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  GARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16
 

0460 Stone Quarry Road, PO BOX 68 

(970) 285-5701 FAX:  (970) 285-5711


Garfield County School District No. 16 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Certified teaching positions require a Colorado certificate or license, and certified salary is based upon education and experience.

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 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS
 

Grand Valley Center for Family Learning

Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher

Job Description:

  • Works with a team to plan instruction and assessment aligned with CAS and expeditions.
  • Adopts instruction to meet the individual needs of all Kindergarten/1st Grade students resulting in advanced achievement.
  • Grows professionally and develops expertise in all areas of instruction.
  • Maintains positive, interpersonal relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in education
  • Colorado Teacher Licensure - Elementary or Early Childhood Endorsement
  • Preferred bilingual

Bea Underwood Elementary


2nd/3rd Grade Multiage Teacher

Job description:
The principles, strategies, and resources of Expeditionary Learning will be implemented by the 2nd/3rd teacher creating a high performing, engaging, and innovative classroom.  Classroom instruction is dedicated to discovery, inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.  Collaboration with colleagues is essential to provide vision and direction to the curriculum and to the designing of interdisciplinary locally based expeditions.  Rigorous academics and strong character/culture development will be enhanced through service learning.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B. A. or B.S. in Elementary Education
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers’ Certificate/License for Elementary Education
  • Expeditionary Learning background preferred (training available if not experienced with EL)
  • Knowledge of current highly effective teaching strategies and research in all subjects
  • Use formative data in the classroom to make instructional changes everyday
  • Able to work collaboratively with all staff including team lesson planning
  • Motivate students and invest them in their academic goals
  • Construct and execute multi-tiered lesson plans, aligned with the state standards
  • Foster a classroom environment that supports student achievement of academic goals-discipline with dignity and empathy supported by appropriate consequences
  • Conduct varied assessments to benchmark and document student progress
  • Work with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Build strong personal relationships with students and families
  • Collaborate in a professional manner with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a way that prioritizes student achievement
  • Desire to learn and improve professionally and personally everyday
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred

4th/5th Grade Multiage Teacher

Job description:
The principles, strategies, and resources of Expeditionary Learning will be implemented by the 4th/5th teacher creating a high performing, engaging, and innovative classroom.  Classroom instruction is dedicated to discovery, inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.  Collaboration with colleagues is essential to provide vision and direction to the curriculum and to the designing of interdisciplinary locally based expeditions.  Rigorous academics and strong character/culture development will be enhanced through service learning.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B. A. or B.S. in Elementary Education
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers’ Certificate/License for Elementary Education
  • Expeditionary Learning background preferred (training available if not experienced with EL)
  • Knowledge of current highly effective teaching strategies and research in all subjects
  • Use formative data in the classroom to make instructional changes everyday
  • Able to work collaboratively with all staff including team lesson planning
  • Motivate students and invest them in their academic goals
  • Construct and execute multi-tiered lesson plans, aligned with the state standards
  • Foster a classroom environment that supports student achievement of academic goals-discipline with dignity and empathy supported by appropriate consequences
  • Conduct varied assessments to benchmark and document student progress
  • Work with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Build strong personal relationships with students and families
  • Collaborate in a professional manner with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a way that prioritizes student achievement
  • Desire to learn and improve professionally and personally everyday
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred

Special Education Paraprofessional

Job Description:
  • Support students with low to moderate needs Demonstrates the compassion and love for assisting students achieve academically and socially
  • Collaborates with other school personnel, as appropriate, to develop and maintain strategies to assist the student in meeting his/her IEP goals is essential to this position
  • The ability to take advice regarding ways of helping students meet his/her IEP goals is essential to this position
  • Participates in child studies and IEP process, as requested
  • Ability to consistently communicate the student’s/classroom’s needs, progress, and/or lack of progress to the appropriate district officials
  • Monitors and assists the student with daily activities in and out of the regular classroom setting to ensure the educational needs of the student are achieved
  • Willingness to be an unselfish team player as well as supporting the school and district mission of helping kids be successful
  • Maintains work operations by following district policies and procedures
  • Maintains student confidentiality
  • Works with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Willingness to take part of in-district and state-wide training and professional development, as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned to assist in the education and development as needed and available
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 year associates degree or 2 years of verifiable college course work (48 semester hours) or the ability to successfully pass the WorkKeys proficiency test
  • Demonstrate elementary level reading, writing, and math skills
  • Ability to become CPI Restraint Trained
  • Preference given to individuals who have taken classes in education and/or successfully demonstrated their ability to work with young children

Night Custodian

Job Description: 
Objective:
To provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient place in which to learn, play, and develop.
 
