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Student Engagement Specialist

Job Description
Tennyson Center For Children
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Job Location: 
Denver Metro
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Health & Mental Health
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Collaborate within the framework of the educational and treatment team in the completion of instructional activities and behavior management in keeping with each child's IEP and treatment plans. Individualize academic and social emotional support for each student in classroom. Daily supervision/care of children living in the residential cottage during school breaks.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Implement treatment plans and IEP's in an appropriate manner as directed by the clinician and teacher. Provide clean, safe and therapeutic learning environments by providing one on one tutoring, small group instruction, and maintenance of student engagement in academic and social emotional learning.
  • Provide a therapeutic balance of hierarchy and affiliation, demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children at all times. Implement TCC procedures for behavior management (both verbal and non-verbal) and physical management, balancing client’s needs for structure, nurturing, learning and recreation.
  • Assist with classroom management strategies implemented with the collaboration of the educational, clinical, and student engagement specialists. Ensure positive behavior supports are being implemented on a milieu and individual level of all students.
  • During break weeks and non-school days; Complete morning routines in cottage, lunch duty in school/cottage and cottage coverage during school breaks as assigned.
  • B.A. degree in Human Services/related field or equivalent experience required
  • Experience in an educational setting with special needs children K-12 preferred
  • All candidates must have, or qualify to obtain a current Colorado driver license. (Must obtain Colorado license within 30 days of employment.)
  • All positions require criminal CBI background check, FBI fingerprint check, State of CO child abuse check, DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical, academic credential verification, and reference check

Starting hourly rate starting at $16.00

Employees working 30 or more hours can enroll in the following:

An industry leading pension plan is also available to employees during open enrollment.

Additional voluntary benefits are available directly through:

Employee assistance plan is open to all employees for additional self-care:

  • New Directions
  • On site Chaplain and School Resource Officer for employee safety and self care needs.
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