Employment Opportunities

 
SVSU job postings are listed below and are also posted on SchoolSpring, where you can apply online. For more information about each position and the application process, please click on the job title.
POSITION – PARAPROFESSIONALS (2)
DISTRICT – Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
BUILDING – Bennington Elementary School

Qualifications:
• All paraprofessionals must meet State definition of Highly Qualified Paraprofessional (HQP) through one of the following: Associates Degree, successful completion (b-minus or better) of at least 48 credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning, or successful completion of an approved paraprofessional assessment test required.
• Two to three years relevant experience preferred.
• Genuine desire to work with students with intensive needs required.
• Ability to become certified and proficient in the following within 6 months of hire:
o District Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) procedures and protocol
o CPR and First Aid
o Additional training as required for assignment
Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Assist teachers in instructional or supportive services and small group instruction
• Supervise and support students with disabilities
• Provide learning opportunities to improve academic and social skills
• Operate classroom and office equipment
• Communicate effectively with students, staff, and community members
• Adhere to all District policies and regulations

Application Procedure – Please apply on School Spring, for more info contact:
Kate Abbott, Interim Director of Student Services
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Kate.Abbott@svsu.org
Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
POSITION – Special Education Teacher
DISTRICT – Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
BUILDING – Pownal Elementary School
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree In Special Education from an accredited college or university
• Eligible to hold Vermont License as Special Education Teacher
• Knowledge and experience working with children with Intellectual Disabilities
• Knowledge and experience of research based practices for provision of Special Education services
• Knowledge and understanding of Federal and State Special Education regulations
Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Design and implement Individual Education Programs (IEP) for eligible students in accordance with state and local procedures
• Provide high quality research based instruction to children with disabilities
• Assist with Functional Behavior Assessments, and development / implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans
• Work collaboratively and cooperatively with Administration, general education staff, support staff, related services providers, community agencies and parents
• Provide modifications, adaptations and accommodations for the general education curriculum
• Train and supervise paraprofessionals as assigned
• Provide continuous progress monitoring of student growth using data and assessments
• Communicate regularly with parents to nurture a supportive and cooperative relationship between the home and school

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring, for more info, contact:
Kate Abbott, Interim Director of Student Services
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Kate.Abbott@svsu.org

Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
POSITION - Early Education Program Para-Educator
DISTRICT – SVSU
BUILDING – SVSU Early Education Program
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• Possess an Associate Degree in Early Education from an accredited college or university, or at least 2 years of experience working with preschool age children with disabilities.
SVSU is seeking a para educator the Early Education Program in the SVSU school district. Qualified candidates will have experience and knowledge to teach preschool age children with diverse learner needs. This position is grant funded.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply through School Spring, or for more information contact:
Meghan Meszkat, Interim Director of Early Ed Programs
SVSU Early Ed Program
181 Orchard Rd
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Meghan.Meszkat@svsu.org

Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
POSITION – SCHOOL COUNSELOR – Extended Substitute
DISTRICT –Mt. Anthony Union High School District #14
BUILDING – Mt. Anthony Union Middle School
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling or related field
• Eligible to hold Vermont Certification in School Counseling (03-64)
• Ability to work collaboratively
Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Experience with the organization and implementation of NECAP testing
• Ability to demonstrate initiative
• Technology experience with school wide student management system
• Desire to form a rapport with students, parents, and colleagues
• Excellent communication skills
• Passion for working at the Middle School level
• Understanding of the developmental challenges faced by adolescent
• Willingness to work within the classroom to promote anti-bullying behaviors
• Flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of students and teachers
• Commitment to raising student achievement
• Assist students to assess abilities, limitations, interests, talents, aptitudes and surroundings
• Assist students to learn how to accept, use and cope with information about self and others
• Assist students to develop skills and attitudes which may be used to realize full potential
• Assist teachers and educational specialists by providing an opportunity for an interchange of ideas relating to instruction, performance and well-being of students
• Assist administrators by discussing the implication of the comprehensive effects of the school upon the student
• Assist ancillary school personnel, such as secretarial staff and paraprofessionals, to improve the functioning of students in the school
• Assist representatives of referral/resource agencies, and community members to provide support to the student or the school in the solving of immediate and long-range problems, and the exploring of goals and needs
• Adhere to all District policies and regulations

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring, Contact information:
Tim Payne, Principal
Mt. Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
Bennington, VT 05201
tpayne@svsu.org
Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
POSITION – CUSTODIANS (Night Time Position)
DISTRICT – Mt. Anthony Union High School District #14
BUILDING – Mt. Anthony Union High School/Middle School
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• High School Diploma or General Education Degree
• Two to three years related experience in janitorial, custodial, lawn maintenance and/or snow removal; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Ability to lift 70 pounds
Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Keep District facilities in a neat, clean and safe condition.
• Perform daily custodial duties to include sweeping, mopping, dusting, and operating floor machines of classrooms, restrooms, and common areas as required.
• Perform weekly and monthly cleaning, waxing, and dusting requirements of classrooms, restrooms, and common areas.
• Perform Summer Cleaning to thoroughly clean (to include power washing as required), strip, and wax all floors in classrooms, restrooms, and common areas.
• As required assist in the set-up and takedown of bleachers, chairs, staging, and/or tables for special events throughout the school.
• Assist in the maintenance and storage of District property.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, develop effective plans, and execute plans with minimal supervision.
• Assist in restocking and expediting material within District facilities.
• Report unauthorized persons and/or damage to appropriate authority as required.
• Attend District training as required.
• Support the value of education and the philosophy and mission of the District.
• Adhere to all District policies and regulations.
• Perform such other tasks and assume other responsibilities as the supervisor may assign.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply through School Spring, for more information contact:
Tony D’Onofrio, Director of Building & Grounds
Mt. Anthony Union High School
301 Park Street
Bennington, VT 05201
tony.donofrio@svsu.org
Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
POSITION – Equity Coordinator (Year Round Position)
DISTRICT – Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
BUILDING – District Wide
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience as a teacher, social worker, advocate, or leader in a socio-economically diverse, multicultural, multiethnic school/community environment, preferred.
• Exhibits strong skills in:
Communication
Community and Student Focus
Building Relationships
Organizing
Planning
Facilitating
 
