Washington County Mental Health Services (learn more)

Montpelier, Vermont (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956224
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

POSITION: Lead Academic Interventionist

PROGRAM: Beckley Day Program (BDP)

DIVISION: Children, Youth and Family Services


SUMMARY OF POSITION: Provide academic instruction and support, in collaboration with BDP Special Educator, to children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. Implement academic programming and provide academic classroom support as directed by BDP Special Educator/Program Coordinator. Assist BDP Special Educator in the daily routines of the classroom, organization of classroom materials, and academic programming.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide instructional academic classroom support in language arts, math, science, and social studies for students K-6.
Provide office related support to BDP Special Educator including but not limited to: photocopying, data entry, filing materials, etc.
Develop and lead age appropriate enrichment activities for elementary aged students both individually and in the group setting.
Complete all agency required paperwork.
Follow all of the behavioral and crisis plans for the youth.
Participate in weekly meetings with BDP core team.
Participate in semimonthly staff meetings.
Participate in summer and non-academic programming and development of activities.
Provide client transportation in your own vehicle to and from community activities, mental health appointments and school. Staff is responsible to carry adequate insurance coverage.
To familiarize, implement and comply with WCMHS policies and procedures.
Willingness to learn crisis de-escalation and passive restraint techniques.
Ability to physically restrain children and youth who are a danger to self or others.
To manage the physical safety of client and others. Able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
Participate in supervision activities as determined by the Program Coordinator.
Follow supervision directives.
Perform other duties / responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: BA in education related field required with 2 years experience working in an elementary classroom setting with students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Excellent organizational skills, computer skills, and attention to detail. Good verbal communication and writing skills. Ability to work collaboratively with elementary aged children, school staff, WCMHS staff, and other professionals. Possession of a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle are required. Full time with benefits.

When applying, please submit an essay in 500 words or less describing an influential teacher from your past.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Washington County Mental Health Services 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

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree 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. When applying, please submit an essay in 500 words or less describing an influential teacher from your past.
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Lisa Estivill
    • 579 South Barre Road
    • Barre, Vermont 05641
    • Phone: 802-479-0012
    • Fax: 802-476-6445
    • Email: click here

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