Bilingual Behavioral Health Advocate

Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, Colorado

Date PostedSeptember 28, 2017
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Bilingual Behavioral Health Advocate
.50 FTE - Professional/Technical - (temporary 10/2/17 - 5/25/18)
Salary Range: $24,296 - $36,444 (based on .50 FTE, 190 day work year - to be prorated based on days worked)


BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to providing a challenging and engaging educational experience for all its students. The district serves a diverse community that expects student success, and Boulder Valley is a leader in academic excellence with top ratings at the state and national levels for outstanding classroom teachers, exemplary schools, and programs that support student achievement. The communities we serve - Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill - cover approximately 500 square miles and include an estimated 211,000 residents, with an enrollment of more than 31,000. The University of Colorado and many nationally known organizations and companies are located within the district’s boundaries. Abundant year-round recreational activities are available in the Boulder Valley area. Website: http://www.bvsd.org

Description:
This position provides prevention and intervention for students and families with behavioral needs. This position will collaborate with staff, students and families to improve student success while supporting the district policies surrounding its mission, vision and goals.

Responsibilities:
-Coordinate, strategize, advocate and implement with district and school staff, students and parents a resolution for behavioral concerns that create discipline and/or attendance issues
-Complete home/work visits as necessary, make appropriate school/community referrals, and monitor academic progress
-Consult, plan and customize intervention strategies with school administration for at-risk students
-Collect and report information on student achievement and attendance
-Compile and submit school behavior and academic plans and reports as required
-Refer families to community resources and organizations as appropriate
-Participate in professional development on best practices in working with students with behavioral concerns
-Follow state legal requirements and district and building policies and procedures
-Some evening activities and home visits
-Respond to crisis and traumatic events at BVSD schools
-Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Required:

-Bachelor's degree; preferred major in education, social work, counseling, or related field
-Minimum one (1) year of proven success in the area of Education, Social Work or Counseling
-Bilingual/Biliterate - Spanish and English
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational, interpersonal and conflict management skills
-Extensive computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software and operating knowledge of scheduling software
-Physically able to perform including, but not limited to, standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms
-Completed and submitted BVSD online application

Preferred:
-Master's degree; preferred major in education, social work or counseling
-Active Colorado license in good standing as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
-Licensure as a Certified Addictions Counselor or other related certifications
-Proven experience working with high risk youth and families
-Thorough understanding of appropriate developmental behaviors in school-aged youth

Salary Information:
Salary information for BVSD positions can be found online at: . Salary placement varies according to experience and education. No phone calls please.

Application and Selection Procedure:
Apply on-line at http://bvsd.org (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).

If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.

Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5093; Office for Civil Rights -


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