-academic matters and assisting students in preparing for transition from residential school setting to an independent environment. Position is responsible for knowing where the students under their care are at all times; serve as leader of the after-school dormitory curriculum, act as liaison between the residential program and other campus programs; work in conjunction with the Social Worker to evaluate students; identify counseling needs; providing needed services or referral to School Psychologist; provide ASL oral and written reports as required; participate in conferences concerning evaluations of student progress; assist in the development/application of new approaches, methods, techniques and practices for student development The counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development of high school grade students. Develops and manages a comprehensive school counselling program for all students (PK – 12th). Delivers the counseling curriculum to all students focusing on Personal/Social Domains. Designs, delivers, evaluates and revises a planned sequential developmentally appropriate programs needs of all students. Counsels with students to promote self-awareness, self-identity, and positive social and academic skills. Manages activities that establish, maintain, support and enhance the total school counseling system. Plans and coordinates programs that are an extension of the counseling program, i.e, Individual Education Plans, Child Study Team, red ribbon week, bullying awareness week, etc.

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Education and Experience Requirements
Associates Degree in deaf education, human services, or a related area. Two years of experience working with the Deaf. Ability to reach the level of sign language proficiency designated for the position within the time frame established by the School’s Sign Language Communication Policy.

Preferred Qualifications
American Sign Language Skills

Salary:  Ranges from $2,400.00/month to $2,796.00/month. Employees are provided paid health, dental, life and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in the State’s tax-deferred annuity program.  Counselor will report 5 days before teachers start and will work 5 days after teachers are dismissed for the year.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.