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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 (2019-2020 School Year)

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

Elementary Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)

Job description:

The principles, strategies, and resources of Expeditionary Learning will be implemented by the 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

Night Custodian

Job Description and Qualifications:

  • Capable of lifting 100 pounds maximum, up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Capable of working on step ladders and scaffolding
  • Capable of operating snow blower, riding mower, and push  mower
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Grand Valley Middle School

Mathematics Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)

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 math 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 math department.
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum B. A. in Education with a Math endorsement
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in 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
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Science Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)

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 math 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 math department.
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach.  
Qualifications:
  • Minimum B. A. in Education with a Science endorsement
  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License in 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

English Language Learners/Multicultural Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)

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.
  • Support our ELL population in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing and reporting.
  • Plans a program of study that is appropriate to the maturity and interest of students and I meets their individual needs and abilities.
  • Creates a positive classroom environment which upholds and enforces the school rules and is conducive to learning.
  • The teacher will guide the learning process to increase student achievement in accordance with the curriculum and consistent with state and local standards.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required in a timely and confidential manner.
  • Work with other professionals to determine special learning needs of pupils on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of specialists as required.
  • Collaborates with colleagues, students, and/or parents on an ongoing basis concerning student academic and behavioral progress.
  • 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 from an accredited college or university 

  • Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License 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

Music Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)

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 Music in a Standard Based environment with record keeping, grading, assessing, and reporting.
  • Must be able to teach:  Middle School Band, Choir, and ability to teach string instruments is preferred but not required.
  • 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.
  • Opportunity to oversee activities, clubs, and/or coach: to include but not limited to: the school play and support for the High School Spring Musical.
 Qualifications:
  • Minimum B. A. in Music Education
  • Hold or be able to obtain a Colorado Teachers' Certificate/License 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
  • Prefer strong background and successful experience in music education and integration of music and academics, especially reading, writing, and math
  • Prefer background and experience in vocal, instrumental, and string instruments
  • Computer and Technology skills preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred
  • Build strong personal relationships with students and families

Attendance Secretary/Health Clerk

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

Principal (2019-2020 School Year)

District Information
Garfield County School District No. 16 is a rural school district in Western Colorado, located in in the mountains of western Garfield County.  Our schools serve over 1,200 students in the town of Parachute and the unincorporated neighborhoods of Battlement Mesa. The district is located on the I-70 corridor and is geographically between Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. Garfield 16 School District places a strong emphasis on educating the whole child and inspiring our students to be lifelong learners. From kindergarten through high school, our students are empowered to be agents of their learning while creating opportunities to develop their intellect, personal wellness, and productive citizenship. We are committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential and is prepared for college or a career when they graduate from high school that is tailored to their individual career interests.
 
The district operates a four day school week with professional development for all certified staff every other Monday. We also have 1:1 technology in place throughout the district.
 
School Information
Grand Valley High School has shown great growth and is dedicated to academic rigor and educating the whole child. The student population fluctuates between 300 to 350 students in ninth through twelfth grade. The staff at GVHS is dedicated to the safety, health, and success of our students and we are proud to be an integral part of our communities we serve.
 
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, to provide leadership and supervision in administering the educational program of the High School in order to promote the educational development and achievement of students in accordance with Board of Education policies, administrative procedures, rules and regulations, and applicable law.
 
As the principal, you are charged with continual development of a safe learning community. You’ll lead all stakeholders in furthering the development of the educational process.  You are an integral part of the community, in and out of the school setting. Overseeing your school’s day-to-day operations means handling disciplinary matters, managing a budget, hiring teachers and other personnel, while being a mentor and coach for all you supervise.  Logistics, schedules, teacher and staff evaluations fall under the purview of this position.
You will also partner with all stakeholders in Career and Technical Education (CTE) program development and improvement, utilization of staff in helping create career and college pathways for students, as well as provide quality professional staff development.
 
