Intensive Special Needs Specialist

DISTRICT – Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
BUILDING – Mt. Anthony Union Middle School


  • All paraprofessionals must meet State definition of Highly Qualified Paraprofessional (HQP) through one of the following: Associates Degree, successful completion (b-minus or better) of at least 48 credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning, or successful completion of an approved paraprofessional assessment test required. 
  • Two to three years relevant experience preferred. 
  • Genuine desire to work with students with intensive needs required. 
  • Ability to become certified and proficient in the following within 6 months of hire: 
    • District Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) procedures and protocol 
    • CPR and First Aid 
    • Additional training as required for assignment 

Duties (include but are not limited to):
  • Provide academic, behavioral, and transition support to students during all school activities. Work with individual students or groups to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher. 
  • Implement social skills instruction, behavior plans and intervention plans for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of improving academics, adaptive, social and/or communication skills. 
  • Communicate regularly with teacher and/or administrator regarding student progress. Record data as prescribed to track student progress on IEP goals, objectives, behavior and intervention plans. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring, for more information:

Wendy Foran, Director of Special Education
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
246 South Stream Road
Bennington, VT 05201

Application Deadline: July 21, 2017