• THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
  • $70,150.00 -115,830.00/year*
  • Okemah , OK
  • Education - Post Secondary
  • Full-Time


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The Pre-ETS Program Specialist for Pontotoc County will provide direct classroom instruction and teaching to High School age students with disabilities as documented by an IEP, 504 plan, or medical diagnosis, which makes them potentially eligible for services from Vocational Rehabilitation at a later date. Develop and/or utilize transition age curriculum and hands-on work experience to support youth with disabilities to increase successful transition from school to work or post-secondary education outcomes. The Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) curriculum includes activities/topics guided by the WIOA indicators: Workplace Readiness Training, Post-Secondary Counseling, Work Based Learning, Career Exploration and Self Advocacy. Individuals in this position are expected to provide quality services as assigned to eligible participants and conduct outreach to school district personnel, students, family members, state and community stakeholders. Duties and Responsibilities: Creating and modifying age & grade level appropriate Pre-Employment Transition curriculum and classroom activities based on the five WIOA indicators. Prepare lesson plans, materials, and supplies. Provide and gather feedback on pre-developed curriculum to help with redesign and improvement. Develop individualized hands on work-based experiences for appropriate students. Teaching responsibilities include classroom management. Market and recruit school partners to participate in Pre-ETS Project. Requires contact with school partners to schedule services and travel to and from these schools. Identify and understand the needs of school districts regarding Special Education Transition and how best to prepare students for integrated employment or post-secondary education. Work with school partners to identify, recruit and enroll eligible youth for Pre-ETS Project and activities. Market project to potential partners and other external stakeholders. Develop and maintain relationships, working collaboratively and cooperatively with relevant agency partners, including DRS, DRS Counselors, and School Staff to ensure students and project meet all established performance and collaborative expectations and targets. Maintains confidential student data and regular progress updates and provides reports to leadership as required. Maintain performance documentation as required. Monitoring course logistics. Perform other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Required education 24 months classroom teaching experience to include teaching of youth with disabilities. Skills: Competency to interview, investigate, compile information, document decisions, interpret guidelines and/or provide technical assistance to relevant agencies. Skilled to maintain accurate and timely records. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in positive and negative situations, in both oral and written form. Able to work independently with general supervision. Skilled in relating to program consumers, participating agencies and community partners. Resourceful and creative to teach topics in a way which engages the audience effectively; adapting curriculum and/or materials to audience needs. Understanding of the need to maintain strict confidentiality standards. Able to maintain a positive, respectful interaction with a diverse staff and in difficult situations. Must be able to understand and implement directives from supervisors and work well with co-workers. Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information and able to complete work within deadlines. Strong initiative to solve problems. Ability to prioritize and work independently. Intermediate to advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office, including Excel for correspondence, material development and to establish and maintain student data. Ability to monitor, plan and oversee logistics of courses, events and programs. Advertised Physical Requirements: Work is performed in the community and facility settings with or without accommodations. Employee must work effectively with youth, community partners and co-workers. Ability to separate pressures of work and home. Ability to lift objects (under 50 pounds) including using the upper body to raise objects from a lower position to a higher position. Ability to engage in repetitive motions and communicate. Frequent exposure (50 to 60%) to physical and/or mental stress or discomfort caused by deadlines and busy periods. Moderate physical activity such as walking, standing, sitting and lifting is involved in many daily activities. Long periods of sitting and / or standing. Departmental Preferences: Bachelor's in Education. Related work and educational background working with individuals with disabilities to achieve employment, independent living and/or maximum self-reliance. Three years classroom teaching experience for youth with disabilities. Supervision: Special Instructions: Must have a valid driver's license and a vehicle for going to different locations. Must be willing/able to attend out of town events to fulfill the project's Scope of Work. If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit
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