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Crestone Charter School immediate openings: Classroom aide

 

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 1,500 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. For more information see crestone-charter-school.org. The Crestone Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous experience preffered

  • Valid Colorado Driver's License

  • Pass background check

The employee 

  • Interacts well with students and multiple adults

  • Is highly organized and able to multitask 

  • Is flexible and follows directions

  • Keeps safety a priority

  • Is willing to wear a mask for extended periods of time

 

The position is for the remainder of the 2021/22 school year, is hourly, and may include benefits. Competitive starting wages are based on experience ($15-18/hr). The employee has parts of the Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks off. Work hours are flexible and may include evening, early morning, and weekends. 

 

The position remains open until filled.

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

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 2 recent letters of recommendations 

  • 2 additional references 

 

Send to Thomas Cleary at tcleary@crestonecharter.com

Please call 719-256-4907 with any questions

 

Classroom aide Description 

Follows classrooms teacher’s lead to assist with lesson delivery and to support students who need extra time or extra challenge. Position includes working closely with teachers and individual students, a focus on elementary grade levels, recess and lunch supervision, copies and office tasks, ordering of supplies, and occasional driving. Regular work hours average 25-35 hours each work week for classroom aide position, competitive starting wages based on experience, and the position does include benefits. Learn more bit.ly/2ZJmhuH

Crestone Charter School immediate openings: School Psychologist

CCS seeks School Psychologist for our eighty K-12 students. www.crestone-charter-school.org/employment 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Crestone Charter School seeks an inspired school psychologist with a holistic approach to deliver services to our K-12 student population of approximately 80 students.  Successful applicants will have excellent communication and listening skills, writing skills, organizational skills, and be proficient in using Google Drive and Microsoft Office.  Applicants will have the ability to obtain their Colorado School Psychologist License and will ensure all NASP standards are part of the CCS student services program.  Applicants will have the ability to work with an innovative and motivated professional team in a school that emphasizes differentiated instruction through child-centered approaches and student-directed learning.

 

K-12 Duties Include

  • Providing individual and group counseling to students K-12

  • 504 Coordination / IEP Support

  • Coordinating Multi-Tiered Systems of Support team for student needs within the Response to Intervention Process.

  • Lead Gifted and Talented Program

  • Attending weekly Staff Meetings

  • Participating in Professional Development Opportunities

  • Delivering evidenced-based character education grades K-8 that promotes the development of Life Skills 

  • Participate and enhance the creation of school and classroom culture

  • Attending ISST meetings when the school has a referral to advocate for support from Mental Health and Social Services within the County and State

  • Must be qualified to drive a 12 passenger van (clean driving and insurance record) 

  • Crisis response and support for students, families, and teachers

  • Making referrals as appropriate to community counseling and public health services for students and families

  • School Health Professionals Grant administration and reporting, including leading staff PD and Parent events

 

Secondary Duties Include

  • Coordinating evidenced-based curricula at the secondary level that specifically reduces risk factors and increase protective factors while promoting healthy lifestyle choices 

  • Ensuring administration of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey to students grades 7-12 on an annual basis 

 

Hiring Timeline: March 8, 2019 Posting of position

March 31, 2019 Application due

April 8, 2019 Invitation to finalists to interview 

April 15, 2019 Interview Dates (all dates may be subject to change)

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

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 3 recent letters of recommendations 

  • Contact information for 4 professional persons to contact for references 

  • Short essay on the following questions:

    • Describe an experience where you made a difference helping a child work through an issue.

    • Describe your ideal Multi Tier System of support and how you would implement it. 

    • What are your strengths and in what areas do you feel you need support?

 

Send to Thomas Cleary at tcleary@crestonecharter.com  and please call 719-256-4907 with any questions

CRESTONE CHARTER SCHOOL

 

Crestone Charter School is a small rural charter school located in the town of Crestone Colorado, close to 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 a 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 to a world outside of our community. Ergo, teachers must be capable of planning the logistics, including budgeting, for short-term and long-term field trips. Teachers 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 teachers have the voice and choice that some teachers in traditional schools have lost. Our teachers are not burdened with scripted lessons. 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.  

The Crestone Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact the Crestone Charter School at the address/phone/email above.