VAISEF Members Job Posting – Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in Richmond has the following job announcement. Visit their website for more information.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) is a nonprofit organization that exists to support the needs of Virginia’s children and families. Our campus has more than thirty acres and is tucked away to create an open retreat in western Henrico County, Virginia. We provide family-style group home care and alternative education services at our K-12 school.

The John G. Wood (JGW) School at Virginia Home for Boys & Girls is a therapeutic, private day school serving children and adolescents. Using a trauma-informed approach we serve group home and day students with significant social-emotional deficits, poor impulse control, learning disabilities, and behaviors that impact their ability to be successful in a public school environment.

Position summary:

The CTE Teacher helps oversee the vocational program to assist students with limited skills in the acquisition of identified work readiness skills. Responsibilities include planning, conducting, and assessing classroom instructional activities in building maintenance and Career and Technical Education. The CTE teacher will work with students to become productive and contributing members of society by training them in the trade and vocational skills necessary to gain employment and by helping them to develop socially acceptable attitudes and interests.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Instruct students on an individual and group basis in specific subjects, skills or trades. Assign work, demonstrate procedures and monitor and record progress.
  • Instruct students on an individual and group basis in specific subjects, skills or trades. Assign work, demonstrate procedures and monitor and record progress.
  • Through explanation, demonstration, modeling and practice, acquaint students with work activities, proper work methods, and quality of work required for competitive employment.
  • Train students using appropriate industrial methods as described but not limited to the following areas: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, flooring, drywall hanging and finishing, food service, retail, and customer service.
  • Conducts limited case management services for actively enrolled students.
  • Administers CTE programs for residents that are flexible and adapt to the need for a curriculum inclusive of life skills and personal finance content and is consistent with requirements of Virginia’s Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP).
  • Provides coaching, emotional support, and soft skills training for appropriate workplace conduct, such as conflict management, problem-solving skills, and appropriate interactions with co-workers/supervisors as well as other identified work readiness skills.
  • Identifies and facilitates relationships within the community, to assist with case management services and job placement services for our students.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principal of JGW School.


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of work readiness skills and have the ability to introduce this information to students/clients in an exciting and engaging manner.
  • Must be able to adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility
  • Must possess good organizational and time management skills to support the program goals and to facilitate and oversee a positive programmatic environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to handle stress and time pressures in a dynamic environment in a positive and professional manner
  • Must be able to perform restraint procedures
  • Handle multiple complex projects and identify priorities
  • Must have the ability to maintain professional working relationships with program staff and related agencies.
  • Must maintain accurate records.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc. at the Intermediate level.
  • Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Experience and Education:

  • A current VA DOE license or a provisional license in Career and Technical Education or Building Maintenance.
  • Three years of teaching experience, supporting adolescents or young adults preferred.
  • Experience teaching wood shop and/or small engine repair is preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully clear background checks associated with job.
  • In addition, candidate must successfully complete in-house training for behavior intervention, CPR, First Aid, and Human Rights and maintain certification.

Other Details

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Location: Richmond, VA
  • Required education: Bachelor’s
  • Required experience: teaching adolescents or young adults: 3 years
  • small engine repair preferred : 1 year
  • wood shop experience preferred: 1 year
  • Required license or certification: DOE license in Career and Technical Education or Building Maintenance
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