IDD PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3
State of Tennessee
Government , Family Services/Human Services/Behavioral Health
Position Description / Responsibilities
Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional intellectual and developmental disabilities staff advisory and coordinative work of considerable difficulty and/or supervisory work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the highest class in the IDD Program Specialist sub-series. An employee in this class supervises professional staff and/or performs intellectual and developmental disabilities program work of considerable scope and complexity. An employee may be assigned to the central or a regional office or to a developmental facility where the individual independently or through professional employees provides technical assistance to program providers, monitors program compliance, gathers and disseminates information, and/or performs other functions relating to intellectual and developmental disabilities program administration. This class differs from IDD Program Specialist 2 in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the working level.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field and experience equivalent to three years of professional developmental disabilities and/or mental health work, of which one year must include professional developmental disabilities work.
Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying professional developmental disabilities or mental health work may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).
Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one year, there being no substitution for the one year of specialized experience. OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to four years of professional developmental disabilities and/or mental health work, of which one must include professional developmental disabilities work.
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