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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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Grand Valley High School

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 departmentOpportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach


  • 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

Special Education Paraprofessional (Mild/Moderate Needs)

Job Description:
Personnel will participate with a team of service providers to offer a variety of services in a variety of environments ranging from self-contained 1-on-1; pullout 1-on-1 and/or small group; and push-in or pullout 1-on-1 and/or small-group services for both Severe Needs and Mild-Moderate Needs students.  Must be willing to provide assistance in all core and elective subject areas.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 year associate's degree or 2 years of verifiable college course work (48 semester hours) OR the ability to successfully pass the WorkKeys proficiency test
  • Must cover a variety of situations: schedule varies hourly
  • Job shadowing on and off site for students who are eligible, must be certified to drive the small bus/suburban to facilitate job shadow opportunities.
  • Research, find, and use lessons plans/materials to use in resource room
  • Consistently communicate the student’s/classroom’s needs, progress, lack of progress, etc… with Severe Needs Director.
  • Progress monitoring of every goal/objective in student’s IEP
  • Be able to collaborate and assist with general education instructors in classes where severe needs students are scheduled
  • Responsible for 1-on-1 directly-and/or other severe needs students indirectly (when assigned)-during off-campus activities (safety, participation)
  • Responsible for safety of assigned student, self, other students
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency in flow of program for severe needs students (severe needs director is not always on site or available)
  • Certification in CPI (district may provide training)
  • Be able to work with mild-moderate needs students in general classroom environment

District-Wide (K-12 Education)   

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:
 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.

  • 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

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

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

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

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

Certified & Classified Substitutes

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