The staff at the Rise School of Denver currently includes four Lead Teachers, eight Teaching Assistants, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a music therapist, and a speech therapist. All therapies are provided on a contract basis.

OPEN POSITIONS: 
Lead Teacher
Teaching Assistant
Substitute and After-School Care Teaching Assistant
Occupational Therapist

(Requirements below) 
 

LEAD Teacher Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Special Education, or enrollment in a Master’s program, and/or prior experience at another Rise School. 

Overview:
Lead Teachers are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans that create a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children, ages 12 months to 5 years, with and without disabilities, have the opportunity to flourish in all domains of development. The Lead Teacher leads and supervises classroom two Teaching Assistants. Compensation: $40,000+, depending on education and experience, and optional health, vision, and dental insurance. Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Assistant Director, Megan Cartwright, at [email protected].  
 

Teaching Assistants:

Overview:
A Teaching Assistant reports directly to the Lead Teacher and is responsible for supporting the Lead Teacher and Therapists in all areas of the classroom. Teaching Assistants create a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children, ages 12 months to 5 years, with and without disabilities, have the opportunity to flourish in all domains of development. Hours: 7:45am-3pm, with shared after-school care shift responsibilities. Compensation: $14+/hour, depending on education/experience, paid breaks, optional health, vision, and dental insurance. 
 

Substitutes and After-School Teaching Assistants

Overview: Substitutes and after-school care assistant support the teaching teams in creating a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children, ages 12 months to 5 years, with and without disabilities, have the opportunity to flourish in all domains of development. After-school care hours: 2:15-5:30pm. Compensation: $14+/hour, depending on education/experience. Not eligible for benefits. We maintain staff/student ratios of 1:5 or lower in the after-school care program. The successful candidate may obtain additional hours serving as a substitute teacher during the regular school day hours (8am-2:30pm.) 

  • Required: First Aid, CPR and Universal Precautions training completed, or willing to be completed ASAP
  • Required: High School or GED completion
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree and experience working with individuals with developmental delays
  • Preferred: 6 Early Childhood Education credits from an accredited college or university (or willingness to take credits), plus 2 years of experience
     

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

This position is part-time, contract work, approximately 12-15 hours per week.  Days and hours are somewhat negotiable and flexible, but majority would be between 8am-12pm, with mandatory Monday attendance for team meetings.

Responsibilities: Work cooperatively with Rise school staff and families; Attend weekly transdisciplinary team-based meetings therapy and teaching staff; Participate in bi-annual parent teacher conferences; Develop and deliver inservice programs for the teaching staff; Provide high quality occupational therapy intervention to children with fine motor and sensory processing disorders in inclusive classroom settings, using a variety of service models, including large groups, small groups, and individually; Consult with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies; Complete monthly progress notes to send home to families; Complete annual assessment reports for each child with special needs.

Required: B.S. degree or higher in Occupational Therapy, NBCOT certification, current DORA licensure

Preferred: At least 2 years of experience working with children ages 12 months – 6 years with developmental disabilities in a school setting as an occupational therapist. Experience administering the Mullen Scales of Early Learning. 

Compensation: $50+/hour, dependent upon education and experience. Not eligible for benefits. 
 

Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to:

Megan Cartwright, M.Ed., Assistant Director
[email protected]

The Rise School of Denver, in recognition of its responsibilities to its staff, volunteers, and the community it serves, reaffirms its policy to ensure fair and equal treatment in all its employment practices for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.