Teacher on Special Assignment - Behavior (INR)
Location:EAC (Education and Administration Center)
Recruiting Start Date:10/13/2021
Estimated Start Date:10/20/2021A licensed professional who organizes and facilitates the learning process utilizing a variety of evidence-based instructional practices and applicable technology; participates in a community of learning to develop and refine knowledge and skills for the academic, civic, social and emotional success of students; consistently evaluates student progress, makes appropriate adjustments, and communicates student progress; regularly collaborates, reflects, and grows to improve learning opportunities for students.
Subject to annual budgetary considerations, the typical stipend offered annually is 20% of the teacher base pay for additional work beyond the scheduled work day and/or work calendar as determined by the supervising administrator.
The job description information below is under review by the Human Resources Department and may not necessarily contain all elements of the position. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time. This information does not create a contractual relationship with the staff member and includes such duties, services, activities, tasks, and related assignments that shall generally be assigned by an administrator as part of the functions of this position.
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
- Works collaboratively to develop the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of the district, collaboratively determines the processes used to establish these foundations, and facilitates their integration into the district community
- Ensures that a plan is in place that supports improved academic achievement and developmental/ behavioral outcomes for all students and/or appropriate staff, and provides data-based progress monitoring
- Solicits input and collaborates with staff and their district community to implement strategies for change and improvements that result in improved achievement and developmental outcomes
- Promotes district-wide efforts to establish, implement, and refine appropriate expectations for processes, practices, and assessments; uses data-based research and evidence-based practices that result in student achievement
- Creates processes which maximize instructional, collaborative, and preparation time
- Regularly updates their knowledge of federal and state laws, and school district and board policies, including negotiated agreements, if applicable, and establishes processes to ensure that these policies, laws, and agreements are consistently met and implemented
- Holds all staff accountable for setting and achieving rigorous performance goals for all students and/or appropriate staff and empowers staff to achieve these goals across content areas
- Demonstrates a rich knowledge of effective instructional practices, as identified by research on best practices, in order to support and guide students and/or appropriate staff in data-based decision making regarding effective practices to maximize student success
- Proactively and efficiently manages the complexity of human interactions and relationships, including those among and between students and/or appropriate staff
- Promotes the growth and skill development of every district and building staff member
- Demonstrates a commitment to a diverse population of students and/or appropriate staff by creating an inclusive and positive school culture and provides instruction in meeting the needs of diverse students and/or appropriate staff, talents, experiences, and challenges in support of student achievement
- Fosters a school culture that encourages continual improvement through reliance on research, innovation, risk-taking, high expectations for all students and/or appropriate staff, and a valid assessment of outcomes
- Analyzes student learning, development, and growth; applies what they learn to improve their practice
- Links professional growth to their professional goals
- Responds to a complex, dynamic environment
- Demonstrates leadership in schools and the district
- Contributes knowledge and skills to educational practices and the teaching profession
- Advocates for schools/departments and students by partnering with students, families, and communities as appropriate
- Demonstrates high ethical standards
- Assesses the progress of students on a regular basis and provides reports as required
- 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
- Implements by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
- Instructs, assesses, and differentiates for all students' academic, social, emotional, and health needs
- Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law and district policy
- Makes provision for availability to students and parents for education-related purposes when required or requested
- Manages materials and supplies
- Models appropriate conduct at all times
- Performs duties as directed by supervisors and administrators
- Performs non-instructional duties as directed
- Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for educational support staff and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with supervisor, evaluates their job performance
- 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
- Provides assistance in behavior management, to include appropriate utilization of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention techniques
- Performs direct observation of students in order to assist with functional behavioral assessment of students with behavioral challenges
- Assists school staff in collecting, maintaining, and charting behavioral data on students
- Consults with the school team on the physical setting / school environment to help ensure that it is appropriate for maximizing successful behavioral interventions
- Possesses pedagogical expertise in the area of social emotional wellness and student behavior
- Provides professional learning to school staff regarding interventions and strategies for addressing student behavior
- Develops and implements lessons and professional learning that supports student social emotional development and behavior
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, 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 work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision
- 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
- 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
- Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
- Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
- 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
- Well-developed knowledge of behavior and mental health needs of students ages 5-18
- Well-developed knowledge of possible / appropriate interventions for behavior
- Well-developed knowledge of, and ability to collect and record, behavioral data
- Exceptional communication skills regarding student behaviors
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding the student(s) with the educational team working directly with the student(s)
- Ability to maintain an appropriate attitude towards all students with challenging behaviors
- Ability to transport self to various locations throughout the district
- Ability to accommodate need for flexible scheduling
- Ability to record and interpret objective data related to behavior assessments and programs
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.
- The incumbent routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment.
- The incumbent is directly responsible to provide for the health, safety, and welfare and education of students, ensuring students are under supervision at all times.
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.
(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
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.
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