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26 Oct 2023

Teacher Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Rocky Mountain Prep
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

About Rocky Mountain Prep
Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,800 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.  In the school year 2023-2024, we have grown to 12 schools serving over 5,000 students.
Who We Seek
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change. As a Behavioral Interventionist, you will be held accountable for two of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Position Description:
The Social-Emotional learning Specialist (SELS) promotes the social-emotional wellness of students and staff through programming that supports a positive culture and climate, coordinates universal social-emotional instruction, and provides evidence-based targeted supports. The SELS supports students across the continuum with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This support may include, but is not limited to, one-on-one support, group work, small group counseling, classroom and teacher support and coaching, and collaborative problem-solving with both prevention and intervention models. The SELS supports the effective implementation of the network’s social-emotional learning vision.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5.  As a Social Emotional Learning Specialist, you will be held accountable for some of these goals.


Must Haves

  • Master’s degree in counseling, school psychology, social work, or another related mental health field.
  • Meets all professional licensure requirements. Learn more here.
  • Training and experience with effective, research-based behavioral interventions and strategies for supporting urban youth.
  • Experience leading, coaching, and managing adults Training and experience in restorative and trauma-informed approaches

Nice to Haves

  • At least 2 years of historically under-served and/or marginalized school-based experience in the area(s) of mental health, intervention, special education, counseling, and/or school culture.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Speaks Spanish and has experience working with and supporting Emergent Bilinguals.
  • Demonstrated success working with students of color and students with varied abilities Experience in Title I and/or charter schools

Essential Functions

  • Lead and partner with school staff and school community to build a positive school culture and climate by coordinating universal social-emotional programming and supports such as universal SEL instruction, data-based decision-making, safe school planning, professional development, and facilitation of tier 2 supports, which may include psychoeducational counseling groups.
  • Support assigned campus with establishing an integrated MTSS team Organize and facilitate the administration of the school-wide social-emotional and behavioral screener (i.e., Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS)) during 3 benchmark windows throughout the school year.
  • As a member of the integrated MTSS team, analyze a variety of data to Identify needs for social-emotional programming and continuously improve existing social-emotional programming.
  • Design, implement, monitor, and adapt student response to research-based interventions for targeted academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs.
  • Collects and monitors social-emotional data regularly to identify students in need of additional support.
  • Celebrate and learn from performance gains and systemic improvement.
  • In collaboration with the mental health team, culture team, and school leadership team, analyze school-wide trends around attendance, behavior/discipline data, and safety responses and develop and lead initiatives to address challenges and social-emotional wellness.
  • Invest in and directly support stakeholders in developing the school-level infrastructure necessary for the implementation of social-emotional programming and interventions.
  • Work with teachers and school staff to support students’ individual needs through teacher consultation, team meetings, and the MTSS process.


  • Serve as the social-emotional learning expert, providing expertise in and direct facilitation of social-emotional programs and interventions.
  • Lead implementation of assigned school-wide campus social-emotional program, including direct facilitation of the program and support for teachers with the internalization and implementation of assigned campus social-emotional curriculum (e.g., lead implementation fidelity checks).
  • Coordinates and leads implementation of schoolwide or classwide Tier 1 activities and supports (e.g., suicide prevention programming, bullying prevention week, Mix It Up Day).
  • In collaboration with the integrated MTSS team, culture team, mental health team, and school leadership, implement systems and routines that create a safe, predictable, and welcoming school and classroom culture (e.g., mental health referral process).
  • Provides evidence-based, age/grade/developmentally appropriate social-emotional interventions to students in small group and one-on-one settings across tiers with students in general education.
  • Facilitates small group counseling and evidence-based/manualized interventions (e.g., Coping Cat, BrainWise, CBITS, Zones of Regulation).
  • Follows protocol for providing students with counseling services that align with district and/or STRIVE expectations (e.g., SE/MH plan, consent for counseling, documentation in ezEdMed, progress monitoring).
  • Maintains direct service logs for all students receiving tiered social, emotional, and/or behavioral interventions following district and network guidance.
  • Respect for diversity in the home, school, local, and global communities.


  • Develop and provide professional learning or content for adult learners.
  • Support teachers in building meaningful relationships with students and families.
  • Provide coaching, modeling, and ongoing consultation with behavioral and social-emotional interventions.


  • Collaborates ​with ​school ​personnel, ​parents, ​students, ​and ​community ​resources ​to ​provide ​competent ​mental ​health support ​during ​and ​after ​crisis ​situations, and ​support ​network ​crisis ​responses ​as ​needed, ​and ​follow ​ERCM ​network response ​team ​procedures.
  • Conducts suicide risk reviews and self-injury inventory process according to training and best practices (e.g., follow protocol, inform parents, provide recommendations and referrals to community services, and often provide follow-up counseling and support at school).
  • Participates in threat response system process according to training and best practices.
  •  As appropriate, offers families resources and referrals for services in the community and supports families in navigating those services


  • Support school-wide data and assessments as needed (i.e., ACCESS, CMAS, Verbals)Other duties as assigned.
$54,000 – $69,000 a year
Calculated based on years and experience in education.
Our benefits package includes: 
Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement through PERA
Want more information?
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program! Please review our Fellowship FAQs to learn more about the RMP Teaching Fellowship!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Are you ready to support the students at Green Valley Ranch? Apply Here! If you have any questions,  please email our Talent Recruiter Lexi Pacheco at We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.