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Special Educator - Spaulding Educational Alternative Program

The Spaulding High School SEA (Spaulding Educational Alternative) Program seeks a Special Educator to join our team.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Provision of specialized instruction according to individual student's needs.
  • Conducting special education evaluations.
  • Preparing IEPs and behavior plans.
  • Scheduling and facilitating educational team meetings.
  • Coordination of services with outside agencies and other providers and supervision of paraprofessional staff.

SEA Program Description: Spaulding Educational Alternatives (the SEA) is an alternative school within the Barre Unified Union School District (BUUSD) that supports students with IEPs around their social/emotional and academic needs.

The vision for SEA involves 4 major components:

(1) social-emotional support with a therapeutic component,
(2) rigorous academics delivered with a real world context,
(3) community connections and
(4) a robust training and employment program.

The social-emotional component includes implementing a trauma informed proactive and collaborative problem solving approach as well as 2 full-time licensed mental health clinicians.

The academic component involves experiential and project-based learning, integrated across all activities. Supported by Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGR) Access Plan, students can learn in a manner and at a pace that is appropriate for them as outlined in their Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs).

The SEA offers vocational learning opportunities in woodworking/carpentry, Automotive/welding, Culinary, and Agriculture within it’s facility and through community partners.

The community component involves developing community within the school (for students that have historically felt rejected by their school community) and beyond to parents/families as well as fostering positive connections in the broader Barre and Vermont communities.

Our robust transition program will include a well-developed and active vocational component. This will include all elements of progressive employment, planning for post-secondary education and training (including college, supported college, trade schools and training programs) and independent living preparation.

Candidate must have, or be eligible to obtain, a Vermont educators license with the appropriate endorsement. Dual certification in Math, History or Art is preferred.

Salary schedule can be viewed on page 44 of the following link:

Relocation incentives may be available for eligible applicants moving to Vermont:

**Please apply through SchoolSpring, which can be accessed from our website:**

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