Summary: Reports to the School Director and is responsible for the educational, behavioral and social development of students and the record keeping tasks of the school. Provides a structured and safe environment that includes consistent expectations, a neuro-sequential model of therapeutics, clear expectations, follow through and direct involvement with the child in the educational and therapeutic experiences. Oversees and partners with the educational mental health worker. Performs related duties as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following:
Performs all responsibilities in a manner that is reflective of the mission and philosophy of Mount St. Vincent
Continually updates skills through supervision, education, workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Assists with classroom upkeep, cleanliness and organization.
Maintains current certifications (e.g., TCI, Lower levels, CPR, First Aid, AED, EVOLV, Universal Precautions) and trainings (e.g., NMT, Somatosensory).
Responsible to know and implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques (i.e. TCI training, time-out, locked door quiet room) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency).
Attends and participates in agency meetings and committees
Actively participates in IEP meetings, staff meetings, school learning fair, back to school night and other school activities.
Participates in Service Plan Quarterly Reviews and additional and additional staffing related to children in their classroom as needed.
Attends Medication consults with the psychiatrist when necessary
Completes documents, using agency forms, on critical incidences (e.g., therapeutic physical managements, medical incidences, state reports) and completes these tasks in a timely manner.
Documents children's progress and concerns in daily progress notes, behavior tracking sheets, and School Quarterly Reports.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. Handles conflict with team members in a timely, solution oriented manner. Maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
- Positive Attitude – Tackles new therapeutic approaches/plans with body language and communication that conveys openness and willingness to try. Uses non-verbal cues that consistently communicate professionalism. Ability to differentiate personal and professional boundaries that are conducive to the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment
- Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings
- Team Work – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
- Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.
- Leadership – Inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others. Takes a lead role with the team on the milieu when visitors/parents/families are visiting
- Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust
- Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
- Organizational support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Attendance/punctuality – Is consistently at work on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
- Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keep commitments.
- Initiative – Undertakes self –development activities; asks for and offers help when needed.
- Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.
- Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision making process.
- Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
- Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently
- Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. Is able to give and receive constructive feedback while remaining professional
- Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must keep on file a positive driving motor vehicle (DMV) record to be updated annually. Must keep on file proof of current automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually. Must keep on file a copy of a valid and current Colorado driver's license. Colorado law requires that anyone working in the State of Colorado must have a Colorado driver's license within 30 days of employment.
Education/ Experience: All teaching positions require a Bachelor's Degree and Current Colorado teaching license. Preferably one year of relevant experience in a school serving children with special needs. Teacher I: Accepted /enrolled into a teaching program and obtain a SETA/TTE (Special Education Teaching Authorization/ Temporary Teaching Endorsement). Teacher II : Teacher certification but obtaining Endorsement in the Generalist/Special Education. Teacher III: Teacher certification and endorsement in special education. Teacher IV: Master 's Degree with teacher certification and endorsement in special education.
: Mount Saint Vincent Home, Denver, CO
: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
: Day Shift
: Mar 30, 2017, 9:06:47 PM