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Independent Living Instructor I

Recruitment #121109-Z18A-03


Position is located at the Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)-Muskogee
Position recruitment runs 11/09/2012 to 11/26/2012
Position may be filled at a higher level

Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for teaching students with visual impairments daily living skills, including skills specific to dormitory living, and monitor the progress of the students’ dormitory living skills. Duties include planning and implementing lessons for students as well as evaluating and documenting student progress.  Working hours for this position are from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Preference may be given to candidates having a minimum of three years working with individuals with disabilities in a residential setting. Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.


Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights; Submit one (1) complete set of all of the following application materials:  A cover letter that contains the Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your e-mail address, your current classification and job code and a completed Office of Personnel Management Personal Data Summary Sheet (OPM-4B).  DRS’ requires applicants to provide copies of performance evaluations at the interview process.  

Send OPM 4B and Cover letter to: 
   Department of Rehabilitation Services
   Attn:  Human Resources Unit
   3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
   Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the training and instruction of individuals in a school for the developmentally disabled or physically disabled.  This will include developing and presenting curricula, following implementation strategies and increasing the individual’s capacity for independent living, social interaction and functioning in the work environment.


The Independent Living Instructor job family consists of four  levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:   
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for instructing and teaching developmentally or physically disabled individuals daily living skills, work habits and social skills.  This will include assisting in the development of curricula and preparing lesson plans and instructional materials, as well as conducting classes and presenting materials.


Level I:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years of experience working with developmentally disabled individuals in a residential care or treatment facility, including one year providing training and instruction for the developmentally disabled.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Qualification Review

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