Oct 27, 2020

COVID-19 Response Assistants

  • TrulyHired
  • Essex Junction, Essex, VT, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

The Essex Westford School District is seeking several temporary COVID-19 Response Assistants for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year to assist the District COVID Coordinator with the implementation of health and safety protocols for the district in response to COVID-19 while schools are open to in-person instruction. This position will play an essential role in our district's safe and healthy return to school. There will be frequent contact with our students. Daily assignment and hours of work will vary based on needs at schools as well as across the district. At this point we expect to need at least one position per school within our district.

Essential roles shall include:
- Health Screening
- Bus Monitoring
- Student Supervision
- Nursing Support
- Custodial Support
- Meal Service Support
- System Support

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and dispositions:
- Committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff and families.
- Knowledge of school operations and experience working with school aged children preferred.
- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required to travel between buildings.
- Flexible and adaptable; versatile and capable of handling diverse assignments.
- Great communication and interpersonal skills.
- Able to effectively handle conflict and stress.
- Reliable attendance at work and punctuality is required for the position. Must also be able to participate in required meetings and/or training that are held outside of the normal workday or work hours.

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Selected candidates must be available to work up to 8 hours/day between the hours of 5:00 AM and 5:00 PM while school is open to in-person instruction, plus overtime as requested. Work schedule shall include all days schools are open to in-person instruction. Positions are expected to continue through December, 2020, possibly longer.

Position pays $18.00/hour.

EWSD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. If you are to ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff and families but do not meet all qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please apply electronically through www.schoolspring.com. If you are having difficulty completing the Schoolspring application, please call 802-857-7038 for assistance or to make alternative arrangements to have your application considered.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 3
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Support Staff > Administrative Assistant
Support Staff > Custodian
Support Staff > Safety/Security
Support Staff > Supervisory Aide
Support Staff > Transportation
Employer Description
In 2017 three vibrant communities unified to provide enhanced and expanded educational options for all students, with the idea that we are better together. In the Essex Westford School District, we are designing opportunities that meet the unique needs of all our learners.

As one of the largest school districts in the state of Vermont, approximately 4,500 students from preschool through 12th grade walk through our doors each day, eager to take advantage of the resources provided by our supportive communities.

Every student is supported by highly qualified and caring educational leaders, educators, and staff who strive to make our schools a place where everyone belongs, feels safe, and is respected.

Learning happens here ... students are challenged by a rigorous, well-balanced, proficiency-based curriculum and supported by our dedicated teachers and staff, who believe in and are passionate about what they do.

Our staff are more than just employees, they are our neighbors as well. Nearly 50% of our staff live in one of the three communities that they support. Learn more about us...
Job Requirements
  • PLEASE NOTE: EWSD conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a VT Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) check (if driving students), criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Click here here for additional background check information.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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  • 2. Please review the job description and answer the following question (a link to the job description has been provided in the posting): Are you able to complete the requirements of the job with or without accommodation?
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  • 3. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
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Contact Information
  • Diana Smith
  • 33 Founders Road
  • Essex Jct., Vermont 05452
  • Phone: 802-857-6300
  • Fax: 802-879-6139
  • Email: click here

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