The Equity Coordinator provides communication, guidance, and support to all students, staff, community members, board members, families and administrators of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union in an effort to provide safe and healthy school environments and improve school conditions for student learning.
To improve school conditions for student learning, the Equity Coordinator will develop programs and activities that support all students including children that are historically marginalized, and develop professional learning for staff, students, and families based on data. In this role, partnerships with community entities will be developed to strengthen relationships between the schools and community.
The position also focuses on issues of diversity that include sex, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, homeless status, handicap or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring, for more info, contact:
Nick Gault, Director of Human Resources
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Nick.Gault@svsu.org

Application Deadline: October 31, 2020
POSITION – LITERACY COACH
DISTRICT – SOUTHWEST VERMONT SUPERVISORY UNION – Title 1
BUILDING – DISTRICT WIDE
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• Master’s degree with concentration in Literacy/ELA
• Eligible to hold Vermont Teaching Certification, Reading Specialist preferred
• Minimum of five years of classroom experience
Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Work with director of curriculum, instruction and assessment to review and analyze student assessment data, and to assist in identifying school-based ELA goals.
• Model high-quality research based first instruction in classrooms, based on annual ELA goals.
• Model use of a standard of practice framework during ELA instruction.
• Provide professional learning opportunities in research-based reading and writing instruction, and progress monitoring for student achievement.
• Co-Facilitate the PreK-12 ELA Curriculum Team; coordinate horizontal and vertical curricular alignment.
• Perform assigned responsibilities within designated time limits.
• Maintain Positive professional interactions with students and other education personnel.
• Create collaborative culture, and works to facilitate team approach to meeting all students` needs.
• Provide limited instructional intervention and assessment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply through School Spring.com, for more information contact:
Laura Boudreau, Assistant Superintendent
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, VT 05201
lboudreau@svsu.org
 
Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
POSITION – Intensive Special Needs Specialists – NECC Partner Program
DISTRICT – Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
BUILDING – Mt. Anthony Union Middle School
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• All paraprofessionals must meet State definition of Highly Qualified Paraprofessional (HQP) through one of the following: Associates Degree, successful completion (b-minus or better) of at least 48 credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning, or successful completion of an approved paraprofessional assessment test required.
• Two to three years relevant experience preferred.
• Genuine desire to work with students with intensive needs required.
• Ability to work schedule required in NECC partner program (7 hours/day).
• Ability to become certified and proficient in the following within 6 months of hire:
o District Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) procedures and protocol
o CPR and First Aid
o Additional training as required for assignment

Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Provide academic, behavioral, and transition support to students during all school activities. Work with individual students or groups to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
• Implement social skills instruction, behavior plans and intervention plans for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of improving academics, adaptive, social and/or communication skills.
• Communicate regularly with teacher and/or administrator regarding student progress. Record data as prescribed to track student progress on IEP goals, objectives, behavior and intervention plans.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring, for more information contact:
Kate Abbott, Interim Director of Student Services
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, VT 05201
kate.abbott@svsu.org
 
Application Deadline: November 6, 2020
POSITION – SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
DISTRICT – SOUTHWEST VERMONT SUPERVISORY UNION
BUILDING – District Wide
 
QUALIFICATIONS –
• A National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited Specialist Level or Master’s degree.
• Individuals who have completed a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours in clinical, counseling, or industrial/organizational psychology shall follow the American Psychological Association guidelines for re-specialization in obtaining the multiple knowledge and performance domain competencies for the practice of school psychology.
• Fulfillment of these competencies shall be demonstrated by achieving a passing score of 165 or higher on the School Psychology examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) – test code 10401. Note: passage of this examination is not required if the applicant has the NASP or APA accredited doctoral degree in school psychology.
• An applicant who is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) shall be considered to have fulfilled all of the
knowledge and Performance Standards and all Additional Requirements for licensure as a School Psychologist in Vermont.
• Proficiency in functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans.

DESCRIPTION –
• Perform all necessary and appropriate psychological evaluations for newly referred students and re-evaluations of special education students. This includes administration and interpretation of appropriate psychological tests and provision of recommendations to assist with intervention and remediation of student’s difficulties
• Provide consultation to both regular classroom teachers and special education teachers
• Meet with parents/guardians to increase their understanding of their child, elicit parental cooperation and suggest procedures parents can utilize at home to assist their children
• Provide short-term in-school counseling/therapy to appropriate students and facilitate involvement in out-of-school treatment when necessary
• Work in conjunction with guidance counselors/student assistance counselors to develop and to lead student counseling groups
• Serve as a member of Evaluation and Planning Team and assist in evaluation/eligibility and special education placement decisions
• Provide in-service training to school staff, as appropriate, consult with administrators on relevant psycho-educational issues (i.e., discipline, special education models, curriculum and program development, etc.)
• Act as liaison to appropriate community professionals, private therapists, physicians, neurologists, etc.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring. For more information, contact:
Kate Abbott, Interim Director of Student Services
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road, Bennington, VT 05201
Kate.Abbott@svsu.org
Application Deadline: November 13, 2020