Position Summary:
Responsible for general cleanliness and sanitary conditions of schools and other facilities.  Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.
 
Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Effective communication
  • Ability to operate hand and power custodial and cleaning equipment including snow blower, riding mower, and push mower
  • Ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers
  • Capable of lifting 100 lbs. maximum, up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Capable of working on stepladders and scaffolding
  • Capable of bending, squatting, standing, walking frequently
  • Capable of reaching, sitting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, and stooping occasionally
  • Ability to engage in periodic repetitive motion

Grand Valley Middle School

6th Grade English Teacher

Job Description:
  • Garfield County School District 16 has a system in place for those who aspire to get endorsed in other content areas or who wish to pursue a Master's degree.
  • Teaching English and Social Studies in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing, and reporting.
  • Four-Day School Week (Tuesday-Friday), Professional Development every other Monday.
  • Grand Valley Middle School operates as an Expeditionary Learning School.
  • Must be able to work in cross-curricular teams as well as a your content areas.
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum B. A. in Education with Secondary English endorsement/emphasis OR Secondary Social Studies endorsement. Both preferred, NOT required.
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in Secondary English or Secondary Social Studies from Colorado Department of Education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards, assessment of the standard, and the ability to facilitate data driven instruction in the standards based classroom.
  • Experience preferred.
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

6th Grade Mathematics/Science Teacher

Job Description:

  • Garfield County School District 16 has a system in place for those who aspire to get endorsed in other content areas or who wish to pursue a Master's degree.
  • Teaching mathematics and science in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing, and reporting.
  • Four-day school week (Tuesday-Friday), professional development every other Monday
  • Grand Valley Middle School operates as an Expeditionary Learning School
  • Must be able to work in cross-curricular teams as well as a mathematic department
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach.
 Qualifications:
  • Minimum B. A. in Education with a Mathematic endorsement/emphasis OR Science endorsement. Both preferred, not required.
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in Math or Science from Colorado Department of Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards, assessment of the standard, and the ability to facilitate data driven instruction in the standards based classroom
  • Experience preferred
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Secondary Mathematics/Science Teacher (7th/8th Grade)

Job Description:
  • Garfield County School District 16 has a system in place for those who aspire to get endorsed in other content areas or who wish to pursue a Master's degree.
  • Teaching Mathematics and Science in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing, and reporting.
  • Four-Day School Week (Tuesday-Friday), Professional Development every other Monday
  • Grand Valley Middle School operates as an Expeditionary Learning School
  • Must be able to work in cross-curricular teams as well as a Mathematics department
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach. 
Qualifications:

  • Minimum B. A. in Education with a Mathematics endorsement/emphasis OR Science endorsement Both preferred, not required.
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in Mathematics or Science from Colorado Department of Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards, assessment of the standard, and the ability to facilitate data driven instruction in the standards based classroom
  • Experience preferred
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Head Secretary

Job Description:

General secretarial duties in our main office which include: greeting students and parents, problem-solving, multi-tasking, communicating confidential information, managing student records, creating Infinite Campus generated reports, and present a positive and welcoming attitude to our community.

Objective:
Responsible for providing secretarial and clerical support to the principal.  Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bilingual strongly desired
  • Prefer strong background and experience in data management utilizing MS Word and Excel
  • Extreme organizational skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred

Minimum Experience:

  • One to three years

Skill Requirements:

  • Effective communication
  • Computer skills
  • Good typing skills
  • General office equipment
  • Some accounting knowledge preferred

General Expectations:

  • Is flexible
  • Has the ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers
  • Maintains a positive attitude
  • Observes all district policies and procedures

Grand Valley High School

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Job Description:

  • Teaching mathematics in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing, and reporting.
  • Four-day school week (Tuesday-Friday), professional development every other Monday
  • Must be able to teach:  Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, Math 4, Pre-Calculus
  • Grand Valley High School has an AP for ALL philosophy
  • Must be able to work in cross curricular teams as well as a mathematics department
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach

