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Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital, veteran or other legally-protected status.

 

If there are any current employment opportunities available at Thornton Academy they would be listed below.

  • To apply, select the appropriate type of application from the Downloads list below. Unless otherwise noted, all materials may be submitted to Employment Coordinator Susan Tarver (electronic submission is preferred).

Classroom Teacher: Upper School Mathematics

JOB POST:  Upper School Mathematics Teacher

 

Thornton Academy seeks a full-time Mathematics teacher with strong preparation and experience in teaching students at the secondary level, preferably with experience in an international school and/or teaching international students. 

 

Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Minimum five years of teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Experience with international students a plus

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (references will not be called prior to interview)

 

Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee” and submitted electronically to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

 

Classroom Teacher: Upper School Spanish

JOB POST:  Upper School Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher

 

Thornton Academy seeks a full-time Spanish teacher with strong preparation and experience in teaching students at the secondary level, preferably supplemented with experience in an international school and/or teaching international students. 

 

Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Minimum three to five years of teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Experience with international students a plus

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (references will not be called prior to interview)

 

Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee” and submitted electronically to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

 

Social Worker: Upper School

JOB DESCRIPTION:  School Social Worker

 

Accountability:  The School Social Worker reports to the Director of Student Services

 

Performance Responsibilities

Tasks for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing short-term solution-focused counseling to support students’ social and psychological issues that interfere with their academic progression
  • Participating in the assessment and development of educational plans for students who receive support services and fulfilling obligations as the result of IEPs, 504 plans, and RTI plans
  • Observing and assessing students academically, behaviorally and socially
  • Providing direct services to students (individually and in groups) and consulting with staff members, families, and appropriate agencies related to personal, social/emotional, and academic progression
  • Providing milieu services with a classroom setting
  • Conducting screenings and supporting threat assessments with other members of the Student Services Team
  • Facilitating crisis intervention protocols and processes as appropriate, and serving as a member of the school crisis team
  • Participating in team meetings involving cooperation with other Student Services Team members, school personnel, and community agencies
  • Making referrals to public or private agencies with appropriate follow up
  • Serving as a liaison between school, family, and community resources
  • Serving as a source of information regarding community resources
  • Maintaining appropriate school records and providing written reports and communications as necessary by legal or institutional mandates
  • Participating as a resource for in-service training and planning for professional development
  • Supervising student social work interns, as appropriate
  • Participating in psycho-educational prevention programming
  • Providing staff consultation on social-emotional-environmental issues affecting school
  • Creating school-wide initiatives to address issues relevant to adolescents, that support the mission of the Student Services Team
  • Serving as the homeless youth liaison
  • Making home visits when deemed necessary or upon request by administration
  • Serving as a Residential Life liaison for support of students’ social and psychological issues
  • Supporting Alternative Education psycho-educational programming
  • Maintaining necessary levels of confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the administrative team

 

Qualifications

  • Maintain LCSW licensure with the State of Maine
  • CADC preferred
  • Previous experience working with adolescents in an educational setting, including special education; experience with multi-cultural and residential settings preferred

 

To Apply:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • List of three professional references, including contact information

 

Electronic submissions are preferred; please put “Candidate: Social Worker” in the Subject line.  Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee” and all materials should be submitted to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

Hard copies may be mailed to Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME   04072

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Director of Guidance and College Counseling

Director of Guidance and College Counseling

 

Nature of the Position:  The Director of Guidance and College Counseling plays a central leadership role as a member of the administrative team, providing direction and participating in conversations and strategic planning about all aspects of the school.

 

Summary: 

The Director of Guidance and College Counseling is responsible to the Headmaster for the coordination and implementation of the Upper School guidance program.  The Director oversees the guidance counselors in the performance of their school counselor functions, and supervises the school registrar, assistant registrar, data manager, testing coordinator and Guidance Office administrative assistants.

The Director carries a partial student caseload and works continuously with three counseling teams to coordinate the college counseling process, providing a bridge between services for the school’s boarding and day student populations.

The Director works closely with the Director of Student Services and the Director of Academics, and serves regularly on two administrative leadership teams.  The Director also participates in the observation, supervision and evaluation of faculty.

