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DJ EDUCATION PROGRAM TEACHER

  • 502023
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 21 2021 at 23:55 MST

DEPT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS 

Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is committed to providing the youth under our care and supervision with effective, efficient, and high quality rehabilitation and transformative services in support of our vision, mission, and values.

DJ EDUCATION PROGRAM TEACHER

DEPT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS

Job Location:

The Adobe Mountain School is a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. The Adobe Mountain School is fully accredited as a public education agency or school district and school year is year round, and is located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Phoenix.

The facility is located at:

Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ. 85027

Posting Details:

Salary: 47,604.00 - 77,777.00*

*Salary is based upon education and experience 

Grade: 01

Closing Date:  10/21/21

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking an Education Program Teacher who is passionate about their profession and who will be committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s underserved youth. Whether you are just starting out in your teaching career, or if you are a seasoned professional, ADJC wants you to come join our talented and diverse education team. This position will work under the direction of an Education Program Administrator in providing educational services for adjudicated youth that are aligned with the Arizona State Academic Standards.

Job Duties:

The job functions of a DJ Education Program Teacher include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Instructs youth in development of academic, vocational and social skills in groups and individually in assigned area
-Assign pertinent school work to youth
-Maintains daily/weekly classroom attendance records
-Ensures students complete daily work assignments
-Plans and prepares instruction/learning activities in accordance with state and local performance measures, and administers test to evaluate student -achievement
-Attends teachers meetings
-Performing other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

-Current valid Arizona Department of Education (ADOE) Teaching Certificate in Social Studies, Math, Science or Career and Technical (CTE) Education Teacher
-Three years of teaching experience, with at least one year of work with at-risk youth

Candidates must also have:
Knowledge of:
-Concepts and curriculum of assigned subject
-Federal and state education laws, rules, and regulations
-Effective instructional techniques
-State Academic Standards
-Maintaining confidentiality

Skill in:
-Classroom management
-Differentiated classroom instructions
-Modification of academic work as appropriate
-Data Collecting
-Assessing students in academic and behavioral skills and progress
-Written and verbal communication

Ability to:
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships
-Counsels students in relation to their educational goals and objectives
-Analyze and evaluate academic and vocational growth of the students
-Learn and use standard departmental software
-Learn and follow agency policies and procedures
-Work closely with adjudicated youth in an institutional or community setting

Selective Preference(s):

-Current valid Arizona Department of Education (ADOE) Teaching Certificate in Social Studies, Math, Science or Career and Technical (CTE) Education Teacher
-Three years of teaching experience, with at least one year of work with at-risk youth

Pre-Employment Requirements:

-Successfully pass an oral interview
-Successfully clear a comprehensive background investigation and post job offer drug test
-Possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued driver license*
*Please note, employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, and must maintain an acceptable driving record, and will be required to complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by:

  • No formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and

  • An overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation

Benefits:

As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!

Benefits include:
-Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits
-Paid vacation leave which includes 10 holidays per year
-Competitive Health Plans including the Triple Choice Plan (TCP) provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield AZ and United Health Care
-Delta Dental PPO and Cigna DHMO Dental Plans
-Avesis Vision Plan

Additional benefits include:
-Available 24/7 Telemedicine
-Flexible Spending Accounts for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses
-Long-Term Disability which pays pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings
-Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings
-Life Insurance: $15,000 Basic Life and $15,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment paid by the State
-Optional Supplemental Life and Dependent Life Insurance available

At the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, our DJ Education Program Teachers will enjoy a healthy work life balance that includes employee wellness programs.

Employee Wellness:
-Health Impact Program: Earn up to $200 annually by participating in free preventative health screenings, immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes, and physical activities
-Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 12 free mental health counseling sessions per year, and available 24/7 support for work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more

Work Hours:
Monday through Friday, 40 hour workweek

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

DJ Education Program Teacher positions participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

-CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan
-New members have the opportunity to define their contribution amount
-Employer contributes a dollar-for-dollar match equal to 5% of a member's salary
-Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service

Learn More:

To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you can visit our website

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Office at (602) 364-1023. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.