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The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is seeking an engaging Career and Technical Education teacher 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.
Some of the benefits of teaching for IDJC include:
Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information .
May be eligible for student loan forgiveness as a teacher in a Juvenile Corrections setting.
Placement on IDJC Career Ladder based on education and experience.
Small student to teacher ratio of 12:1. This equates to approximately 12 juveniles in a classroom at one time.
Teachers are generally provided an hour of prep time, as circumstances allow.
No papers or work taken home, minimal evening and weekend work.
No extra-curricular assignments.
Opportunity for teacher mentoring and staff support when needed.
Controlled and drug-free environment.
Opportunity for coursework reimbursement for continued education and ongoing regional professional development and training opportunities.
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.
Example of Duties 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 or be eligible and have applied for an Occupational Specialist Certification or Idaho Standard Secondary Certificate in Industrial Technology Endorsement.
Applicants who do not have the one of the certificates noted above may qualify for an Occupational Specialist Limited Certificate under one of the following: If you have a high school diploma or equivalent and eight (8) years (16,000 industry hours) recent, full-time experience in the industry related to the field noted above OR if you have a bachelor’s degree or industry certification in a field closely related to the area noted above and three (3) years (6,000 hours) recent, full-time experience in the same industry.
Preferred credential in carpentry or a closely related field.
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.
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. https://post.idaho.gov
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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.
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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