This is a flexible school-year position, ranging from .5 to 1.0 FTE depending on duties assigned. The ideal candidate will enthusiastically help students, families, and school staff make the best use of available opportunities and resources to fully develop each student’s individual potential. They will demonstrate patience, flexibility, sense of humor, and a deep connection to the mission of Temple Grandin School.
In-person learning environment with ample space to meet CDC and state recommended physical distancing criteria during COVID-19.
Essential Job Functions:
In collaboration with the TGS student support team, provide services to students, parents/families, and the school community:
Assist the admissions team in interpreting assessment results to determine appropriate-fit students for Temple Grandin School
Develop and implement intervention strategies to increase students’ academic and social success
Participate in daily classes as assigned to support positive student engagement with peers, teachers and course material
Contribute to program development that furthers the integration of social-emotional, executive function, and problem-solving skills in the classroom
Provide individual and group counseling/programming as needed to support students’ positive social development
Plan and facilitate daily socio-academic programming based on presenting student needs and current program goals
Provide staff with essential information to better understand factors affecting individual student performance and behavior
Develop and deliver staff in-service training programs, emphasizing evidence-based practice for the education and support of students with ASD and similar learning profiles
Support parents/families in understanding their student’s learning and mental health needs in order to facilitate their student’s school programming
Assist parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources
Participate in family meetings, team meetings, and problem-solving meetings as required to meet the needs of students
Participate in school-wide activities in order to facilitate positive relationships with all students and staff
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field
Ability to understand and interpret Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team Reports, Evaluation Review Reports, Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, 504’s and other special education reports pertaining to student needs and issues
Knowledge of child and adolescent development and family systems
Knowledge of learning processes and appropriate interventions and supports for students on the autism spectrum who may be twice-exceptional
Experience planning and facilitating adolescent group discussions and activities
Familiarity with professionals serving the autism community in the Front Range of Colorado
Strongly preferred – Colorado Special Services License (School Social Work or School Psychology)
Strongly preferred – Current Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification
Additional Salary Information: Salary Estimate: $40K-$50K
This estimate displayed represents the typical salary range of candidates hired in a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your work schedule (FTE), specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in similar roles. Most candidates will start in the bottom half of this range. In addition to salary, Temple Grandin School provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage (employer contribution to monthly employee premium), life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).
About Temple Grandin School
Temple Grandin School is more than just a school – it’s a community. We provide a safe, supportive environment where students can transcend their labels, grow from their strengths, and soar to heights they never thought possible. TGS provides a comprehensive program to address all of the socio-academic needs of our neurodiverse students with Asperger’s syndrome or similar learning profiles. Located in Boulder, Colorado, we serve students in grades 5-12.