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Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
Essex Junction, Vermont (map)

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Job Details
Job ID: 32666 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: September 2, 2014 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Looking to get your foot in the door in some of Vermont's most reputable school districts? The Chittenden Central Supervisory Union (serving the Essex Junction School District, Essex High School and Center for Technology, and the Westford School District) is looking for substitute paraeducators to work on an "as needed" basis providing instructional, behavioral, social skills, and/or personal care support to special needs students, and/or classroom support within our technical programs. All grade levels available. Minimum of an Associates degree preferred. Individuals without an associates degree may be considered if they have several years of experience working with children with special needs, or they have industry certification (e.g. licensed Cosmetologists, licensed Dental Assistants, etc.). Short-term substitute paraeducator pay rates range from $80.00/day to $100.00/day depending on licensing status and Introductory Teacher Training training status. Individuals who have experience working with children with special needs are encouraged to apply.

Reference Check Requirements - Candidates who pass the initial application screening will be sent an email with a link to enter your references: a minimum of 4 total of which at least 2 must be from your most recent managers/supervisors. If you are a recent graduate, teachers, professors and instructors may qualify as manager references. This process should be completed within 24 hours of receiving the email. Once your references are entered, they will receive an email with the web link to complete the reference. Please be sure to gather the necessary contact information (contact phone number(s) and email address) for your references after you submit your application to avoid any unnecessary delays. It is also a good idea to contact your reference to let them know what to expect so they will watch for the web link via email.

Candidates without an educator license must be willing and able to successfully complete the Introductory Teacher Training (for Substitute Teachers) program through ED Training Center within 30 days of hire. For more information about ED Training Center, please Click Here. the cost of the Introductory Teacher Training (for Substitute Teachers) shall be the responsibility of the applicant.

As a condition of employment, all selected applicants must complete the requirements for a criminal background check and registry checks. The cost of the checks shall be the responsibility of the applicant. All offers of employment (or continued employment) shall be conditioned upon satisfactory background check results. For more information about the background check requirements, please Click Here.

All selected applicants must also complete CCSU Mandatory Trainings prior to serving as a substitute in our districts. These trainings are provided at no cost to the applicant. For more information about the mandatory trainings, please Click Here.

For a list of paraeducator positions and corresponding job descriptions, please Click Here.

For more information about substituting in our districts, please Click Here.

Click Here for more information about the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union and our school districts.

For consideration, please apply electronically through schoolspring.com (Job ID 32666). Selected candidates will be notified.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 50
Job Categories:
Instructional Support > Speech/Language Assistant
Instructional Support > Substitute
Special Education > Adaptive Physical Education
Special Education > Autism
Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
Special Education > General Special Education
Special Education > Gifted & Talented
Special Education > Hard of Hearing
Special Education > Learning Disabled
Special Education > Life Skills

Welcome to Chittenden Central Supervisory Union!

Chittenden Central Supervisory Union (CCSU) is made up of three member school districts (Westford Town School District, Essex Junction Incorporated School District, and Union #46 School District) and serves approximately 3,200 students in a PreK-grade 12/technical school continuum, making it the fourth largest supervisory union in Vermont.

The Westford School District is comprised of the Westford School (PreK-grade 8). The Essex Junction Incorporated School District is comprised of Summit Street School (PreK-grade 3), Hiawatha Elementary School (PreK-grade 3), Thomas Fleming School (grades 4 and 5), Albert D. Lawton (grades 6-8), and the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks Department. Essex High School (grades 9-12) and the Center for Technology, Essex (grades 10-adult) make up the Union #46 School District.

Each school district has a school board to oversee local district issues. For overarching issues, and to set policy, there is a CCSU Board, comprised of three representatives from each local school board.

All CCSU personnel and school board members strive to maintain a student-centered focus, adhering to CCSU’s vision and mission statements:
Our Vision: Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, a student-centered learning community, will maximize available resources through unified, collaborative leadership to be consistently recognized as exemplary, as measured by continuous improvement in the areas of achievement, safe and respectful learning environments, and the promotion of equity for all.

Our Mission: Lead and Connect . . . Connect and Lead

CCSU strives to integrate all aspects of the vision consistently throughout the prekindergarten-grade 12/technical school system to ensure the highest quality education for all students by:
• Continually evaluating our curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices to ensure they best match the interests, readiness, and learning styles of all our students
• Gathering evidence of standards-based achievement through the use of assessments (such as the New England Common Assessment Program) that monitor and respond to student learning needs
• Modeling unified, collaborative leadership through the Educational Leadership Team, comprised of the Superintendent, the Superintendent’s Cabinet, and all school administrators
• Meeting students where they are and supporting them in their progress toward academic achievement and independence through a strong network of student support services
• Integrating educational technology into the curriculum to enable learners to effectively access and interact in an information-driven, technologically literate society
• Working together toward a common goal of providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff
• Providing results-driven, high quality, needs-centered, and research-based professional development opportunities to staff, giving CCSU educators the knowledge and skills necessary to continuously improve student learning

CCSU is a leader in acknowledging and initiating the changes necessary for our education system to meet the learning needs of our 21st-century learners, including:
• Motivating over 75 percent of students go on to post-high school studies
• Performing above state-wide levels of proficiency on the New England Common Assessment Program’s math and reading tests in third through eighth-grade
• Maintaining our school facilities using energy efficient methods and technologies
• Establishing the CCSU Educational Technology Plan to continue focusing on using technology to improve teaching and learning while developing tools to measure teacher and student progress toward those outcomes
• Allocating resources to ensure equitable, quality education is delivered to all students at a reasonable cost to taxpayers
• Improving educational access for all students by developing enhanced supported learning environments

For more information about CCSU and its schools, visit www.ccsuvt.org. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    1. Please describe your experience working with special needs children. Please be specific.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. Please describe any specific skills and/or areas of strength you have to offer as a subsitute paraeducator.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Maxine Breuer, Human Resource Assistant
    51 Park Street
    Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
    Phone: 802-879-5584
    Fax: 802-878-1370
    Email: click here

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