Job Description

Openings as of 5/21/2019
Licensed - Special Education PK-12

  • Teacher-Early Childhood Special Education JobID: 44537
  • Position Type:
    Licensed - Special Education PK-12/Special Education, Early Childhood (ECSE)

  • Date Posted:
    5/14/2019

  • Location:
    169-Nederland Elementary

  • Date Available:
    8/7/19

  • Closing Date:
    5/21/19

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    Teacher-Early Childhood Special Education
    1.00 FTE-Regular Term Contract


    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.

    Summary:
    A BVSD Early Childhood Special Education teacher uses the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum to offer a combination of learning and play to provide relevant experiences for every child. Teachers support a diverse classroom of learners and help students build social and emotional confidence in addition to pre-literacy and pre-math skills. Teachers also provide special education and related services to preschool-aged children who have been identified with an educational disability.

    Responsibilities:
    -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
    -Collaborate with grade level or department teams to integrate art instruction with other subject areas

    Qualifications:
    Required:
    -Currently hold a Colorado teaching license or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement in: Early Childhood Special Education (must upload license or in process documentation to application)
    -Meet and maintain the requirements for Large Center Director Qualification as required by Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care Licensure, including but not limited to CBI, Health Statement, CPR, 1st Aid, Universal Precautions, and Medications Administration
    -Completed and submitted BVSD on-line application

    Preferred:
    -Expertise and experience working with English Language Learners
    -Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish/English
    -Experience teaching children, ages 3 to 5
    -Ability to work on a transdisciplinary team
    -Strong understanding of accommodations, modifications and strategies to use with preschool children who have special education needs
    -Ability to differentiate instruction in an inclusionary preschool model
    -Ability to use data to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate environment that promotes social, physical and intellectual growth of young children
    -Knowledge, experience and comfort in engaging all families in the educational planning for preschool age children, including home visits, parent conferences, parent volunteer opportunities and development of Individual Learning Plans in collaboration with family, other agencies and colleagues
    -Technology and software skills and experience-(Infinite Campus)

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

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply on-line at http://bvsd.org (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 - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html




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