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.

Virtual Teacher

Job Summary: In partnership with consortium member school districts, NWAESC is creating a new service team member that will provide services to K-6 virtual students that are enrolled in an Arkansas School District. Job Goal: To provide a high quality learning experience for every child we serve by focusing resources on the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of every child. Qualifications: Valid Arkansas licensure in K-6 education K-6 teaching experience preferred, but not required Must complete required state credentialing requirements (Background check, Fingerprinting) Agree to complete required trainings Special Knowledge/Skills: Technical and problem solving skills are a must Student focused Dependable Self Motivated Ability to form effective relationships Complete records accurately and timely Effective communication skills A willingness to be a positive member of our team. Rise training K-2 or 3-6 prefered Performance Responsibilities: As a member of our team, work to create a virtual classroom conducive to learning for K-6 students. Utilize and learn effective asynchronous and synchronous learning strategies. Utilize the digital content resources provided and develop supplemental resources to ensure all teaching and learning meets district/state standards. Troubleshoot technical and navigational problems for students and families. Participate in staff development and complete all required trainings Proctor assessments, monitor student progress and attendance, encourage staying on pace Integrate modifications into lessons Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students, and/or parents during the contracted hours set by the NWAESC Director. Perform other duties as assigned Collaborate with consortium members and District contacts

Administrative Assistant

ESOL/English Learner Department

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to state ESOL Program director and Regtional English Learner Specialists
  • Make travel arrangements and meeting arrangements
  • Filing reports required by the Co-op and ADE/DESE
  • Develop/maintain filing system
  • Submit orders, PO’s, maintain budget information to maintain grant funding
  • Submit IORs, TR1s, and OST
  • Maintain email list servs and website submissions
  • Respond professionally to general inquiries regarding ELs and/or routes person to appropriate source
  • Provide eSchool English Learner data entry support to districts throughout the state

 

Requirements

  • Experience preferred
  • Knowledge of office procedures and equipment
  • Proficiency with MS Office/Google Suite
  • Proficiency with Internet and web based programs
  • Knowledge of school computer programs preferred (eSchool, Cognos, SIS, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Positive attitude and interpersonal skills

Send resume to: Bryan Law bryan.law@starfishnw.org

Migrant Recruiter

Full time

Description 

The recruiter is responsible for assisting with the Identification and Recruitment (ID & R)  of migrant students and families in Arkansas. Additionally, this position will work with  school districts, agribusiness owners and operators, and community resources to fully  identify migrant students as part of a statewide team of recruiters. Accurate eligibility  information is gathered through interviews and follow-up communications with families  and individuals. Technology is utilized to complete necessary data entry into the State  databases. Regular attendance at local and state assigned professional development is  essential.

Qualifications

Required:

∙ Experience working with migrant families, students, or speakers of other languages ∙ Minimum of high school diploma or certificate of equivalency

∙ Ability to perform data entry using a computer along with strong attention to detail ∙ Ability to communicate and work well with diverse populations, and willingness and  ability to adhere to the statewide procedures and standards.

∙ Must have a valid driver’s license.

∙ Bilingual in English and Spanish (or other language high in need)

Preferred:

∙ Associated degree or experience in the Arkansas Migrant Education Program

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

∙ Identify and recruit migrant students through schools, home interviews, businesses,  churches, and communities in the assigned region

∙ Work in collaboration with school personnel, (counselors, secretaries, etc.) to screen  enrollment of new students and follow up with parents to assess family eligibility and  family needs

∙ Obtain training and information to remain current on all Federal and State COE requirements and standards

∙ Become familiar with Arkansas school districts, communities, processing plants, and  agribusinesses in order to continually survey the area for migrant families on an ongoing  basis

∙ Establish working relationship with other community resources, agencies, and  agribusiness personnel

∙ Work with other State Migrant Recruiters to ensure all new students in the area are being  interviewed and assessed for program eligibility

∙ Attend State and National ID & R training events as required by the State Director  ∙ Provide OSY instructional supports in Reading, GED & Life Skills

∙ Work in collaboration with non-project schools to leave and retrieve surveys as needed ∙ Must support the Migrant Education continuous Improvement Cycle

∙ Respond to inquiries for the purpose of providing information and/or direction relative to Migrant recruitment. Serve as liaison with a variety of outside and community  individuals/agencies for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information and  coordinating Migrant recruitment activities

Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 

The job requires flexible working hours which may include early morning hours,  evening hours, and occasional weekend hours. Also involves extensive driving

∙ Establish contacts and regular visits with agencies and business sites serving migrant  families for the purpose of having them identify potentially eligible families. Examples of  agencies are health clinics, day-care centers, adult education sites, ESL classes,  governmental agencies, farm worker unions, legal aid agencies, and churches. Examples  of businesses are Laundromats, stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping malls.

∙ Perform other duties as assigned in keeping with federal rules, and regulations of the  federal programs managed by the department.

∙ Analyze and evaluate a variety of program related data for the purpose of ensuring that  program initiatives and activities meet Federal, State and District objectives relative to  Migrant recruitment.

∙ Other duties as assigned

∙ Interpret and translate as needed

∙ Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills

∙ Must maintain strict confidentiality

∙ Must demonstrate proficiency in ability to produce excellent work as requested by the  State Director

∙ Must assume responsibility for individual professional growth by staying current with  literature, research, and/or practices

∙ Must have reliable transportation

Physical Requirements:

∙ Manages all job duties with mobility, agility, and dexterity

∙ Daily travel with significant time in a vehicle. Occasional overnight travel, both in and  out of state will also be required

∙ Ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds

∙ Work in a noisy environment with many interruptions

∙ Requires ability to read and evaluate information on the printed, State’s COE form and  procedures

Resumes/applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Interested parties should send a resume to jonathan.warren@starfishnw.org.

Classified Application

Certified Application

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 (cmick@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 he 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, cmick@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