Jeffco Public Schools
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General Education Social Worker
at Jeffco Public Schools
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!
ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT
Jefferson High School is committed to creating an enriching educational environment that promotes student achievement and success by addressing individual student needs, integrating technology, promoting safety throughout the school, and encouraging parent-community participation. Our school serves 271 students in 7-8 grade and 460 students in 9-12 grade who come from all over the Metro Denver area. We are proud of our diverse community and the "SAINTS" strive for greatness. Our students have many opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school and we offer academic support to help them achieve the college level.
Jeffco is a learning organization in which all staff must grow in their capacity to support and educate all students including those with special needs. Special Education professionals are committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities who have the right, and deserve the opportunity, to meet the challenging expectations that have been established for their non-disabled peers. Highly efficacious educators understand that their knowledge and skills can assist students in overcoming educational barriers. Maintaining a strong academic focus with quality instruction including frequent progress monitoring produces more successful outcomes for all students. A robust continuum of services driven by student needs is essential.
ABOUT THE JOB
Strong Internal Candidate
HOURS AND DAYS WORKED
General Ed Social Worker
FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $39,922.80 - $56,155.10
Summary: Provide a range of services for students who demonstrate difficulties with learning, academic achievement, social/emotional functioning, and behavior. Serve as a psycho-educational service provider involved in proactive, preventative activities, as well as responding to identified concerns. Provide services based on a combination of problem-solving, consultative, and direct service models.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develop individual, group or system level interventions which improve identified problems or concerns, including academic, social/emotional/behavioral/mental health needs as they relate to educational progress.
Uses research-based and technically sound practices to drive decision-making and interventions; and collaborates with school personnel and parents in order to develop and modify student intervention strategies.
Facilitates functional assessment of behavior (FBA) and designs/implements and progress monitors intervention plans.
Conducts, interprets and implements student assessment which includes record review, interview, observation, and standardized assessment.
Administers and interprets norm-referenced and curriculum?based edumetric and psychological assessment measures.
Participates in team-based follow-up activities to review student progress, analyze data, and modify individual interventions.
Reviews school-wide assessment data to assist building staff(s) in interpreting and designing school-wide interventions.
Serve as liaison among district building(s), families and community and collaborates with various teams to assure positive outcomes for all learners.
Participate in interdisciplinary staffings to determine the eligibility, appropriate planning, and re-evaluation for students who require special education services/programs.
Comply with Exceptional Student Services and district policies and procedures (e.g., Medicaid billing, accident reporting).
Input information into ezEDMed system for reimbursement purposes.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Hold current CDE Special Services Provider license with a School Psychologist or School Social Worker endorsement. DORA (Department of Regulatory Agency) license preferred. Training emphasis in LD/PC preferred. May be required to take additional course work or content exams to obtain the CDE Special Services Provide license. For further information on CDE Special Service Provider licensing requirements, please visit the Colorado Department of Education website at https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/endorsementrequirements.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT: Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships and function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with others and independently as appropriate. Willingness to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of clients and the district. Ability to integrate educational theory, research and expertise into appropriate practices for local contexts, in a style that facilitates positive change and continuous improvement. Must have effective group facilitation skills. Ability to use data to make educationally sound decisions. Knowledge of best practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment; and of applicable rules and laws that govern educational decisions. Ability to read and interpret documents, write reports and correspondence, and apply appropriate mathematical concepts; and to use and integrate technology appropriately in daily work which includes, but is not limited to, efficient voice mail systems, application of basic computer skills to effectively use e-mail, internet, word processing, write IEP's.
The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Requirements: Ability to travel between schools/sites served. Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that can not always be anticipated. Ability to lift and carry equipment, such as large test kits, up to 35 pounds. Ability to meet physical needs of students.
Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.