Qualifications:
  • Minimum B. A. in Education with Secondary Math endorsement/emphasis
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in Secondary Math from Colorado Department of Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards, assessment of the standard, and the ability to facilitate data driven instruction in the standards based classroom
  • Experience preferred
  • Strong background in integrating the teaching of reading, writing, and science problem solving
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Job Description:

  • Teaching Social Studies in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing, and reporting.
  • Must be able to teach:  AP US History, and possibly AP Macro/Micro Economics
  • Four-day school week (Tuesday-Friday), professional development every other Monday
  • Grand Valley High School an AP for ALL philosophy, all Sophomores take AP US History, and all Seniors take either AP Macro or Micro Economics, some take both
  • Must be able to work in cross curricular teams as well as a Social Studies department
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B. A. in Education with Secondary Social Studies endorsement/emphasis
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in Secondary Social Studies from Colorado Department of Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards, assessment of the standard, and the ability to utilize student data to drive instruction in the standards based classroom
  • Experience in dynamic, researched based instructional strategies
  • Strong background in integrating the teaching of reading, writing, and mathematical problem solving
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Secondary Science Teacher

Job Description:

  • Teaching Science in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing and reporting.
  • Must be able to teach:  AP Environmental Science, Outdoor Science, Science Seminar
  • Four Day School Week (Tuesday-Friday), Professional Development every other Monday
  • Grand Valley High School an AP for All philosophy, all Freshmen take AP Environmental Science.
  • Must be able to work in cross curricular teams as well as the Science department
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B. A. in Education with Secondary Science endorsement/emphasis
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in Secondary Science from Colorado Department of Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards, assessment of the standard, and the ability to utilize student data to drive instruction in the standards based classroom
  • Experience in dynamic, researched based instructional strategies
  • Strong background in integrating the teaching of reading, writing, and mathematical problem solving
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Prep Cook-Server/Cashier

Objective:
Responsible for various responsibilities associated with the preparation and serving of food in school cafeterias.  Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele. 

Position Accountabilities:  

  1. Prepares or assists in the preparation of one or more meals a day.
  2. Serves or assists in the serving of one or more meals a day.
  3. Cleans or assists with the cleaning and sanitation of the kitchen daily, may do laundry or other associated tasks.
  4. May have cashier or money handling responsibilities. 
  5. May have inventory control and food ordering responsibilities.
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. 

Position Requirements/Skills:
  1. High school graduate or equivalent
  2. One to three years experienct preferred
  3. Effective communication
  4. Large volume food preparation experience helpful 
  5. Commercial food preparation equipment helpful 
  6. Cleaning and sanitation equipment helpful
  7. Frequent lifting 10 to 20 lbs
  8. Occasional lifting 20 to 50 lbs 
  9. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping
  10. Occasional squatting, sitting
General Expectations:
  1. Is flexible
  2. Has the ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers
  3. Maintains a positive attitude
  4. Observes all district policies and procedures

Licenses or Certification:  Food Handler’s Certificate 

Extended School Year and Summer School

Certified Special Education Teacher

Job Description: 

    Extended School Year (ESY) is for students in grades PK - Transition (18-21yrs) who qualify for ESY services per their IEP's.  The goal of the program is to prevent regression of learned skills during the summer months.  ESY will be located at TBD, from June 12 through June 29, 2018, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    The primary function of the ESY Special Education Teacher is to assist in the implementation of ESY related IEP goals, objectives, and accommodations for students who participate in ESY services, per IEP's.  ESY Special Education Teachers work under the direction of the IEP service providers to support students throughout their school day, ensuring a safe and productive learning environment.  The ESY Special Education Teacher answers directly to the ESY Site Supervisor.

    Certified Teacher positions are available at $25.00 an hour. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Assist individual students and/or small group
    • Reinforce academic instruction per students IEP goals
    • Assist in the observing, managing, and recording of student behavior
    • Assist in scoring student progress and checking student work
    • Assist in production and processing of classroom materials
    • Monitor bus loading
    • Complete other tasks as assigned     
    Qualifications: 
    • Certified Colorado Teacher
    • Ability to relate to children in instructional settings
    • Ability to work with students who use various instructional aides, wheelchairs, or other types of physical assistance
    • Ability to related to staff in a positive manner

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to work in classroom and school environment for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    Certified Teacher

    Job Description: 

    • Summer School will run June 11 - June 29, 2018.
    • Certified Teacher positions are available at $25.00 an hour.  
    • Certified staff will be expected to lesson plan and teach reading instruction. A goal is to teach specific learning strategies to struggling students and focus on resources of students. Formative Assessments will be created to monitor students weekly and used for instructional planning.     

