Teacher School Social Worker/Psychologist
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.
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.