Colchester School District

125 Laker Lane, PO Box 27, Colchester, VT 05446 Telephone: 802-264-5999 Fax: 802-863-4774


Colchester Middle School
Colchester School District
Colchester, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3092372 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 2, 2019 Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Alternative Education Teacher

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Alternative Education Teacher will coordinate the development of appropriate educational plans for those students who meet program criteria and are in need of intensive intervention to obtain an appropriate education. The Alternative Education Teacher will be assigned a limited caseload to enable the teacher to closely monitor student behavior, progress, adjust and adapt curriculum and manage program, and to allow for increased communication with parents/staff.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year are in accordance with the current Master Contract and salary schedule.

CLASSIFICATION: Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education
Building Principal

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions in the current Master Agreement between the Colchester Education Association and the School Board. Evaluation will be completed according to the guidelines defined in the district's Differentiated Evaluation Process.

SUPERVISES: Instructional Aides as assigned

1. Licensure as required by the Vermont Department of Education.
2. Course concentration in behavioral management; advanced course work highly desirable.
3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
4. Demonstrated ability in team work and collaboration.
5. Knowledge of the letter and spirit of Act 230, PL 94-142, ADA, Section 504, and other pertinent laws.

1. Follow referral procedures as defined in Special Education Handbook.
2. Conduct comprehensive evaluations in a timely manner.
3. Implement the following alternative educational/behavioral programming:
A. Specialized content area curricula with real life focus.
B. Adapted content area curricula to meet individual needs.
C. Pre-job training and vocational opportunities or work study.
D. Alternative learning opportunities, such as the G.E.D. or Community Based Training.
E. Individualized behavioral plans, including contracts and checklists, progress reports, and data samples.
F. Techniques for therapeutic intervention, crisis management, and problem solving strategies.
G. Individual and/or group social skills curriculum.
4. Coordinate and assess special education programming as defined in the students' IEP's. Communicate with other building staff and monitor student progress.
5. Consult with classroom teachers, parents, specialists and other resource agencies on the most effective alternative methods of instruction, evaluation and behavioral management.
6. Attend all special education meetings as appropriate/required.
7. Perform necessary transition activities for all students on caseload.
8. Consult with guidance counselors, job coach, and administrators regarding program progress and future initiatives.
9. Develop, implement, and assess professional growth through the plan and process initiated by the SDE and managed by the Colchester Local Standards Board (CLSB).
10. Accept other duties as assigned by building administrators and/or ISS Coordinator.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Colchester Middle School!

Colchester Middle School, part of the Colchester School District, is located on beautiful Malletts Bay and the home of the CMS "Cougars."
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colchester School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Michele Cote, Principal
    PO Box 28
    425 Blakely Road
    Colchester, Vermont 05446
    Phone: 802-264-5800