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  • 509172
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 6 2022 at 23:55 MST


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.


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 

-Plus 20% Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend (Remainder of the current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022)


-15 % Critical Services Pay (Temporary payment which can be discontinued at any time) 

Grade: 01

Closing Date:  07/06/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking a Special Education Program Teacher (SpED) 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:

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 Special Education
-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 Special Education
-Three years of teaching experience, with at least one year of work with at-risk youth

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Current valid Arizona Department of Education (ADOE) Teaching Certificate in Special Education

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current valid Arizona-issued driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

The successful candidate is required to complete the following:

  • Panel Interview
  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Fingerprinting
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Arizona residency is required for this position.

    Current State of Arizona employees:  In order to be considered for this position, it 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.


    As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

    Benefits include:

    -Paid vacation leave

    -10 paid holidays per year

    -Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits

    -Competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance plans


    Additional benefits include:

    -Available 24/7 Telemedicine

    -Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses

    -Long-Term Disability which pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings

    -Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings

    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

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


    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

    Attention current State of Arizona employees:  Please contact our Human Resources Office at employment@azdjc.gov  if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

    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 or by email at employment@azdjc.gov. 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


    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.

    The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.