Join the residential team at Kurn Hattin Homes and make a difference in the lives of children. This residential job is multifaceted. The right candidate will be an effective member of the team integral to teaching wide ranging positive life skills, supporting growth in academics, role modeling good communication skills, and working with the children in a homelike cottage setting. The house parent will supervise all aspects of cottage living from creating a warm and welcoming community, running weekly cottage meetings using a restorative circle process, supervising hygiene, homework, and bedtime routines while teaching the children how to care for their cottage, and also working collaboratively with the rest of the child services team. HPs work in partnership with families to advance the children’s development, develop effective communication skills, provide individual initiative and a feeling of responsibility while maintaining a warm, nurturing environment.
The work schedule may be a Sunday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Saturday with overnights.
The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience working with children in childcare, education, or human service related fields with a college degree preferred.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Kurn Hattin offers a generous benefit package including insurance, short term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and a retirement package.
Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining how you can make a difference in the lives of our children.
Technology Facilitator for a STEAM – Focused Smart Lab
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, VT, a K-8 residential school for children from difficult home situations, is seeking a Technology Facilitator for the start-up and operation of a fully-funded Smart Lab for all grade levels. This Facilitator will have the opportunity to work with students in a new, technology-infused lab environment created for this purpose. High energy, excitement, creativity, a willingness to try new endeavors in project-based learning, and a genuine desire to see students’ progress in exploratory learning are all attributes needed for this position. This individual must be well-organized and able to work well independently as well as with other teachers in integrated-lesson settings. A coaching type of approach is best, and good classroom management skills with highly individualized learning methods are essential.
A Bachelors’ degree is required, preferably with good familiarity with technology. Some previous teaching/facilitating/coaching experience with children is preferred, but this can be in almost any discipline. The most important element of this position needs to be an openness to learning the technology along with the students, even to the point of saying, “I don’t know, but I bet we can figure it out!”
This is a 12 month, full-time, salaried position beginning in May 2022. Housing options on campus may be available. Kurn Hattin Homes offers a full benefits package that includes paid time off, a retirement package, and an Employee Assistance Program. Insurance is available for medical, dental, vision, life, and short term disability.
Please submit a cover letter explaining why you are the individual who can best meet the needs of the Technology Facilitator position – please include a resume and a list of 3 references. The position will remain open until filled.
Maintenance and Grounds (Custodial)
New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is a residential community with a Vermont state-approved school, located in Westminster, Vermont. The campus comprises 280 acres and 20 buildings. Our community, which houses children ages 5-14 and offers Grades K-8, is seeking a full-time person to keep the buildings clean, attractive, and safe and the grounds well-maintained. The position offers a variety of tasks that include maintaining floors, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning walls and windows, trash removal, and moving furniture and equipment as needed for daily operations. Additional duties may entail some grounds work and assistance with snow removal. A strict adherence to COVID-19 cleaning protocols is essential to keeping our buildings safe for the children and staff.
The successful candidate will have experience in general custodial and maintenance work. Kurn Hattin offers a full benefits package that includes paid time off, generous insurance options, a retirement package, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a list of at least 3 references to email@example.com or stop by the Human Resources Office at 708 Kurn Hattin Road to pick up an application. The position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply
Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Upload resume, cover letter and references. Or mail to:
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
P.O Box 127
Westminster, VT 05158