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Direct Care Specialist I

Recruitment #180103-Z12A-01


Position location: Oklahoma School for the Blind - Muskogee

Position may be filled at a higher level.

Essential Functions:
This position will assist students with life skills, direct their daily activity and assist with educational plans.

This position will also assist with recreation and transportation needs of the students.

Shift work hours are 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., or 10 p.m. – 8:00 am. 

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527 or Stephanie Roe at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Method of Application
ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system ( 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (


Positions in this job family are involved in providing direct care and supervision to clients with developmental or other disabilities.  This includes basic health care and assistance with health care needs, assisting clients with life skills, including living, vocational, recreational, and educational skills, reviewing treatment plans for appropriateness, and supervising implementation of care and treatment plans.  Other positions are assigned responsibilities involving paraprofessional guidance and instructional work in an institution, shelter, group home, or school.


The Direct Care Specialist job family consists of five 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 basic level of this job family where employees are responsible for performing routine entry level work in a training status to build their skills in providing resident supervision and direct care and in managing, observing, and recording behavior of clients/residents.  In this role, they will attend orientation and training to learn policy, practices, and procedures, provide assistance in basic self care and socialization, and use approved intervention techniques, observation, recording and reporting of appropriate information to facilitate this process.

Level II:   
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level and perform a wide range of tasks involving direct care, treatment, and supervision of residents/clients.  This includes implementing group and individual treatment plans and developing constructive relationships with residents/clients, coworkers, and other treatment team members, participation in interdisciplinary team evaluation, and completion of written documentation on client progress and activities.


Level I:   
Education and Experience:  None required.

Level II:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience working with children or adults in a treatment facility for disabled individuals or working with children or adults in a residential or school setting.


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.

Selection Plan

Score Based On:  Non-Competitive

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