Pre-ETS Program Specialist - McAlester
Company: The University of Oklahoma
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Pre-ETS Program Specialist will provide direct 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
The Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) 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 assist with
outreach to school district personnel, students, family members,
state and community stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create and modify age & grade level appropriate Pre-Employment
Transition curriculum and classroom activities based on the five
Prepare lesson plans, materials and supplies to meet a diverse
Provide feedback on pre-developed curriculum to help with
redesign and improvement.
- Develop individualized hands on work-based experiences for
- Teaching responsibilities include classroom management.
Teach topics in a way which engages the classroom
- 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.
- Assist school partners to identify, recruit and enroll eligible
youth for Pre-ETS Project and activities.
- Work 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.
Present program information to individuals, agencies, and
- Maintain confidential student data and regular progress updates
and provide reports to leadership as required.
- Maintain performance documentation as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required education: Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent combination
of education/job related experience, AND
- 24 months of related direct instruction and teaching of youth
- 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
- Capable to work independently with general supervision.
- Strong initiative to solve problems.
- Skilled in relating to program consumers, participating
agencies and community partners.
- Understanding of the need to maintain strict confidentiality
- 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.
- Talent in building positive relationships and provide excellent
customer service to students, teachers, sometimes with parents, and
often with community members.
- Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information and able
to complete work within deadlines.
- Ability to prioritize and work independently.
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills using Microsoft
Office, including Excel, for correspondence, development and to
establish and maintain data.
- Must have a valid driver's license and a vehicle to use for
training and events.
Advertised Physical Requirements:
- Work is performed in the community and facility settings with
or without accommodations.
- Employee must work effectively with youth and community
partners. 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
- Ability to engage in repetitive motions, including movements of
the hands, wrists or fingers, 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.
- Bachelor's or Master's in Education or related field.
- Resourceful in teaching topics in a way which engages the
audience effectively; adapting curriculum and/or materials to
- Ability to prepare lesson plans and materials which are adapted
to the needs of the audience.
- Ability to present information to individuals, agencies, and
- Experience developing work-based career exploration
- Related work and educational background working with
individuals with disabilities to achieve employment, independent
living and/or maximum self-reliance.
Supervision: No Supervisory Duties
- Must be willing/able to attend out of town events to fulfill
the projects 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 https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.
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