Job Description

  • TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment)-Special Education Mentor for Professional Learning JobID: 56466
  • Position Type:
    Licensed - Professional Other

  • Date Posted:
    5/4/2021

  • Location:
    687-Human Resources

  • Date Available:
    07/28/2021

  • Closing Date:
    05/17/2021

  •   Additional Information:

    TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) - Special Education Mentor for Professional Learning
    1.0 FTE - Regular 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:
    Supports Special Education teachers and Special Education Special Service Providers (SSP’s) in their early career development through structured professional learning and classroom/setting coaching.

    Responsibilities:
    -Serves as mentor resource for novice teachers new to the district by providing peer consultation/modeling of effective lessons and lesson plans, instructional techniques, behavior management, availability and use of resources, and other matters impacting teaching success.
    -Provides supportive feedback through a variety of sources, which can include observation, consultation, and coaching to further develop instructional effectiveness
    -Provides support to non-probationary teachers in order to improve their practice through the Teacher Support Program
    -Assists mentees in identifying and setting goals and objectives which are aligned with Boulder Valley School District Evaluation Standards
    -Displays strong organizational skills, including time and resource management, and record keeping
    -Builds and maintains a positive relationship with school administrators in order to support the professional growth of the mentee
    -Maintain confidentiality concerning professional conversations with mentees
    -Facilitates the completion of BVSD induction requirements for participants, including conducting induction seminars and assisting with New Educator Orientation
    -Participates as a mentor team member by planning, developing, and conducting staff development opportunities for Educator Support Programs
    -Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position
    -Follows State legal requirements and District and building policies and procedures

    Qualifications:
    Required:
    -Currently hold a Colorado teaching license or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement in: Special Education Generalist) must upload license or in process documentation to application)
    -Completed and submitted BVSD online application.

    Preferred:
    -Masters Degree
    -Seven years successful classroom teaching experience, three of which must be within Boulder Valley School District.
    -Experience teaching in an ILC classroom.
    -Demonstrated ability to work successfully with racially, culturally and linguistically different groups.
    -Continued commitment to grow as a culturally responsive educator.
    -Strong content knowledge of best practices and assessment, multiple strategies of approaching instruction from a foundational and pedagogical perspective that considers the student, teacher and content.
    -Experience with designing and facilitating in professional development in individual, small group, and large group settings.

    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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