The Vocational Teacher for the Industrial Arts Wood Shop program teaches elementary, middle school, and/or secondary school students in industrial arts/wood shop techniques and skills, and assists in the development of manipulative skills in industrial arts courses. Duties include curriculum development, facility management, and the teaching of vocational skills and techniques in wood shop and related facility and equipment management. In addition to teaching and related duties, the Vocational Teacher prepares and plans thematic units; oversees necessary equipment purchase, installation, and maintenance; and aids students with behavioral, emotional, and/or physical needs or disabilities.
Develops and implements the industrial arts curriculum in wood shop.
Teaches elementary, middle school, and/or secondary school students industrial arts/wood shop techniques and skills.
Teaches, illustrates, and demonstrates safe practices in the use of all hand tools, power tools, machines, precision measuring instruments, and other related industrial arts tools and equipment.
Teaches budgeting, purchasing, and record keeping skills in industrial arts equipment and facility maintenance and management.
Develops, prepares, and implements industrial arts plans and projects to meet individual needs of students, considering the physical, emotional, and educational levels of student development.
Designs, modifies, and/or selects instructional materials and strategies appropriate to individual student needs.
Employs differentiated instruction, when relevant, using a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media and materials.
Teaches students application of relevant math skills to support industrial arts education.
Monitors and assesses students’ safety risks and skill level and modifies plans appropriately.
Ensures all students and staff engage in safe behaviors and techniques, and wear safety equipment while in the wood shop.
Models and demonstrates care giver qualities that treat all students and staff with dignity and respect. Supports and incorporates Stetson School’s Culture of Recovery philosophy in daily interactions.
A minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Minimum of five years recent full-time employment in carpentry, wood shop instruction, or related field. Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree may substitute for one or two years of employment.
Vocational Technical Teacher License or waiver eligible.
Basic computer skills.
Knowledge of basic needs and limitations of students with exceptional needs
Valid Vocational Teacher License.
Valid Massachusetts' driver's license.