Social Worker/School Psychologist
Anticipated General Vacancy Announcement For The 2024-2025 School Year-Social Worker/School Psychologist
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.
Vacancies for the following position are anticipated; applicants are encouraged to complete the application process to indicate their interest. If applicants are interested in any specific vacancies, they must apply to that specific posting.
Position Title: Social Worker/School Psychologist
Position Start Date: 2024-2025 School Year
Position Type: Teachers-Licensed
Work Schedule: 186 Days
School psychologists/social workers support student learning, social development, and mental/behavioral health using problem solving, assessment, and data based decision making, through the delivery of evidenced based individual, group, and school wide interventions. Working within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support, school psychologists/social workers collaborate and consult with fellow educators, school administration, families, and community professionals to help create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students.
- Utilize varied models and methods of data collection to identify the strengths and needs of individual students and those of the broader school community, developing effective services and programs to meet those needs, and evaluation systems to measure progress and outcomes.
- Consult and collaborate with colleagues, students, families, and other stakeholders to promote the effective implementation of services.
- Use assessment and data collection methods to implement and evaluate services that support learning and academic achievement.
- Use assessment and data collection methods to implement and evaluate services and programs that support social skill development, learning, and mental and behavioral health, through individual and group counseling, as well as school-wide training.
- Develop and implement practices and strategies to create and maintain effective, safe, and supportive learning environments and school climate for all students, including positive behavior intervention and supports.
- Promote services that enhance access to learning, mental and behavioral health, safety, and physical well being, through the development of protective and adaptive factors, including implementing effective crisis preparation, response, and recovery services.
- Implement and evaluate services that are responsive to unique culture and family context, which engage family, school, and community partnerships in order to enhance academic, social, and behavioral outcomes.
- Provide professional services that promote effective functioning for individuals, families, and schools with diverse characteristics, cultures, and backgrounds, and across multiple contexts, recognizing that understanding and respecting diversity in development and learning, and advocacy for social justice, are foundations for all aspects of service delivery.
- Evaluate and apply research as a foundation of service delivery, and in collaboration with others, use varied techniques and technological resources for data collection, measurement, and analysis to support effective practices at the individual, group, school, and district level.
- Provide services and supports that are consistent with legal and professional standards, engage in responsive ethical and professional decision making, demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other professionals, and apply the work characteristics needed for effective practice, including respect for human diversity and social justice, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate adaptability, initiative, and dependability.
- Collaborate with general and special education teachers and other related or special service providers to assess student needs and barriers to learning, write evaluation reports, assist with determining eligibility for special education services, and identify the appropriate supports needed to enhance learning and student outcomes, including attending IEP meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Currently hold a CDE Special Services Provider license or have licensure application in process with School Social Worker/School Psychologist endorsement (must upload license or in process documentation to application).
- 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.
- Crisis intervention skills.
Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.
BVSD engages in a salary placement process vs. a salary negotiation process. This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience and education. All salaries are set by Human Resources based on a review of qualifications compared to the requirements on the job description; therefore listing all related education and experience on your application is recommended.
Application and Selection Procedure:
- External Candidates: Apply on-line at jobs.bvsd
- Current BVSD Employees: Must apply through the INFOR portal
- 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 - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html