Essential Functions

  • Develops and administers school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership, mentoring and coaching to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction for all students and staff.
  • Ensures that Board policies and procedures are implemented and followed at the school.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Encourages and partners with staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, attendance, and records as required by law.
  • Coordinates the work of school staff and school district program leaders to develop and implement instructional programs and teaching practices.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and works alongside teaching staff to modify instructional methods to fit students' needs, including students with special needs.
  • Coordinates with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee personnel files, corrective action, and other human resource issues.
  • Organizes and conducts regular meetings with teachers for continuing development of a safe learning environment with all stakeholders.
  • Involves staff in the evaluation of programs and the planning of new programs.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student and staff conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies.
  • Organizes and manages the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.
  • Builds positive trustworthy relationships through honesty with all stakeholders.
Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles and behavioral management methods.
  • Knowledge of high school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge and experience in Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways for students.
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to develop and implement projects.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents in a humble and honest manner.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth while creating opportunities for staff and students to do the same.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile

Certification/License:

  • State Administrator’s License.
Education
  • Bachelor's and Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Education.
Experience
  • Extensive teaching experience at the High School level, preferably in more than one subject area and grade level.
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) experience preferred.
  • Successful administrative experience at the high school level preferred.

FLSA Status:    Exempt

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.
 
Qualifications:

  • 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

Assistant Coach - Boys' Basketball

Grand Valley High School is seeking applications of candidates for Asst. Boys’ Basketball Coach for Winter 2019-20.  This is a part-time, seasonal, salaried position (dependent on participation numbers) located in Parachute, CO.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include:

  • Effective professionalism and management of the Boys’ Basketball program which would include, but not limited to: scheduling, planning, organizing, in-season and off-season training, budgeting, safety and promoting the boys’ basketball, Grand Valley Activities Department and CHSAA.
  • Demonstrate productive & positive coaching strategies, skills and knowledge of basketball/fitness/training.
  • Establish solid communication and build quality relationships with student participants, parents and the community in general.
  • To assist the student athlete in the areas of academic excellence and eligibility and provide an atmosphere of personal growth.
  • A genuine commitment to Grand Valley High School philosophies, students, staff, and surrounding community.Create and support program purpose in participant intellectual development, agency, productive citizenship, and personal wellness  

Desired qualifications:

  • One to three years of coaching experience.
  • Skills related to coaching, teaching, recruiting, and mentoring athletes.
  • Knowledge of CHSAA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge and management of sports related injuries.
  • Teaching Credentials preferred. 

Required qualifications:

  • Must possess or gain CHSAA coaching certification.
  • Must have a current First Aid/CPR/AED certification based on district policy.
  • Must have Concussion certification from the NFHS.
  • Must complete school district small vehicle training.
  • Must complete the CHSAA test with 100% accuracy.

Head Coach - Cheerleading

Grand Valley High School is seeking applications of candidates for Head Cheerleading Coach.  This is a part-time, seasonal, salaried position located in Parachute, CO.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
Responsibilities include:

  1. Effective professionalism and management of the Cheerleading program which would include, but not limited to: scheduling, planning, organizing, in-season and off-season training, budgeting, safety and promoting the wrestling team and Grand Valley Activities Department and CHSAA.
  2. Demonstrate productive coaching strategies, skills and knowledge of cheer/dance/stunting/fitness/training.
  3. Establish solid communication and build quality relationships with student participants, parents and the community in general.
  4. To assist the student athlete in the areas of academic excellence and eligibility and provide an atmosphere of personal growth.
  5. A genuine commitment to Grand Valley High School philosophies, students, staff, and surrounding community.
  6. Create and support program purpose in participant intellectual development, agency, productive citizenship, and personal wellne
Desired qualifications:
  1. One to three years of Head coaching experience.
  2. Skills related to coaching, teaching, recruiting, and mentoring athletes.
  3. Knowledge of CHSAA rules and regulations.
  4. Knowledge and management of sports related injuries.
  5. Teaching Credentials preferred.
Required qualifications:
  1. Must possess or gain CHSAA coaching certification.
  2. Must have a current First Aid/CPR/AED certification based on district policy.
  3. Must have Concussion certification from the NFHS.
  4. Must complete school district small vehicle training.
  5. Must complete the CHSAA test with 100% accuracy.

