CVSD Special Education
Champlain Valley School District
Shelburne, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3899694 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: January 13, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
1.0 FTE Communications Specialist
CVU High School
22-23 School Year (permanent)

Champlain Valley Union High School seeks a full-time, energetic Communication Specialist to join our Special Education team starting in the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking for skilled, caring individuals with specific knowledge and expertise in the area of communication, who will be able to provide support and programming for individuals and small groups.

Candidates will require specific expertise and/or years of directly related training/experience in using a multi-modal communication system with school-age children with significant communication needs (including a high level of fluency in American Sign Language, with a particular focus on English-Order Sign).

Communication Specialists are expected to provide highly specialized communication supports and interventions that may include:
•Monitoring, programming and facilitating the use of high- and low-tech communication devices and other assistive technologies
•The integration of a high level of American Sign Language and other multi-modal communication forms to support receptive and expressive communication
•Enabling a student with severe communication challenges to fully participate in and benefit from instruction, school activities and social interaction
•Integrating instructional, behavioral and communication interventions into the classroom
•Communication facilitation (implementation of a multi-modal communication system that may include: the programming of hi- and lo-tech AAC devices, a high level of fluency in American Sign Language, Picture Exchange Communication [PECS], etc.)

All candidates should be able to implement interventions with fidelity & collect data, as directed by a Special Educator, take initiative, and maintain confidentiality. Positions can include directly supporting the activities of daily living & supervising students on the bus ride to or from school. Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences, Education, or another appropriate discipline, is preferred. Pay rate for this position is $24.80 to $26.55 per hour depending on education and experience.

CVSD is committed to ensuring that all of our students achieve our mission - which means we are committed to developing a faculty and staff that represents the inclusive, welcoming environment we seek to develop for all students and families. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences who share this commitment. CVSD is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $24.80 to $26.55 Per Hour

Equal Opportunity Employer
Champlain Valley 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
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Lauren Courcelle, Administrative Assistant
    369 C.V.U. Road
    Hinesburg, Vermont 05461
    Phone: 802-482-7100
    Fax: 802-482-7108
    Email: lcourcelle@cvsdvt.org