Job Description

  • Teacher - Special Education - Intensive Center for Affective Needs (ICAN) JobID: 60393
  • Position Type:
    Licensed - Special Education PK-12

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    509-Meadowlark School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:

  •   Additional Information:

    Teacher - Special Education - Intensive Center for Affective Needs (ICAN)
    1.00 FTE - Limited Term Contract (10/27/21 - 5/27/22)

    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.

    Meadowlark School is Boulder Valley School District’s first school in Erie, Colorado, serving students K through 8th grade with a preschool program. The school is a dynamic learning environment organized into five learning communities: PK-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th. Flexible grouping arrangements and project/problem based learning are core instructional strategies in creating challenging, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for all students. The innovative educational spaces provide purposeful, flexible spaces for collaboration and partnerships for all stakeholders. Personalized learning is the core tenet of our learning community model. Staff teach all subject areas and work in collaboration with students, family and the community to support social, emotional, physical, and academic growth. A key priority is ensuring the needs of all students are met. Visit the Meadowlark Website to better understand Meadowlark School and our innovative instructional approach.

    A BVSD special education teacher plans, develops, implements, and monitors individualized education programs, provides appropriate specialized educational instruction and works closely with general educators to ensure continuity of services for meeting the specific needs of students with disabilities.

    -Work with students with diverse abilities and challenges who demonstrate social/emotional/behavior barriers to educational success, determining programming needs and challenges of students with multiple needs.
    -Develop, utilize, and implement assessments and Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
    -Write and develop appropriate curriculum accommodations and modifications in all academic areas and grade levels individualized to each student
    -Write aligned individual assessment results and interpretations, with measurable goals and a program delivery plan
    -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


    -Currently hold a Colorado teaching license or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement as Special Education Generalist or the equivalent endorsement for the student population (must upload license or in process documentation to application)
    -Completed and submitted BVSD on-line application

    -Skills and experience in collaboration and co-teaching with classroom teachers and support professionals
    -Skills and experience to support classroom activity for students of all abilities and challenges within a classroom and larger learning environment
    -Training or experience in serving English Language Learners (ELL) students
    -Technology and software skills and experience–(Infinite Campus and Excent)
    -Knowledge of and deep belief in inclusion in the general education classroom for all students, including those on an IEP and/or learning English
    -Excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to communicate frequently with families regarding school curriculum and student progress
    -Experience in developing and implementing function based behavior support plans
    -Experience delivering explicit and systematic literacy interventions
    -Skills and experience in collaboration and co-teaching with classroom teachers and support professionals
    -Possess the certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)
    -Skills and experience in collaboration and co-teaching with classroom teachers and support professionals
    -Dedication to high standards of excellence and the success of all students; ability to personalize instruction for students so that all are challenged to learn
    -Data-driven evidence of closing the achievement gap and deep knowledge of instructional practices that will do so
    -Technologically literate and motivated to use technology to enhance learning
    -Innovative thinking, problem-solving and teaching practices
    -Flexible in all aspects of the profession
    -Experience using flexible grouping arrangements to meet the needs of learners
    -Understand and embrace the BVSD Innovation Guiding Principles:
    -Use empathy to understand learners, stakeholders and problems
    -Value parents as partners in education and involve parents appropriately in the learning process in and out of school
    -Use inquiry-based learning as a key tool in facilitating student success:
    -Balance and support children’s social, emotional, physical and academic development in the learning process
    -Create cross-curricular, collaborative learning opportunities to maximize student engagement and achievement
    -Understanding of Design Thinking principles
    -Understanding of Project-Based Learning
    -Understanding of Professional Learning Communities
    -Consensus building skills

    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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