Essex Junction, VT, US
Apr 14, 2021
Are you committed to the success of all students? Do you enjoy working with high school aged youth?

Essex Westford School District is seeking a full-time Mainstream Instructional Assistant starting immediately. This position assists and supervises assigned special needs students instructionally, behaviorally, and sometimes physically in the general mainstream program. The Instructional Assistant will work with a student individually and/or in small groups. Successful experience working with students with emotional challenges and mental health diagnosis required. Experience working with high school aged students preferred.

Additional qualifications include the following:
  • Good working knowledge of disabilities of special education students, and special education teaching methods, theories and laws also required.
  • Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good basic teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated mastery of the academic subject matter being taught to students.
  • Flexibility within schedule to meet bus and/or stay with student(s) at the end of the day.
For a list of duties and additional qualifications, Click here for a copy of the job description.

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 all students but do not meet all qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply.

Position offers excellent benefits including family medical and dental insurance; life insurance; tuition reimbursement; and paid time off.

For consideration, please apply electronically through

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $16.32 to $18.06 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. Please Click Here here for additional background check information.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience 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 Tom Carlson, Student /support Services Director
    2 Educational Drive
    Essex Jct, Vermont 05452
    Phone: 802-857-7126
    Fax: 802-879-5503


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