 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Guidance and College Counseling will:

  • Oversee, supervise, and evaluate the work of the guidance counselors, helping to develop and revise a cutting edge guidance curriculum for all students
  • Support the work of the guidance counselors as they assist students with their academic development and any issues that could impede their success
  • Consult with the counselors on the social/emotional components of the counseling program (e.g., issues such as DHS reports, suicide intervention) 
  • Act as an in-school consultant, interpreting the guidance program to the faculty and leadership teams, and formulating goals consistent with the school’s mission and policies
  • Assume responsibility, in conjunction with the Testing Coordinator, for the coordination and administration of standardized and state tests and all AP examinations
  • Hold regular department meetings to communicate curriculum initiatives, share ideas and plan for ongoing improvements
  • Ensure that guidance counselors are involved in and aware of on-going and up-to-date professional development opportunities (e.g. NACAC, NEACAC, ASCA, Fitzwilliam Conference)
  • Formulate guidance policies and procedures in conjunction with the guidance counselors
  • Assist the school registrars with the final details of both international and private student credential reviews
  • Assume other responsibilities as directed by the Headmaster

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Thorough knowledge of guidance counseling policies, procedures, services, program design, delivery and management models and processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of the developmental needs of students, including ethnic or linguistic minorities.
  • Knowledge of Section 504 legislation, policies and procedures as it relates to educational services for students.
  • Knowledge of career and technical education and college planning.
  • The ability to lead and motivate staff, use computer and other technology including scheduling, and set Guidance Office priorities.
  • Skills in staff and program supervision.
  • The ability to establish strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse population of individuals and groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to speak effectively to both large and small groups.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a School Counselor 6-12 certification preferred, or master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., education, counseling, psychology)
  • Experience in the field of school counseling required, experience with international students a plus
  • Administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred.

 

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • List of three professional references, including contact information

 

Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee” and all materials should be submitted to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org 

Electronic submissions are preferred; please put “Candidate: Guidance Director” in the Subject line.  Hard copies may be mailed to Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME   04072

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Maintenance Worker

Thornton Academy

 

Thornton Academy seeks a full-time year-round Maintenance Worker in the Facilities Department.  The individual in this position will take daily guidance and task direction from the Director of Facilities & Maintenance and his/her designee.

 

Job Goal: To perform multi-craft work safely to maintain and repair the physical structure of Thornton Academy’s buildings and may specialize in one or more of the journeyman’s areas: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC.

 

Responsibilities

Tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating safe work habits at all times, including the proper care and use of all tools, equipment, vehicles, hazardous materials, and observing all established health and safety regulations.
  • Demonstrating aptitude or competence for performing basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, painting, HVAC, grounds maintenance, mechanical repair, alarm monitoring, trouble shooting and reset, door and door hardware repair, and metal fabrication.
  • Taking responsibility for general mechanical repair and maintenance of vehicles and grounds equipment.
  • Installing and repairing machinery, plumbing, physical structure, and fixtures of the school buildings in accordance with blueprints, manuals, building codes and safety regulations; using hand tools and carpenter’s, electrician’s, and plumber’s tools.
  • Inspecting machinery and mechanical equipment for defects and makes repairs
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, installing, repairing/replacing gauges, valves, and other plumbing equipment
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, repairing/replacing lights and fixtures
  • Painting, constructing, and repairing/remodeling areas including basic carpentry, masonry, and dry wall using appropriate materials and tools
  • Receiving and delivering supplies
  • Assembling and/or repairing equipment and furniture
  • Supporting the overall maintenance/custodial and educational program
  • Irrigating and mowing lawn and field areas; maintaining trees, shrubbery, and other grounds and athletic field-related work
  • Notifying the Facilities Director or his/her designee immediately of any maintenance problems or the need for services by an outside contractor
  • Performing other duties and tasks as assigned by the Facilities Director or his/her designee.

 

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of satisfactory experience and knowledge of maintenance and repair of buildings. 
  • Must hold a valid Maine driver’s license 
  • Must hold a current and valid CHRC with fingerprinting (in compliance with Maine law) 
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions, read and understand work orders and building plans, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, students, and community members.
  • Must be able to operate Maintenance Department equipment, vehicles, and other equipment associated with this type of work.

 

Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.  Applicants may request a complete job description from the Facilities Office at Thornton Academy (207-282-3361, ext 4484) 

Required Application Process

All those interested in applying should submit:

  • Completed employment application (available for download)
  • List of at least three references including contact information

Materials may be mailed or dropped off to the Employment Coordinator (438 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072)

 

 

Substitute Teachers

To become a substitute teacher at Thornton Academy

The following materials are required in application for substitute teaching assignments at Thornton Academy:

 Applications may be directed to George Mendros, Substitute Coordinator:

  • By mail:  Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072
  • By email:  george.mendros@thorntonacademy.org

     FMI:  George Mendros (207-282-3361, x4455)

 Substitute compensation

Compensation for daily substitute teachers is on a two-tier scale:

    • Tier 1:  $60.00 per day

Following ten (10) successful days of employment as a substitute teacher:

    • Tier 2:  $75.00 per day

 There are no benefits associated with employment as a substitute teacher.


FMI regarding substitute teaching at Thornton Academy:

Go to www.thorntonacademy.org/substitute

OR

Contact Substitute Coordinator George Mendros (282-3361, x4455)

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 


 

Thornton Academy Employment Application Forms

Please note: A completed application form is not required until the interview phase of the employment process.



Thornton Academy
438 Main Street Saco 04072 20854
(207) 282-3361
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