Employment

Overview of Organization: The mission of The New America Schools is to empower new immigrants, English language learners, and academically under served students with the educational tools and support they need to maximize their potential, succeed and live the American dream. The New America School, Colorado is a system of three public charter high schools in Lakewood, Lowry, and Thornton (http://colorado.newamericaschool.org/).

We work on a four-day workweek, Monday through Thursday, with additional opportunities to teach on Fridays. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, often needing support in academic, English language learning, and socio-emotional areas. Our schools are small, ranging from 250-450 students. One Friday per month all three schools meet to discuss and model best practices.

We support students socio-emotionally on the same level that we support them academically, and teachers work closely with counselors, behavior interventionists, school psychologists, and family liaisons to serve the whole student.

Benefits of Working for NAS, a Public High School Charter: 

  • Four-day work week, Fridays off
  • Autonomy in the classroom
  • Low-cost health care for employees
  • Competitive salary
  • Multiple opportunities for additional compensation based on interests and/or aptitude
  • Chance to work with caring professionals
  • Chance to make a difference in the lives of amazing students

Openings for FY 2018/2019

Teacher Positions:

 Overview of the Positions: We are looking for dynamic, caring, master teachers who can tap into our students’ undeveloped strengths and help them succeed.

Competencies

Curriculum and Instruction: You are well-versed in Common Core standards, including unpacking and scaffolding these standards to provide rigor. You know how to balance culturally responsive teaching with post-secondary and workforce readiness standards. You have a base knowledge of, or are willing to learn, sheltered instruction. You are flexible in your delivery, knowing that checking for understanding in a student-centered classroom is the best way for students to own their own learning. You are committed to folding in mini-lessons to address gaps in student learning. You know how to use external platforms (Khan, Achieve, etc.) to supplement, not supplant, your instruction. Experience in small group instruction is a plus.

Data: You know the underlying tenets of the Data Cycle of collecting data, analyzing that data, and acting on that data to increase student outcomes. You are also an expert in formative assessment, collecting data on student learning while it is happening and adjusting instruction accordingly.

As a growth school, we use the NWEA map test to track student learning. You are either familiar with or willing to learn the NWEA Learning Continuum and RIT scores.

Socio-Emotional Learning: You adhere to the “connect before you correct” maxim, knowing that building relationships with students is the cornerstone of student success. You are also a “warm demander” who is consistent and fair with students and maintains high expectations for behavior and achievement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly Qualified

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • two years teaching
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Aurora Campus

Lead Substance Abuse Prevention Staff

Title:  Lead Substance Abuse Prevention Staff

Eligible Applicants:  Either Colorado Licensed School Social Workers or Colorado Licensed School Psychologists

Primary Purpose. Provide specialized services to students at-risk for alcohol and drug abuse, as well as the general student population. Coordinate the substance abuse prevention programming for the school.

Position Summary.  This position is intended to provide general social work or psychological services to the New America School- Lowry student body and to facilitate better screening, education, and referral care coordination for New America School students with substance abuse and other behavioral health needs; provide training and resources for New America School staff on the implementation of evidence-based programming on substance abuse prevention education; and connect New America School students who are at risk for substance abuse with services that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Project Management

Under the general supervision of the school principal and working cooperatively with health and guidance staff:

  • Oversee the planning, development and provision of alcohol and substance abuse prevention activities in the school
  • Oversee the planning, development and provision of alcohol and substance abuse prevention education in the school
  • Arrange, coordinate and when appropriate lead professional development training on the implementation of effective alcohol and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs
  • Provide staff development training on early identification of student substance abuse involvement
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing needs assessment and evaluation of drug abuse prevention services and interventions and make recommendations based on findings
  • Maintain appropriate school records and provide written reports and communications

Referral

  • Access and work closely with community agencies to identify alcohol and drug prevention resources for student and parents
  • Establish referral network/linages with outside agencies for both students and parents
  • Serve as a source of information regarding community resources
  • Serve as substance abuse prevention liaison between the student, school, home and community resources
  • Make referral to public or private agencies with appropriate follow-up
  • Develop system for tracking and follow-up of all referrals made in and out of school

Counseling and Intervention

  • Provide general Social Work or Psychological services to the NAS-Lowry student body
  • Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning student referrals, drug abuse prevention and identification of students at risk
  • Develop system for and conduct substance abuse assessments and/or screenings
  • Provide individual and group substance abuse prevention counseling to students and parents
  • Participate in case conferences involving cooperation with other pupil personnel workers, school personnel and community agencies
  • Be available for crisis intervention as need arises or arrange for such coverage by emergency social services

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Either possession of a valid Colorado credential authorizing pupil personnel services as a school social worker (secondary) or a school psychologist (secondary)
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in counseling or social work or psychology
  • Three (3) years counseling experience in a school setting

 Preferred

  • Bilingual – Spanish/English
  • Certified Addition Counselor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership skills in working with individuals and groups (i.e. initiating individual or group discussion, listening, clarifying and facilitating interactions and sharing of ideas)
  • Experience providing case management, facilitating support groups, and individual and group counseling in a school setting
  • Experience collaborating with community-based organizations and other city agencies
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Case reporting and writing skills

Directly Responsible To:  School Principal

 Salary Range:  $4,166 – $4,583 per month depending on experience

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Part-time High School Special Education Teacher

Overview of the Position: We are looking for dynamic, caring, master teachers who can tap into our students’ undeveloped strengths and help them succeed.

Competencies

Curriculum and Instruction: You are well-versed in Common Core standards, including unpacking and scaffolding these standards to provide rigor. You know how to balance culturally responsive teaching with post-secondary and workforce readiness standards. You have a base knowledge of, or are willing to learn, sheltered instruction. You are flexible in your delivery, knowing that checking for understanding in a student-centered classroom is the best way for students to own their own learning. You are committed to folding in mini-lessons to address gaps in student learning. You know how to use external platforms (Khan, Achieve, etc.) to supplement, not supplant, your instruction. Experience in small group instruction is a plus.

Data: You know the underlying tenets of the Data Cycle of collecting data, analyzing that data, and acting on that data to increase student outcomes. You are also an expert in formative assessment, collecting data on student learning while it is happening and adjusting instruction accordingly.

As a growth school, we use the NWEA map test to track student learning. You are either familiar with or willing to learn the NWEA Learning Continuum and RIT scores.

Socio-Emotional Learning: You adhere to the “connect before you correct” maxim, knowing that building relationships with students is the cornerstone of student success. You are also a “warm demander” who is consistent and fair with students and maintains high expectations for behavior and achievement.

Benefits of Working for NAS, a Public High School Charter:

  • Four-day work week, Fridays off
  • Autonomy in the classroom
  • Low-cost health care for employees
  • Competitive salary
  • Multiple opportunities for additional compensation based on interests and/or aptitude
  • Chance to work with caring professionals
  • Chance to make a difference in the lives of amazing students

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly Qualified
  • Special Education Endorsement

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • two years teaching
Submit Resume

Lakewood (Jeffco Campus)

All positions currently filled.

Thornton Campus

All positions currently filled.

Nonprofit Management Office

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Please contact Angel Soto at resumes@newamericaschool.org for additional information regarding New America School employment.

The New America School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. The New America School does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected by state or local law.