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BSD is seeking applicants for Behavioral Health and Wellness Project Team

Behavioral Health and Wellness refers to the social, emotional and behavioral welfare of all. This comprehensive system of trauma-informed and antiracist foundational strategies, universal prevention and evidence-based interventions is intended to improve student engagement, reduce barriers to learning and ultimately contribute to post-high school success. The Behavioral Health and Wellness framework nurtures the resiliency of our students, staff and our organization by promoting well-being and building community, the core tenets of Behavioral Health and Wellness.

Parents, guardians, community members, educators, students and administrators are encouraged to apply to serve on the Beaverton School District Behavioral Health and Wellness Project Team. The Project Team will review curriculum and practices put forth by a cadre of educators to make curriculum adoption recommendations to the School Board. The team is an important part of the BSD Quality Curriculum Cycle (QCC), which provides a systematic way for making decisions about BSD curriculum review, revision, development and adoption of practices and instructional resources. 

The Project Team’s work will begin on January 12 and will conclude by June 2022. The team will meet virtually via Zoom on the following weekday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: January 12, February 23, April 20, May 18 and June 15. 

The Project Team and supporting BSD Cadre are charged with the following goals:

  • Researching best practices and instructional materials to be considered for possible adoption in Behavioral Health and Wellness. The primary focus will be on adopting a district-wide, universal screening tool and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework.
  • Articulating and supporting long-term academic learning targets and assessments in Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Recommending professional development and structures for ongoing professional learning

Membership for the Behavioral Health and Wellness Project Team will include:

  • Elementary Behavioral Health and Wellness Team member (Counselor, Nurse, Social Worker, School Psychologist, and/or Student Success Coach) (4)
  • Middle School Behavioral Health and Wellness Team member  (Counselor, Nurse, Social Worker, School Psychologist, and/or School Support Specialist)(2)
  • High School Behavioral Health and Wellness Team member  (Counselor, Nurse, Social Worker, School Psychologist, and/or School Support Specialist (2)
  • Classroom teachers (2 elementary, 2 middle school, 2 high school) (6)
  • Students (4)
  • Parent/Community members (4)
  • School administrators (2 elementary, 1 middle school, 1 high school) (4)
  • District administrators (2)
  • Behavioral Health and Wellness specialists (2)
  • Teaching specialists, including but not limited to, special education, multilingual, dual-language, advanced program and additional content area specialists (6)
  • School Board representative (1)

*Please note that membership roles/numbers are subject to change based on applications received.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Google Form and/or email submissions are due on Friday, December 1 by 4:00 p.m. Applications should include the following information:

  • Students: Name, address, school and grade level, plus any special training or experience in Behavioral Health and Wellness.
  • Parents/Community members: Name, address, ages of children and schools where enrolled (if applicable), plus any special training or experience in Behavioral Health and Wellness.
  • Teachers, specialists, and administrators: Name, address, current assignment, plus any special training or experience in Behavioral Health and Wellness.

Respond to the following questions/prompts: (Please limit each response to 250 words or less.)

  1. Why do you want to serve on the Behavioral Health and Wellness Project Team and what contributions will you make towards its goals?
  2. Please describe your personal/professional experiences with educational equity work and your commitment to educational equity in the realm of Behavioral Health and Wellness. (Educational Equity Policy, BSD Equity Lens)
  3. What unique skills, perspective and voice will you contribute to ensure a comprehensive and socially-just Behavioral Health and Wellness framework for our district?

Or mail your application including all information listed above to:
Beaverton School District
c/o Vilay Greene
Student Services Department
16550 SW Merlo Rd., Beaverton, OR 97003

Or email toVilay_Greene@beaverton.k12.or.us