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Job Description:
The Joshua School is seeking a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s Degree in Education or related behavioral science field to lead the School-Age and Transition Programs.

The Joshua School: Over 10 years ago, what began as the radical, heartfelt response of six teachers to serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities has grown into one of the top schools for autism in the United States. The organization serves over 70 students, with 36 students housed at the Denver campus. We are an accredited, Colorado Department of Education approved Facility School and partner closely with over 20 local school districts to provide the intensive services many of our students need.



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 (ABA), an evidence-based science, 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.

Our mission is to help individuals and their families attain the highest quality of life. We do this by valuing each individual’s unique mind, body, and spirit. In order to accomplish this goal, we do not attempt to define or restrict an individual by a symptom or diagnosis. Rather, we seek to enrich their lives by utilizing individual strengths.

Areas of Responsibility
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise students and staff and care for their physical, emotional health and safety, recognizing their worth, affirming their abilities, and striving to promote dignity in all relationships.
Complete staff appraisals and monitor progress towards staff goals.
Assist with classroom and school-wide schedules.
Attend all and lead staff meetings.
Attend and review weekly clinical meetings.
Attend, participate in, and lead staff development.
Participate in a variety of administrative committees including Leadership Team
Create, oversee, and monitor progress towards the IEP for each student.
Establish and maintain working relationships with school districts and the Colorado Department of Education and Department of Human Services
Maintain all licensing requirements for CDE and DHS
Oversee and approve curriculum design and development.
Supervise BCBA candidates at The Joshua School (to fulfill certificate requirements).
In coordination with the Director of Behavioral Programming, develop and provide CEUs for BCBAs and BCaBAs at TJS.
Participate in the interviewing and hiring process for new employees.
Communicate with and be a positive role model for students, families, staff and co-workers.
Perform housekeeping duties to keep the school clean and safe
Update personnel file as necessary
Follow dress code appropriately.
Complete other duties, as assigned, by the Executive Director.


PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.



EVALUATION: The Educational Director will receive an annual evaluation by the

Executive Director and an informal evaluation six months later. Pay increases

may be based on the evaluation.



SCHEDULE: The Educational Director will work an eight (8) hour day, arriving

by 8:00 Monday through Friday. The day includes a 30-minute lunch.

This is a salaried position, therefore all school breaks and holidays will be paid time off.

As an Administrator, time may be assigned to work over breaks, in which case

PTO will be accrued for this time. In addition you will receive fifteen (15) personal/sick days per academic year, or nine (9.85) hours a month. Unused days may be rolled over into the next academic year.

Requirements/Qualifications
A commitment to working with young people with developmental disabilities
Master’s Degree in Education or related behavioral science field
Colorado state teaching license with Special Education Generalist endorsement
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preferred
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with young people with ASD.
Experience with: Behavioral intervention, Working with students with developmental disabilities including ASD, Staff supervision and preparing appraisals, Scheduling, Communication with parents, Communication with community.
Experience with: IEP development and special education law
Experience with: Staff development and training on a variety of topics including but not limited to applied behavior analysis, IEP development, pre-academic and academic curriculum development, positive behavior support, and reinforcement strategies.
Experience with: Technology used to benefit education of young people with developmental disabilities
Experience with: Standardized assessments and criterion-referenced assessments
Minimum age of 21
Maturity and reliability
Good driving record and valid Colorado Driver’s License
Work with the Director of Special Education to incorporate current Special Education requirements
How To Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to mpulford@joshuaschool.org by October 13th

• Location: Ft Collins

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