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Special Education (7-8 Gr Academic Support) Teacher

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provides students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. PVPA prepares all of our students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic Special Education teacher for grades 7 and 8 beginning immediately. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with colleagues and loves working with middle school students.

Minimum Requirements:

   Bachelor’s degree

   Eligible for Highly Qualified Teacher status

   CORI/Fingerprint check

Preferred Requirements:

  Master’s degree

  Licensed Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities 5-12

  Massachusetts certification in subject area

Supervised by: Director of Student Services

Calendar:   School year (ten months)

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

 Please provide a written response to the following:

 At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT AS AN ATTACHMENT.

 To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

 Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

 Please see job # 2993825 at schoolspring.com

 


Accounting & Human Resources Assistant

PVPA has an opening for an Accounting & Human Resources Assistant starting immediately.

Responsibilities include:

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure that payments are processed with the required documents attached.
  • Enter charges to appropriate general ledger accounts in QuickBooks.
  • Compile approved purchase requests and invoices for credit card purchases for monthly statement; after payment by CFO, reconcile credit card statement in QuickBooks.
  • Process vendor checks on a weekly basis.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries.
  • Maintain vendor invoice files.

Banking

  • Prepare weekly cash and check deposits and enter into QuickBooks.
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements and make adjusting entries, as needed.

Billing and Receivables

  • Enter customers and related fees into QuickBooks.
  • Process bus contracts, compile forms, prepare monthly invoices, and communicate with parents regarding account balances.
  • Monitor account balances for bus contracts and special trips/events.

Human Resources

  • Assist in preparation of employee contracts (scan/copy/file).
  • Assist in benefits open enrollment process.
  • Respond to employee questions regarding benefits program.
  • Assist with on-boarding of new employees, facilitate CORI/Fingerprinting process, file maintenance and update information in Employee Navigator.
  • Oversees employee attendance data and maintain paid leave balances.
  • Schedule daily substitute coverage for staff.

Payroll Processing

  • Enter employee data into ADP system; maintain and update tax and benefit information as needed.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll, enter payroll transaction in QuickBooks, process payroll vendor reports, and process payments as required by vendor or in a timely manner.
  • Respond to employee inquiries such as payroll tax adjustments and check stub copy requests.

Purchasing

  • Prepare purchase orders as needed.
  • Place orders in a timely manner for items purchased outside of Amazon.com or for conference registrations.
  • Manage flow of paperwork from receipt of request form to packing slip to invoice.

Other duties as assigned by Chief Financial Officer

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 Please provide a written response to the following:

 At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT AS AN ATTACHMENT.

To be considered as a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Please be sure to upload all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to Job # 2987791 at SchoolSpring (http://www.schoolspring.com)

No Telephone Calls Please

 


Substitute Teacher (Full or Partial Days)

Primary Functions:

•           Reports to school office 15 minutes prior to first assignment of the day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes.

•           Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by classroom teachers.

•           Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

•           Maintains a safe and orderly classroom.

•           Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures.

•           Insures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom.

•           Follows emergency and safety procedures.

•           Follows school procedures and regulations.

•           Writes daily memos to teachers reporting on lesson plan and students.

•           Writes disciplinary reports to Director of Student Affairs, as needed.

•           Performs other related duties as directed.

 Minimum Requirements:

•           High School diploma or equivalent

•           Experience working with middle and high school students

•           CORI/fingerprint check

 Supervised by: Director of Arts and Academics

 To be considered a complete application, please submit the following via SchoolSpring Job # 2987824:

 1.         A current resume

2.         Letter of interest

3.         Original transcripts indicating degrees awarded

4.         Evidence of licensure, if applicable

5.         Three reference contacts

 No Phone Calls Please.


Library Media Specialist

PVPA has an opportunity for a creative individual with strong communication and technology skills who can work successfully with students and faculty. Successful experience working in a middle school or high school is strongly preferred.

 Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain PVPA’s library collection, including electronic resources, to further students’ use of the library and to support PVPA’s academic and arts programs.
  • Support students’ development of research skills across courses and departments.
  • Assist teachers in selection of books and other instructional materials (including electronic resources) to supplement the instructional program.
  • Manage and oversee the sign-out/request system for Chromebook carts and individual Chromebooks throughout the building.
  • Supervise students’ use of the library to promote a welcoming and respectful learning environment for all; coordinate with homework support teachers
  • Create and monitor library budget.
  • Collaborate with Grade 7/8 Humanities teachers to assess struggling readers’ placement in PVPA’s reading intervention class, Reading Workshop.
  • Other responsibilities as required.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CORI check/Fingerprinting

 Preferred Requirements:

  • One or more years of experience working in a middle school or high school
  • MLS degree or in process of earning MLS degree
  • License as a School Librarian or Unified Media Specialist by DESE or in process of licensure

 Supervised by:  Director of Arts and Academics

 Calendar:   2018-19 school year

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Please provide a written response to the following:

 

At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur.  Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT AS AN ATTACHMENT.

