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.


School: Halcyon

Position Title: Special Skills Aide II-Halcyon-Summer-ESY

Position Start Date: June 3, 2024

Position Type: Paraeducators

Work Schedule: 6/3/2024 - 6/27/2024

Pay: BVSD paraeducators receive their current rate of pay

Closing Date: February 21, 2024


The Halcyon Special Skills Aide works with students at the Halcyon school ranging in ages from elementary to 12th grade plus (up to age 21). The SSA provides support and direct instruction to students in the classroom, campus and community settings. The students at the Halcyon School are placed through a District IEP process and are all facing challenges with mental health and emotional issues.


  • Work with classroom teachers to provide academic and affective supports in the classroom setting.
  • Provides coverage for the classroom while the teacher is attending to the needs of others.
  • Works directly with individual or small groups of students on academic tasks that are teacher directed.
  • Supports students with individual behavioral tasks and specific programming in conjunction with their IEP or Behavior Support Plans.
  • Supports students in crisis - providing redirection, supervision and this intervention may occur on or off campus.
  • May administer First Aid, CPR and/or utilize CPI interventions for a student in crisis.
  • Work with students and staff implementing the school wide Specialized Classroom Management program.
  • Work with co-workers to create and sustain a collaborative, supportive, positive and teamwork oriented work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completed and submitted BVSD online application
  • Communicate (read, write and speak) in English
  • Minimum of one year experience working with people with disabilities


  • Bilingual ability (Spanish/English)
  • Experience working with youth with a variety of disabilities, adult service agencies and community resources, or similar experience
  • Computer skills, training or teaching experience and flexibility in scheduling work hours

Salary Information:

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 -

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