The vocational coordinator will serve as an advocate and instructional support for all students to become workforce, career and/or college ready. The vocational coordinator may or may not be a licensed teacher, though he or she should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an education, training, or vocational field with experience supervising and inspiring youth. The vocational coordinator will be responsible for creating and enacting all career and vocational experiences for all students throughout their HLA careers.
The vocational coordinator will also oversee assessments and track student growth in addition to providing instruction for up to .5 of each school day. The vocational coordinator will be responsible for ensuring all students are tested and appropriately placed within the academic program. In addition, he/she will collaboratively work with all HLA staff to coordinate individual student instructional modifications and accommodations.
1. First and foremost this position will be an advocate for all students at the HLA to become workforce, career and/or college ready. This includes working with the other HLA staff members to provide an integrated program of study that is both rigorous, but also highly relevant and practical to the needs of each and every student. This includes, but is not limited to:
o Advocating and coaching students into deferred action status if needed. This position must be an expert in these laws and legal proceedings.
o Integrate and support the school’s financial literacy programs of study.
o Utilize student interest inventories to connect student interests and skills to a job and career. This position should coach students into the right post HS program for the right reason.
o Individually meet with students and their parents.
2. Employability curriculum and program: Direct, create or modify existing programs and curriculum to ensure all students are better prepared for college, career and/or the workforce.
o Increase employability skills and post secondary job placement or life education skills relevant to each student.
§ Teach an onsite employability class to traditional aged students.
o Develop school to work programs that help graduates find local work post high school.
o Develop over the first 2-3 semesters of employment, the feasibility of a formal work-study program to provide exposure to employment opportunities and careers.
3. Oversee all onsite mandatory district and state assessments.
o Schedule state testing.
o Schedule and facilitate reading and math MAP tests.
4. Increase graduation rate, decrease dropout rate, increase attendance rate.
o Be sensitive to cultural and ethnicity issues. Be educated and aware of these.
o Conduct home visits as needed to increase trust and communication.
o Help staffing team to develop Individual Learning Plans (ILP) connected with each student’s post HS plans and interests.
o Work with the ELA instructor (Mrs. Seaman) to assist in developing and implementing a student based project each year, and ensure students are actively participating in project.
Assist in classroom as needed
Interviews will be Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10. Job offer will take place June 14.
Hugoton USD 210
Hugoton School District is located in Southwest Kansas in Hugoton, the county seat of Stevens County. Hugoton Schools serve just over 1100 students in grades pre-K through 12. A high percentage of our teachers have advanced degrees and we have staff with a range of experience levels. USD 210 maintains an assessed evaluation of over 176 million dollars.
In November of 2008, Hugoton voters passed a $21 million bond issue by a 71% "yes" vote. The bond monies have provided some excellent new facilities that include: a new middle school academic wing, new 6,000 square feet Eagle's Nest cafeteria serving both the high school and middle school, and a new athletic complex. In addition, a state of the art Early Childhood Development Center has been constructed to house all-day kindergarten which will allow expansion of our pre-school and early childhood services.
The quality of life in Hugoton is enhanced because of our commitment to young people and families. This is evidenced by the strong Hugoton Recreation Commission programs, a state of the art public library, nine hole golf course, over twenty places of worship, a thriving economy, and excellent pheasant hunting. Finally, Hugoton is located near many interesting destinations (Amarillo, TX - 3 hours; Red River, NM - 4 hours; Angel Fire, NM - 4 hours; Colorado Springs, CO - 4.5 hours)
Hugoton schools have a history of achieving Standard of Excellence. None of our schools have ever been placed on improvement and our district continues to take the lead on many educational issues.
Hugoton School District was one of the first district's in the state of Kansas to de-emphasize the state assessments and fully adopt the Career and College Ready State Standards. As a result, the Hugoton School district has fully implemented the CCRS State Standards. The teachers in the district have developed a curriculum that raises the level of rigor in instruction to meet the demands of the CCRS State Standards.
Technology plays a vital role in the education of the students at Hugoton. All students in grades 7-12 have Macbooks. The elementary school also uses Ipads and Mimio's to engage student learning. Please visit our district website for more information: www.usd210.org.
Assessed Evaluation $ 176,276,765
LOB 30% $ 2,535,198
Capital Outlay 2007-201 4 mills
Enrollment Headcount 1,200
Certified Staff 92
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