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TEACHER, ALTERNATIVE

Company: Abraxas Youth & Family Services
Location: Canon City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Facility: SOUTHERN PEAKS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTERCompensation Base: 40,000Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Equal Opportunity Employer.Looking to be a Teacher in Colorado?Join us! Be a Colorado Educator! Whether you want to work as a Long-term Substitute or you want a career pathway to become a licensed teacher, give us a call today at .If you have always wanted to be a teacher and have a bachelor's or higher degree (from a regionally accredited college or university), you may be ready to become an alternative educator candidate! Alternative educator candidates may include:

  • Recent undergraduates who have never enrolled in or did not complete a teacher preparation program;
  • Early career changers, who have graduated from college, worked for a few years, and realize that they want to become educators;
  • Mid-career changers, who are looking for a pathway to make a difference in the lives of kids by becoming educators;
  • Community members who have college degrees and life experiences, and want to affect the lives of the children in their community;
  • Paraprofessionals who have completed their bachelor's degrees and are seeking a pathway to licensure;
  • Retired military members who would like to "serve again" by becoming educators;Do you the drive to make a difference in the lives of kids? Thinking about becoming a Teacher in Colorado? We offer an Alternative Teacher Preparation Pathway at Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center in Canon City, Co.Alternative Teacher Preparation PathwaySummary:Under direct supervision of the Education Director or Assistant Principal the Teacher, Alternative is responsible for providing specialized instruction in one or more subjects to clients in order to help them learn the subject matter and/or skills.Essential Functions:
    • Employs a wide variety of instructional methods, behavioral tools, and materials that are most appropriate for meeting standard operating procedures and educational objectives that are outlined in the school curriculum.
    • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the clients' maturity.
    • Creates and maintains accurate client/administrative documents such as daily attendance and grade books; summarizes achievements in reports for assigned clients including attendance and behavior.
    • Develops daily lesson plans and completes all required educational paperwork.
    • Participates as an educational team member in coordination with the clients, staff, and school and represents the program in professional meetings.
    • Develops therapeutic relationships with residents, significant others and providers; uses communication skills to engage them in the treatment process.
    • Develops and maintains appropriate professional boundaries between self, staff, resident, and providers and identifies issues related to ethics and boundaries, as identified in the Code of Ethics.
    • Effectively uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication; uses clinically appropriate forms and records, accurately and timely documenting resident assessment planning and progress.
    • Maintains appropriate credentials and pursues internal and/or external training and development opportunities.
    • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
    • Attends mandatory in-services.
    • Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
    • Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to end, to minimize, and report risks.
    • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
    • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills. Job Requirements:Minimum Requirements:The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
      • Bachelor's degree in related field in subject matter that is utilized for teaching experience. Experience working with the population of the hiring unit is preferred.
      • Must be in a state approved Alternative Teaching Program with current Alternative Teaching License; must have state issued Professional Teacher License within twenty-four (24) months from entering a Teacher, Alternative position.Other Qualifications:
        • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
        • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
        • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
        • Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.
        • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
        • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.Benefits:
          • Medical, Dental & Vision
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment
          • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
          • 403(b) Savings Plan
          • Employee Stock Purchase Program
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Sixteen (16) days Paid Time Off per fiscal year (pro-rated in first year)
          • Nine (9) Paid Holidays Per Year
          • Employee Assistance Program

Keywords: Abraxas Youth & Family Services, Colorado Springs , TEACHER, ALTERNATIVE, Education / Teaching , Canon City, Colorado

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