Teacher, Veterinary Assistant

Aurora, CO

Teacher, Veterinarian Assistant


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Aurora Public Schools Compensation and Benefits

Salary:  View the Licensed salary schedule at https://hr.aurorak12.org/teach-lead-inspire/teach/#licensed-salary-schedule


The Veterinary Assistant Teacher is responsible for instructing classroom courses, internship supervision of students and counseling students at the direction of the Assistant Director or designee.


  • Responsibilities Include:Plan and provide theoretical instruction and laboratory experiences which reflect an understanding of the program’s philosophy, objectives, and curriculum. Prepare course syllabi and class schedules in accordance state and other minimum requirements.
  • Promote and maintain a vibrant Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) student chapter and participate in local, state and national student Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) events.
  • Prepare, supervise, correct and evaluate student evaluation tools and examinations.
  • Maintain all licensing board requirements and program approvals.
  • Attend appropriate meetings to keep the school apprised of national, state, and local issues or changes.
  • Foster the program’s responsiveness to community and/or employer needs and maintain Council on Occupational Education (COE) accreditation standards for program completion, licensure and placements rates.
  • Participate in meetings, in-services, workshops, and other professional meetings and act as a resource person to members of the community and other faculty members.
  • Participate on committees of the faculty organization; share in planning and guidance of the program; share in continuing development and evaluation of the curriculum of the school; participate in the formulation and implementation of the philosophy and objectives of the school.
  • Care for animals as they pertain to the Veterinary Assistant program curriculum, plan and supervise community internship and job shadowing of students and maintain an active community advisory committee.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or appointed designees.
  • Develop and coordinate the use of educational facilities.
  • Preparation, instruction, testing, and tutoring of students.
  • Course description and objectives of assigned courses.
  • Schedule speakers, internships, job shadowing for students.
  • Maintain student databases aligned with Perkins, Pickens, and COE requirements.
  • Job Qualifications:Must be a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT) who is a graduate of an AVMA CVTEA accredited program, with a minimum of three years field experience.
  • Recommend membership in a professional organization (CACVT).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with many types of personalities and diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google (Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Meets) applications.
  • Must be willing and able to teach to the academic standards for science and English within the program.
  • Experience with HOSA student organization.
  • Successful candidate must possess or be eligible to obtain
  • a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) teaching license, and a Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE) secondary/postsecondary full-time credential.
  • Secondary: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/cte_generalinfo.htm#10
  • Post Secondary: http://www.coloradostateplan.com/Credentialing/documents/PostsecondaryCriteria2013-14.pdf
  • As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment.
  • As a condition of employment, Praxis test in Agriculture within the 1st year of employment.
  • Click here to learn about the Culturally Linguistically Diverse Educator Certificate.

$44,449 - $69,649
Paid Health Leave