Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
80 Locust Street
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
High School Agricultural and Career Technical Education
|Salary Range:||Location:||NORTHAMPTON, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Education/Training|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
Preference: Nice to have
Massachusetts license as a registered nurse (RN) - Preference: Required|
|Overview of the Position: |
The Health Technology Instructor will spend approximately seventy-five percent of their time teaching hands on practical applications in a shop setting and twenty-five percent teaching theory in the classroom.
The Health Technology Instructor works in a typical school environment under the supervision of certified school personnel and under the general supervision of the principal. This position requires full knowledge, understanding and instruction of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Health Technology/Health Assisting.
• Establish and maintain a classroom culture of safety, strong work ethic, and respect.
• With the aid of the Massachusetts Career Technical Education (CTE) Frameworks, advice from industry and the advisory board, instructor will develop and implement a curriculum scope and sequence for the Health Technology program and abide by all
Chapter 74 laws.
• Work collaboratively in a team and use time effectively.
• Establish and uphold dining room standards and professionalism.
• Exhibit strong skills in organization and attention to detail.
• Work to engage and encourage students while respecting individual abilities and progress.
• Establish follow-up and monitoring safety procedures for all shop projects and establish strong daily routine for students.
• Establish evaluation criteria for classroom and shop projects to measure progress and competency.
• Develop and implement hands on projects that align with the CTE Framework.
• Maintain and update course syllabi; assist in the development of new curricula.
• Develop and implement daily lesson plans to teach skills required to master Health Technology/Health Assisting and related competencies.
• Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals.
• Determine need for supplies; ensure proper storage and security of supplies, tools, and equipment, obtain quotes as needed.
• Provide immediate supervision to all students to ensure they safely and effectively operate the shop tools and equipment.
• Implement evaluation devices of student learning to measure progress and competency.
• Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return work promptly to promote maximum learning.
• Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
• Prepare reports and maintain accurate records of student grades, attendance, shop hours and training activity details.
• Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
• Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using a variety of instructional methods.
• Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and educational experience when appropriate.
• Stay current in subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, researching information and attending professional meetings, conference or workshops.
• Develop specific goals and plans to organize, prioritize, and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
• Prepare students for entry-level employment, advanced training, or career advancement or post-secondary education.
• Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.
• Attend instructor and departmental meetings as scheduled and participate in parent/teacher nights, the community open house per contract.
• Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or on a team.
|Education/Formal Training Required:|
Bachelor’s degree or higher degree related to the subject matter and skills to be taught.
Three years of recent (within the last seven years), full-time employment experience directly related to health assisting.
Possession of current Massachusetts license as a registered nurse (RN)
Certified/Certifiable in Mass. Department of Education License in Health Technology/Health Assisting
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use computers and general office-type equipment.
Experience working with young people both with and without disabilities.
Genuine desire to work with adolescents and a basic understanding of adolescent development