Posted 9/8/2021

HIPPY Home Visitor

Summary:

The Home-based Educator is responsible for providing HIPPY services in a home-based model, which includes a family educational program designed to assist parents in their roles as their child’s first teacher, create an opportunity for positive, educational interactions between parents and their children, and teaches basic skills and knowledge necessary for early school success.

Qualifications:

  • Educational Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED. While working on a CDA, AA or BA

  • Must have dependable transportation

  • Must have good oral, reading and writing skills 

General Note:

●    This position will be employed through the Dawson Education Cooperative, with the salary being aligned to the Dawson Education Cooperative Support Salary Schedule for 190 Day.
●    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

Please send resume to: crowlan@bryantschools.org

Posted 9/2/2021

HIPPY Home Visitor

Summary:

The Home-based Educator is responsible for providing HIPPY services in a home-based model, which includes a family educational program designed to assist parents in their roles as their child’s first teacher, create an opportunity for positive, educational interactions between parents and their children, and teaches basic skills and knowledge necessary for early school success.

Qualifications:

  • Educational Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED. While working on a CDA, AA or BA

  • Must have dependable transportation

  • Must have good oral, reading and writing skills 

General Note:

●    This position will be employed through the Dawson Education Cooperative, with the salary being aligned to the Dawson Education Cooperative Support Salary Schedule for 190 Day.
●    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

Please send resume to: Erica.bailey@dawsonesc.com

 

 

Parents as Teachers Parent Educator

 Date Posted: 8/21/2021

Location: Dawson Education Cooperative, Arkadelphia, AR

Date Available: Immediately

Closing Date: Until filled

SUMMARY:  Dawson Education Cooperative is looking to hire an individual to work as a Parents as Teachers Parent Educator. A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curricula in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates, and reflects with families.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 
●   
Bachelor’s or four-year degree in early childhood education, social work, health, psychology, or a related field is recommended, with supervised experience working with young children and/or parents being preferred.
○    It is essential that parent educators have at least a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents if this is the attained educational level.
●     Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and possessing key characteristics (e.g., empathetic, conscientious, accepting, ethical).
●    A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
●    Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths.
●    Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
●    Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (often in the field).
●    Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing.
●    The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services after being hired.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

●         Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable).
●         Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family.
●         Develop, monitor and review goals with each family.
●         Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being.
●         Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development.
●         Complete at least an initial and annual developmental screening and health review for each enrolled child.
●         Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs.
●         Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or to kindergarten.
●         Maintain and submit all required family and program documentation in a timely manner.
●         Participate in at least two hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least two hours of staff meetings monthly.
●         Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually.
●         Participate in continuous quality improvement.


GENERAL NOTES:

●    Position will reside at Dawson Education Cooperative in Arkadelphia, AR.
●    This position will be employed through the Dawson Education Cooperative, with the salary being aligned to the Dawson Education Cooperative Support Salary Schedule 240 Day.
●    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To apply, please send a resume, including references, to james.malcom@dawsonesc.com or a paper copy can be mailed to the following address:

Attention of James Malcom
Dawson Education Cooperative
711 Clinton Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

 

If you have any questions about this position, please contact James Malcom through the following email james.malcom@dawsonesc.com.                                                                                                                                                  

 

Foster Grandparent Program Volunteer Manager/Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional

 

Date Posted: 8/12/2021

Location: Dawson Education Cooperative, Arkadelphia, AR

Date Available: Immediately

Closing Date: Until filled

SUMMARY:  Dawson Education Cooperative is looking to hire an individual to work in a dual role position as the Foster Grandparent Program Volunteer Manager while also serving as an Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional. Job duties will be split 50/50 between the two positions and member stations throughout the Dawson Education Cooperative area will be served.  The individual hired will be asked to help in the day to day management of the Foster Grandparent Program while also alternating to complete tasks required in the Dawson Education Early Childhood Special Education Department as described in the Responsibilities and Duties sections below.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Planning, organizing, and training capabilities.

  • Ability to travel to various FGP Stations/Dawson area schools.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a highly preferred skill.

  • Ability to relate effectively with young students and the elderly.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES FGP VOLUNTEER MANAGER:

  • Perform site visits and prepare site visit notes.

  • Prepare and submit a monthly activity report describing the activities for the month.

  • Help create and maintain a Foster Grandparent Volunteer database.

  • Help create and maintain a Foster Grandparent Student database.

  • Prepare and send time sheets to FGP volunteers.

  • Create and send monthly newsletter to volunteers.

  • Create and send newsletter to all Volunteer Station liaisons.

  • Assist with the distribution of promotional materials, such as press releases and public service announcements pertaining to recruitment, to area newspapers, newsletters, churches, etc.

  • Complete mileage and hourly reports for FGP.

  • Ensure that all materials for orientation training for new Foster Grandparents are prepared and available.

  • Assist in planning and implementing recognition events.

  • Assist with recruitment of new volunteers.

  • Assist in resolving problems concerning a volunteer or stations.

  • Attend conferences, meetings and trainings related to the position.

  • Clerical support for the FGP program.

  • Assume other duties as assigned.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL:

  • Conduct Early Childhood Special Education screenings.

  • Assist Early Childhood Special Education Teachers with evaluations of students who fail Early Childhood Screenings.

  • Implement procedures related to due process by assisting teachers with paperwork completion. 

  • Teach ECSE students under ECSE supervision and provide appropriate documentation. 

  • Assume other duties as assigned.


GENERAL NOTES:

  • Position will reside at Dawson Education Cooperative in Arkadelphia, AR.

  • This position will be employed through the Dawson Education Cooperative, with the salary being aligned to the Dawson Education Cooperative Support Salary Schedule 240 Day.

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

To apply, please send a resume, including references, to james.malcom@dawsonesc.com or a paper copy can be mailed to the following address:

Attention of James Malcom

Dawson Education Cooperative

711 Clinton Street

Arkadelphia, AR 71923

 

If you have any questions about this position, please contact James Malcom through the following email james.malcom@dawsonesc.com.                                                                                                                                                  

 

Posted June 28, 2021

ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

Malvern Area

CDA in preschool or AA or higher in Early Childhood Education needed.

Please send your resume to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

Posted June 28, 2021

ABC Preschool Teacher Position

Hot Springs Area

Bachelor's Degree or higher with an Arkansas Teacher License required.

P-4 certification or B-K certification preferred.

Please send your resume to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

Posted June 15, 2021

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.) in Special Education (including Preschool Special Education); or B.A. in Early Childhood or related field with an Additional Licensing Plan; or BA in appropriate field with a Special Education 3-4 or B-K Integrated 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 on 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 the 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


HIPPY Home Visitor

( Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)

                              *  Poyen and Glen Rose School Districts

                              *  190 day contract

 email your resume to : crowlan@bryantschools.org or call 501-653-5611

Posted 8/10/2020

Americorps

Dawson Arkansas Better Chance Program is looking to hire for the Americorps program. We are looking to fill spaces in the Arkadelphia and Malvern Preschool locations. The application is below. 

For more information email tmcmahan@malvernleopards.org or call 870-260-2262.

Click here for the Application.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

The Dawson Education Cooperative Early Childhood Special Education Program is accepting resumes for the position of Speech Language Pathologist.  This is a 190 day salary position running concurrent with the public school year calendar.  The application process is open until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Shannon Leathers,

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer