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Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists Early Childhood Coordinator and evaluation team with evaluation of students who fail Early Childhood screening.
  • Provide direct instructional services to preschool students placed in the program for delays in one or more developmental areas, including:
    • Cognition
    • Motor
    • Self-Help
    • Socialization
    • Communication
  • Develops and implements IEP for all students placed in the program, utilizing due process procedures with direct student instruction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Collects data and monitors each child’s progress.
  • Prepares materials for lessons.
  • Develops training programs for students in a home based setting.
  • Assists in developmental screenings throughout the cooperative region.
  • Complies with standards of the local school district.
  • Maintains confidentiality concerning each child.
  • Adheres to job descriptions as defined by the ADE Program Standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree (M.Ed.) or equivalent; or B.A. in Early Childhood or related field with an Additional Licensing Plan; or BA in appropriate field with a P-4 designation on teacher certificate.
  • Knowledge of how to evaluate and complete therapy with preschool special education
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Other characteristics such as personal characteristics
  • Past experience working with children in special education and/or preschool special education preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee will be required to lift heavy educational supplies and/or files daily inside and outside of sites. The employee will be required to travel daily to multiple sites. The employee will be required to travel to daily sites with different types of weather conditions unless a district is closed due to inclement weather. The employee could be sitting in a student sized chair or in a floor completing therapy with a student or group of students. The employee will be required to be able to bend, stoop, walk, and stand for extended periods of time. The employee will be required at times to work with students that include both indoor and outdoor settings that require physical activity to model gross motor activities to improve gross motor progress.

This position involves working with young children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities. This position is a 9 month (190 day) contract, following school calendar. Travel required to assigned areas. Public school benefits apply. All applications and resumes must be submitted online.

Please email resume to Shannon Leathers. shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com


Speech-Language Pathologist

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists Early Childhood Coordinator and evaluation team with evaluation of students who fail Early Childhood screening.
  • Provide direct instructional services to Speech Language Impaired students placed in the program.
  • Develops and implements IEP for all Speech Impaired students placed in the program, utilizing due process procedures with direct student instruction in individual and/or group settings.
  • Collects data and monitors each child’s progress.
  • Prepares materials for lessons.
  • Develops training programs for students in a home based setting.
  • Assists in developmental screenings throughout the cooperative region.
  • Complies with standards of the local school district.
  • Maintains confidentiality concerning each child.
  • Adheres to job descriptions as defined by the ADE Program Standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.S.E. degree minimum in Speech Pathology
  • Certified and/or licensed Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Knowledge of how to evaluate and complete therapy with preschool special education
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Other characteristics such as personal characteristics
  • Arkansas Teaching License and Medicaid NPI Number
  • Past experience working with children in special education and/or preschool special education

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee will be required to lift heavy educational supplies and/or files daily inside and outside of sites. The employee will be required to travel daily to multiple sites. The employee will be required to travel to daily sites with different types of weather conditions unless a district is closed due to inclement weather. The employee could be sitting in a student sized chair or in a floor completing therapy with a student or group of students. The employee will be required to be able to bend, stoop, walk, and stand for extended periods of time. The employee will be required at times to work with students that include both indoor and outdoor settings that require physical activity to model gross motor activities to improve gross motor progress.

This position involves working with young children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities. This position is a 9 month (190 day) contract, following school calendar. Travel required to assigned areas. Public school benefits apply. All applications and resumes must be submitted online.

Please email resume to Shannon Leathers. shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com


State Leadership Development Coach (Reading Emphasis)

JOB DESCRIPTION

State Leadership Development Coach

Assist in providing three levels of support for campus leaders, primarily principals and assistant principals in their efforts to improve instruction, support teacher growth, and increase student achievement primarily in the area of reading.

Level 1 support will consists of collaboration with ADE literacy team and Educational Service Cooperatives throughout the state to support the role of administrators to improve literacy outcomes through professional development and technical assistance. Level 2 support will be provided through training and technical assistance in developing the school literacy plan with measurable goals based on the cycle of inquiry. Level 3 will consist of directed support regarding the approval of district literacy plans and working in partnership with the Office of Coordinated Support and Service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current Arkansas Building Level Leader License (Principal)
  • Minimum of 10 years in education, with 5 years of public school leadership experience
  • Experience as a principal; preferably at both elementary and secondary levels.

