Summary: The Classroom Teacher will work closely with the Education Team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while participating in the education program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
The Classroom Teacher functions as part of the treatment team and is responsible for educating and the supervision of students well in school.
- The Classroom Teacher provide instruction, grading and assessment of the assigned academic courses and grade level following the school curriculum in regards to Vermont Framework and Standards of Learning and Grade Level Expectations.
- Implementing student Individual Education Plan (IEP) program needs including direct support, collaboration or meetings as assigned.
- Maintaining and submitting documentation including lesson plans, progress reports, grading, IEP evaluation and ITP forms as needed.
- Monitor, direct and implement behavioral interventions within the classroom as needed.
- Monitor, maintain and request academic materials and supplies related to instruction subject areas including completing appropriate forms, academic ordering and weekly expenditures.
- Participation in on-going school curriculum development, professional development, evaluation and assessment as requested.
- Participation in mandated and assigned professional training offered in the program.
- Direct and supervise para-educators with collaboration with the Dean of Students.
- Provide assistance in planning school field trips.
- Participate in staff meetings as required.
- Maintain students’ confidentiality at all times, report all pertinent information to supervisor.
- Pursue appropriate channels of communication
- Understand the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of VPI.
- Accurately fill out time sheets.
- Appropriately represent VPI to the community, students’ parents and outside agencies.
- Follow all company policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
Reports To: Academic Director
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- 21 years of age
- Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in field of assigned instruction or Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent coursework and experience in the field of assigned instruction.** A preference will be given to licensed teachers with educational experience related to students with identification/diagnosis with emotional disturbances, attentional issues or mental health conditions.
- Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in field of assigned instruction, with current teaching licensure. Two or more years’ experience in instruction in the field of general education and/or special education, preferably middle school and high school levels.
- Prefer two years’ experience interacting with children/youth. This may include, but is not restricted to camp counselor, coach, babysitting
- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Experience working with disturbed adolescents. ** Teachers without current licensure are requires to file a professional development plan
toward completing the credential for licensure including projected timelines.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat or cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.