Head Coach - Wrestling

Grand Valley High School is seeking applications of candidates for Head Wrestling Coach for Winter 2019-2020.  This is a part-time, seasonal, salaried position located in Parachute, CO.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Effective professionalism and management of the TEAM GRAND VALLEY Wrestling program which would include, but not limited to: scheduling, planning, organizing, in-season and off-season training, budgeting, safety and promoting the wrestling team and Grand Valley Activities Department and CHSAA.
  • Demonstrate productive coaching strategies, skills and knowledge of wrestling/fitness/training.
  • Establish solid communication and build quality relationships with student participants, parents and the community in general.
  • To assist the student athlete in the areas of academic excellence and eligibility and provide an atmosphere of personal growth.
  • A genuine commitment to Grand Valley High School philosophies, students, staff, and surrounding community.
  • Create and support program purpose in participant intellectual development, agency, productive citizenship, and personal wellness 

Desired qualifications:

  • One to three years of Head coaching experience.
  • Skills related to coaching, teaching, recruiting, and mentoring athletes.
  • Knowledge of CHSAA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge and management of sports related injuries.
  • Teaching Credentials preferred. 

Required qualifications:

  • Must possess or gain CHSAA coaching certification.
  • Must have a current First Aid/CPR/AED certification based on district policy.
  • Must have Concussion certification from the NFHS.
  • Must complete school district small vehicle training.
  • Must complete the CHSAA test with 100% accuracy.

Extended School Year (ESY)

ESY Teacher

Job Description: 

    Description:

    Extended School year 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 Bea Underwood Elementary, from June 4 through June 21, 2019, (Tuesday-Friday), 8:45-1:30.

     

    The primary function of the ESY 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 paraprofessionals work under the direction of the teacher and IEP service providers to support students throughout their school day, ensuring a safe and productive learning environment. The ESY Paraprofessional answers directly to the ESY Teacher and the ESY Site Supervisor.

     Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Implement and collect data according to the students Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
    • Plan and provide specially designed instruction in accordance with students’ IEP goals, and monitor progress with ongoing data collection.
    • Work cooperatively with ESY and Summer school staff
    • Identify individual student learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs. This will be demonstrated through knowledge of students and demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness.
    • Provide clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum through knowledge of content and pedagogy, setting instructional outcomes, knowledge of resources and designing coherent instruction.
    • Foster and manage a safe, positive learning environment through creating an environment of respect and rapport, managing classroom procedures, student behavior and organizing a safe physical space for student learning.
    • Communicate and collaborate with parents and the school community through effective and ongoing communication.
    • Exhibit collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning.
    • Participate in a professional community, grow and develop professionally and demonstrate professionalism.
    • Establish student growth goals to ensure student growth over time. 
    Qualifications:

    2-year post-secondary study (48 college credits) OR Associate Degree or higher OR be “qualified” by the Work Keys or ETS-ParaPro assessments.

    Physical Demands:  
    • Ability to work in classroom and school environment for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, sitting, standing lifting, bending and reaching
    • Lift 50 Ibs

    ESY Paraprofessional

    Description:

    Extended School year 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 Bea Underwood Elem., from June 4 through June 21, 2019, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-1:00.

    The primary function of the ESY 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 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 Paraprofessional answers directly to the ESY Teacher and the ESY Site Supervisor.

     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  
    Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • 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 a classroom, or outside in a school environment for extended periods of time including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, bending and reaching.
    • Lift 50 lbs

    District-Wide (K-12 Education)   

    Executive Director of Colorado River BOCES

    Job Description:
    Come join the Colorado River BOCES Team!  Colorado River BOCES is seeking a full-time, Executive Director of Colorado River BOCES.  

    Colorado River BOCES (a newly formed board of cooperative education services) services school districts in the Roaring Fork Valley to DeBeque.  With the main office located in Parachute, Colorado, they provide special education leadership and services, administer Yampah Mountain High School, provide alternative licensure, and administers Colorado's supplemental and blended learning program.

