Job Description

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.

Location: US:CO:BOULDER

School: Horizons K-8 School

Position Title: Kindergarten Paraeducator

Position Start Date: Immediately 

FTE: 0.840

Closing Date: August 17, 2022

Summary:

Horizons K-8 School, located in south Boulder, has a rich history of academic excellence. The Horizons community takes great pride in attending to the whole child through an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, safety and kindness throughout the school. A consistently high-performing school, Horizons emphasizes multi-age groupings, diverse perspectives, full inclusion, service learning, teacher-guided student choice, community building, authentic and active learning experiences, outdoor education, use of technology, and project-based instruction. Our 348 students are in classes of 18-20, guided by an exemplary group of teacher leaders. The school is governed through a horizontal structure that includes faculty, staff, parents and administration. Portfolio-based assessments and reflections, along with student-led conferences, replace traditional report cards and grades.

Our mission is to guide K-8 students to become self-directed learners in a supportive, collaborative environment rooted in critical thinking, justice, and choice. At Horizons K-8 School we strive to make our school an exciting, inclusive place to work, teach, learn, create, and innovate by actively fostering a respectful and responsible environment where all community members - staff, students and families - are included. 

Position Description:

We have one opening in the 2022-23 school year for a paraeducator to work in a Kindergarten classroom. The schedule is 8:15am-3:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-12:45pm on Friday- .84 FTE. This position is benefit eligible. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

Collaborate with classroom teacher to help provide one-on-one and group instruction in academics.
Assist students with self-help, gross motor and social skills.
Assist students in peer and cross-age tutoring.
Helps adapt materials and equipment to meet specific needs and learning styles of students.
Evaluate student progress on work assignments and share with teacher.
Assist the teacher in the physical setup and cleanup of the classroom for group instruction, projects, and activities.
Supervise students during lunch, recess duties and field trips, as necessary.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High school diploma, completion of GED, or equivalent.
  • Completion of Colorado Dept of Human Services criminal background screening and CBI fingerprints.
  • Universal Precaution Training (provided by HK8).
  • CPR and First Aid Training (provided by HK8).
  • Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Completed and submitted Horizons K-8 online application.
Preferred:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
  • Advanced interpersonal relation skills.
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Tolerance for moderate noise level.
  • Comfort with physical activities such as standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Comfort with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience and position on the Horizons K-8 Paraeducator Hourly Salary Schedule which can be found via the Horizons K-8 website. Regularly scheduled hourly positions may be impacted by school wide breaks and temporary schedule changes. 

To Apply: 

Complete application at https://jobs.bvsd.org/

Contact: 

Mr. Lucas Ketzer, Head of School: lucas.ketzer@bvsd.org

Horizons K-8 is an equal opportunity educational institution and is committed to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff. Applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

We do 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 of employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: Office for Civil Rights. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html

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