Job Posting


Idaho Dept. of Juvenile Corrections (learn more)

Nampa, Idaho (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170558
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: September 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is seeking two engaging teachers to join our team. This is a full-time position located in Juniper Hills School, a special purpose school accredited through the Cognia/Northwest Accreditation Commission located in our facility in Nampa.

Example of Duties
This is a professional teaching position in a year-round school. The Instructor Specialist teaches classes for and supervises students 10 to 20 years old who typically have not achieved their educational potential in previous school settings. Implements, and evaluates specialized educational programs. Provides individual and group instruction in academic or vocational areas to youth in a rehabilitation/treatment setting. Provides individualized instruction using a differentiated approach and positive behavior supports. Develops individualized educational objectives; plans and outlines specific coursework. Collaborates with the treatment team regarding student progress and educational treatment goals. Encourages and motivates students in developing self-esteem and academic competencies. Instructs in living skills, fosters protection of individual rights, and ensures student safety and positive interactions. Provides leadership, direction and consultation to treatment staff.

Please note that the person hired for this position must be willing to teach outside their content area.

Minimum Qualifications
To be eligible for the position of Instructor Specialist, DJC:
  • You must hold an: Idaho Standard Exceptional Child (special education grades K-12) Credential, OR Standard Secondary (specific subjects 6-12 or K-12 in some areas) Credential, OR Standard Elementary (All Subjects K-8) Credential
  • In accordance with State Department of Education credentialing standards, or have recently graduated with a degree in Education and are eligible for credentialing. If you do not have an Idaho credential but have an equivalent credential from another state you will need to contact the Idaho State Department of Education and verify that you are eligible for credentialing in Idaho.
  • Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances, and physically restrain offenders; perform searches for contraband and weapons; work alone unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in a secure/locked facility in confined spaces; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules, and instructions; set aside personal prejudices and be fair; work in high-stress, hostile environments; transport juveniles; become certified in CPR.
  • No hearing, sight, or physical limitations that would prevent performance of duties.
  • Must meet the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entrance requirements as follows. Also see questions 3-10 on the exam.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Be 21 years of age or older;
  • No felony convictions, unless the felony conviction occurred before the applicant was eighteen (18) years of age AND ten (10) or more years prior to application
  • No conviction of a DUI in the last two (2) years or 2 DUI's within the last five (5) years
  • No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years
  • Meet military discharge standards
  • The incumbents hired for these positions are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy within 12 months of hire date.
To view the official job posting and the exam, go to

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Salary: $49,280 Per Year
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Idaho Dept. of Juvenile Corrections is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Angie Baker
    • 954 W Jefferson
    • Boise, Idaho 83720
    • Phone: 208-334-5100
    • Fax: (208) 334-5120
    • Email: click here

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