Essex Westford School District

Essex Junction, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3232764
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 18, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

We are seeking skilled individuals to work with students with significant emotional challenges and mental health issues and/or to provide discrete trial instruction and specialized supports to a student(s) in our Essex Westford School District for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Selected candidates will need to reapply if they are interested in returning for the 2020-21 school year.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:
- 1 to 2 years of directly related experience or training working with children on the autism spectrum and/or with severe emotional disturbances.
- Able to implement behavioral modification plans, provide crisis intervention, manage aggressive behaviors, and work on a multidisciplinary team.
- Ability to use adaptive technology.
- Experience working with elementary aged students preferred.
- Working knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and severe emotional disturbances including teaching methods, theories and laws.
- Understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods.
- Willingness and ability to be trained in restrictive behavioral intervention.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as educational plans and behavioral data.
- Ability to attend an evening course on direct instruction and after school training sessions.
- Must be committee to working effectively with diverse community populations and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, mental health, education or other appropriate discipline desired.

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.

Positions pay $19.50/hour for up to 6.5 hours/day during the school year. Additional hours may also be needed for attendance at special meetings or training before or after school. Excellent benefits package available including family medical and dental insurance, life insurance, tuition reimbursement and paid sick and personal leave.

For consideration, please apply electronically through 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: 3
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Welcome to Essex Westford School District!

    In 2017 three vibrant communities unified to provide enhanced and expanded educational options for all students, with the idea that we are better together. In the Essex Westford School District, we are designing opportunities that meet the unique needs of all our learners.

    As one of the largest school districts in the state of Vermont, approximately 4,500 students from preschool through 12th grade walk through our doors each day, eager to take advantage of the resources provided by our supportive communities.

    Every student is supported by highly qualified and caring educational leaders, educators, and staff who strive to make our schools a place where everyone belongs, feels safe, and is respected.

    Learning happens here ... students are challenged by a rigorous, well-balanced, proficiency-based curriculum and supported by our dedicated teachers and staff, who believe in and are passionate about what they do.

    Our staff are more than just employees, they are our neighbors as well. Nearly 50% of our staff live in one of the three communities that they support. Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • PLEASE NOTE: 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 VT Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) check (if driving students), 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 here for additional background check information.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Please answer the following questions:

    Application Questions

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    • 1. Do we have your permission to contact all references, employers, educational institutions, and other individuals who may have knowledge of your employment and/or other pertinent information regarding your candidacy for this position?
    • 2. Please review the job description and answer the following question (a link to the job description has been provided in the posting): Are you able to complete the requirements of the job with or without accommodation?
    • 3. 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?
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    • 4. Where did you hear about this position?
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    • 5. When would you be available to begin?
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    • 6. Are you an active candidate for another position in the Essex Westford School District?

    Contact Information

    • Scott Edwards , COMPASS BCBA
    • 104 Maple Street
    • Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
    • Phone: 802-857-7858
    • Fax: 802-879-5598
    • Email: click here

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