Cortez Supervisor and Educator of Behavioral Program

MONTEZUMA CORTEZ SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1 Cortez Supervisor and Educator of Behavioral Program POSITION INFORMATION Job Position: Supervisor and Educator of Behavioral Program Start Date: 2018-2019 School Year Subject & Grade: Teacher/Supervisor Organization: RE-1 Designation: Teacher/Supervisor Location: Cortez, CO Type: Contractual Contact: Silver Denison Full/Part Time: Full time Email: sdenison@cortez.k12.co.us Benefits: Yes Phone: 970-565-7282 ext. 1100 Compensation: Commensurate to experience District Website: www.cortez.k12.co.us About Us: Montezuma-Cortez Mission and Values Our district is dedicated to ensuring all our students reach their potential and graduate ready for college and career. Our district is driven by our core values: Kids First Working Together for Educational Excellence Whatever it Takes We are looking for a passionate individual who is interested in leading a dynamic team of educators dedicated to closing the achievement gap in a high-need, diverse community of learners. We are privileged to serve students from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Tribe, which contributes greatly to the cultural richness of our community and schools. Position Summary: This position offers an opportunity to work directly with students in the day treatment program to support their academic achievement as the educator while also having an oversight and program development role as the administrator for the MTSS behavior system. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned) Responsible for developing and implementing a district-wide multi-tiered system of support using the Colorado's Multi-Tiered System Framework that will meet the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2016). The district MTSS system will ensure that students' academic and behavioral needs (RTI, PBIS) are identified and supported so that students can reach their full potential. The teacher/supervisor will work directly with students, families, teaching staff, administration and outside agencies to provide necessary support. Collaborates with social worker, psychologist and human services caseworker to develop program activities and to create individualized behavioral and academic programs for identified Tier III (behavioral) students. Administrative Duties: Ensures academic growth of students attending the day treatment program through direct instruction and supervision of support staff. Develop through collaboration with Social Services, BOCES and district staff a comprehensive behavioral support system that aligns with the MTSS system. Responsible for implementation of the comprehensive behavioral support system in coordination with agencies and schools. Coordinate district efforts to provide high-quality instruction and interventions that are matched to student needs, frequently monitoring progress to make decisions and changes in instruction or goals and applying student data to guide important educational decisions. Acts as a liaison with public and mental health community for the purpose of supporting individual student development goals. Supervise paraprofessionals within the classroom regarding which services should be provided and where; as well as recognize when additional administrative support is needed to ensure consistency. Lead a positive, values-driven culture of consistent high expectations. Assumes primary responsibility for the safety of the building and students. Ensures school is compliant with applicable federal and state laws, district policies, and applicable regulations. Work closely with school and district administration to ensure the least restrictive environment for identified students. Keeps the superintendent informed of the school progress in reaching its goals, any challenges or barriers that arise, and any immediate concerns impacting the students, school, or district. Teacher Responsibilities: Provide interventions for academic and social skills to give students the skills to monitor their own behavior and self-advocate. Work with the school team to determine transition plans for each student. Align instructional strategies with therapeutic recommendations. Work with the ESS case manager to progress monitor IEP goals and participate in IEP meetings. Ensure scheduling of related services (speech, occupational therapy etc.). Create a duty schedule to rotate lunch duties and recess duties between the staff allowing breaks for all staff members at least once during the day. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administration regulations and procedures of the school district Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of notes, phone calls, conferences, etc. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere. Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports. Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans. Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instruction day. Other duties as assigned. Candidate Profile Education and Certification: ? Valid Colorado Teacher License (Required) ? Principal License for Colorado (Preferred) Experience and Skills: ? Minimum five years teaching experience ? Excellent communication skills ? Experience working with behaviorally challenged students ? Experience in the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions ? Leadership experience in schools ? Experience developing and leading instructional teams ? Program and program evaluation development ? High level of personal organization and planning ? Technology proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint Culture and Fit: ? Commitment to the mission and values of Montezuma Cortez Re-1 ? Ambition and desire to grow as a leader ? Openness to feedback ? Maintains and models high standards of personal and professional integrity ? Collaborative practitioner ? Commitment to creating and implementing a strong, proactive behavioral process and framework. Essential Physical Demands: Occasional lifting Frequent sitting, standing and walking Supervisory Duties: Supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff attached to the school. Reports to: Superintendent of Schools The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term. " />

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