Child Development Specialist III
Company: State of Oklahoma
Posted on: August 1, 2022
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 Child Development Specialist III
providing support to Payne County Health Department. This is a
state employee position 34000877 governed by the Civil Service
Rules, located in Stillwater, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive
Benefits Package, 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 2022. The annual salary for this
position is up to $50,308.00, based on education and
THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT A LEVEL II OR LEVEL III. PLEASE
APPLY TO EACH LEVEL FOR WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED.
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities
involving professional work with a high degree of flexibility in
providing individual and family services to increase parenting
skills and enhance the developmental potential of young children
and/or children with developmental and acquired disabilities. This
includes assessing development in young children; developing and
implementing public health prevention programs for parents and
young children to enhance their opportunities for cognitive,
personal-social, language, and motor development; and serving as a
member of a multidisciplinary team to monitor the effectiveness of
child development services.
Position is necessary to complete the Child Guidance staffing
pattern and implement behavioral, developmental, and/or
communication services to children birth to age 13.
Positions Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may
include the following:
* Conducts groups and workshops to educate parents in the area of
child development through materials and curricula developed for
* Provides developmental assessments of children birth through
kindergarten-age; teach parents ways to enhance their child's
* Keeps confidential records and writes reports essential to this
* Assists in the selection, preparation, and distribution of
materials on child development which will further the purpose of
* Provides in-service training in the areas of child development
and parenting to staff at Head Starts, day care, preschool
programs, or other programs as necessary.
* Counsels individuals and families on topics related to parenting
and child development.
* Recruits clients for child development programs through contracts
with community organizations such as public health clinics,
hospitals, child care centers, civic organizations, pediatricians
and the news media.
* Collaborates with other community agencies as well as plans and
conducts community wide efforts to promote the health, development,
and behavioral wellbeing of young children and families.
* Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary
team by staffing individual cases and groups and in developing
treatment plans or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) pertaining
to child development.
* Supervises the work of subordinate staff.
* Provide services to children and families in the child's natural
environment or the environment determined most appropriate by the
child's early intervention team.
* Initiate and implement steps necessary for smooth transition
services from the early intervention program.
Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required at this level include knowledge of the principles,
practices and ethics of parent education, early childhood
education, or early childhood special education; of training and
instructional techniques and their application; of the use of
materials and curricula used in parenting education, early
childhood education, or early childhood special education programs;
of typical and atypical child development from birth through
adolescence; of the skills and techniques for child care and
guidance; and of community resources for children and their
parents. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both
orally and in writing; and to exercise initiative and independent
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is set in an office environment. While performing the
duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand,
walk, lift, and reach.
Must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with
Requirements at this level consist of completion of a master's
degree in child development, early childhood education, early
childhood special education, developmental psychology, or family
relations/child development or a master's degree in special
education with a minimum of 18 graduate, post graduate, or upper
level hours (300 or above) in any of the following areas: typical
and atypical infant and toddler development, parent-child
relations, positive guidance/discipline strategies with young
children, family systems, family relationships,
assessment/evaluation, working with parents of exceptional infants
and toddlers, and developmentally and individually appropriate
early childhood curriculum and instructional practices plus two
years of post-master's experience working in the area of child
development, early childhood education, or early childhood special
education and eligible for certification as a Child and Parenting
Specialist (CCPS) through the Oklahoma Family Resource Coalition
(OFRC). NOTE: If certification is not held at time of employment,
it must be achieved within 12 months of accepting the position.
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet
qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be
legally authorized to work in the United States without visa
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE
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.
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