Essex Junction, VT, US
Mar 29, 2021
Essex Westford School District is hiring for full-time, school-year Professional Food Lab Supervisor/Coordinator to supervise the daily operations of the Professional Foods program in cooking and dining room service labs. This role will assist the program instructors in the education of students including management of student behavior; record keeping; instructional assistance; classroom and field work/laboratory safety, security, set-up and organization; and interaction and communication with students, support staff, parents/guardians, and other internal and external constituents.

The Lab Supervisor/Coordinator role is expected to begin with the 2021-2022 school year at our Center for Technology. The typical work schedule is 6.5 hours/day during student days.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Assists with the preparation and setup of the Professional Foods Labs lab and lesson materials.
  • Oversees and carries out daily facility maintenance tasks related to the program; organizes and maintains supplies and equipment used in the program; ensures specific safety and sanitation guidelines are followed before, during and after each instructional day.
  • Provides instruction to students within the established program under the direction of the program instructor(s).
  • Monitors students' work and advises program instructor(s) on students' skills and effectiveness in program.
  • Helps enforce and communicate rules and expectations for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students; monitors classroom activity at all times, determines need for intervention, resolves conflicts with students bringing unusual or difficult problems to the program instructors' attention; implements student behavior support plan as needed.
Qualified candidates will possess the following:
  • Minimum of an Associate's degree or the equivalent (or the ability to meet the requirements to become a highly qualified paraeducator under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) within the first six-months of employment) , plus five or more years of recent industry experience in the related field.
  • Holds and maintains the ServeSafe Manager Certification or is able to earn this credential within the first 2 months of employment.
  • Experience working with children/adolescents and adults especially those with special needs or at-risk of dropping out of school. Understanding of student learning differences.
  • Ability to communicate courteously, efficiently and effectively with a variety of individuals, including students, faculty, administrators, parents, and representatives of outside organizations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with peers, subordinates, supervisors, parents, and outside agencies. Commitment and demonstrated ability to work with a team toward common goals.
For more detailed list of duties and qualifications, please Click Here for a copy of the job description.

Essex Westford School District vision is "Growing hearts and minds for a better today and tomorrow - every day, every way, every one." EWSD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. If you are committed to the success of this position and the EWSD mission but do not meet all qualifications listed, you are still encouraged to apply.

For immediate consideration, please apply electronically through

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $18.52 to $22.80 Per Hour
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Job Requirements 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 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 for additional background check information.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions Please answer the following questions:
    Application Questions This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page. 1. Where did you hear about this position?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
    2. When would you be available to begin?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
    3. 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?
    4. 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?
    5. Are you an active candidate for another position in the Essex Westford School District?
    6. 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?
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    7. Are you currently employed with EWSD?
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    - No, but I am a former EWSD employee
    Contact Information Bob Travers
    3 Educational Drive
    Essex Jct, Vermont 05452
    Phone: 802-879-5558
    Fax: 802-879-5593


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