 

To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file.  Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

 

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

 

 Please apply to job # 2985816 at schoolspring.com

 

 


Permanent Substitute Teacher (2 Positions)

JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (2 POSITIONS)

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provides students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. PVPA prepares all of our students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

 Primary Functions:

Reports to school office 15 minutes prior to first assignment of the day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes.

Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by classroom teachers

Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students

Maintains a safe and orderly classroom

Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures.

Insures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom.

Follows emergency and safety procedures.

Follows school procedures and regulations

Takes part in the annual substitute teacher training.

Writes daily memos to teachers reporting on lesson plan and students.

Writes disciplinary reports to Director of School Culture, as needed.

Performs other related duties as directed.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree

Experience working with middle and high school students

CORI/fingerprint check

Supervised by: Director of Teacher Development

Compensation: 37.75 hours per week @ $15.00 plus full benefits

Calendar:   School year (ten months) starting August 27, 2018

*attendance at New Teacher Orientation required August 16 & 17, 2018

EOE:   The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTION

Please provide a written response to the following:

At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur.   Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT AS AN ATTACHMENT.

To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

No Telephone Calls Please.

Please apply to Job # 2985829 at SchoolSpring   (http://www.schoolspring.com)


Facilities Technician - Part Time

The General role and purpose of the Facilities Tech. position is to assist the Facilities Manager and Technology Director in the maintenance, repair, security and safety of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School building, grounds, personal and students. Daily, weekly and monthly duties will vary upon needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:(Includes, but not limited to)

Building and Grounds Related

·         Traffic Duty during dismissal time. (Monday – Friday during school sessions)

·         Conduct, document and facilitate all regular facilities inspections.

·         Intra office and classroom moves.

·         Maintenance and repair of facilities & equipment.

·         Complete building work requests in an efficient manner.

·         Shipping and receiving.

·         Light bulb replacement.

·         Painting, moving furniture, digging, mixing cement, outside landscaping, assembling, running wire, organizing, installing molding door handles, shelves, white boards, dispensers, etc.

·         Help maintain and minor repair of facility central services such as cleaning, landscaping, snow removal, waste disposal, parking, HVAC system, phone system, PA system, electrical systems, fire and burglar systems and more.

·         Maintain and inspect projectors, audio / video carts and laptop carts.

·         Moving, re-setup and maintenance of computers.

·         Monitor replacements and other minor computer based moves, inspections, repairs and installations.

Security and Safety Related

·         Ensure all after school security and safety measures and protocols are adhered to.

·         Ensure fire and life safety codes are maintained during shift time.

·         Ensure facility Security.

·         Emergency and life safety building inspections.

·         Contact person for after school communication with public and/ after school emergencies.

·         Work with other after school staff to ensure accountability and location of students.

·         Assist with building security & immediately respond to building emergency while on shift.

Typical day outline during school sessions   (Could change depending on a variety of reasons)

1.      Arrive at work and check in with Facilities Manager (or other designated personal) for work schedule.

2.      Traffic duty. (typically Monday – Thursday from 3:45 – 4:15pm & Friday’s 2:45 – 3:15pm)

3.      Sweep school building and move students that are not involved in an after school function to designated area and secure 2nd and 3rd floors as well as the East Annex area.

4.      Stationed in the main office to watch over students and be school building gate keeper via buzzing in people from the outside into the school and see what they need. Typically until 6 or 7pm depending on daily school activities.

5.      After main office duties, then perform other facilities & tech. job duties until end of shift.

6.      End of shift coordinate with cleaners or other staff about closing and securing of building for the night.

Typical day outline during summer and school break sessions   (Could change depending on a variety of reasons)

1.      Arrive at work and check in with Facilities Manager (or other designated personal) for daily work schedule.

 

Experience, education, skills, abilities, qualifications (Includes, but not limited to)

·         21 years old or older

·         Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

·         Ability to work with and from ladders, scaffolding and man lifts up to 30’ high.

·         Flexible Hours

·         2nd shift emergency person and call back-up.

·         Ability to use school issued walkie-talkie and/or cell phone.

·         CORI and Fingerprint Check.

·         Preferred First Aid, CPR and AED Certified.

·         Construction experience.

·         Basic computer knowledge.

·         Basic power tool knowledge.

·         Highly motivated and self-motivated.

·         Good organizational skills.

·         Strong attendance record.

·         Reliable transportation to work.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Customer service oriented.

·         Ability to understand and fallow verbal and written instructions.

·         Team player.

 

EOE: The Board pf Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants as employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for position is selected on the basis of the qualifications, merit and ability.

Please submit a letter of interest describing your relevant experience by July 6, 2018 to:

humanresources@pvpa.org   - No Telephone Calls Please


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