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Learning Specialist I – Broomfield Children’s Hospital Colorado Broomfield, CO 80021

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Children’s Hospital Colorado is looking for highly motivated and talented candidates for the part-time role of Learning Specialist I – Broomfield. The new role is available in Broomfield, CO 80021.

Brief Details

Job: Learning Specialist I – Broomfield
Company: Children’s Hospital Colorado
Location: Broomfield, CO 80021


Job Description

Department: Broomfield Learning
Hours per week: 20, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday 1:00PM-6:00PM

Job Overview

The Learning Specialist I provides diagnostic evaluations and intervention programs for children with learning disabilities in all settings in which learning services are offered, including but not limited to, inpatient, outpatient, outreach and telehealth programs.


Population Specific Care

Pre-Schoolers – >3yrs to 5yrs
School age – >5yrs to 13yrs
Adolescent – >13yrs to 18yrs
Adult – >18yrs to 65yrs
Essential Functions

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

Clinician completes diagnostic evaluations consistent with contemporary, evidence-based practice in learning disabilities and department quality assurance standards. Clinician incorporates principles of cultural-competence and family-centered care into clinical services.
Clinician provides developmentally-appropriate intervention services consistent with contemporary, evidence-based practice in learning disabilities and department quality assurance standards. Clinician incorporates principles of cultural-competence and family-centered care into clinical services.
Clinician collaborates with the family, physicians, schools and other educational institutions, and other providers to ensure the continuum of care for the child and optimal clinical services. All interactions are non-judgmental and based on mutual respect.
Clinician completes case management activities consistent with department quality assurance and quality improvement standards.
Clinician demonstrates leadership and participates in systematic, planned professional development to improve the clinical, educational, research, and advocacy goals of the department and hospital.

Other Information


ADAPTABILITY – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
APPLIED LEARNING – Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS – Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.
COLLABORATING – Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
COMMUNICATION – Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
CUSTOMER ORIENTATION – Placing a high priority on the internal or external customer’s perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers’ and own organization’s needs.
DECISION MAKING – Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY – Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.
MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS – Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships.
MANAGING WORK – Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING – Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
RESOLVING CONFLICTS – Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.
STRESS TOLERANCE – Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
Proficient knowledge in educational theory, learning disabilities, normal development, and current assessment and management techniques for children with learning disabilities required. Use of a team approach and family-centered care is necessary in assessment and treatment services.
Must have comprehensive knowledge of dyslexia and other learning disability features and indicators as well as have knowledge of the management of learning disabilities and co-existing conditions. This includes an understanding of more specialized areas such as attention, behavior management and overall cognition.
Guidelines: Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.

Complexity: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily applies standardized practices.

Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.

Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.

Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review.


EDUCATION – Master’s degree in special education, speech-language pathology, psychology or related field.
EXPERIENCE – Two years pediatric experience in a hospital, rehabilitation, or school setting providing evaluation and treatment services for children with learning disabilities, required.
CERTIFICATION(S) – Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
LICENSURE – Professional certification or license may be required depending upon field of expertise (e.g. Colorado Department of Education Teacher’s License, Speech Language Pathology ASHA CCC etc). Prefer certification with ALTA CALP, Wilson Level 1, or AOGPE practitioner level.

Preferred Certifications:

Certified Academic Language Practitioner, ALTA; Wilson Level 1 Certified; or Associate Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham

Experience administering assessments and writing reports for learning disability evaluations

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
General Activity: Sit: 1-2 hrs. per day
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands – Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Work Environment

Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to radiation: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Occasional.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.


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