    Qualifications: 
    • Certified Colorado Teacher
    • High expectations of oneself and students.
    • Caring, flexible, creative, results driven, and willing to take risks in trying new approaches to learning.  Ability to think outside of the box.
    • Knowledge of “best practice”, research regarding instruction with Tier 2 and Tier 3 students.
    • A passion for educating the whole child.

    Clerical Support

    Job Description and Qualifications:

    • Responsible for a variety of functions relating to student attendance. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.Processes and maintains all student attendance records and performs other duties associated with attendance.
    • Answers phones, screens calls, takes and routes messages, greets and assists visitors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Maintain a positive attitude.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Computer skills and a knowledge of operating general office equipment

    Paraprofessional

    Job Description:

    Support students during the district's Summer School program scheduled for June 11 - June 29, 2018. Provide academic support and facilitate communication.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience working with students
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Two year associates degree or two years of verifiable college course work (48 semester hours) or the ability to successfully pass the WorkKeys proficiency test

    Special Education Paraprofessional

    Job Description: 

    • Extended School Year (ESY) is for students in grades PK - Transition (18-21yrs) who qualify for ESY services per their IEP's.  The goal of the program is to prevent regression of learned skills during the summer months.  ESY will be located at TBD, from June 12 through June 29, 2018, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • The primary function of the ESY Special Education Paraprofessional is to assist in the implementation of ESY related IEP goals, objectives, and accommodations for students who participate in ESY services, per IEP's.  ESY Special Education Paraprofessionals work under the direction of the classroom teacher and  IEP service providers to support students throughout their school day, ensuring a safe and productive learning environment.  The ESY Special Education Paraprofessional answers directly to the ESY Teacher and the ESY Site Supervisor.
    • Classified Paraprofessional positions are available at $18.00 an hour. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Assist individual students and/or small group
    • Reinforce academic instruction per students IEP goals
    • Assist in the observing, managing, and recording of student behavior
    • Assist in scoring student progress and checking student work
    • Assist in production and processing of classroom materials
    • Monitor bus loading
    • Complete other tasks as assigned     
    Qualifications: 
    • Qualification as instructional paraprofessional per Colorado Department of Education for special education assignments.
    • Ability to relate to children in instructional settings
    • Ability to work with students who use various instructional aides, wheelchairs, or other types of physical assistance
    • Ability to related to staff in a positive manner

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to work in classroom and school environment for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    District-Wide (K-12 Education)

    Registered Nurse

    Job Description:

    • Participation in child studies and IEP process, as requested
    • Collaboration with other school personnel as appropriate
    • Record keeping on identified students
    • Maintain appropriate records of referrals, screenings, and assessments
    • Follow district policies and procedures
    • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications:

    • Licensed as registered nurse in the State of Colorado
    • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from approved school of nursing preferred
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications
    • Valid Colorado Driver's License
    • Experience with children

    Special Education Teacher (2nd - 8th Grade)

    Job Description:  
    Special Education Teacher to support special needs students.  Grade levels and building/duty assignments to-be-determined.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum B.A. 
    • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License from Colorado Department of Education
    • Behavior Specialist Endorsement preferred 

    Route/Activities Bus Drivers & Substitutes

    Objective:  To provide safe and efficient transportation so that students may enjoy the fullest possible advantage from the district’s curriculum and extracurricular programs. 

    Minimum Experience:

    • Be a minimum of 21 years of age  

    General Expectations:

    • Is flexibleHas the ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers
    • Maintains a positive attitude
    • Observes all district policies and procedures       

    Licenses or Certification: 

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Colorado Driver’s LicenseCommercial Driver’s License
    • S - School Bus:  required on the CDL if the driver wishes to operate a school bus used to transport students to/from home/school or to/from school-sponsored events. The driver must pass the school bus written exam and pass a full drive skills test in a school bus to add the “S” endorsement.  The driver must either possess a CDL with a “P” endorsement and permit with “S” endorsement or permit with both “P” and “S” endorsements prior to taking the full drive skills test in a school bus.  The “S” endorsement will not stand alone – it requires a “P” endorsement.  This endorsement can be added to a Class A or B CDL.
    • First Aid Card
    • DOT Physical Card

    Classified Substitute Custodian

    Job Description:
    Objective:
     To provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient place in which to learn, play, and develop.
     
