Job Description

Location:

EAC (Education and Administration Center)

Recruiting Start Date:

07/27/2021

Estimated Start Date:

08/13/2021

A licensed professional who has the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that diverse student populations have equitable access to academic instruction and participation in school-related activities; develops, implements, and supports evidence-based services and/or specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students; supports growth and development to close achievement gaps and prepare students for post-secondary and workforce success; has a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of the home, school and community, and collaborates with all members of the education team to strengthen those connections; through reflection, advocacy, and leadership, enhances the outcomes and development of students

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.

  • Consistently shows for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Demonstrates mastery of and expertise in school counseling
  • Provides services aligned with state and federal laws, local policies and procedures, Colorado Academic Standards, the organized plan of instruction, and the individual needs of students
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective services that reduce barriers to and support learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of school counseling and integrates evidence-based practices and research findings into services for students
  • Supports and establishes safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environments for a diverse population of students
  • Fosters a safe, accessible, and predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers
  • Understands and responds to diversity within the home, school, and community
  • Engages students as individuals with diverse needs and interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting services for the benefit of students
  • Works collaboratively with the families and/or significant adults for the benefit of students
  • Plans and delivers effective services in an environment that facilitates learning for students
  • Applies knowledge of the ways in which learning takes place, including the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students
  • Utilizes formal and informal assessments to inform planning and service delivery
  • Integrates and utilizes appropriate available technology to engage students in authentic learning experiences
  • Establishes and communicates high expectations and use strategies to support the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving skills, and self-advocacy
  • Develops and implements services related to student needs, learning, and progress towards goals
  • Models and promotes effective communication
  • Demonstrates professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership
  • Demonstrates high standards for professional conduct
  • Links professional growth to professional goals
  • Responds to a complex, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrates leadership in the school, the community, and the teaching profession
  • Instructs, assesses, and differentiates for all students' academic, social, emotional, and health needs
  • Complies with applicable state and federal laws, district administrative policies, procedures, and practices, and location requirements
  • Ensures that students are supervised at all times
  • Follows established policies and procedures regarding the health, safety, welfare, and education of students
  • Maintains accurate records
  • Manages materials and supplies
  • Models appropriate conduct at all times
  • Performs duties as directed by supervisors and administrators
  • Performs non-instructional duties as directed
  • Responds as directed and as necessary in safety and/or crisis situations
  • Supervises volunteers and paraprofessionals where applicable
  • Uses and integrates technology to support professional responsibilities, instruction, data interpretation, and student learning
  • Uses effective conflict resolution
  • Uses feedback and reflects about professional practice to improve teaching and learning

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and to learn functionality of new equipment and systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to create training materials, related documentation, and to train others
  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain accurate record keeping, document management, and filing systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities 
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, performing a wide range of supportive tasks
  • Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities 
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to work well others and share knowledge in a team environment
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Communicates effectively with students and adults in a wide variety of settings
  • Computer proficiency including office productivity applications
  • Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, and overall district functions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team setting
  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness 
  • Demonstrates effective organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible 
  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Special Education, other educational programming, and associated legal requirements as related to the needs of the students assigned to the teacher
  • Promotes a positive climate, culture, and community
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Student-centered and relationship-focused
  • Understanding of data privacy laws and their implications for the educational community
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required

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.
  • The incumbent operates primarily independently and frequently with others in a professional school environment indoors regularly and outdoors occasionally.


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
  • Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects


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.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.), Meets subject, grade level, and/or content area qualifications consistent with Colorado Department of Education and Academy District 20 requirements - Academy District 20, Special Services Provider License: Initial - Colorado Department of Education, Special Services Provider License: Professional - Colorado Department of Education

Preferred Qualifications:

Compensation Range:

$42,025-$64,246

(Based on education and experience at 100% FTE)

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Hours per Day:

7.5 hour(s) per day

Number of Days per Year:

183 days M-F

Benefits Eligibility:

Full-time - Regular

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:

  • A current resume
  • Three current letters of recommendation (ie: within the last 2-3 years)
  • Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts (in color, readable, and reflecting official status where applicable)
  • Applicable Colorado License or evidence of eligibility as indicated in the job posting ("Evidence of Eligibility" means license application with CDE is in process)


Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.

Hiring Manager Email:

maureen.lang@asd20.org

Application Instructions

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