Recruitment #220107-K21A-I01


Counselor I
:    Oklahoma School for the Deaf- Sulphur

This is a re-announcement of #22-016. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

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; provides tutoring to students on a nightly basis 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic human physical and psychological needs, simple health and safety precautions and basic first aid methods, ability to communicate effectively.

Benefit Highlights:
The Department of Rehabilitation Services provides a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.

Benefits Include:
• Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums
• A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations
• Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care
• Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave for the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match
• Longevity Bonus for years of service
• 5% additional pay for the possession of an appropriate professional certification or licensure
• Training opportunities to help meet CEU requirements


ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous state service OR currently in trial period status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system (  Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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


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.