The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office High School is an established high school following a high school curriculum. The High School is conducted in a SAFE jail classroom environment. The school calendar is a full 225 days per year.
This position provides education to juveniles, young adults, and adults in the areas of special education and/or General Education Development Course work in accordance with Arizona education standards and other applicable regulations.
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree and some experience in developing multi-cultural educational services, with a strong emphasis on special needs education. Those who have passed an Arizona State Special Education Licensing exam, and have passed an Arizona State test of subject knowledge and teaching skills in the areas of reading, writing, math, social studies, and science; OR have demonstrated competence in all the core subject areas by successfully completing the AZ HOUSSE (High, Objective, Uniform State Standard of Evaluation) Rubric covering all core subjects will also be considered.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Preference may be given to those with experience teaching within a secured care facility.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have basic computer literacy and interactive software knowledge.
Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
A current valid State of Arizona Special Education Certificate/License required. A valid Arizona driver’s license is required. Prior to hiring, the Sheriff’s Office requires that all candidates successfully pass a polygraph examination and background investigation. Successful candidates will be required to participate in a polygraph examination and an extensive background review.
NOTE: Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).
Essential Job Tasks:
Provide classroom instruction at least six hours per day. Develop lesson plans. Travel between jails as needed. Grade papers, develop lesson plans, record grades and attendance. Develop and implement behavior plans. Perform special education services. Stay apprised of changes in and/or new special education laws. Engage in personal contact with juvenile inmates with disabilities. Schedule and conduct MET/IEP meetings in a timely manner. Write and implement MET's/IEP's for student inmates. Attend meetings with staff; attend seminars to update skills and knowledge of laws. Coordinate skills; motivate students and increase academic skill levels to show marked improvement; assist juvenile's education levels and test as needed. Answer routine inquiries. Photocopy classroom material. Maintain basic knowledge and experience with technology for instructional purposes. Be present at work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled/assigned by the supervisor.
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the exam process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be scored based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Human Resources.