EFFECTIVE: 2020 - 2021 school year
The school psychologist/school social worker shall be a trained professional that provides student assessment and guidance, identifies developmental, learning and behavioral needs of students. Utilize the information gleaned to determine optimal support or guidance for the students. Collaborate with teachers, involve staff, and parent/guardian regarding steps to improve the development of the students as they move toward adulthood. Design and implement research-based programs and interventions to assure students are receiving the most up to date and proven techniques. Act as liaison between students, teachers, involved staff and parent/guardians. Advocate for homeless youth and families to ensure their rights under Title X are followed. Develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders. May assist with translation and/or communication using second language skills when possible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create a positive environment and effective management structures to purposefully promote and foster effective student achievement. Create a safe environment that establishes routines and provides for student engagement through questioning, speculation, and originality. Promote an environment respecting the dignity of the student. Ensure all processes, procedures and data collection are highly organized and effective with optimal use of time. Motivate, engage and empower all students.
Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning, and service delivery. Evaluate the student’s ability and formulates the student’s profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews. Synthesize evaluation results into a comprehensive written report, which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention. Develop intervention plans based on student needs and evaluation results. Participate in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, and develop individual education plans and intervention plans to achieve IEP goals.
Design, develop and provide targeted, evidence-based interventions to facilitate student performance within the school environment. Consult with the school-based team to achieve student outcomes. Collaborate with educators from other grades or subject areas to establish links between disciplines. Demonstrate mastery of content. Suggest and demonstrate strategies and techniques that are relevant to students and applicable to the real world. Integrate and align objectives, strategies, activities, materials, resources, assessments and differentiate based on individual student needs. Use data management tools to analyze results and draw inferences from data to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Teach, monitor, and collaborate with educational personnel, community agencies, parent/guardian, and students to increase understanding of the student’s needs. Provide continuing education and in-services for educational personnel, parents, and community based service providers.
Provide quality, accurate, constructive, corrective, specific and timely feedback to students that encourages them to perform at their highest level. Effectively communicate with parents and staff about student’s progress and opportunities. Utilize technology and/or other avenues to communicate to stakeholders (website, podcasts, etc.).
Actively participate in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistent with best practice and to meet Colorado Licensure requirements. Use professional literature; evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions. Use professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision-making in practice.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Master’s degree in school social work.
English fluency will be determined through the application and interview process.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Valid Colorado Special Services License with School Social Worker endorsement.
SALARY: Per the Certified Employee Salary Schedule. To view current Adams 14 salary schedules, please click here. Adams County School District 14 is a direct deposit employer.
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Until filled.
APPLICATIONS: All candidates must complete the district's online application for employment. Apply online at http://www.adams14.org/. For more information call 303-853-3201.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT: Adams 14, a nationally recognized leader in education innovation, is Colorado's 23rd largest school district and serves more than 7,500 students annually. Nestled in the historic community of Commerce City, Adams 14 strives to ensure academic success for every student by providing highly effective classroom instruction, supplemental enrichment opportunities and parent/family collaboration opportunities. To learn more about Adams 14, visit adams14.org.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant shall be required to verify, within 72 hours of employment, their legal right to be employed in the United States. All contracts for employment of personnel shall be subject to approval by Adams County School District 14 Board of Education. Selected applicant must comply with all Adams County School District 14 Board of Education's policies, rules, and regulations.
Inspire. Educate. Empower. Adams 14 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.