Job Description

Openings as of 4/18/2019
Licensed - Special Education PK-12

  • School Psychologist or School Social Worker JobID: 43817
  • Position Type:
    Licensed - Special Education PK-12/Psychologist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    611-Special Education

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:


    School Psychologist or School Social Worker
    .80 FTE (32 hrs/week) - Limited Term Contract - 8/7/19 - 5/22/20

    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.

    School Psychologists or School Social Workers provide integral support to student achievement, emotional/behavioral development, and establish a collaborative culture in buildings. School Psychologists and School Social Workers provide essential services to students, staff, groups and families within the school, as well as support district-wide initiatives. Psychologists and Social Workers play an integral role in the Rtl process by conducting assessments, progress monitoring, identifying and implementing interventions, functional behavior analysis and assisting with the implementation of behavior support plans.Psychologists train and assist staff in the implementation of policies and procedures dealing with abuse and are members of building crisis management/trauma response teams. As integral members of staffing teams, they address student functioning in the home, school and community, and contribute to program placement recommendations.

    -Positively impacts student achievement through innovative instructional strategies
    -Demonstrates a strong knowledge of the curriculum and content area
    -Effectively manages the learning environment
    -Values student diversity and support the unique learning needs of each individual student
    -Exhibits a growth mindset through participation in high quality professional learning
    -Works collaboratively with colleagues, families and community
    -Builds positive relationships and communicate effectively with families
    -Uses inclusive and differentiated instructional practices to support all students
    -Uses data-driven evidence to inform instruction
    -Demonstrates a level of technology proficiency that enhances student learning
    -Contributes to a positive, child centered school culture
    -Follows State legal requirements and District and building policies and procedures

    -Colorado license with appropriate endorsement as Special Services Provider – School Psychologist or School Social Worker
    -CDE licensure application will also be accepted
    -Completed and submitted BVSD online application

    -Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency
    -Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certificate
    -Appropriate training, academic, technological and experiential background for the position
    -Flexibility and positive member of a multidisciplinary team
    -Competency with a variety of formal and informal assessments
    -Work well with time pressures and other stressors
    -Understanding of policies and procedures in special education
    -Crisis intervention skills
    -Knowledge of functional behavior assessments and behavior support plans

    Salary Information:
    -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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