Howard Center - Centerpoint (learn more)

Howard Center

South Burlington, Vermont (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3940931
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: January 27, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Do you believe that a student can learn as much (or more) on a farm, in a kitchen, or in an auto garage as in a classroom? Ever wish you could spend more time focusing on what matters to students instead of teaching to the test? Do you want to work somewhere where coworkers are respectfully and joyfully in community with one another? You might be a great fit for Centerpoint School. Centerpoint School is a therapeutic, special education independent school for students in grades 7 through 12. We serve our students through individualized and small group academics in a therapeutic setting to address their mental health and special education needs. We believe that all students can learn and we support them in this learning through interest-based academics and supportive relationships with caring adults. Centerpoint School's Counseling Teachers provide direct instruction, experiential education, and supportive counseling services. Our ideal candidate will have skills and experience in:
  • community-based experiential instruction
  • engaging strengths-based activities
  • creative curriculum strategies based on the Vermont Standards and Framework and Common Core Our ideal candidate is committed to:
  • excellent team collaboration
  • serving high-needs adolescents and students recovering from Trauma
  • creativity and innovation in curriculum and education Counseling teachers come from a variety of dynamic backgrounds including outdoor education, psychology- or sociology- related fields of study, other youth-centered non-profit work, and education programs of all kinds. Some additional details:
  • We use the community as a classroom and a resource for our students' educational and therapeutic goals. As such, we require that Counseling Teachers possess a valid driver's license and a car.
  • This is a full-year position: we offer a fun and creative summer program to our students.
  • We seek teachers from diverse backgrounds and are excited to meet with people with or without teaching licenses. For more information on our school, please visit . Hiring timeline: Posted until filled No calls, please.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Environmental Education
    Classroom Teacher > Family & Consumer Science
    Classroom Teacher > Health
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Algebra
    Classroom Teacher > Math: General
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Geometry
    Classroom Teacher > Science: General
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Howard Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • In order to access community resources, we require that counseling teachers have a valid driver's license and a car.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    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. You are in a one-on-one class (one teacher, one student) with a student who is refusing to do any work with you, stops talking to you and begins distracting others who are trying to work on a project. What are the steps you take to support the student who is having difficulty and the others in your class?
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Why do you want to work with the specific student population served at Centerpoint School?
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Katie Cunningham, Centerpoint School Director
    • 1025 Airport Drive
    • South Burlington, Vermont 05403

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