Seeks a School Health Professional for our K-12 students.



The Crestone Charter School is a small rural charter school located in the town of Crestone Colorado, close to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Crestone is a town tucked into the foothills of some of the most remote and rugged wilderness in Colorado, the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range. Crestone is an open-minded, adventurously unique, isolated, and tight-knit community serving more than twenty spiritual retreat centers of different creeds, with a population of 1,200 residents. 


The Charter School is the main centerpiece of this community, and as such, the faculty and staff have a shared and very public sense of responsibility for creating and maintaining the highest standards in education.  


We have implemented a progressive form of proficiency-based education that centers around standards-based project and experiential education. In addition to facilitating learning for all the commonly tested content areas of traditional education, CCS teachers guide students through six non-academic content areas specific to our charter school. These are self-awareness and character development, artistic skills, service learning, environmental awareness, life-skills / health / body awareness, and cultural awareness. These “core values” are woven into everything we do and are emphasized through and during our outdoor and travel programming.  


Our small number of eighty students in grades K-12, within the five multi-age class units in our environmentally conscious schoolhouse, requires all faculty and staff to closely work together and participate in decision making. Teachers are empowered and expected to guide their group of learners along the path of self-discovery and academic growth.  Teachers are also expected to use their professional ethics and best judgment when designing projects and thematic units, including field trips to engage student learning. 


One of the major benefits of Crestone Charter School is the awesome trips designed by the teachers to expose the students a world outside of our community. All staff must be comfortable driving our twelve-passenger vans for said trips. High school trips are longer and more intense than other grades and include international travel experiences every other year. Additionally, our teachers come to us with a love for outdoor education, including camping, hiking, swimming, and skiing/snowboarding.


Our decisions are driven by the immediate needs of the children we serve. Our staff has the voice and choice that some educators in traditional schools have lost. Our school has the trust and support of the Governing Council that we serve. Our students encompass individuality and creative expression. They are extremely bright, and good-natured, especially with one another. They encourage one another and support each other’s academic success. Our school progressively redefines the possibilities of rural academic excellence; for those in the industry functioning at the level of change agent, this is an amazing place to be.  


Job Description:

  • Assesses and chooses curriculum, interventions, and strategies to improve student SEL resilience outcomes.

  • Develops a screening process and continuously improves the referral process for students with substance abuse and behavioral health needs including suicide prevention, across all grade levels. 

  • Implements a social-emotional screener called the BIMAS II. The information and trends from this data will be used to prioritize content for social-emotional and behavioral health programs.

  • Certified school professional with behavioral health experience and provides behavioral health services to Tier II and III students and is a resource and support for Tier I. 

  • Provide and coordinate Mental Health services for identified students.

  • Hosts family events about mental health, substance abuse, and parenting techniques.

  • Plans, delivers, and implements professional development training at some staff meetings, teacher collaborative learning team meetings, and during professional development days to help provide teachers and staff with strategies for prevention education and behavioral health across all grade levels.

  • Participates in weekly Multi-Tier Support System (MTSS) meetings.

  • Attends San Luis Valley ISST/WRAP meetings to collaborate and coordinate with community-based services and establishes a referral process. 

  • Works with elementary and middle school teachers (grades K-8) to provide cross-curricular prevention, social-emotional learning and health programming to all students. 

  • Offers social-emotional learning and health electives for high school students

  • Facilitates Restorative conversations with students, families, and teachers as needed.

  • Supports teachers with classroom interventions

  • Provides crisis interventions

  • Collaborates with the District Health & Wellness Team

  • Fosters and maintains relationships with local and teletherapy providers. 

  • During possible COVID school closure, provides services remotely/online. 

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Job Qualifications Preferences: 

  • School Psychologist, Behavioral HealthTherapist, or similar background, willing to work towards these qualifications.


The Crestone Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.


Application Details

Hiring Timeline: 

As soon as possible.

The position remains open until filled.


Please submit the following (in one file, preferably PDF):

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 3 recent letters of recommendations 

  • 3 additional references 

Send to Marie-Louise Baker at mlbaker@crestonecharter.com  


Please call 719-256-4907 with any questions


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