at Arkansas Government Job in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
CERTIFIED MASTERS TEACHER
Date: Oct 20, 2021
Req ID: 10870
Little Rock, AR, US, 72201
Category: SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
Anticipated Starting Salary: 45009.95
Position Number: 22082576
Posting End Date: Until Filled
Content knowledge for students in the general academic and/or Special Education programs in grades K-12 and ability to provide academic support and intervention based on assessment data. Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques for grades K-12. Must be able to differentiate instruction for a wide variety of students. Ability to work with and instruct visually impaired and blind students. Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialists teach individuals with visual impairments to travel safely, confidently, and independently in their environment. They work with infants, children and adults usually on a one-to-one basis in a home, school, hospital or in the community.
Certification in Orientation and Mobility, Special Education K-12. Master’s degree in SPED or other core areas; prior experience with students who have special needs.
Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual. Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.
Class Code: E035C
FLSA Status: EXEMPT
Salary Range: $45,010.00 – $65,265.00
The Certified Masters Teacher is responsible for teaching academic subjects to deaf, blind, or vision or hearing-impaired students. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Evaluates sensory impaired students’ strengths and weaknesses based on medical, psychosocial and academic achievement tests, teacher assessments, and observation of students. Writes or advises others in preparing Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) to 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. Utilizes 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. Presents in-service training and workshops on the education of the sensory impaired. Provides technical assistance and consultation to other staff, including teachers, speech pathologists, interpreters, counselors, and school administrators, regarding curricula, materials, and the identification and assessment of the sensory impaired. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the subject matter being taught. Knowledge of educational planning and the principles and techniques of teaching sensory-impaired persons. Knowledge of learning aids and teaching materials appropriate to the subject matter and student’s impairment. Ability to develop and teach individualized achievement goals based upon various tests and evaluation results. Ability to evaluate students’ progress and revise IEP’s and lesson plans. Ability to interact with others to inform or discuss and resolve problems. Ability to provide advice and guidance relative to the education of the sensory impaired. Ability to teach communication systems, such as Braille or sign language, required for instructing the sensory impaired.
The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in a teaching area or education related field; plus certification from the Arkansas Department of Education, in accordance with ACA 6-17-401, 6-17-402, and 6-17-403. 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.
The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
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