Arkansas Government Job CERTIFIED BACHELORS TEACHER in CONWAY, Arkansas

Summary

The Certified Bachelors Teacher is responsible for teaching academic subjects to deaf,blind, and vision or hearing-impaired students. This position is governed by state andfederal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Evaluates sensory-impaired students' strengths and weaknesses, based on medical, psychosocial, and academic achievement tests, teacher assessments, and observation of students. Writes Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) that establish individual achievement goals for each student. Develops lesson plans for reaching IEP goals and complying with curriculum guidelines. Creates or modifies teaching materials and learning aids for sensory impaired students. May utilize specialized instructional methods, including sign language or Braille, to teach classes. Evaluates student progress, through written work, observation, testing, and oral feedback, and completes reports on student achievement. Meets with students, parents, and/or other staff to discuss student goals, progress, and/or problems. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of the subject matter being taught. Knowledge of educational planning and teaching techniques. Ability to develop individualized achievement goals based upon psycho-educational testing and evaluation results. Ability to evaluate students' progress and revise Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) and lesson plans. Ability to interact with others to discuss and resolve problems.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in the teaching area or education related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Current “Standard” Arkansas Teaching License. Certified Special Education Teacher P-12.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must be certified in a teaching area and in visually impaired or deaf education by the Department of Education in accordance with ACA 6-17-401 - 403. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Agency Specific Information

Division Name Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Hiring Official Jennifer Ethridge

Special Work Condition The starting salary for this position is $36,155 annually. This position is located in Conway, AR.

Special Application Information GENERAL INFORMATION: All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired. Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination. Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation. CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS: Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list. FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY: Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions: Behavior Science Child and Family Development Child Development Counseling (any field) Criminal Justice Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special Family & Consumer Science Family Development Family Services Home Economics Human Development & Family Studies Human Services Psychology Rehabilitation Science Social Welfare Sociology Social Work Mail your transcript to the following address: Arkansas Department of Human Services Attn: Recruitment P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301 Little Rock, AR 72203 The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.