    Members include DeBeque School District 49 JT, Garfield 16 School District, Garfield County School District Re-2, and Roaring Fork School District Re-1. 

     http://www.crboces.org/

    Essential Functions:

    • Administering and running the BOCES including the only other staff member to manage internal controls
    • Human Resources decisions
    • Leadership and implementation of the Alternative Licensure Program, including field supervision, existing candidates, program expansion, new cost structure, etc.
    • Technology Support
    • Special Education Law, Legal Support, and Oversight
    • Special Education Strategic Goals
    • State-wide Representation - Special Education Director Legislative Consortium
    • Mountain Valley Developmental Services Board
    • HB 1345 Leadership and Implementation
    • Yampah Mountain High School Superintendent Responsibilities (parent calls, discipline, reporting) AEC, SPF/DPF, UIP, Safe to Tell
    • RANDA processes - Assurance, MSL/O
    • Establishing personal guarantor for various counts
    • Colorado Empowered Learning
    • CCU (Colorado Christian University)
    Qualifications:

    • Master's degree or higher degree in Special Education from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent field; AND a minimum of ten years in special education administration and/or school administration OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Obtain a Leadership License through the Colorado Department of Education with an endorsement as a Special Education Director and/or an Administrator's Licensure.

    Primary Location
    Colorado River BOCES

    Salary Range
    $100,000.00 per year, dependent upon qualifications

    Shift Type
    Full-Time

    Apply at:

    https://garfieldco.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4739

    Speech-Language Pathologist

    Job Description:
    SLPs in schools have integral roles in education and are essential members of school faculties. They help students meet the performance standards of a particular school district and state by assuming a range of responsibilities: a) working in partnership with others to meet students' needs, b) providing direction in defining students' roles and responsibilities, and c) ensuring appropriate services to students. 

    General Description of the Role:  
    Provides group or individual services to students identified with a communication disability on their IEP.   Provides thorough assessment and diagnosis of articulation, voice, fluency, and language disabilities. Provides Response to Intervention (RtI)/MTSS, screenings as appropriate and observations to identify students with communication needs.

    Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
    1.  Planning:

    • Designing the exceptional student education program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy of the district.
    • Continuing professional growth through educational meetings, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas among the district staff.
    • Working in coordination with other special education staff in planning and developing the program.
    • Coordination with 0-3 services/providing Child-find evaluations and coordination with MVDS in this area.
    • Providing assessment of students in private schools. 

    2.  Programming:

    • Preparing educational plans annually for each student, serving a range of  disorders, based on individually assessed needs, serving a range of disorders in accordance with district procedures.
    • Preparing therapy plans for each student across all grade levels.
    • Providing appropriate schedules for exceptional students involving school personnel as required.
    • Participating in the in-school staffing and screening processes as appropriate.
    • Participating on evaluation teams for speech, language, and hearing impaired students as appropriate.
    • Providing diagnostic/evaluation testing for students.Providing culturally competent services.
    • Cooperating with school personnel in coordinating services within that school.
    • Conferring with classroom teachers as requested concerning any educational needs of the student.
    • Making available to teachers’ instructional ideas that are appropriate for exceptional students within the classroom situation.
    • Collaboration, SLP works in partnership with others to meet students' needs.
    • Working with the MTSS/RtI teams to help implement interventions for students with Speech and Language concerns. 

    3.  Reporting:

    • Ensuring that each student in the program has necessary evaluation records in his/her IEP.        
    • When requested, furnishing the principal(s) and Special Education Director with current exceptional student schedules.        
    • Completing progress reports on each student in the special education as required.      
    • Supplying progress reports to school personnel and to parents of exceptional students as required.     
    • Responsible for meeting federal and state mandates as well as local policies in performance of their duties. Activities may include Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, Medicaid billing, report writing, and treatment plan/therapy log development.            
    • Referring those students who require further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.        
    • Data collection and analysis to guide practice and services to students, data-based decision making, including gathering and interpreting data with individual students.

    4.  Other:

    • Other duties as assigned.
    • SLPs help students meet the performance standards of a particular school district and state.
    • Supervising Speech Language Assistant in accordance with the legal.
    • Manage 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 (Colorado River BOCES, CDE, schools, districts).
    • Effectively maintains relationships at multiple levels (individual, team, Colorado River BOCES, schools, districts).
    • Maintains ethics, legal responsibility, and confidentiality.
    • Follows organizational and district policies.  

