SPECIAL EDUCATOR - INTEGRATION SPECIALIST

Essex High School

Essex Westford School District

Essex Jct, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3214662
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 13, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 2020

Job Description

Are you committed to the success of every child?

We are seeking a full-time Special Educator to focus on supporting students in our ExCEL Program at Essex High School for the 2020-21 school year. Students who participate in this program require supports with communication, social behavior, cognitive processing, mobility, personal care, and self regulation. The overall goal of the program is to help students become as independent as possible in the school, the community and on the job as they earn a high school diploma. Students attend some classes within the special education program which are designed to enhance academics and build independence. Most students also participate in some mainstream classes and participate in the supported employment program.

The position will case manage, coordinate and implement effective and efficient interventions for special education at our Essex High School designed to meet the needs of assigned students, including academic needs, and effectively integrate students into the least restrictive environment. The position shall involve consultation and collaboration with SLP, OT, PT, and teacher teams, and evaluating and developing intervention programs with a focus on functional academics. Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

- Hold, or eligible to hold, a valid VT Educator license with a Special Educator (3-82) or Consulting Teacher (3-85) endorsement. We will consider out-of-state licenses in the same area as equivalent to a VT license for consideration purposes.
- Ability to task analyze specific skills, develop data collection systems, and make program decisions based on data.
- Strong math and/or literacy background desired.
- Experience working with students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities. Familiarity with trauma-informed classrooms/teaching desired.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Successful co-teaching experience desirable. Ability to coach classroom teachers on the use of effective instructional strategies that are inclusive and equitable to help ensure students success in the classroom.
- Successful small group teaching experience focused on functional academics and employment skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to the belief that all children can learn and succeed in school.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skill in implementing standards based curricula, differentiated instruction and formative assessment in a collaborative environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of MTSS and experience working in schools that have implemented this systems approach desirable.
- Experience implementing and developing behavior plans to build student independence and successful inclusion in the school community.
- Ability to build successful transition plans that promote success beyond high school.

For a list of additional qualifications and duties, please Click Here for a copy of the job description.

EWSD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. If you are committed to the success of all students but do not meet all qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply.

Click here for a copy of the collective bargaining agreement that covers this position. Insurance benefits can be found under Article 14. Paid leave benefits can be found under Article 12. For column placement on the salary schedule we consider credits earned after the date of your degree (bachelor's or master's) in which you received a grade of B or better. For step placement, we grant one step for every year of previous public school teaching experience for the first five years, then one step for every two years of public school teaching experience thereafter. We also consider directly related private school or college level experience by granting up to one step for every two years of full-time experience in most cases.

For consideration, please apply electronically through www.schoolspring.com. If you do not have access to a computer and/or are having difficulty completing the Schoolspring application, please call 802-857-7038 for assistance or to make alternative arrangements to have your application considered.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
  • Welcome to Essex High School!

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    Job Requirements

    • EWSD conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Click Here for additional background check information.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Please answer the following questions relative to your candidacy for this position:

    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. Do you hold a valid VT Educator license in the applicable endorsement area of the posted position?
      Multiple Choice / Single Answer
      - Yes (please indicate the endorsement code(s), license level(s), and expiration date(s))
      - No (please explain your current licensing status)
    • 2. If you do NOT currently hold a valid VT Educator license in the required endorsement, have you ever worked under a provisional license in the State of Vermont?
      Yes/No
    • 3. If you do NOT currently hold a valid VT Educator license in the required endorsement area, have you successfully completed the required Praxis I exam and Praxis II exam (if applicable) for licensure?
      Yes/No
    • 4. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
      Multiple Choice / Single Answer
      - Yes
      - No
    • 5. As a special educator, what is your approach to ensuring success for students with diverse needs across academic settings?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 6. What do you value and bring to a collaborative team of teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and other support staff?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Julia Pritchard
    • 2 Educational Drive
    • Essex Jct, Vermont 05452
    • Phone: 802-857-7126
    • Fax: 802-879-5503
    • Email: click here

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