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Teacher 2
Easterseals Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas
 
 
 
Date Posted 05/27/2021
Category
Faculty-Education-Teacher Education
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Summary: Instructs individuals served in activities designed to promote social, physical, intellectual and literacy growth. Provides personal care to individuals served by program in a discrete and professional manner. Evaluates individual using standardized and criterion-based testing materials across five domains including motor, social, cognitive, self-help/adaptive, and communication including scoring the evaluation and generating a report.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teach in the following areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive, motor, language and communication and self-help. Emphasize learning, literacy and social skills that will promote independence and prepare the individual served for successful transition through all life phases (early childhood, primary school, secondary education, adulthood, independent living).

Use appropriate management and modification techniques to manage behavior.

Plan and implement weekly lesson plans based on each individual’s needs, considering all aspects of development and all goals and objectives as detailed in each individual’s treatment/education plan.

Follow standard frameworks for classroom set-up and implementation of curriculum and supplements.

Evaluate functional level of individual served on skill sets using screening tools, data collection and assessments. Refer individual served for further assessment as needed.

Prepare materials and instruction aids to successfully present objectives to individual or groups of individuals using task analysis methods.

Keep accurate records and data related to attendance, progress towards instructional goals and objectives, guardian contact, medical needs, daily health checks, accidents/occurrences, etc.

Arrange and supervise meaningful special activities (i.e. classroom events, special guests, etc.).

Communicate regularly with guardian(s) and program team regarding strengths and needs of individuals served, and any other identified issues.

Communicate regularly with supervisor or designee about any issues or concerns regarding the program, individuals served, or staff.

Ensure the classroom meets quality standards and state requirements for education and licensure.

Collaborate with program team to provide appropriate and individualized programming and modifications for individuals with disabilities including feeding, positioning, communication methods, classroom supports, and equipment.

Collaborate with program team to ensure that goals and objectives align and are consistently implemented across disciplines (education, therapy, behavior, medical, etc.).

Plan and direct classroom duties of teaching assistants (TAs)/paraprofessionals. Hold TAs/paraprofessionals accountable for job performance. Communicate ongoing problems with supervisor or designee. Provide feedback for annual evaluation of TAs/paraprofessionals.

Assist with personal care for individuals served by program including feeding, diapering/toileting, etc.

Maintain safe, orderly and clean classroom. Use all appropriate methods to ensure good hygiene, health and safety of all individuals served and staff in the classroom.

Complete annual training hours as required by Easterseals Arkansas as well as all regulatory or licensing agencies including, but not limited to Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Disability Services (DDS), Child Care Licensing, Long Term Care, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Conduct standardized testing and criterion referenced evaluations. Score and report on results in a timely manner. Use results of evaluation as one of several tools to development meaningful, individualized goals and objectives. Share results with parent/guardian in a meaningful way.
Attend initial placement conferences, teaming conferences and annual individualized treatment plan (ITP) or individualized education plan (IEP) meetings and conferences and carry out team decisions related to the developmental and functional education of the individual served.

Participate in an individualized staff development plan and maintain a training portfolio.

Adhere to Easterseals Arkansas policies and procedures including organization and program policies and procedures and demonstrate proficient working knowledge of program handbook.

Compliance/HIPAA:

While performing the duties of this job, employee will comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to Easterseals Arkansas.

Employee has access to all client protected health information of the individuals directly served by this person, except psychotherapy notes. Employee will not attempt to access any other protected health information unless otherwise approved by Supervisor or Privacy Officer.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises one to three teaching assistants (TA)/paraprofessionals in the classroom. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities will vary by program, but may include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications
Summary: Instructs individuals served in activities designed to promote social, physical, intellectual and literacy growth. Provides personal care to individuals served by program in a discrete and professional manner. Evaluates individual using standardized and criterion-based testing materials across five domains including motor, social, cognitive, self-help/adaptive, and communication including scoring the evaluation and generating a report.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teach in the following areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive, motor, language and communication and self-help. Emphasize learning, literacy and social skills that will promote independence and prepare the individual served for successful transition through all life phases (early childhood, primary school, secondary education, adulthood, independent living).

Use appropriate management and modification techniques to manage behavior.

Plan and implement weekly lesson plans based on each individual’s needs, considering all aspects of development and all goals and objectives as detailed in each individual’s treatment/education plan.

Follow standard frameworks for classroom set-up and implementation of curriculum and supplements.

Evaluate functional level of individual served on skill sets using screening tools, data collection and assessments. Refer individual served for further assessment as needed.

Prepare materials and instruction aids to successfully present objectives to individual or groups of individuals using task analysis methods.

Keep accurate records and data related to attendance, progress towards instructional goals and objectives, guardian contact, medical needs, daily health checks, accidents/occurrences, etc.

Arrange and supervise meaningful special activities (i.e. classroom events, special guests, etc.).

Communicate regularly with guardian(s) and program team regarding strengths and needs of individuals served, and any other identified issues.

Communicate regularly with supervisor or designee about any issues or concerns regarding the program, individuals served, or staff.

Ensure the classroom meets quality standards and state requirements for education and licensure.

Collaborate with program team to provide appropriate and individualized programming and modifications for individuals with disabilities including feeding, positioning, communication methods, classroom supports, and equipment.

Collaborate with program team to ensure that goals and objectives align and are consistently implemented across disciplines (education, therapy, behavior, medical, etc.).

Plan and direct classroom duties of teaching assistants (TAs)/paraprofessionals. Hold TAs/paraprofessionals accountable for job performance. Communicate ongoing problems with supervisor or designee. Provide feedback for annual evaluation of TAs/paraprofessionals.

Assist with personal care for individuals served by program including feeding, diapering/toileting, etc.

Maintain safe, orderly and clean classroom. Use all appropriate methods to ensure good hygiene, health and safety of all individuals served and staff in the classroom.

Complete annual training hours as required by Easterseals Arkansas as well as all regulatory or licensing agencies including, but not limited to Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Disability Services (DDS), Child Care Licensing, Long Term Care, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Conduct standardized testing and criterion referenced evaluations. Score and report on results in a timely manner. Use results of evaluation as one of several tools to development meaningful, individualized goals and objectives. Share results with parent/guardian in a meaningful way.
Attend initial placement conferences, teaming conferences and annual individualized treatment plan (ITP) or individualized education plan (IEP) meetings and conferences and carry out team decisions related to the developmental and functional education of the individual served.

Participate in an individualized staff development plan and maintain a training portfolio.

Adhere to Easterseals Arkansas policies and procedures including organization and program policies and procedures and demonstrate proficient working knowledge of program handbook.

Compliance/HIPAA:

While performing the duties of this job, employee will comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to Easterseals Arkansas.

Employee has access to all client protected health information of the individuals directly served by this person, except psychotherapy notes. Employee will not attempt to access any other protected health information unless otherwise approved by Supervisor or Privacy Officer.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises one to three teaching assistants (TA)/paraprofessionals in the classroom. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities will vary by program, but may include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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