The Joshua School Englewood, CO 80113, USA
Feb 07, 2024Full time
The Joshua School is a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) approved facility school and partner closely with multiple local school districts to provide intensive services for our students. Our nationally-recognized approach has achieved superior results through our structured environments, teaching strategies based on behavioral intervention, and data collection. Using Applied Behavior Analysis, we identify, with families and teams, the needs of each student to create an independent and fulfilling life. These might include social skills, communication and language, academics, daily living and community skills, vocational skills and more. We believe that every child is smart, competent and whole exactly as they are, and dignity is the birthright of every human being. We believe our children and their families have a right to aspire to a life of their choosing. To learn more about The Joshua School, please visit our website at JOSHUASCHOOL.ORG. SUMMARY: Supervise students and attend to their educational needs, physical, emotional health and safety while recognizing their worth, affirming their abilities, and striving to promote dignity in all relationships. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ● 100% employer paid HSA medical insurance option (as well as two PPO medical options paid at 85% by the employer). Two dental insurance options at 15% employer paid. Telehealth services, short term disability and life insurance policies at 100% employer paid. Optional vision benefits are also available. ● 6 weeks of paid school breaks, 7 paid holidays, and 3 weeks of paid time off per school year. ● 403(b) retirement plan. ● Paid Parental Leave. ● Tuition reimbursement is offered. ● RBT/BCBA supervision by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst 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. Education/Experience: ● A commitment to working with young people with developmental disabilities. ● High school diploma or equivalency. ● One year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and basic knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis preferred. ● Minimum age of 21. ● Maturity and reliability. ● Good driving record and valid Colorado Driver’s License. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional communications, tables, and graphs. The Instructional Assistant will effectively present information and respond to questions from students, staff, districts, families, and vocational and community partners. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Certificates and Licenses: High School Diploma Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Computer/Technical Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software, Google Suite software and Excel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ● Collaborate with classroom staff, Lead Teacher, Directors, Specialists and Instructional Assistants (IAs) to implement student programming in independent living, community, social, academic, vocational, hygiene and life skills while modeling the core philosophies of TJS. ● Implement all treatment programs created by Lead Teachers, Specialists, and Directors, and collect data for each goal with fidelity. ● Transport and accompany students in the community and implement community-based instruction. ● Attend and actively participate in weekly clinical meetings. ● Occasionally train team members and substitutes to implement treatment programs and collect data. ● Complete all case management responsibilities for assigned student(s)/subject matter. ● Attend and actively participate in all staff training and meetings. ● Be a role model for students and create a positive culture with co-workers by emulating professional attitude, language, and communication. ● Attend 1:1 meetings with Lead Teachers, Specialists, and Program Director in order to obtain direct positive and constructive feedback, and improve performance as requested. ● Provide positive and constructive feedback to co-workers as modeled and designated by Lead Teacher. ● Follow communication guidelines when interacting with co-workers, parents, district representatives, and community members. ● At the direction of the Lead Teacher or Specialists, complete assessments in preparation for evaluations and IEP/BIPs, or to assess ongoing progress. ● Monitor progress on goals for assigned student(s)/subject matter and bring questions/ideas to Lead Teacher and Specialists so that programming can be revised as necessary. ● Prepare and organize materials and program binders for assigned student(s)/subject matter and group activities, and develop new materials as directed by the Lead Teacher. ● Support Lead Teacher in developing, scheduling, and leading group activities throughout each week. ● Attend and actively participate in home visits for assigned student(s), as designated by Lead Teacher. ● Perform housekeeping duties to keep the school clean and safe, including upkeep and maintenance of the classroom. ● Complete certification and stay current in physical and verbal de-escalation strategies (i.e., CALM), and support during student crisis situations as necessary. ● Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and Campus Operation Manuals. ● Participate in compliance with DHS, CDE, Health and school-wide policies. ● Ensure accurate and timely submission of incident reports to the Program Director. ● Perform other duties assigned by Lead Teacher and Program Director. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This role operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely uses iPads, laptops, copy machines, walkie talkies. This job also requires driving staff and students into the community, interacting with community and vocational partners. This job involves activities with students and staff, including skiing, swimming, exercise routines, attending camp, and other active community outings. 20% local travel may be expected in this role. Noise level is low to loud. Staff should anticipate an environment that includes students in crisis (aggression, contact with bodily fluids, property destruction, screaming, self-injurious behavior). PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift or carry up to 150 pounds with help from another employee, stand, run, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and sit in small chairs or on the floor. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and use hands to manipulate large and small objects. The employee must be able to speak and hear (including whispers in loud environments). The employee must pass certification for verbal and physical crisis intervention training (CALM). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Pay: $18.51 to $19.07 an hour.