TEACHER (#0001)

Methodist Family Health ( learn more )

Little Rock, Arkansas ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3163330
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 23, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Provide the education and training necessary to insure a comprehensive and productive educational program to the clients of Methodist Family Health’s Residential Treatment Centers or Behavioral Hospital. In addition, the teacher will abide by all State and Federal Rules and Regulations prescribed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).

Develop and implement necessary educational lesson plans and programs, daily agenda’s,
Testing materials, grading, etc. for students.

Work collaboratively with different public-school districts and/or other educational institutions in insuring that students requiring Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are receiving necessary testing and plans in a timely manner.

Responsible for documentation of: attendance records to be turned in to Lead Teacher on a weekly basis as requested, data collection forms for students with IEP’s; daily observation notes on all students, work portfolios (if indicated) for all students; data on student’s work and progress with PACE Learning System (if applicable); testing documentation and filing; and weekly lesson plans, documented with specific IEP objective #’s when applicable and specific skill as indicated in the Arkansas Framework of basic skills. Lesson Plans are to be turned into the Lead Teacher on Friday for the coming week.

Must maintain all graded work. Must be stored for minimum of 2 years and are considered part of the child’s record in which is property of MFH.

Education materials are not as recent as most public schools, so teachers will be required to augment some textbooks with up to date information from internet education resource sites to complete their curriculum.

Assist the treatment team in preparing goals/objectives for the educational portion of a client’s treatment planning.

Attend staffing as necessary and/or required.

Explore and utilize measurement techniques and assessment tools necessary for measuring the effectiveness of educational programs.

Consult with the Program Director or Administrator and/or Lead Teacher regarding changes and/or development of educational programs and procedures as they relate to the MFH education programs.

Maintain client records and files as required by licensing, funding, and certification codes.

Provide related services and duties as requested by Program Director, Administrator and/or Lead Teacher.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Must hold a valid Arkansas Teaching Certification in Special Education or have a waiver from the Arkansas Department of Education along with an approved Additional Licensure Plan.

Computer literacy in Microsoft Applications.

Ability to document accurately and professionally.

Experience working with “at-risk” youth or other populations with special needs preferred.

Ability as a self-motivator and the aptitude to work in a high stress fast paced position with a minimal amount of supervision.

Must be physically capable to receive verbal and written directions.

Remains current in Crisis Prevention Intervention Training and Seclusion/Restraint and assist with crisis interventions if needed.

Must be willing and able to work with all patients of Methodist Family Health, regardless of gender.

Must have good auditory, visual and olfactory ability.

Use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.

Must be able to maintain effective audio, visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating office equipment and other treatment equipment.

Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a computer to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen, chart or other treatment items.

Flu shot is mandatory and required for all positions (subject to only qualified exemptions).

Qualification for Special Education Teachers without a valid Arkansas certificate in Special Education:

First year without Certification:
Possess a valid Arkansas Teaching Certificate in another area.

Has a Deficiency Removal Plan (DRP) or Additional Licensure Plan (ALP) that is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education and Licensure.

Will meet the minimum required progress as evidenced by academic coursework hours toward completion of the DRP or ALP by the end of the school year.

The plan must clearly state “Special Education” in the area at the top.

Second Year without Certification:
Have a valid Arkansas Teaching Certificate in another area.

Have a DRP or Additional Licensure Plan (ALP) that is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education and Licensure.

Have completed the minimum required number of hours toward completion of the DRP or the requirements set forth in the ALP by the end of the school year.

Third Year without Certification:
Have a valid Arkansas Teaching Certificate in another area.

Have a DRP or Additional Licensure Plan (ALP) that is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education, and Licensure.

Complete all required college hours required to meet certification deficiencies by the end of the school year.

The DRP or Additional Licensure Plan must be stamped, initialed, and dated by the certification department. This will be considered the official filing date. Certification must be completed within three years, requirements achieved for each year. Therefore, if this is the second or third filing, the period for tracking the date of completion will begin from the date of the first filing.

Provide copies of teaching certificates, current transcripts, DRP’s or Additional Licensure Plan (ALP), and, where appropriate, letters from the ADE to the State Board to MFH . Personnel Department.

Teachers attempting to correct certification deficiencies:
Enrollment in a college or university to complete coursework must commence whether the semester the person is employed with UMCH/MBH or the one that immediately follows.

Regular reports outlining progress made toward meeting the requirements of the DRP or Additional Licensure Plan must be given to the Program Director, Administrator and/or the Personnel Records Manager to be added to employee’s record and sent to the supervisor of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).

Individuals who are completing courses under an approved deficiency removal plan or additional licensure plan must complete the requirements set forth in the additional licensure plan during the three year period following filing of their plan.

If certification is not obtained at the end of the three-year period, the employed teacher will not be issued a contract for the coming school year, and employment with UMCH and/or UMBH will be terminated at the end of the school year. Exceptions to this will only be made if the teacher has written documentation from the Arkansas Department of Education stating reason(s) for non-compliance with the Additional Licensure Plan.

The Program Administrator and/or the Executive Committee will evaluate this position at least every two years.

Job descriptions are not intended, nor should be construed, to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

Level One - Full Access: Ongoing regular access to PHI of all forms while the employee is on duty and performing within the scope of his or her job as defined by the employee's job description, and Policy and Procedure. "Such access must be for cause, consistent with job responsibilities and related to patients, claims, audits, reviews and other legitimate business purposes." (e.g. Physicians, nurses and other clinicians)

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Lauren Fischer
    • 1600 Aldersgate Rd
    • Ste 200
    • Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

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