EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.
BENEFITS STATEMENT: All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit: https://mhcd.org/workplace-of-choice/.
COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious/faith-based exemption is required for employment with the Mental Health Center of Denver. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (that is, at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious/faith-based exemption, within their first three (3) days of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.
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SALARY RANGE: $63,835 - $75,100/year
POSITION SUMMARY: Overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and supervising educational service delivery for Skyline Academy, an intensive facility school/day treatment program at the Mental Health Center of Denver, serving students ages 6 to 14-years old in grades 1st through 8th. Skyline Academy provides year-round services, with specialty social-emotional programming during the Summer. The approach of the team is characterized by being strengths-based, family-centered, culturally proficient and community responsive. Skyline Academy students require individualized educational plans within an adaptive and trauma-informed environment due to their specific learning and social-emotional needs. This position will supervise teachers and ensure that all students are receiving appropriate education services based written IEP accommodations. This position is also responsible for maintaining CDE compliance all work supervised.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Participate in the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of teachers.
- Ensure that educational services are delivered appropriately and that all federal, state, and local educational requirements are met.
- Assist Program Manager in the review of referrals and admission process for day treatment services.
- Implement procedures for maintaining student records, notifying school districts of referral placement and discharge of students and complete all requirements for billing of educational and related services.
- Monitor and update IEPs. Work with school districts to ensure that IEPs meet all relevant standards and expectations.
- Establish performance expectations with teachers and complete catalytic coaching in a timely way.
- Develop training opportunities for teachers, in collaboration with the Program Manager and Unit Manager, to provide evidence-based services and curriculum.
- Implement procedures for providing individual and group supervision for teachers that supports quality delivery of school curriculum and services.
- Work closely with day treatment Program Manager, Unit Manager, and clinical staff to coordinate school and clinical services.
- Work closely with Unit Manager to ensure collaboration between teachers and Mental Health Therapist 1s (MHTs) on the delivery of milieu services and instruction.
- Ensure that all Colorado Department of Education Standards for facility schools are met and all reports are completed by their deadlines.
- Serve as the Student Assessment Coordinator for MHCD and ensure that all standards and expectations are met for completion of state required assessments.
- Maintain on-going collaboration and communication with external agencies as required to provide coordination of services and effective transition into and from the MHCD school program.
- Serve as substitute teacher as needed during extended teacher absence.
- Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelors or Master’s degree in special education, Master’s preferred. Current Colorado teacher’s license in good standing with special education endorsement or special education license required. Current administrator’s license with Director of Special Education endorsement preferred. Or, must be actively working towards licensure with endorsement.
EXPERIENCE: 2 years teaching experience in a facility school program. Supervisory experience preferred.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
- Ability to work with children with significant mental health needs.
- Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and with a multidisciplinary team.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of external agencies.
- Good organizational and administrative skills.
- Knowledge of facility school and special education regulations and IEP process.
- Ability to supervise education staff.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teachers, Substitute Teachers
- Letter of Recommendation.
- Physical and TB prior to start date
- QMAP, CPR and First Aid Certifications within the first 60 days of employment.
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained within 6 months of employment.
GENERAL HOURS: M-F, 8am-5pm (may vary), year round
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.
WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.