    Position Summary:
    Responsible for general cleanliness and sanitary conditions of schools and other facilities.  Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.
     
    Qualifications:

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Effective communication
    • Ability to operate hand and power custodial and cleaning equipment including snow blower, riding mower, and push mower
    • Ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers
    • Capable of lifting 100 lbs. maximum, up to 50 lbs. frequently
    • Capable of working on stepladders and scaffolding
    • Capable of bending, squatting, standing, walking frequently
    • Capable of reaching, sitting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, and stooping occasionally
    • Ability to engage in periodic repetitive motion

    Garfield County Inspire Hub Coordinator

    Job Title: Garfield County Inspire Hub Coordinator
    Classification: Full-time, exempt
    Salary: $38,000-$46,000
    Reports to: Nutrition Services Director and/or Business Manager (with oversight from the Inspire Coalition)  

    This is a 3-year, grant-funded position, from June 2018-June 2021.  Interviews will be held in March.                                                 

    The Garfield County Inspire Initiative is an exciting, innovative, community-driven $1.5M initiative to better connect western Garfield County (New Castle-Parachute) youth to the outdoors. The Hub Coordinator will work closely with several partnering agencies and organizations to implement this initiative, including representatives from Garfield School District 16, Garfield County Public Health, Garfield Re-2 School District and CSU Extension. The Hub Coordinator will be responsible for working with all schools, Inspire program providers and Inspire pathway (career opportunities) providers to connect local youth and families to local outdoor education and recreation opportunities. The Hub Coordinator will be a key representative of Garfield County Inspire by ensuring we reach youth and families across our community with high quality and diverse outdoor experiences.

    This position will split their time between both school districts, with 30% being spent in Garfield School District 16 and 70% being spent in Garfield Re-2. The position will have a ‘floating’ office space in Parachute, Rifle and New Castle. The Hub Coordinator will work with and also report to the Inspire Governing Council, which is made up of key stakeholders and decision makers that have been working on Inspire since 2015.

    Responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to):

    1. Work with Garfield County Public Health on how to liaison with partnering organizations and school districts.
    2. Develop trusted relationships with all school building principals, Inspire coalition and all partnering organization. 
    3. Organize monthly meetings of Garfield County Inspire governing body.
    4. Work with all Program and Pathway partnering organizations to collect data and document activities of all Garfield County Inspire programs, pathways, and places.
    5. Work with Garfield County Public Health and partnering organizations on all aspects of program/place/pathway evaluations and tracking using GOCO tools and data collection.
    6. Work with partnering organizations on annual Program, Pathway, and Places evaluations using GOCO tools and data collection.
    7. Convene meetings to review evaluation data and determine next year’s programs, pathway, and places.
    8. Attend and present at required GOCO board meetings and workshops.
    9. Work with Garfield County Public Health to ensure all grant reporting documents are collected, for which backbone Garfield County Public Health is responsible.
    10. Coordinate annual financial reporting documentation in coordination with partnering organizations and Garfield County Public Health, for which backbone Garfield County Public Health is responsible.?
    11. Coordinate internal communication, quarterly meetings, sharing successes and challenges.
    12. Develop marketing and communications materials in conjunction with GOCO’s Communications Department and the Inspire governing body.
    13. Provide logistical support for meetings.
    14. Provide coordination, further development, recruitment and goal creation for youth council in partnership with CSU Extension/4-H and both school districts.
    15. Develop policies and procedures for 3 gear libraries, in conjunction with youth advisory councils and CSU Extension, and co-manage operations.
    16. Research and raise funds to continue programs, pathways, and places initiatives after the 3-year funding period.
    17. Perform other tasks as required by the Inspire governing body.
    18. Take initiative to attend field time expeditions, programs and trips as needed.
    19. Flexibility within work schedule to travel and participate in weekend and evening activities.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in management, communication, marketing, education and/or 3 years related work experience.
    • Experience in education, environmental studies, outdoor recreation is a plus.
    • Strong connections to our underserved youth and families in the communities of New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Parachute.
    • Experience working with youth and adults.
    • Commitment to equity in the outdoors.
    • Outdoor leadership experience.
    • Experience in coalition management.
    • Experience in project management and/or grant management.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and presentation skills.
    • Flexible and creative.
    • Computer skills.
    • Bilingual preferred.

