Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Technical Academy
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4118969 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 6, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools seeks qualified applicants for anticipated vacancies for AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR at Westfield Technical Academy.

  1. Teaches auto body skills and knowledge to provide students with competence to be an economic asset to the employer.
  2. Instructs students in citizenship, basic communication skills and other general elements of the course of study common to all teachers, as specified in state law, administrative regulations, and procedures of the school system.
  3. Develops lesson plans and organizes class time so that preparation, instruction, shop work, and clean-up activities can be accomplished within the allotted time following curriculum adopted by the school committee.
  4. Demonstrates auto body materials, equipment, tools and processes using standard or teacher-prepared models, mock-ups, sketches and other instructional aids.
  5. Guides students in selection and performance of appropriate activities.
  6. Provides individual and group instruction appropriate to the needs of the student(s) and the requirements of the activities being performed.
  7. Instructs students in the appropriate safety precautions and the safe operation and use of tools, machinery and equipment.
  8. Controls the storage, maintenance and use of materials and property to prevent loss or abuse.
  9. Evaluates student progress on a regular basis.
  10. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulation.
  11. Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
  12. Communicates with employer, parents, and school counselors on individual student’s progress.
  13. Identifies student needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
  14. Elicits industrial/commercial, labor input into all aspects of the educational program as required in Chapter 74.
  15. Promotes the integration of academic competencies into the technical program as required in Chapter 74.
  16. Has general knowledge of technology in Microsoft word, Excel, and Power point.
  17. Any other, appropriate duties assigned by the Principal and/or Director of Career Vocational Technical Education.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal and the Director of Career Vocational Technical Education

The salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

Position subject to funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Westfield Technical Academy!

Westfield Technical Academy Mission Statement Our Mission at Westfield Technical Academy is to provide a high quality education by modeling and teaching our students the principles of hard work, compassion, humility, patience, honesty, and courage. Our School Goals: <ul><li>To use demographic, educational, and performance data to increase student achievement. <li>To provide integrated academic and vocational programs which optimize the potential of each student. <li>To maintain a current and demanding curriculum that is aligned to the academic and vocational Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and standards. <li>To align technical programs to national standards and accreditation requirements, allowing students to obtain relevant licensure/certifications. <li>To teach and model the importance of respect for everyone regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or home status. <li>To improve student achievement through relevant staff development. <li>To enhance parent and school communication. <li>To strengthen involvement and participation with Chapter 74 program advisory boards. <li>To increase public awareness of Westfield Technical Academy through expanded recruiting strategies and communication of student successes. <li>To increase our graduation rate through a variety of intervention programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield Public Schools 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
<b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul><li>Certified or certifiable as an automotive collision repair and refinishing instructor in a Chapter 74 (Massachusetts General Laws) Vocational Education program. <li>Recent experience in the auto body industry.</ul> <b>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the office. Work is moderate in nature with regular lifting of up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Joseph Langone, Principal
    33 Smith Avenue
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6533
    Fax: 413-572-6542
    Email: j.langone@schoolsofwestfield.org