High Plains Regional Education Cooperative
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Human Resources & Employment Opportunities

Current Job Openings

Ancillary Staff (OT, PT, Ed Diagnostician, School Psychologist)

High Plains Regional Education Cooperative is actively looking for ancillary staff (OT, PT, ed diagnostician, and school psychologist) to meet the member district needs in our region. Contract time is yet to be determined and will be based on student FTEs. Please contact Marisa Aguirre via email, or call (575) 445-7090 for more information.

Transition/Counselor/Vocational Specialist

Job Description: High Plains REC, located in Raton, New Mexico, has an opening for a part-time transition/counselor/vocational specialist. Contract or employment days are dependent on member district needs. Travel is mandatory.

NMPED licensure in transition is preferred, but licensure in SPED, social work, or guidance counseling will be considered.

Job Goal: Consult with school staff, parents, and students, as well as provide support to students with disabilities who are 14 to 21 years of age regarding transition planning. Provide students, staff, and families with career awareness in vocational and/or occupational subjects.

Sample Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the assessment of students on career awareness in vocational and/or occupational subjects as part of the transition planning process.
  • Assist school personnel in developing transition plans for students with disabilities as required by state regulations.
  • Participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) team meetings regarding the interpretation of transition assessment data, developing a plan, and goal setting according to district and agency procedures.
  • Work with school personnel to evaluate student progress toward the completion of tasks/goals detailed in the IEP.
  • Counsel and involve parents in the transition planning process.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement career awareness-based activities to improve post-high school outcomes for students.
  • Provide consultation in assigned schools to assist school personnel in understanding the transition planning process, as requested and approved by the Director of Programs.
  • Comply with policies and procedures established by federal and state law, New Mexico Public Education Department, High Plains Regional Education Cooperative, and the local districts’ board policy.

For a complete job description and an application, email Marisa Aguirre, Program Manager, or contact R. Stephen Aguirre, Executive Director, at (575) 445-7090.

Raton Public Schools

Raton Public School District is seeking the following positions for the 2022–2023 school year. Certified applicants must hold a valid NMPED teaching license or be able to obtain one through reciprocity. Salary will follow the current salary schedule and the position offers excellent benefits. A background check is required upon hiring at the applicant’s expense.

  • 1 - Kindergarten Teacher
  • 1 - Band Teacher
  • 1 - SPED Teacher
  • 1 - Fifth Grade Teacher
  • 1 - Sixth Grade Teacher
  • 1 - SPED EA
  • 1 - FT Custodian

Interested applicants, please contact Beverly Vukonich at the Administration Office, 1550 Tiger Circle, Raton, NM 87740 for an application. Return completed application, letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to the above address or email address. Deadline is: open until filled.

HPREC is an equal opportunity employer.

For current job inquiries, please contact Marisa Aguirre at (575) 445-7090, or send an email.

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