Employment

The New America School (NAS) provides a rigorous education in English and the academic disciplines. The curriculum is built around the experiences, needs, and aspirations of the students, and is dedicated to leadership, academic excellence and community service.

Openings 

Lakewood Campus (Jeffco Campus)

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Thornton Campus

Secondary School Nurse/Lead Substance Abuse Prevention Staff – Full-time

Primary Purpose. To provide specialized services to students at-risk for alcohol and drug abuse, coordinate the substance abuse prevention programming for the school and to provide nursing services to a high-risk student population.

Position Summary. This position is intended 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; 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; and provide nursing services to NAS students.

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 Direct Services
  • Provide nursing care and physical screening to students; assess students and implement first aid measures for students as needed
  • Counsel with students concerning problems such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and substance abuse in order to facilitate responsible decision making practices
  • Implement and record required screening programs; notify parents when further medical evaluation is indicated
  • Prepare and maintain student clinic records and prepare required reports
  • Administer daily and PRN (as needed) medications and nursing care procedures prescribed by the student’s physician
  • Initiate emergency procedures for students and staff as needed
  • Develop system for tracking and follow-up of all referrals made in and out of school Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required

  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program
  • License as a registered nurse in the State of Colorado and in good standing with the Colorado State Board of Nursing
  • Possession of a valid Colorado credential authorizing pupil personnel services as a school nurse
  • Three (3) Nursing experience in a school setting Preferred
  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree
  • 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
  • Nursing case reporting and writing skills

Directly Responsible To: School Principal

Salary Range: DOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 /year

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Aurora Campus

High School Counselor

Job Description: The New America School, a charter high school located in Denver seeks a bilingual English/Spanish, Colorado certified school counselor.  Prior high school counselor experience highly desirable.  Must possess or be willing to work towards ESL endorsement. Position is full time and day and night shifts are required, Monday through Thursday. Occasional Fridays are necessary for school-directed professional development. Candidate will be working at an alternative charter High School in the Charter School Institute serving a predominately ESL population and at-risk learners.  Must be a team player, love kids, and be dedicated to assisting our school community. Position will be for the 2017-2018 school year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly Qualified
  • Counselor Certificate
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years counseling
  • Leadership
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Part-time High School Humanities Language Arts/History Teacher

Job Description: Successful candidate will teach part-time high school Humanities Language Arts/History classes. Must possess a valid Colorado Secondary Language Arts/Humanities Teacher License or endorsement. Preference will be given to those certified and experienced in SIOP / sheltered instruction. Must possess or be willing to work towards ESL endorsement. Position is, Monday through Thursday. Occasional Fridays are necessary for school-directed professional development. Candidate will be working at an alternative charter High School within the Charter School Institute serving a predominately ESL population and at-risk learners. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred. Must be dedicated to assisting our school community. Position will be for the 2017-2018 school year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly Qualified
  • Teacher Certificate

EXPERIENCE

2 years teaching

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NEW AMERICA COLLEGE

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.