Para-Educator Intervener -Deaf/Blind
About the School
Fletcher Miller School is a unique academic environment for students with significant support needs. Fletcher Miller is a public school on Jeffco Public School’s continuum of alternative education placements for special education. All students at Fletcher Miller School work toward Extended Evidence Outcomes aligned with the general education curriculum and state standards. We serve significant support needs students ages 3-21 in preschool, Kindergarten-12th grade, transition services, and the Lighthouse Program. In addition to addressing literacy, communication, math, science, and social studies, students experience adaptive physical education, music, art, library and work in the greenhouse.
Because of our students’ unique and complex significant support needs, intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy is provided during the school day to support access to education. School placement at Fletcher Miller is based on identified student need through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Students participate in a variety of specially designed, district supported activities including adaptive physical education, boy and girl scouts, art shows, bike day, and PBIS. Our campus staff work in multi-disciplinary teams which include special education teachers, para educators, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, a mental health provider, and other itinerant special education staff to address the “whole child”. To achieve this, we also partner with many community organizations including neighborhood schools, universities and colleges, and community-based organizations.
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About the Position
The intervener position plays an integral role in facilitating instruction and supporting the personal needs of students. This position will work collaboratively with the classroom special education teacher, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school RN, and itinerant teacher of the visually impaired to problem solve, enhance learning and support student engagement throughout the day. Employees serving at Fletcher Miller School have a heart for and see the potential in every student.
This position, in collaboration with the student’s IEP team, supports an elementary student with deaf/blindness who is non-ambulatory, nonverbal and requires adult support for activities of daily living. This student uses a Chat Fusion with two switch step scanning and a communication book with partner assisted scanning. This student communicates with adult support for a limited amount of messages (about 20 messages). Sign language is not their first mode of communication. The student demonstrates daily what they have learned and benefits from this level of individualized support.
For more information about the position and to apply please see the Job Description.