Employment Opportunities

The Northwest Arkansas Education Services Cooperative is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Northwest Education Service Cooperative is seeking applications for the position of:

The Northwest Arkansas Education Services Cooperative is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Migrant Education Parent Engagement Liaison Job Description

The Migrant Education Parent Engagement Liaison involves initiating collaboration with migrant parents and includes those in established migrant parent groups. This position is aimed at supporting them in their acquisition of skills related to advocacy and participation in school  systems as well as facilitating parent training in areas specific to migrant program goals. The  incumbent on this position is also responsible for utilizing the resources of the home, school, and  community to maximize the experience of schooling for eligible migrant students’ ages 3 through  21 in the attainment of a high school diploma or its equivalent. This is a grant funded position.

Required Qualifications:

∙ Bachelor’s degree in social work, social service, education or other related area; ∙ Previous experience as a caseworker, teacher or other experience involving direct  services to families, children, and young adults;

∙ Bilingual in Spanish or any other language;

∙ Valid Arkansas Driver’s License;

∙ Must be willing to travel;

∙ Must be flexible, in order to work weekend and/or evening hours when needed; ∙ Must be able to complete accurate and timely reports.

Desired Qualifications:

∙ Previous experience with regional service agencies is helpful;

∙ Knowledge of appropriate support services and agencies, and ability to assist  parents/families in promoting educational achievement and health/support services  access;

∙ Working knowledge of the Migrant Education Program and services (Click HERE for more information regarding Migrant Education in Arkansas)

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

∙ Develop an effective parental involvement program for the region with staff and parents; ∙ Coordinate and plan a minimum of four parent meetings a year and assist local staff to  empower parents;

∙ Act as a resource person and trainer for the site parent activities and liaison with State  parent involvement efforts;

∙ Meet personally with migrant parents for all students who fall into the Priority for Service  (PFS) group and communicate on a regular basis throughout the year to keep the parents  apprised of their child’s academic progress;

∙ Prepare at least one parent workshop or provide information about pertinent issues for  secondary students to individual parents;

∙ Identify migrant parents as potential Parent Advisory Council (PAC) members;

∙ Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way with the implementation of the  Migrant Education Program through planning, implementation, and evaluation; ∙ Meet with the local Parent Advisory Council members every other month;

∙ Coordinate and plan a State wide Parent Advisory Council meetings one-two times per  year;

∙ Maintain effective communications with other Migrant Education Parent Involvement  Liaison through phone calls, meetings, and mailings;

∙ Interpret and translate (oral or written) for parents and Migrant staff as needed; ∙ Maintain effective communications with and provide regular program updates to the  Migrant Education State Director;

∙ Provide assistance as a liaison between the home, school, and community; ∙ Promote activities between students, parents, educators, and communities and assist  schools and parents to organize and maintain an active Parent Advisory Council (PAC); ∙ Share with migrant parents and students all school services/programs available to them; ∙ Network with other agencies providing services to migrant students to ensure a  coordinated service- delivery system;

∙ Refer migrant families to appropriate health, social or legal services in order to meet the  needs of the migrant student’s successful participation in school;

∙ Prepare documentation such as a home visitor log, which reflects major home visitor  activities;

∙ Perform other duties as assigned.

Professional Development Requirements:

∙ Attend all required program staff meetings and workshops.

∙ Participate in required State Migrant Education trainings and workshops.  ∙ Participate in self-selected conferences and trainings to maintain and enhance skills  necessary to perform job duties.

 

Resumes/applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Send resume to Dr. Bidget Russell,  bridget.russell@starfishnw.org

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Early Childhood Program Employment:

Early Childhood Behavior Specialist

 

Early Childhood Behavior Specialists will conduct interviews with stakeholders, analyze data to determine appropriate interventions/supports when needed, and will provide research based, targeted interventions /ongoing monitoring.  The Behavior Specialist will analyze Data tracking logs that are required from stakeholders in order to analyze data and make informed decisions that are research based.
Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education with Master’s Degree in Behavior and/or Master’s Degree or Higher in School Psychology Specialist Degree
  • Specialized knowledge in working with challenging behaviors with preschool special education students and working with all types of stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that include the ability to present with live audience or virtual model of audience
  • Willingness to travel throughout Northwest Arkansas

Speech-Language Pathologist:

The NWAESC has an opening for a full-time speech-language pathologist.  Qualified candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold a Division of Elementary and Secondary Education certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  Responsibilities include:  Using technology in education, evaluating students, completing due process paperwork, teach students in inclusive settings and small groups, maintaining student records in compliance with program procedures, effectively communicate with parents and team members.

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant/Medicaid Billing

Candidates must have strong computer knowledge and be able to effectively use Microsoft and Google applications.  Duties may include:  Medicaid billing, setting up files, effectively communicating with outside purchase service agencies, making working folders, scanning documents, answering phones,  etc.  If you are interested please submit your resume to:  Colleen DeVore (cdevore@starfishnw.org)

Paraprofessional:

The Early Childhood Program at NWAESC is looking for a person who wants to work with young children who have disabilities. The candidate must be patient, eager to learn, and dependable. The position may require sitting on the floor, lifting, changing diapers, etc. Prior preschool curriculum knowledge and/or training in the education field is preferred. This position is part-time and candidate must report to a school in Huntsville area.

Special Education Teacher:

The NWAESC has an opening for a full-time special education teacher.  Qualified candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold a Division of Elementary and Secondary Education certification with a Special Education endorsement for preschool or be eligible for an ALP.  Responsibilities include:  Using technology in education, evaluating students, completing due process paperwork, teach students in inclusive settings and small groups, maintaining student records in compliance with program procedures, effectively communicate with parents and team members.

Requirements:

Must have Arkansas SPED certification P-04 with experience preferred.

Send Resumes to Colleen DeVore, cdevore@starfishnw.org or 479-267-5960 for more information.

Contact

Unless otherwise instructed, individuals interested in positions posted on this web site should send their resume to the mailing address listed below:

NWAESC – Employment

4 North Double Springs Road

Farmington, AR. 72730