Laraway Youth and Family Services

Teacher – Elementary

Job Summary:

We are looking for a dynamic individual, interested in working in an alternative and unique setting, to meet the unique needs of elementary aged students. The Elementary Teachers will provide instruction in one or more content areas, with a strong preference towards Language Arts. This teacher will utilize best practices in assessment and instruction.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and deliver classroom and field based curriculum, based on current best practices utilizing a variety of medium including technology, project based learning, differentiated instruction and the concepts of universal designs for learning.
  • Develop and maintain substitute plans.
  • Provide daily leadership, support and direction to home room staff and students. Create and maintain daily, weekly and quarterly plans and schedules.
  • Collaborate and team teach to deliver academics and therapeutic strength based activities from beginning to end of day.
  • Evaluate student progress, records results, and prepares grades and commentary to inform parents of progress. Participates in statewide and formal assessments as required.
  • Review student file to ensure familiarity with Individualized Education Plans, learning abilities and possible disabilities. In collaboration with Special Education Case Manager, implement accommodations and goals from Individualized Educational Plans and Comprehensive Evaluations.
  • Collaborate with other staff to meet academic and treatment needs of students.
  • May also assist with the design, implementation and coordination of individualized learning plans based on student needs and interests.
  • Lead and/or collaborate with school wide cornerstone curriculum activities and develop related curriculum strands for students.
  • Participate in student team meetings to update team on academic progress, as requested.
  • Strive at all times to foster a positive approach to problem solving and maintain a positive environment.
  • Model and utilize best practices in education and special education when working one-on-one or in small groups.
  • Develop and maintain trauma informed best practices: connection, building relationships, naming emotions, co-regulation, empathy, acceptance, congruence, presence, and attunement.


  • Vermont State Teaching License/Certification for Elementary Education is preferred but candidates currently pursuing licensure or a desire to pursue with the support and collaboration of licensed supervisor (Coursework must be reviewed and supported by the Agency of Education for a waiver, to be reviewed at time of interview).

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