    Physical Therapist

    General Description of the Role
    The school-based Physical Therapist (PT) provides services to students ages birth – 21 within the Garfield 16 school district to help students benefit from special education.  Job related activities include screenings, evaluations, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development, and direct and indirect therapeutic services.  
     
    Qualifications Required

    Education:       Bachelor’s or master’s degree

    Licensure:        Educator licensing issued by the Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider Endorsement

    Qualifications Preferred

    • Current Certification from the Colorado State Physical Therapy Board
    • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification or equivalent

    Supervisor:                 District Director of Special Education and Superintendent
    Compensation:           Professional Salary Matrix
    Status:                         Exempt
    Working Conditions:    Heavy lifting; frequent travel required; assist students in feeding, ambulation, toileting (including diaper changing), and other self-help needs; management and de-escalation of students with aggressive behaviors
     
    Specific Skills Preferred

    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to collaborate with team members
    • Leadership skills that support program objectives
    • Effective teaching skills
    • Understanding of the IEP process
    • Experience with special populations
    • Familiarity with standardized and non-standardized assessments
    • Exposure to adaptive equipment and assistive technology and transfer training
    • Knowledge of school based OT/PT model
    Major Areas of Responsibility and Duties Specific to this Job
    • Conduct screenings, evaluations, assessments of children birth – age 21
    • Determine student’s strengths, needs, and services warranted
    • Help identify long-term goals for post-school outcomes
    • Refer for other discipline involvement when appropriate
    • Assist IEP teams with the development and implementation of IEPs
    • Provide direct and indirect therapy services to students per IEP
    • Train and consult with teachers, providers, and family members regarding curriculum, adaptations, modifications, and student participation and performance
    • Educate self, staff, and students in the proper use of assistive technology, including specialized software and hardware and high/low technologies
    • Modify environments to allow access for all students
    • Document services provided and monitor student progress
    • May participate as member of the Statewide Augmentative, Alternative, Assistive Communication Team (SWAAAC) and may arrange for SWAAAC evaluations when necessary
    Professionalism

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Manages oneself (is organized, prepared, and punctual; manages resources; meets deadlines; follows through on commitments; demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations)
    • Consistently acts in ways that directly support various missions
    • Effectively maintains relationships at multiple levels (individual, team, Mountain BOCES, schools, districts)
    • Delivers significant, noteworthy contributions to team and organizational goals
    • Is respectful and collaborative
    • Handles disagreements and conflicts in a diplomatic manner that does not result in decreased effectiveness over time
    • Enhances the image of public education
    • Displays a willingness to learn new information
    • Maintains ethics, legal responsibility, and confidentiality
    • Follows organizational and district policies
    Communication

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Displays effective interpersonal skills (has rapport with all, knows roles of co-workers, promotes information exchange such as through parent/teacher conferences or newsletters)
    • Uses strong verbal communication and strong listening skills
    • Uses appropriate written communication that is constructed with the purpose, audience, and intent in mind and with proper writing conventions and mechanics
    • Applies the appropriate mode of communication (e-mail, written, telephone, face to face) for specific situations
    • Maintains composure during difficult conflict situations
    • Communicates job related problems and difficulties to immediate supervisor
    Relationships

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Develops and maintains rapport and effective relationships with children and adults contacted in the course of work by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct
    • Actively contributes to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility (give and take) in team discussions, activities, and decision making
    • When appropriate, seeks first to understand
    • Is able to effectively give and receive constructive feedback
    • Understands and conveys one’s role within each school setting
    Job Competency

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Meets all licensing requirements for the position
    • Consistently meets all expectations listed in the job description
    • Delivers services as determined by the IEP or instructional schedule 100% of time
    Personal Growth Progress

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Stays current on professional knowledge and technical skills through training opportunities and participation in relevant professional committees and organizations
    • Formulates goals that reflect the organization’s strategic theme and include specific, measurable outcomes instead of just completing activities
    • Demonstrates objective and measurable achievement of individual goals
    • Develops new goals when current goals have been achieved

    School Psychologist

    General Description of the Role

    School Psychologists are responsible for consultation and direct counseling services, program evaluation, specific assessments, and collaboration with various school teams.
     
