SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

Educational Service Unit 16 is in search of a school social worker to join the ESU 16 mental health team in providing social-emotional and mental health supports to students within school districts in West-Central Nebraska.  ESU 16 provides a team approach to services through a multi-tiered system of supports.  Interventions are provided for students at the tier I and tier II levels.  The ESU 16 mental health team members participate in monthly team meetings, district level team meetings, and appropriate special education meetings specific to students receiving services. Individuals on the ESU 16 mental health team work closely with the school counselors, resource teachers, and administration within their school districts.  

Minimum requirements include: Bachelor degree in social work.  

Mental health team members are contracted to work 190 days throughout the calendar year.  Applicants seeking part-time employment are also encouraged to apply.  ESU 16 offers a competitive salary and an employee/family benefits package.  This application is open until filled.  

The application form is available at https://www.esu16.org/. Position will be for the 2024-25 school year. EOE. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to: Amber Lutz, Human Resources

Educational Service Unit 16

314 West 1st Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

alutz@esusixteen.org

308-284-7514

PARAPROFESSIONAL

ESU 16 has an opening for a paraprofessional in our OWLS (Opportunity with Life Skills) Program. ESU 16 OWLS is a level III vocational and life skills program supporting students in special education based on their individual needs. The OWLS serves students aged 16 - 21 while supporting them in gaining skills in Domestic, Recreation and Leisure, Vocational, Community, Social Skills and Functional Academics. This is a 35 hr/week position for 185 days with benefits located in North Platte, NE. 

The application form is available at https://www.esu16.org/. Application open until filled. Position will be for the 2024-25 school year.  EOE. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Amber Lutz, Human Resources

Educational Service Unit 16

314 West 1st Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

alutz@esusixteen.org

308-284-7514

EARLY LEARNING CONNECTION COORDINATOR:

Educational Service Unit 16, a regional education agency, serving a nine-county area in West Central Nebraska, is accepting applications for an Early Learning Connection Coordinator for the 2024-25 school year. ESU 16 offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.  The Early Learning Connection Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership in maintaining and expanding existing partnerships to continue to improve the availability and quality of training in ESU 15 and ESU 16. 

Requirements:

  • BA/MA in Early Childhood Education or a Related Field

  • Valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood preferred.

  • Ability to interact effectively with ESU 15 & 16 staff, member school district employees, administrators, early childhood providers, and stakeholders.

  • Strong verbal, written, presentation, leadership, and organizational skills.

  • Valid Nebraska driver's license with the ability to drive to meet the job requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with representation that includes early childhood stakeholders, providers, and educators.

  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver training and other professional development opportunities for all teachers and providers who work with young children.

  • Work with NDE, Office of Early Childhood to help identify and recruit trainers for priority initiatives to ensure a network of trainers, both in person and virtual.

  • Use the Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System to document training.

  • Use a variety of communication modes to support promotion of NDE resources, training, conferences, and events

  • Other duties as assigned.

The application form is available at ESU16.org. Individuals eligible for provisional certification in early childhood will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.  Application open until filled. Position will be for the 2024-25 school year.  Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

James McGown, AdministratorEducational Service Unit 16

314 W 1st

Ogallala, NE 69153

jmcgown@esusixteen.org 

308-284-8481

EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICE COORDINATOR:

EDUCATIONAL Service Unit 16, a regional education agency in West Central Nebraska, is in need of a full-time Early Development Network Services Coordinator. The Services Coordinator is responsible for the identification, referral and coordination of services for children birth to three who have disabilities and their families. This is a 12 month, full-time position that will require 35–40 hours per week. Minimum qualifications include two years’ experience in a health and/or human services field OR 24 semester hours of post high school education in behavioral sciences, social sciences or closely related field OR a combination of education and experience.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply. On-the-job training will be available. This position offers flexible hours and the opportunity to work with a team of highly-trained, early childhood service providers.  The application form is available at https://www.esu16.org/. Application open until filled. Position will be for the 2024-25 school year.  EOE. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Amber Lutz, Human Resources

Educational Service Unit 16

314 West 1st Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

alutz@esusixteen.org

308-284-7514

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST:

Educational Service Unit 16 is in search of a school psychologist to serve school districts in West-Central Nebraska.  Our school psychologists are expected to be knowledgeable of IDEA and Nebraska Rule 51 verification guidelines and participate in student evaluations for special education services.  Our school psychologist provides social emotional and behavioral support to students at the tier III levels in our schools.  They also serve on our mental wellness team and support students at tier I and II.

Requirements: Specialist degree in psychology desired.  Individuals with provisional certification or those looking for an internship placement are also encouraged to apply.  

School psychologists are contracted to work 190 days throughout the calendar year.  Applicants seeking part-time employment are also encouraged to apply.  ESU 16 offers a competitive salary and an employee/family benefits package.  This application is open until filled.

The application form is available at https://www.esu16.org/. Position will be for the 2024-25 school year. EOE. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Amber Lutz, Human Resources

Educational Service Unit 16

314 West 1st Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

alutz@esusixteen.org

308-284-7514

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL:

Educational Service Unit 16 is in search of a licensed mental health professional to join the ESU 16 mental health team in providing social-emotional and mental health supports to students within school districts in West-Central Nebraska.  ESU 16 provides a team approach to services through a multi-tiered system of supports.  Interventions are provided for students at the tier I, tier II, and tier III levels.  The ESU 16 mental health team members participate in monthly team meetings, district level team meetings, and appropriate special education meetings specific to students receiving services. Individuals on the ESU 16 mental health team work closely with the school counselors, resource teachers, and administration within their school districts.  

Minimum requirements include: Master’s degree in a human services or mental health field.  Individuals with provisional certification are also encouraged to apply.   

Mental health team members are contracted to work 190 days throughout the calendar year.  Applicants seeking part-time employment are also encouraged to apply.  ESU 16 offers a competitive salary and an employee/family benefits package.  This application is open until filled.  

The application form is available at https://www.esu16.org/. Position will be for the 2024-25 school year. EOE. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to: Amber Lutz, Human Resources

Educational Service Unit 16

314 West 1st Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

alutz@esusixteen.org

308-284-7514


SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST: 

Educational Service Unit 16 is in search of a speech language pathologist to provide speech and language intervention services to students in West-Central Nebraska school districts.  ESU 16 currently employs nine speech language pathologists and offers a supportive network of professionals that embrace a team approach to services. 

Minimum requirements include: Master’s degree in speech language pathology, an active Nebraska teaching certificate, ASHA certification is preferred.  Clinical fellowship supervision is available.  

ESU 16 speech language pathologists are contracted to work 185 days throughout the school year.  Applicants seeking part-time employment are also encouraged to apply.  ESU 16 offers a competitive salary and an employee/family benefits package.  This application is open until filled.

The application form is available at https://www.esu16.org/. Position will be for the 2024-2025 school year. EOE. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Amber Lutz, Human Resources

Educational Service Unit 16

314 West 1st Street

Ogallala, NE 69153

alutz@esusixteen.org

308-284-7514