Job Description

Openings as of 12/11/2019

  • Behavioral Health Advocate - General Education JobID: 48372
  • Position Type:
    Professional/Technical/Behavioral Health Advocate

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    622-Southwest Network

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled


    Behavior Health Advocate/Social Emotional Learning Specialist - General Education
    Professional Technical

    1.00 FTE - Temporary Position (11/18/19 - 5/22/20)
    Primarily Supporting University Hill Elementary

    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

    General Education Behavior Health Advocate/Social Emotional Learning Specialists accelerate student growth in social-emotional competences and support a positive school climate and culture. This position provides prevention and intervention for at-risk students with academic growth, behavior and/or social emotional issues. They will collaborate with families and consult with staff to improve student success while supporting the district policies surrounding its mission, vision and goals to support students completion of their education. The Behavior Health Advocate will collaborate with administration in order to assess, develop and implement school-wide initiatives to address social-emotional wellness. Ongoing collaboration with classroom teachers and all support staff is inherent to this position in an effort to build instructional capacity in the area of social emotional learning among staff.

    -Collaborate with current administration, mental health providers, counselors, and teachers to support social emotional learning framework implementation and address social emotional wellness
    -Provide direct services to students with social/emotional and behavior concerns
    -Build and participate in the implementation of a continuum of social/emotional services to support all students within a school, including direct support of student intervention
    -Coordinate, strategize, advocate and implement strategies with district and school staff, students and parents a resolution for behavioral/attendance concerns
    -Complete home/work visits as necessary, make appropriate school/community referrals and monitor progress of students
    -Plan and customize intervention strategies with school administration for students
    -Develop and consult with staff on creating and implementing behavior support plans
    -Completes risk assessments in accordance with district policies and train staff on completion of risk assessments and trauma informed practices
    -Consult with school staff and provide ongoing coaching and training related to social emotional behavioral concerns and trauma informed care
    -Collect and report information on students achievement, attendance, and behavior
    -Refer families to community resources and organizations as appropriate and collaborate with community partners to provide supports for students, families, and staff.
    -Participate in professional development on best practices in working with students with adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed schools/practices.
    -Provide side-by-side coaching to teachers and staff to create a safe, inclusive and respectful classrooms with diverse populations of students
    -Reviews school-wide data and assessment data to assist buildings in designing school-wide Tier II interventions and support SEL competencies
    -Develop and provide training for implementation of Behavior Support Plans for general education students
    -Provide recommendations, strategies, monitor implementation and data collection of general education Behavior Support Plans
    -Effectively manages the learning environment
    -Builds positive relationships and communicate effectively with families
    -Uses inclusive and differentiated instructional practices to support all students
    -Follows State legal requirements and District and building policies and procedures
    -Participates in regularly scheduled Multi-disciplinary Team Meetings
    -Conducts regularly meetings to assess and monitor progress and provide ongoing support at assigned schools
    -Other duties as assigned


    -Bachelor’s Degree
    -Completed and submitted BVSD on-line application
    -Effective communication and collaboration skills

    -Minimum of three years experience working in education
    -BA with a major pertinent to the position requirements: Education, Social Work, Psychology or Criminal Justice
    -Currently hold or working towards a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certificate (must upload certificate to application)
    -Training in trauma-informed practices and/or restorative practices and experience teaching a social emotional curriculum to students
    -Experience de-escalating and managing behaviors
    -Bilingual Spanish/English requested for Dual Language schools

    Salary Information:
    -APT Range 1
    -Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply on-line at (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).
    -Regular teachers requesting transfers to less than their current assignment would assume the contracted FTE of the accepted position.
    -If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
    -Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights -

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