Social Emotional Learning Specialist - Temporary

Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Nov 30, 2018
Job Type
SUMMARY Responsible for the social emotional wellness of the school building and the transition support of students from primary level to secondary level. Utilize Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards across the academic and career domains with students intervention strategies. Support students across the continuum with RTI and MTSS. This support includes but is not limited to one-on-one support, group work, classroom and teacher support, and collaborative problem solving with both prevention and intervention models.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Lead and partner with school staff and school community with team building, conflict resolution, decision making, time management, safe school planning, and facilitation of psycho-educational counseling groups.

Collaborate with school leadership to assess, develop and implement school wide initiatives to address social emotional wellness.

Work with students individually or in integrated settings such as the regular classroom, team meetings, and in cooperation with classroom teachers.

Utilize and refer to a variety of student support structures including but not limited to: ALP, 504, ICAP and the special education referral process.

Use research-based and technically sound practices to drive decision-making; and collaborate with school personnel and parents to develop and modify student intervention strategies.

Serve as liaison among district building(s), families and community and collaborate with various teams to assure positive outcomes for all learners.

Provide professional learning or content for adult learners.

Respect for diversity in the home, school, local and global communities.

Other duties as assigned

CERTIFICATION: Current School Counselor endorsement on a valid Colorado License or hold current CDE Special Services Provider license with a School Psychologist or School Social Worker endorsement.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT: Ability to communicate and develop effective relationships and function effectively as a team member. Willingness to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of students, staff, families, schools and the district. Ability to integrate educational theory, research and expertise into appropriate practices for local contexts, in a style that facilitates positive change and continuous improvement. Must have effective group facilitation skills. Ability to use data to make educationally sound decisions. Best practices in Social Emotional Learning. Ability to read and interpret documents, write reports and correspondence; and to use and integrate technology appropriately in daily work which includes, but is not limited to, efficient voice mail systems, application of basic computer skills to effectively use e-mail, internet, word processing.

SPAN OF CONTROL: This position does not have any supervisory responsibility.

DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties require knowledge of District and school policies/procedures and applicable state/local/federal laws, facility security, child/adolescent behavior, intervention and mediation skills, and excellent verbal and written communication abilities. Position does not require additional supervision responsibilities outside the regular work day/work week, however, student discipline events and conferences with staff may extend beyond the work day in order to ensure timely conclusion of such matters.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that cannot always be anticipated. Ability to meet physical needs of students.
Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions:
Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.

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, sex, disability.


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