School Psychologist or Social Worker

Free Horizon Montessori | Golden, CO, United States

Posted Date 6/17/2020
Description

ABOUT THE DISTRICT

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Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Free Horizon Montessori, a public school serving children in preschool through 8th grade, is a richly diverse community nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. We are a growing school with more than 475 students and a strong, supportive parent body and passionate, committed faculty. At Free Horizon Montessori PK-8, we value educators who ignite passion, spark curiosity, and inspire children as they learn and grow into responsible global citizens. We are dedicated to supporting students in developing into independent, respectful, and responsible leaders and learners. We view education as a partnership between the student, family, school, and community and seek professionals willing to invest in our pursuit of excellence. Our faculty enjoys a shared leadership model wherein all staff members are encouraged to contribute ideas and incite positive change. Does this strike a chord in you? If you embrace life-long learning, demonstrate maturity, and engage in a collaborative approach to education, we invite you to submit a letter of interest and resume and pursue joining our dynamic team. Free Horizon is Montessori for the 21st Century: a place to learn, a place to belong.

ABOUT THE JOB

We seek a dynamic School Psychologist to provide services and support for students in preschool through 8th grade at our beautiful Golden campus.  The School Psychologist serves as a vital member of our school’s Learning Resource Team and supports students on Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), completes assessments to determine eligibility for mental health specialized support services, creates required reports, and provides related services in mental and behavioral health to students who qualify while fulfilling all school, district, state, and federal requirements.  Duties include observation, evaluation, and testing students, collaboration with school professionals, attending IEP meetings, and assuring compliance with IDEA and ADA. Periodic consultation with parents is also required.  In addition, the School Psychologist works in partnership with the School Counselor in serving the education population in order to assure comprehensive support as needed, connect students and families with resources, and make referrals.  The School Psychologist provides therapeutic supports to students, runs support and skill development groups, and collaborates with teachers, administrators, and parents to support mental and behavioral health.  Candidate must hold a valid Special Service Provider License through the Colorado Department of Education in the area of School Psychologist.

HOURS AND DAYS WORKED

Desired Start Date: 08/06/2020

Part Time: 20 hours per week/4 hours per day Monday through Friday

Note that interviews will begin June 24, 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES

Please see full Job Description here.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelors degree in field

• Current valid Special Service Provider License through the Colorado Department of Education in Position Area: School Psychologist or School Social Worker endorsement

• Department of Regulatory Agency (DORA) license preferred

• Minimum 2 years of experience preferred

• May be required to complete additional coursework or content exams to obtain appropriate endorsement(s) 
   

SALARY

As an Option School of Innovation, Free Horizon Montessori PK-8 has its own salary scales. The School Pschologist/Social Worker is on the Teacher 191 scale, found here.

BENEFITS

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

Free Horizon Montessori PK-8 Affirmation:

Free Horizon Montessori affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including, but not limited to, employment or enrollment.  Sexual orientation is a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or perception of the individual's sexual orientation.

Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Specialty/Auxilliary Classroom Instructor
Position Type
Part-Time (academic year)
Phone(303) 982-0275

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