    Skills Required

  • Instructional leader
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Science of Reading
  • Provides constructive feedback to move a school forward in school improvement
  • Skills in using data to drive decision making, measure and report progress, planning professional development, and identifying and developing intervention strategies to close achievement gaps
  • Experience with development of master schedules
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills to include facilitation and consultation
  • Proven ability to promote positive and productive working relationships
  • Experience designing and implementing systems and structures to support adult learning
  • Knowledge and experience with change process in educational settings
  • Leadership capacities to sustain school improvement

    Reports to and will be evaluated by

  • State Superintendent for Office of Coordinated Support and Service

    Job Responsibilities

  • Working with ADE literacy team to provide RISE Assessor Academy for principals
  • Provide assistance to campus leaders that enables them to:
    • Identifying teachers that are proficient in the Science or Reading
    • Provide support to principals assisting teachers in instructional practices based on the Science of Reading
    • Use the results of literacy assessments to develop literacy plans
  • Planning of content and providing professional development as requested to support the state lead principals;
  • Collaborate with various stakeholder groups including AAEA, ESC, ERZs, etc.
  • Availability and willingness to travel to all educational cooperatives, districts, and campuses as needed;
  • Provide assistance and support to principals and assistant principals in:
    • Effective Instructional practices
    • Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
    • Science of Reading
    • Response to Intervention
    • Time Management
    • Campus Improvement Plans including knowledge of Indistar
    • PLC Collaborative teams
    • Collective/Collaborative/Shared Leadership
  • Meet regularly with other OCSS Staff, Support Specialists and ADE leaders to ensure systems alignment and coherence between state, district, campus improvement work;
  • Monitor and report on progress to peers, district leaders, and to the ADE as required;
  • Prepare written communication, reports and templates as needed to document and convey progress;
  • Follow the OCSS records retention policy.

    Start Date

    No later than July 1, 2019

    Salary

    Based on 240 Contract Days

    Successful applicants must pass local, state and federal criminal background checks, as well as a child maltreatment registry check.

    Deadline to apply is May 9, 2019.

    Application for this job can be found on the SEARK Education Service Cooperative Website –

    http://www.searkcoop.com/212390_3

    Upon submission of your application, please email Renee Holland your resume, copy of awarded degrees, and copy of your current, valid Arkansas Building Level Leadership License.

    renee.holland@searkcoop.com


English Learning Specialist

The English Learner Specialist will facilitate the development of instructional staff through professional learning experiences which support instructional best practices and continued professional growth.

Specific Requirements for the English Learner (EL) specialist:

Must have an ESL Endorsement with a minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience with English Learners;
Master’s degree in Education preferred;
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of best practices in education for K-12 English Learners;
Provides appropriate and effective support to ESOL coordinators and administrators as they design and implement Language Instruction Educational Programs for English Learners;
Provides education about serving English Learners through public awareness and advocacy; supports Arkansas Teachers for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKTESOL);
Collaborates with other EL Specialists and ADE EL staff to create, implement and support professional development initiatives aimed at ESOL Program support, English Language Proficiency Standards, and effective instruction for English Learners.

Conducts regular meetings with ESOL coordinators at multiple co-ops as assigned by ADE ESOL Program Director.

Develop and present professional learning experiences for classroom teachers, administrators and instructional support staff focused on supporting a diverse population including English Learners.

Provide job embedded professional learning to support instruction for English Learners.

Model, coach and support implementation of lessons and instructional strategies and assist teachers with supporting a diverse population including English Learners.

Additional general job expectations/requirements:

Maintains current Arkansas teaching license;
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of curriculum planning and instructional strategies;
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of state education laws, rules, standards, and procedures and federal education laws and guidelines related to job duties;
Demonstrates adult learning theory in the delivery of technical assistance (face-to-face and blended) to support educators;
Demonstrates efficient utilization of current technology for communication, data collection, and reporting;
Works efficiently as a liaison between the ADE, the education cooperative, parent and professional organizations and other public and private agencies;
Participates and actively engages during meetings as scheduled by ADE;
Submits all required documentation and data by ADE;
Works a minimum of 12 months, if holding 1.0 FTE (full-time equivalent) position; and
Is evaluated by the ADE ESOL Program Director.

This position will primarily serve the Central region of Arkansas including districts in Pulaski County, Wilbur D Mills Educational Service Cooperative and Arch Ford Educational Service Cooperative. It is anticipated that the position will be housed at ADE in Little Rock.

Successful applicants must pass local, state and federal criminal background checks as well as a child maltreatment registry check.

Submit a resume to: tricia.kerr@arkansas.gov

If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring a resume, copy of awarded degrees, and copy of your AR Educator’s License.

Position will be open until filled.


ABC Pre-K Teacher

Garland County Schools' Pre-K
Must hold Early Childhood teaching certification

ABC Teacher Positions, please email resume with references to Tonja Lewis

tonja.lewis@dawsonesc.com

No phone calls please