Seven Hills Foundation

Vocational Teacher: Industrial Arts-- Wood Shop

Regular Full-Time
Job ID
M-F 8-4



 Core Values


Stetson School, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, offers a $5,000 sign on bonus for fully licensed applicant, and $2,500 if a waiver is  needed  *Limited time only*


Full-Time / 5-day work week




Be a part of the Stetson School team where you can make a difference and have a positive impact in a child's life!


Every staff is a leader in developing a healing environment that promotes a healthy life and teaches social skills to our students.


Stetson School, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation is hiring a Vocational Teacher for the Industrial Arts Wood Shop program middle school, and/or secondary school.


The Vocational Teacher for the Industrial Arts Wood Shop program middle school, and/or secondary school will teach students in industrial arts/wood shop techniques and skills and assists in the development of manipulative skills in industrial arts courses. Duties include but are not limited to 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. Stetson school observes a 216-day school calendar plus 2 professional development days.


  • Develops and implements the industrial arts curriculum in wood shop.Teaches middle school, and/or secondary school students industrial arts/wood shop techniques and skills.
  • Teaches makerspace classes to elementary/ middle school students.
  • 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.
  • Other program support related duties may be assigned

Paid training! Excellent Benefits!

Teachers are provided a paid 10-day New Employee Orientation and receive training on CPR/First Aid, Crisis Prevention Intervention & Trauma-Informed Care. They also receive program-specific training at the worksite.



Benefits for Full-time employees: 

  • Health Insurance: Offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, with generous company contribution.
  • Enhanced Retirement Plan: 25% - 33% Employer match based on tenure. 
  • Student Loan Assistance: Consolidation, counseling, & limited employer contribution!
  • Discounted Tuition with College & University Partnerships!
  • Tuition Assistance: Reimbursed or prepaid college coursework!
  • Home Mortgage Initiative: Favorable down payment (3-5%), reduced closing costs co-paid by Seven Hills!

Work-Life Balance:

  • 3 Paid Personal Days
  • 11 Paid Holidays 
  • Accrued Paid Sick Time
  • Six weeks Paid school vacation per the planned school vacation calendar




  • 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 Massachusetts' driver's license.
  • Teachers must possess or, in the alternative, must obtain licensure post-hire. Licensure determination rests with the MA Department of Education. Teachers are responsible for compliance with individual specific requirements as outlined by the MA Department of Education.
  • Physical management of students when necessary to maintain safety of students and staff.
  • Must pass and maintain CPI and CPR certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to work under high stress situations.
  • Work well with others.
  • Great Time management skills
  • Experience working with special education students.
  • Ability to work as a creative, engaged, dedicated member of the Stetson team.


Thank you for your interest in Stetson School! We value every applicant. If you experience any difficulty in applying or need assistance, please contact Andrea (978)-355-4541, ext. 4144



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