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Current Positions Open at DeQueen-Mena ESC

 


The DeQueen Mena Education Cooperative has the following positions open for the 

2023-2024 school year.

 

K-12 Literacy Specialist

This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2023. 

Minimum qualifications are:

* K-12 Reading Specialist or Reading Endorsement

* Valid Arkansas Teaching License

* Experience in Adult Learning Situations and Team Problem Solving

* Have Current Knowledge of Research and Effective Practices in the Areas of Literacy Development, Literacy Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development
* Knowledge and Training in The Science of Reading/R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Specifically K-2 Preferred

* Knowledge of Dyslexia Protocols Preferred

* At Least 3 Years of Relevant Experience Preferred

*Masters Degree

* Citizenship, Residency, or Work VISA in United States Required

Send Both a Certified Application from the Website and Resume to Dana Ray, Assistant Director at dana.ray@dmesc.org

Resumes/Applications Will Be Accepted Until the Position is Filled.

 

Early Childhood Coordinator/ABC Program Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications:

​​​​​​​*Master’s Degree in Special Education, Early Childhood, or a Related Field Such as Early Childhood Special Education

*Special Education Supervision Certification Preferred with Supervisory Experience

*Valid Arkansas Teacher’s License as Outlined by the ADE Experience Working With Young Children With and Without Disabilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Early Childhood Coordinator is responsible for:

*the implementation of early childhood special education services on behalf of the public schools within the cooperative region

*working with superintendents and district administrators 

*development of special education services for children with disabilities ages three to five

*employing, evaluating, training, and supervising early childhood personnel and submitting any ALPS to ADE

*working with the Arkansas Department of Education in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Individuals with Disabilities Act

*working with the Co-op bookkeeper in developing and maintaining the early childhood grant application, program approval, budget, and financial reports annually

*purchasing supplies and materials for the program

*working with various agencies throughout the region

*working with head start agencies and for the development of local agreements to assuring the delivery of services for children with disabilities enrolled in head start within the cooperative region

*adhering to the policies set forth by child care license requirements 

*the transition of students from the birth to three programs to the early childhood program

*the transition of students from the early childhood program to kindergarten

*providing training in the area of early childhood

*recruitment of therapists needed to serve our identified 3-5-year-olds, obtaining annual contracts with therapists, monthly billing progress notes and reconciliation of monthly therapy bills, obtaining background checks and annual license of contracted therapists

*participating in professional development, staff meetings, and local, state, and national conferences in an effort to maintain a high level of professionalism

*all ADE data entry requirements for Cycle 4 and Cycle 7 reports in eSchool and MySped and Cycle 4 and Cycle 7 revisions made in September and January each year

*MOUs with all of the Co-op school districts to provide their Early Childhood Special Education Services each school year

*MOUs with all of the EIDT centers in our Co-op area outlining the roles and responsibilities of each agency in the provision of services for identified children

*maintaining special education records, destruction of record notices, and storage of special education records for six years

*the Early Childhood Coordinator is designated as the ARMAC Coordinator responsible for coordinating annual ARMAC testing, quarterly random moments and reconciling the quarterly ARMAC certification

*other duties as assigned

Send both a Certified Application from the website and resume to Dana Ray, Assistant Director at dana.ray@dmesc.org

Resumes/applications will be accepted until the position is filled

 

K-12 Gifted and Talented Specialist/Recruitment & Retention

This is a full-time position.  Minimum qualifications are:

*GT Certification

*Valid Arkansas Teaching License

*Experience in Adult Learning Situations and Team Problem Solving

*Have Current Knowledge of Research and Effective Practices in the Areas of Gifted Education

*Provide On-Site Technical Assistance, Model Best Practices, Observe and Coach Teachers

*Other Duties as Assigned

Send Both a Certified Application from the Website and Resume to Dana Ray, Assistant Director at dana.ray@dmesc.org

Resumes/Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

*Early Childhood ABC Paraprofessional at the following sites - DeQueen

The minimum requirement is CDA credentials and 60 college hours OR passed Parapro assessment OR AA Degree in Early Childhood.

Each applicant must meet state certification requirements.  Salary based on Co-op salary schedule.  For additional information call Annie, Kim, or Diana at 479-385-4319 or come by the main office in Gillham.  There is an EC application on the Coop website under the Early Childhood Program.  

 

DeQueen-Mena ESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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DeQueen- Mena Education Service Cooperative
305 South Hornberg Ave
Gillham, Arkansas 71841
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Mon-Thursday  8:00 am -4:00 pm, Friday  7:30 am – 3:30 pm

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