Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · School
Denver, CO
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift, 7:30-3:30
Posted 04/24/2019
Req # 12275

General Summary

To plan and implement instructional programs for pediatric students and to create a safe learning environment in which students may function at their highest level of learning. To serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the delivery of academic, medical and psycho-social services to chronically ill children.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Instructs students in all areas of academics, providing individualized instruction as needed and in compliance with all special education mandates.
  2. Plans lessons and prepares teaching materials for daily instruction.
  3. Corrects and grades all schoolwork, homework and tests.
  4. Maintains academic records and completes report cards.
  5. Implements and monitors student progress on IEP goals and objections. Provides classroom modifications and/or accommodations as documented within IEP's.
  6. Implements individual behavior plans in conjunction with interdisciplinary team.
  7. Monitors and evaluates physical condition of children.
  8. Attends staffing, case conferences and IEP meetings for assigned students
  9. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Serves as a role model and demonstrates professional behavior in dealing with patients/students, families and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  10. Meets with parents, completes forms, reviews school progress and makes recommendations.
  11. Supervises volunteers, educational assistants, interns or student teachers as needed.
  12. Attends in-services, facility and school meetings, afterschool/evening meetings or events as necessary or required.
  13. Assists with the supervision of students before school, during lunch, between classes, and dismissal. 
  14. Performs as back-up to staff absences as necessary.
  15. Maintains student confidentiality and other confidential information that is obtained during the performance of duties.
  16. Performs all other duties as assigned.

General Responsibilities

  1. Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.
  2. Participates in Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) programs, as directed.
  3. Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission and all other Federal, State and Regulatory Agencies.
  4. Responds promptly and sincerely to customer’s needs, requests and concerns via all communication forms using easily understood language and refraining from using inappropriate language and non-verbal gestures.
  5. Maintains positive working relationships as a team player through problem solving issues, speaking positively about others, listening attentively and observing the Patient Bill of Rights and Confidentiality.
  6. Increases customer service knowledge, skill and ability by participating in department and institution-wide specific programs.
  7. Incorporates National Jewish’s identity (Science Transforming Life®) into daily functions.  Speaks positively about the institution, provides customers with prompt service, maintains a clean and safe working environment, dresses appropriately based upon National Jewish safety standards, and departmental policies and wears an ID badge visibly.

Knowledge and Skills

Experience and expertise in working with children with learning and emotional/behavioral disabilities. 


Bachelor degree required in Elementary Education, Special Education, OR Bachelors in other discipline with Teacher Certification Training in Education or Special Education. Master's degree in Elementary Education or Special Education (with a mild-moderate or affective needs endorsement), preferred.  

Certification and Licensure

Colorado teaching certification/licensure in elementary education and/or special education K-8 or K-12 as appropriate to grade/class assignment required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three (3) years experience in elementary education and/or special education required.  Experience with chronically ill children preferred. 

- or - Any equivalent combination of Education and/or Experience  

Working Conditions

Position is an office environment.  Frequent requirements may include: sitting for extended periods, entering and manipulating data on a workstation computer and participating in team/executive meetings.  Approximately 75% of daily responsibilities will be working both one-on-one and in teams with other personnel and extended one-on-one contact in a quiet environment where hearing and listening is paramount.  Must possess the ability to communicate by observation, verbal, written and listening; standing; walking; climbing stairs; stooping to remove/replace files; good hand-eye coordination; lifting, pulling, pushing, and upper body twisting while handling supplies and equipment; sitting while completing paperwork; using keyboard for PC and word processing needs.  Occasional requirements may include: stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Incumbent may be scheduled to work an alternate schedule to accommodate essential business needs routine travel by foot or automobile to alternate work/meeting locations, possibly during inclement weather.

Environmental Conditions

No environmental conditions indicated.  Professional office environment with time of each day spent in interaction with management/staff, in addition to planning and working autonomously. Requires teamwork and the ability to handle multiple interruptions; frequently fast-paced; high-pressure; occasionally variable-paced; variable pressure.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to each employee when needed as determined by policy.  Utilization of PPE is mandatory. Estimated 1700 employees in the worksite.

Management/Supervisory Responsibilities


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