Provide the education and training necessary to insure a comprehensive and productive educational program to the clients of Methodist Family Health’s 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 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 Administrator and/or Lead Teacher.
Responsibility is assumed for continuing educational and professional development and contributions are made to the professional growth of others. Documentation of continuing education credits, licensure, etc. will be given to the Lead Teacher and kept in the employee’s personnel file.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Must hold a valid Arkansas Teaching Certification in Special Education
Physically able to participate in Crisis Prevention Intervention Training
Must hold or obtain CPR and First-Aid Certification and remain current in both
Computer literacy in Microsoft Applications
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 Alternative Licensing Plan (ALP) that is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education and Licensure.
Will have minimum of 6 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 Alternative Licensing Plan (ALP) that is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, Teacher Education and Licensure.
Have a minimum of 12 hours toward completion of the DRP or the requirements set forth in the alternative plan by the end of the school year.
Third Year without Certification
Have a valid Arkansas Teaching Certificate in another area.
Have a DRP or Alternative 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 Alternative Licensing 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, with 6 hours of completion in the first 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 Alternative Licensing Plan (ALP), and, where appropriate, letters from the ADE to the State Board to UMCH, Inc. 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 outlying progress made toward meeting the requirements of the DRP or Alternative Licensing Plan must be given to the Director of Education 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 alternative licensing plan must complete a minimum of 18 hours or the requirements set forth in the alternative licensing 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 Alternate Licensing Plan.
The Program Administrator and/or the Executive Committee will evaluate this position at least every two years.