Job Description

Academy District 20 Mission Statement

The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

This position is for the 2017-18 School Year only.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Use sign language and/or auditory/oral skills to facilitate
  • Facilitate all communication between D/HH/nonverbal students, staff, peers and others
  • Tutor students as needs arise under certified instructor supervision
  • Prepare instructional visual/tactile aids and prepare for future lessons under guidance of certified teacher
  • Confidentially communicate student’s social, emotional and academic progress/needs with appropriate staff
  • Assist team in assuring student is meeting current IEP goals
  • Assist staff and peers in understanding students’ total communication needs
  • Attend pre-service/in-service/training sessions for professional development
  • Assist team members with other tasks/projects as needed
  • Performs real-time transcription of academic lectures and discussions for deaf/hard of hearing students accurately so that the intent and spirit of the message is conveyed

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

* Demonstrated fluency in Standard English

* Working knowledge of sign language using CASE (Conceptually Accurate Signed English)

* Ability to communicate with students/parents/staff

* Ability to work 1 to 1 with students using visual phonics and specialized reading instruction to assist Deaf/hard of hearing
students in speech/language development, reading, and written language skills

* Ability to learn to maintain and troubleshoot hearing aids, cochlear implants and personal FM amplification systems

* Ability to perform auditory training under guidance of certified teacher

* Must be computer literate and a skilled typist

* Strong knowledge of WORD and iPad experience

Salary/Pay: $15.45 Hours per Day: 7.5 Number of Days per Week: 5 Days of the Week: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri Number of Days per Year: 176 FTE: 1 TE: .57 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
  • The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
  • The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
  • The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.

Physical Demands:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

Cognitive Functions:

The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the fingerprinting charge at the Colorado Springs Police Department as well as for the FBI charge.

All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.

All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.

How to Apply:
Current District 20 Staff:
Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on 20Net Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR - Other Forms and Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.
New Applicants:
New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online application. Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application. Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.
If you are a new applicant and are invited to interview for a classified position, please consider bringing the following documentation to your interview:
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable): Copies acceptable. If you did not receive a degree, but attended a college or university and have a minimum of 48 credit hours, you may provide transcripts.
  • Specialized training certification: Copies acceptable.
  • Letters of Recommendation.
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