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree.
    • Valid Colorado CDE license in field and hold ASHA certification. 

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Certificate of clinical competence (ASHA).Experience in public schools.

    Child Find Coordinator

    SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:
    Oversee and implement Child Find activities for the district, including community screenings. Develop and monitor all services provided to children with disabilities (ages birth to 2.11-years), in accordance with federal, state, local and agency regulations and standards.

    SUPERVISED BY:  
    Garfield 16 District Special Education Director and/or Colorado River BOCES Special Education Director

    ESSENTIAL JOB ELEMENTS:

    • Coordinate the functions of Child Find, including managing and maintaining referrals and paperwork, coordinating appointments with parents and Child Find personnel, evaluations (OT, Speech, School Psychologist), and making necessary referrals.
    • Collect, review, and oversee the entry of data from weekly Child Find screenings, arena evaluations, and initial staffing into a central database.
    • Schedule and maintain master calendar for Child Find, arena evaluations, and initial staffing in accordance with state and federal timelines.
    • Coordinate to insure timely Child Find appointments and monthly/yearly schedule of Child Find screening dates.
    • Monitor timelines for Child Find appointments, subsequent arena evaluations, and initial staffing; regularly inform Director of status and necessary adjustments.
    • Provide weekly electronic notification to Compliance secretary for weekly/monthly screenings and staffing schedule.
    • Collaborate with Colorado River BOCES, Garfield 16, and the Early Childhood Special Education at CFL as needed.
    • Provide reports related to data as requested.
    • Organize and maintain referral list.Collaborate with outside agencies to collect necessary paperwork for timely evaluations.  
    MANAGEMENT:
    • Attend Early Childhood staff management meetings (face-to-face, video conf., phone)Work in collaboration with other coordinators to develop and maintain written policies and procedures and work plans.
    • Use electronic database to track required information.
    • Submit quarterly data reports to Director.
    • Continue personal training and development of professional skills.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.  
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Masters or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with equivalent training and experience
    • Active teacher certification or license issued by the State of Colorado
    • Leadership ability in planning, supervision, providing quality early childhood education, and serving children with disabilities
    • Warm personal qualities of a teaching, helping and caring nature
    • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with families and school personnel
    • Valid driver’s license and appropriate car insurance as required by state law
    • Computer literate; familiarity with Windows and Excel 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

    Behavior Interventionist

    Mission
    Work with individuals, groups, or communities in order to facilitate positive and healthy behavior by eliminating negative or destructive conduct. A Behavioral Interventionist is aimed at modifying negative behaviors through treatment plans relying on family, schools, and other support systems to work together to implement, monitor and adjust treatment plans.
     
    Job Duties

    1. Administers one-to-one intensive behavior intervention to students focusing on specific behaviors that disrupt, exclude, or negatively impact the person or group.
    2. Attends and participates in behavior intervention meetings and professional development.
    3. Monitors, observes, and interacts with students to assist with the healthy functioning of self and others.
    4. Track and reports the behaviors of the students including regress and progress.
    5. Assists students and parents by providing proper examples as well as emotional support and general guidance as directed.
    6. Assists students in developing self-help and self-advocacy skills as directed.
    7. Assists in implementing specialized student plans.
    8. Support positive behavior.

    Behavioral Characteristics and Credentials
    A Behavioral Interventionist should have a solid grasp of behavioral and psychological issues in order to understand a client’s condition. They should use their expertise in education, social work, psychology, counseling and related fields to assess challenges the individuals faces in daily life. Through tests, observations, and interviews with clients and their support systems, they should gather information to develop an appropriate plan and modify plans if necessary. In crisis situations, Behavioral Interventionists design plans to address any immediate dangers or threats and determines the necessity of long term treatment and/or may also provide a referral to another expert if the case requires it.
     
