Custodian, Social Worker

South Routt School   Oak Creek, CO   Full-time     Other
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Posted on October 9, 2020

South Routt School District has immediate openings:

- Custodian

- Social Worker

Minimum qualifications include certification as school social worker, school nurse, or school counselor; prior experience or equivalent knowledge of the K-12 student assistance prevention and intervention programs consistent with recommended legal procedures and accepted student assistance program standards of practice; Working with school personnel to identify behavioral signs and symptoms of substance abuse and to assist staff, students and parents when individual behavior becomes problematic due to substance use.

Job Responsibilities include administering the alcohol, tobacco and other drug policy of the district; providing counseling to those youth involved in drug abuse; acting as a resource person to staff, students and parents for services to students returning from treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse or psychiatric problems; serving as a resource to staff, students and parents in prevention education in the area of alcohol and other drug abuse and related problems; coordinate in-service for administrators, teachers and parents to increase their awareness of the impact of chemical problems on educational performance and family dynamics, to enable them to identify signs of substance use by students,
and to enable them to carry out prevention education problems; establishing and utilize a referral network of community resources; serving at the secondary level as a liaison between home and school for
students with attendance difficulties; participating in multi-tiered systems of support as appropriate; reviewing caseloads with building administrators on a monthly basis; submitting a monthly summary report of direct services, an end of the year report and any other reports as required by the Director; and any other social work related activities assigned by the administration.
Responsible to South Routt High/Middle School Principal.

Work calendar, location, and hours are flexible, but will be based upon a school calendar of 9-10 months/year, exempt status, salary is somewhat negotiable but will be similar to school counselors and mental health providers. Generous benefits package.

Area Information...
The South Routt School District is located 17 miles south of Steamboat Springs and 73 miles north of Vail, Colorado.  We serve a number of small rural communities from Stagecoach to McCoy along highway 131.

In the springtime, expect to see new calves dotting the pastures along Highway 131, which connects Toponas, Yampa, Phippsburg and Oak Creek.  Let your eye follow the cottonwoods down the path of the river, listen for the coal train’s whistle as it works up and down the valley.

In summer, hike the scenic trails of the National Forest and Flattops Wilderness Area just above Yampa, or enjoy fishing, mountain biking and swimming around Stagecoach Reservoir.  For an extra helping of Western heritage and community flavor, be sure to catch Yampa’s Fourth of July parade. Afterwards, enjoy the old fashioned celebration in the park, including BBQ, races and games – all before the cowboys and cowgirls mount their horses for the annual polo match on Moffat Avenue.

The Yampa Valley is known for its show of autumn colors. The quaking aspen trees turn spectacular gold, along with the red oak brush and evergreens, displaying the exceptional beauty that makes locals anticipate fall as a favorite time of year.  Also, don’t miss the historical Labor Day celebrations in Oak Creek, a fun-filled weekend of parades, food, and entertainment for all.

In winter, the valley is blanketed in snow providing a pristine backdrop for skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snow machining, and sledding as well as skating and hockey on the town rinks in Oak Creek and Yampa.

Small, active communities tucked into the Rockies are the heart of South Routt County.