MAINSTREAM INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (PART-TIME)

Founders Memorial School

Essex Westford School District

Essex Jct., Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3429114
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 15, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Our Founders Elementary school is seeking part-time temporary Mainstream Instructional Assistants beginning immediately through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Position is approximately 16 hours/week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and shall assist and supervise assigned special needs students instructionally, behaviorally and physically in the general mainstream program. Position will involve working with a student individually and/or in small groups. Successful experience working with students with emotional challenges and mental health diagnosis preferred. Experience working with elementary aged students also preferred.

Additional qualifications include the following:
- Good working knowledge of disabilities of special education students, and special education teaching methods, theories and laws also required.
- Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good basic teaching skills.
- Demonstrated mastery of the academic subject matter being taught to students.
- Flexibility within schedule to meet bus and/or stay with student(s) at the end of the day.
- Able to serve as a substitute bus aide before and/or after school preferred.

For a list of duties and additional qualifications, 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.

Position pays $16.07/hour.

For consideration, please apply electronically through www.schoolspring.com. If you 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: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Adaptive Physical Education
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    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...

    Location Description

    Founders Memorial School houses grade 3-5 students and is located on 33 Founders Road next to the School District Central Office. Learn more about us...


    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Please answer the following questions:

    Application Questions

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    • 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?
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    • 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?
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    Contact Information

    • Peter Farrell , Principal
    • 1 Bixby Hill Road
    • Essex Jct., Vermont 05452
    • Phone: 802-878-2584
    • Fax: 802-879-0602
    • Email: click here

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