Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration
36,155.00 - $47,001.00 per yea
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.
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.
Secondary Certification in Math, Science or Special Ed
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 of Behavioral Health Services
Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $36,155.00 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR.