Essex Junction, VT, US
Mar 30, 2021
Essex Westford School District is hiring for full-time, school-year Instructional Aides to assist in one of our Pre-Tech programs with a specific focus in Health, Foods and Human Services. The positions begin with the 2021-2022 school year at our Center for Technology. The typical work schedule is 6.5 hours/day during student days.

Pre-Technical Education is a one-year, six-period program for sophomores who thrive in project-oriented experiences that emphasize applied academics. Students are involved in a wide variety of cutting-edge technical activities where they learn science, mathematics, and communication skills while building personal development assets. Much of the learning takes place outside a traditional classroom and instead uses authentic locations to engage reluctant students and to provide experiences for deeper and more relevant learning. The teaching strategy employed by the program's instructors is to create "teachable moments" frequently by giving students new and challenging experiences by exploring curriculum content from the many various programs offered at the center. Any student would find this program a refreshing alternative to conventional classroom instruction and it is particularly valuable to students who may be frustrated academically.

The Pre-Tech program offers high school credit in English, mathematics, science, fine arts, physical education and an elective. The all-day program (9:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.) provides project-based experiential activities that introduce students to career experiences in the areas of health, foods and human services programs that are offered at CTE. Integrated academics enhance and support learning activities in the technical skill areas. We are seeking an instructional aide with specialized skills to serve this program.

Qualified candidates will possess the following:
  • A minimum of an Associates Degree or 48 college credits with demonstrated competencies in one or more of the following areas: technical skills, academic skills, special education
  • Prior experience in the areas of health, foods and human services programs
  • Flexibility and ability to work as a member of a team in delivering experiential learning activities to adolescents in all kinds of settings (classroom, lab, community, work sites) with all age groups (preschoolers, senior citizens, peer groups, adult workers, supervisors and employers on job sites)
  • Ability to follow instructional plans and activities as outlined by different teachers with different teaching styles
  • Ability to work with students one-on-one, in small groups and in large groups to assist them in completing assignments
  • Ability to discern when situations need intervention by the aide or by the teacher and to refer appropriately to the teacher
  • Experience working with and ability to work effectively with adolescents and young adults, including those at risk
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: $16.30 to $20 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?
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    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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