Recruitment #220412-Z11A-I03


Teacher, 2083

Location:  Oklahoma School for the Blind – Muskogee

Annual salary range is commensurate with education and years of experience. Salary ranges $36,601.00 (Bachelor’s Degree) - $51,971.00 (Master’s Degree). 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.  This will be a 180-day per year, contracted position. 

Essential Functions:
Position is a language arts teacher for 6th – 8th grade students. Position is primarily responsible for specialized instruction and services required to meet the unique educational needs of visually impaired students. Position is responsible for providing instructional services for students based upon the curriculum requirements for each student’s IEP (Individual Educational Plan); prepare lesson plans, keeping records of student behavior and attitude needed to provide an orderly productive classroom environment, and maintain appropriate reports and documents necessary to comply with school policy and meet the local, state and federal requirements to include lesson plans, progress reports, IEPs, curriculum materials and other items as necessary; ascertain learning needs of students and establish evaluation techniques for assessment of progress, as well as participate in extracurricular activities.

Preference may be given to applicants with Visual Impairment Certification or experience working with blind or visually impaired students is preferred but not required.

Background Check
The Department of Rehabilitation Services will conduct a criminal background check on new hires as part of an offer of employment that is made contingent upon a successful criminal background check. 

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
• Teacher's Retirement System
• 5% additional pay for the possession of an appropriate professional certification or licensure
• Training opportunities to help meet staff development requirements

Method of Application: 
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 (www.jobaps.com/ok/). 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in state service must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp).

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please email 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.


Teaching certification issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in middle school language arts.


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