Instructor Specialist (Teacher) (St. Anthony, Idaho)

Idaho Dept. of Juvenile Corrections East Central / Idaho Falls Alternative Learning Environment Intermediate Full Time Apply no later than 2/6/2022Posted 20D ago

About this job

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is seeking 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 St. Anthony, Idaho.

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.

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.

Some of the benefits of teaching for IDJC include:

Placement on IDJC Career Ladder. An applicant with one year or less of experience of teaching experience may start at $53,767.01 or $25.85/hr. Higher placement on the career ladder would depend on relevant teaching experience and professional endorsement.
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.

Education required

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.

Benefits

Placement on education career ladder. Starts at $53,767.01+ DOE

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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.