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22-23 School Year openings

All job applications will be accepted via the job portal at https://jobs.bvsd.org/

 Horizons School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


Counselor (job share)

This is a job share Counselor and Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator position (0.4 FTE, non-benefited) starting in the 2022-2023 school year.

Responsibilities:

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

  • Support the administration, students, faculty, and parents in monitoring school-wide behavioral expectations and policies.
  • Help develop school culture that supports positive student attributes, dispositions, and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with K-8 teachers to design and implement integrated SEL curriculum and scope and sequence.
  • Teach or co-teach SEL/Mindfulness to students in grades K-8.
  • Provide leadership and professional development opportunities for SEL.
  • Prepare and deliver parent education workshops twice annually.
  • Attend weekly grade level team meetings and MTSS meetings for students as needed, and as discussed and agreed upon by you and fellow job share counselor.
  • Participate in supervision duties and service learning opportunities including recess duty, electives, and evening events.
  • Provide Health curriculum support.
  • Collaborate with faculty to support service learning curriculum.
  • Coordinate & manage caseload with social worker & part-time counselor and assist with risk assessment.
  • Facilitate student support groups to teach specific skills.
  • Facilitate academic, personal and social counseling.
  • Familiar with the American School Counseling Associate standards.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Currently hold a Colorado teaching license or have licensure application in process with a School Counselor endorsement (must upload license or in process documentation to application). Interim school counselor authorization will also be considered.

Preferred:

  • Deep knowledge of child development and social-emotional learning (SEL) and Mindfulness curriculum.
  • Knowledge of and practice with restorative justice.
  • Demonstrated background and or interest in curriculum development.
  • Ability to function well in self-directed activities, work collaboratively, and take initiative to complete tasks.
  • Understand and skillfully use digital technologies in a Google environment.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled in group facilitation, coordination, and leadership.
  • Belief in teaching with the interests of the whole child in mind.
  • Ability to collaborate with K-8 teachers, families, staff, other counselors and administrators.
  • Ability to appreciate and leverage diverse & multiple perspectives.
  • Commitment to cultivating core values of respect, responsibility & compassion.
  • Counseling experience in a school environment and experience working with groups of students in a variety of grades.
  • Master’s Degree in relevant field, such as counseling, education, or psychology.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all school matters.
  • Technologically literate, Google applications savvy and motivated to use technology to enhance learning.
  • Previous experience with non-graded, experiential, project-based, integrated, interdisciplinary approaches.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with experience and position on the Horizons K-8 Teacher Salary Schedule which can be found via the Horizons K-8 website (and prorated based on FTE). Up to five years of equitable experience will be granted.


Custodian (10-month work schedule)

We have one full-time (1.0 FTE – 40 hrs/week), benefited Custodian position open. Daily schedule is 12pm-8:30pm (this includes a 30 minute unpaid lunch). Yearly work schedule is from the beginning of August through early June (a 10-mth schedule).

Responsibilities:

  • Clean areas of building; remove trash.
  • Assist in set-up and breakdown for sporting, special events, and meetings.
  • Secure the building, locking classroom and office doors.
  • Communicate maintenance/safety issues and custodial supply and equipment needs to head/lead custodian.
  • Ability to be on feet up to eight hours every day.
  • Ability to perform physical labor, including heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds; occasional dual lifts of up to 100 pounds and requires ability to frequently reach, lift, bend and stoop; may occasionally require climbing ladders or crawling.
  • Available for 1st shift work schedule, if needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Complete and submitted BVSD online application.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Communicate (read, write, and speak) in English, must pass English component of interview process.
  • Ability to be on feet up to eight hours every day.
  • Ability to perform physical labor, including heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds; occasional dual lifts of up to 100 pounds and requires ability to frequently reach, lift, bend and stoop; may occasionally require climbing ladders or crawling.

Salary Information:

Annual pay range: $26,836-$32,629

Commensurate with experience and position on the Horizons K-8 Salary Schedule which can be found via the Horizons K-8 website (Wage Scale 5, pro-rated for 10-month work schedule). 


Paraeducator – Special Education

Job Description

Boulder Valley School District is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

Location: US:CO:BOULDER

School: Horizons K-8 School

Position Title: Kindergarten Paraeducator

Position Start Date: August 2022

FTE: 0.840

Closing Date: May 12, 2022

Summary:

Horizons K-8 School, located in south Boulder, has a rich history of academic excellence. The Horizons community takes great pride in attending to the whole child through an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, safety and kindness throughout the school. A consistently high-performing school, Horizons emphasizes multi-age groupings, diverse perspectives, full inclusion, service learning, teacher-guided student choice, community building, authentic and active learning experiences, outdoor education, use of technology, and project-based instruction. Our 348 students are in classes of 18-20, guided by an exemplary group of teacher leaders. The school is governed through a horizontal structure that includes faculty, staff, parents and administration. Portfolio-based assessments and reflections, along with student-led conferences, replace traditional report cards and grades.

Our mission is to guide K-8 students to become self-directed learners in a supportive, collaborative environment rooted in critical thinking, justice, and choice. At Horizons K-8 School we strive to make our school an exciting, inclusive place to work, teach, learn, create, and innovate by actively fostering a respectful and responsible environment where all community members – staff, students and families – are included.

To Apply: 

Complete application at https://jobs.bvsd.org/

Contact: 

Mr. Lucas Ketzer, Head of School: lucas.ketzer@bvsd.org