    Qualifications Required

    Education:       Master’s degree

    Licensure:        Educator Licensing issued by the Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider Endorsement: School Psychologist

    Qualifications Preferred
                Successful, school-based experience in RtI and mental health counseling
                Bilingual skills

    Supervisor:District Director of Special Education
    Compensation:                         Professional Salary Matrix
    Working Conditions:                 Heavy lifting; frequent travel required; management and de-escalation of students with aggressive behaviors

    Specific Skills Preferred

    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
    • Strong customer relations skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to collaborate with team members
    • Leadership skills that support program objectives
    • Understanding of the IEP process
    • Experience with special populations
    • Knowledge of Response to Intervention (RtI) process
    • Knowledge of progress monitoring tools and techniques
    • Demonstrated ability to administer and interpret cognitive and social/emotional diagnostic evaluations
    • Demonstrated ability to provide evaluation results clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing

    Major Areas of Responsibility and Duties Specific to this Job

    • Provide direct mental health counseling services to targeted individual students and student groups
    • Serve as a resource for general and special education staff to promote and implement academic and behavioral supports
    • Assist IEP teams with the development and implementation of IEPs
    • Document services provided and monitor student progress
    • Write behavior plans in conjunction with other pertinent team members (e.g., education staff and parents) and assist with behavior interventions when deemed appropriate
    • Lead the Functional Behavior Assessment process in assigned buildings
    • Lead the threat assessment process in assigned buildings
    • Provide RtI leadership and support in assigned buildings; participate in school district RtI teams and assist with the facilitation and documentation of research-based methods for academic and behavioral supports
    • Share pertinent evaluation/observation information with parents, students, and agencies as appropriate
    • Administer, score, and interpret necessary assessments (broad and focused) to assist in determining disabling conditions, and/or tiered programming for students according to State and Federal Regulations and according to Mountain BOCES policies and procedures
    • Professionalism

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Manages oneself (is organized, prepared, and punctual; manages resources; meets deadlines; follows through on commitments; demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations)
    • Consistently acts in ways that directly support various missions (Mountain BOCES, CDE, schools, districts)
    • Effectively maintains relationships at multiple levels (individual, team, Mountain BOCES, schools, districts)
    • Delivers significant, noteworthy contributions to team and organizational goals
    • Responds to districts
    • Is respectful and collaborative
    • Handles disagreements and conflicts in a diplomatic manner that does not result in decreased effectiveness over time
    • Enhances the image of public education
    • Displays a willingness to learn new information
    • Maintains ethics, legal responsibility, and confidentiality
    • Follows organizational and district policies

    Communication

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Displays effective interpersonal skills (has rapport with all, knows roles of co-workers, promotes information exchange such as through parent/teacher conferences or newsletters)
    • Uses strong verbal communication and strong listening skills
    • Uses appropriate written communication that is constructed with the purpose, audience, and intent in mind and with proper writing conventions and mechanics
    • Applies the appropriate mode of communication (e-mail, written, telephone, face to face) for specific situations
    • Maintains composure during difficult conflict situations
    • Communicates job related problems and difficulties to immediate supervisor

    Relationships

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Develops and maintains rapport and effective relationships with children and adults contacted in the course of work by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct
    • Actively contributes to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility (give and take) in team discussions, activities, and decision making
    • When appropriate, seeks first to understand
    • Is able to effectively give and receive constructive feedback
    • Understands and conveys one’s role within each school setting
    • Serves as a liaison between Mountain BOCES and human service agencies, sharing appropriate information when needed, once proper parental consent is obtained

    Job Competency

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Meets all licensing requirements for the position
    • Consistently meets all expectations listed in the job description
    • Delivers services as determined by the IEP or instructional schedule 100% of time

    Personal Growth Progress

    An exemplary staff member consistently demonstrates all of the following:

    • Stays current on professional knowledge and technical skills through training opportunities and participation in relevant professional committees and organizations
    • Formulates goals that reflect the organization’s strategic theme and include specific, measurable outcomes instead of just completing activities
    • Demonstrates objective and measurable achievement of individual goals
    • Develops new goals when current goals have been achieved

    Disclaimer - NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

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