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Vocational Instructor-Carpentry-Woodshop/Full-Time

Company: The Home for Little Wanderers, Inc.
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

This position is eligible for relocation assistance!The Home for Little Wanderers' Cove School at Southeast Campus in Plymouth, MA is seeking a Culinary Vocational Instructor. Under the direction of the Vocational Coordinator and Principal, they will collaborate with the vocational team to plan and implement school-wide vocational programming; support development of new vocational programs and initiatives for the school community; provide direct instruction on specific vocational tracks and curricula, as well as computer literacy skills, to therapeutic class groupings of special education students primarily presenting with emotional impairments and performing at varying academic levels.How You'll Be Making A DifferenceWhen you join The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.

  • Coordinates with the Principal and Vocational Coordinator in the development of school-wide and residential vocational program initiatives, including direction of woodshop/carpentry programs. Plans and implements new vocational instruction.
  • Supports school Work/Study initiatives including the development and implementation of Individual Vocational Plans and student portfolios and participating with the vocational team in the planning, facilitation, and oversight of on- and off-site internship programs for vocational and residential students.
  • Under the direction of the Vocational Coordinator aligns student vocational plans with student IEP goals, transition planning, and service delivery.
  • Works individually and in groups to help students to learn subject matter including vocational-specific vocabulary and application of employability skills. Collaborates with faculty to connect learning to student intellectual, emotional, and therapeutic goals. Assesses and evaluates the vocational learning experiences of students. Provides instruction needed for students to obtain certifications in the respective fields.
  • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary teaching team. Researches and collects educational resource materials.
  • Encourages and monitors the progress and development of individual students and uses information to adjust teaching strategies. Participates in development and maintenance of individual student vocation portfolios, including tracking of hours and certificate completions by students. Provides coaching, instruction, and mentoring on internship sites.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the facility/agency's behavior management principles, system, and procedures, including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training. Participates in application of TCI in the school and vocational environments including crisis intervention, use of restraints when required, processing with children during incidents, and teaching and modeling of social and emotional skills and growth.
  • Participates as a member of student/client multi-disciplinary teams, provides information regarding the child's progress in an educational setting and receives multi-disciplinary advice and guidance to facilitate achievement of treatment, behavioral, and educational goals. Meets and maintain liaison with collaterals as required and serves as student advocate. Communicates information about internship placements on a regular basis to guardians and other parties.
  • Provides monitoring and coverage as needed in the program, which may include monitoring of meals, halls, and/or chaperoning on field trips, etc.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license; may be required for transportation of students as assigned.Qualifications
    • High School diploma (Bachelors degree preferred) and knowledge in field of designated assignment or subject (such as vocational training, computer science, carpentry, etc.) required.
    • Previous experience working in education and/or with program specific population of children highly desirable.
    • Massachusetts Educator Licensure (preliminary or higher) or relevant vocational certification highly preferred.
    • Computer literate including Microsoft Office with the ability to learn new software applications.What The Home Can Offer YouIn addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless youth, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
      • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
      • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
      • Extensive training to new staff
      • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
      • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
      • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
      • And more!Valuing DiversityWe are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

Keywords: The Home for Little Wanderers, Inc., Plymouth , Vocational Instructor-Carpentry-Woodshop/Full-Time, Professions , Plymouth, Massachusetts

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