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340 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
340 District 9
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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.
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The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.
Level I - Up to $45,000.00 based on education and experience.
Level II - Up to $50,00.0 based on education and experience.
Level III - Up to $61,000.00 based on education and experience.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.
OSDH is seeking a full time Special Educator I, II, & III for Region 9 County Health Departments. This is a state employee position 34002970 governed by the Civil Service Rules . OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2023. Duty station will be determined upon selection.
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing individual and family services to enhance the learning, development, and social-emotional skills of children with developmental delays as well as promote literacy and understanding of early cognitive concepts while monitoring progress toward goals.
Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
- Determines eligibility and evaluates client needs.
- Administers onsite assessments and evaluations to coordinate direct special education early intervention services to improve learning skills.
- Provides learning interventions in the natural environment.
- Determines appropriate services and interventions for the child/family.
- Works with contracted providers; assigns clients, assists with early intervention program development, schedules evaluations and provides general supervision to ensure services are timely and available.
- Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary team by staffing individual cases and in developing the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) pertaining to Early Intervention/Special Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Supervises the work of subordinate staff.
- Provides service to children and families in the child's natural environment or the environment determined most appropriate by the child's early intervention team.
- Assists in initiating and implementing the steps necessary for smooth transition services from the early intervention program.
Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Level I - Requirements at this level consist of completion of a bachelor's degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field from an accredited college or university and possession of a valid teaching certificate in Special Education issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education plus one year of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience.
Level II - Requirements same as Level II plus two years of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience.
Level III - Requirements at this level consist of completion of a Master's degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND completion of a bachelor's degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND possession of a valid teaching certificate in Special Education issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education PLUS two years of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience.
Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Level I - Knowledge of early childhood development theories and concepts. Ability is required to vary communication style to fit the situation; to understand, persuade and influence outcomes to ensure clients can achieve development goals; and to analyze and identify solutions to a variety of childhood learning and development issues.
Level II - Those identified in Level I and to assess/evaluate children's cognitive, social, emotional, communication, motor and adaptive abilities to develop educational outcomes to enhance school readiness.
Level III - Those identified in Level I and of developing and teaching the principles of early childhood and early childhood special education by using techniques, materials and curricula through evidence-based special education services; and of the typical and atypical development of children age birth through three. To assess/evaluate children's cognitive, social, emotional, communication, motor and adaptive abilities to develop educational outcomes to enhance school readiness; to establish and maintain effective working relations with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in a client's home or daycare setting or in an office environment with climate- controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Telework and the provision of services remotely may also be required. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and may lift up to 35 pounds. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone.
Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with any of these positions. Occasional in state overnight and weekend travel may be required.
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.