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EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office: Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center
Section:
Date Posted: 07/13/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Education Paraprofessional is responsible for assisting teachers/instructors, and the educational process by training students in daily living skills, pre-vocational skills, and/or academic areas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Maintains constant supervision of students during duty hours to provide a safe and healthy learning/home atmosphere at all times. Works under the supervision of a classroom teacher/Principal or other administrator, following directions and prescribed routines. Assures that all students are appropriately accounted for during all duty hours. Follows written and verbal directions and procedures in handling accidents and illnesses, ensuring students receive medical attention from the on-duty nurse and reporting incidents to supervisors. Uses effective behavior management techniques in all situations when working with students. Exercises initiative in assisting students by carrying out appropriate instructional, functional, daily living skills processes. Maintains positive attitudes and shows respect to students. May be assigned as a substitute teacher following prepared lesson plans. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of instructional techniques and practices. Knowledge of social development and life skills as they pertain to students. Knowledge of basic skills as related to supervision of students. Knowledge of basic and fundamental child growth and development. Ability to perform health needs related to students’ bodily functions. Ability to demonstrate and model appropriate daily living skills. Ability to document student information. Ability to develop age-appropriate recreational activities for students.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent to a high school diploma, plus three years of experience in child care, educational assistance or a related field. 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.
Preferred Qualifications
***This position may involve exposure to juveniles with aggressive behaviors requiring training for proper interventions and restraints***
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Youth Services

Hiring Official
Marcella Rosa

***This position is located at the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center in Mansfield, AR***

***The salary for this position is $26,034***

***Some in-state travel is required. Must have a valid Arkansas Driver's License. Must be able to lift 40 pounds***

Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: CONTINUOUS
Class Code: C058C
Grade:
Salary Range:
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Mansfield
Job County/Region: Scott,Sebastian
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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