Social Emotional Learning and Behavior Coach – Essex Westford School District – Essex Jct, VT

Are you committed to the success of all students?Essex Westford School District is seeking a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Behavior Coach beginning in the 2022-2023 school year to work collaboratively with building and district leadership in supporting staff and students in the areas of social emotional learning and behavioral challenges.This position will work collaboratively with school counselors and join a team of SEL Coaches in the district to develop and coordinate services and programs. EWSD is committed to considering out of state candidates who are eligible to hold a Vermont educator license but do not yet hold license in this state. Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Strong technical knowledge in the areas of behavioral interventions, mental health, and social emotional competencies
  • Valid Vermont Professional Educators License with a School Psychologist endorsement, or licensed as a mental health professional preferred but not required. Educator certification with a background in coaching/consultation for Tier 1 support also preferred. Individuals who hold a corresponding teaching license outside the state of VT shall be considered equally.
  • Able to effectively coach and model classroom SEL strategies for staff.
  • Masters degree in psychology, behavior, counseling, mental health. Two years post graduate experience preferred.
  • Valid VT drivers license, a good driving record, and a willingness and ability to transport students using private vehicle also required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a team.
  • Able to garner support from and motivate others towards improvement of the system and practices.
  • Able to serve as a positive influence and role model for others.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of social emotional learning.
  • Able to effectively use assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate interventions and programs.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with school personnel, parents, and community providers in the planning and decision-making process at the individual, group and systems level.

Click here for a copy of the job description for the position.EWSD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. If you are committed to the success of all students but do not meet all qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply. The EWSD district vision is: “Growing hearts and minds, for a better today and tomorrow: every day, every way, every one.”Click here for a copy of the collective bargaining agreement that covers this position. Insurance benefits can be found under Article 14. Paid leave benefits can be found under Article 12. For column placement on the salary schedule we consider credits earned after the date of your degree (bachelor’s or master’s) in which you received a grade of B or better. For step placement, EWSD grants one step for every year of previous public school teaching experience for the first five years, then one step for every two years of public school teaching experience thereafter. Directly related industry experience is also considered (e.g., private school, college) by granting one step for every two years of full-time experience in most cases.For consideration, please apply electronically through

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