Howard Center - Centerpoint ( learn more )

Howard Center

South Burlington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3212915
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Do you believe that a student can learn as much (or more) on a farm, in a kitchen, or in an auto garage as in a classroom? Ever wish you could spend more time focusing on what matters to students instead of teaching to the test? Do you want to work somewhere where coworkers are respectfully and joyfully in community with one another? You might be a great fit for Centerpoint School.

Centerpoint School is an independent, therapeutic school for students in grades 7 through 12 who qualify for special education services. We serve our students through individualized and small group academics in a therapeutic setting to address their mental health and special education needs. We believe that all students can learn and we support them in this learning through interest-based academics and supportive relationships with caring adults. Community based, hands-on learning is integral to students learning from professionals in the field and we're seeking educators who can support this level of interest-based work! Centerpoint School's Community Based Educators provide direct instruction, experiential education, and supportive counseling services.

Our ideal candidate will have skills and experience in:
  • Community-based experiential instruction
  • Engaging strengths-based activities
  • Creative curriculum strategies based on the Vermont Standards and Framework and Common Core

    Our ideal candidate is committed to:
  • Excellent team collaboration
  • Understanding the needs of students who have complex challenges
  • Creativity and innovation in curriculum and education

    Centerpoint School is proud to hire Community Based Educators who come from a variety of dynamic background experiences including outdoor education, psychology- or sociology- related fields of study, other youth-centered non-profit work, and education programs of all kinds. We provide strong in-house training and support for all employees at Centerpoint School.

    Some additional details:
  • We use the community as a classroom and a resource for our students' educational and therapeutic goals. As such, we require that Community Based Educators possess a valid driver's license and a car.
  • This is a full-year position: we offer a fun and creative summer program to our students.
  • We seek teachers from diverse backgrounds and are excited to meet with people with or without teaching licenses.

    For more information on our school, please visit .

    Hiring timeline:
    Posted until filled
    No calls, please.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Environmental Education
    Classroom Teacher > Family & Consumer Science
    Classroom Teacher > Health
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Algebra
    Classroom Teacher > Math: General
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Geometry
    Classroom Teacher > Science: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Howard Center 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
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa 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. You are in a one-on-one class (one teacher, one student) with a student who is refusing to do any work at all. In fact, they aren’t even talking to you. What is your next step?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Why do you want to work with the specific student population served at Centerpoint School?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Lorcan Ackley
    • 1025 Airport Drive
    • South Burlington, Vermont 05403

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