    Required Education

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Counseling background preferred

    Program Director, Garfield County Coalition for Families

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    The Coalition for Families is a Collaborative Management Program (CMP) which provides support to Garfield County families and youth ages 0-18. The program is provided oversight by the Interagency Oversight Group (IOG). Families are referred to the program by local schools and youth serving agencies and screened by program staff for appropriate program placement. Programs include interagency family meetings of Individual Service and Support Teams (ISST) and the High-Fidelity Wrap Around Program (WRAP). Eligible families are involved with multiple systems, have children with mental or behavioral health challenges and/or academic or developmental concerns.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    1.  Establish and maintain key relationships to enhance program awareness and financial sustainability.

    • Organize, coordinate and support the IOG members and processes.
    • Initiate and maintain ongoing communication with IOG members.
    • Report outcomes and provide program updates monthly to IOG members.
    • Establish positive working relationship with Coalition for Families team and provide opportunities for growth and development.
    • Establish positive working relationships with community resources, service providers and referral sources.
    • Maintain communication with partners and funders regarding grants, contracts and reporting.
    • Collaborate with community in order to understand and respond to community needs.
    • Remain informed regarding best practices in youth and family programs.
    • Initiate and promote positive relationship with community and state resources.  

    2.  Provide Supervision

    • Recruit, hire, supervise and annually review Coalition program staff.
    • Provide or delegate training for new staff.
    • Identify and encourage professional development opportunities for team.
    • Work with team to develop Coalition team culture and norms.  

    3.  Maintain administrative responsibilities.

    • Write and distribute IOG meeting agendas and minutes.
    • Provide Coalition orientation/education to IOG members.
    • Provide Coalition orientation/education to referral sources.
    • Identify and support IOG sub committees (financial, program).
    • Research and write program grants and complete grant reporting.
    • Monitor budgets in collaboration with fiscal managers.
    • Process invoices for programs in collaboration with program staff.
    • Ensure accurate and timely required data entry.
    • Track and monitor program numbers and outcomes.
    • Attend state CMP meeting in Denver monthly.
    • Participate in professional development opportunities

    4.  Program Support

    • Work with team to screen and place incoming referrals in appropriate programs.
    • Identify and support existing ISST meetings at schools, Department of Human Services and other community partners.
    • Develop and maintain ISST meeting tracking system.
    • Provide training to community partners for ISST meeting facilitation.
    • Schedule and facilitate ISST meetings as necessary.
    • Communicate with referral sources to determine youth program eligibility.
    • Support ISST meetings in identification of case manager and development and distribution of collaborative service plans.
    • Manage ISST cases, encouraging collaborative case management.
    • Monitor satisfaction of team members and families through evaluation. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a human service or related field
    • Experience working with youth and families
    • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of professionals and family members
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and data bases
    • Ability to travel throughout county and state
    • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
    • Prior knowledge or experience in facilitation
    • Previous experience working with multi-system involved youth and their families
    • Knowledge of resources in Garfield County

    Seasonal Custodian/Groundskeeper

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for various functions all relating to the general housekeeping and maintenance of building grounds, facilities, and other outside activity areas during the summer season.  Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.

    Position Accountabilities:

    • Maintains district lawns and grounds, trees, and shrubbery. 
    • Controls weeds and animal pests. 
    • Performs irrigation maintenance functions.
    • Responsible for maintaining all grounds equipment.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. 

    Position Requirements/Skills:
    MINIMUM EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
    High school diploma or equivalent (must be 18 or older)
    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
    Less than one year
    One to three years preferred
    SKILL REQUIREMENTS
    Ability to communicate effectively
    Ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment, helpful
    Ability to operate hand and some power tools effectively and safely
    GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
    Clear backgroung check

    US Citizen
    Flexibility
    Ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers
    Maintains a positive attitude

    Observes all district policies and procedures
    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION
    Colorado drivers license
    ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
    Noise; dirt and dust; odors and fumes; hazardous materials or situations; possible temperature extremes
    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Capable or lifting 100 lbs.
    Maximum, up to 50 lbs. Frequently

    Frequent bending, standing, reaching, and walking
    Occasional squatting, sitting, climbing, kneeling, and stooping
    Periodic repetitive motion

    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

    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

    Certified & Classified Substitutes


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