YCA GED Teacher
DOD - Liberty County, GA

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The mission of the Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Academy (YCA) is to provide Georgia's "at-risk" youth with academic and life skills training aimed at improving their employment potential and creating productive citizens. Students (cadets) at YCA participate in a 22 week residential program, with the majority of the graduates continuing on to post secondary school education, vocational/technical training, full-time employment, military enlistment or some combination of these events. Georgia's YCA is one of the most successful "at-risk" youth programs in the nation, graduating over 10,000 cadets since the program's inception in 1993. YCA is looking for committed, enthusiastic people with a positive attitude, a high energy level, and a love for young people. Ideal candidates are flexible and possess a diverse background which may include experience in the armed forces.

YCA GED Teachers must be able to instruct cadets for GED preparation. Prepares lesson plans, develops individual instruction plans, tutors students as needed, and communicates effectively with students and parents. Informs other Academy staff of the progress of each assigned student. Participates in extracurricular activities as needed (such as a weeklong camping trip each class cycle).

Note: The selected candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule when needed, which may include evenings and weekends. The selected applicant must also pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug test and will be placed in the pool for the State Random Drug Testing Program. Agency policy prevents any person who uses illegal drugs or has a felony conviction from being employed by the YCA. Applicant is required to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Appropriate recognized certification in the area of vocational assignment (education).

NOTE: Positions may require area specific certifications.

Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, also possess any combination of the following:

1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in Education.
2. Previous professional-level as a teacher or adult education instructor, specifically in math, algebra, and higher math.
3. Job experience working with “at-risk” youth.
4. Skill in swimming, climbing, and/or canoeing.
5. Possession of a current valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Additional Information: *All applicants selected for an interview will be required to provide a copy of their college transcripts*.

EARN MORE THAN A SALARY! In addition to a competitive salary, the Georgia Department of Defense offers a generous benefits package, which includes employee retirement plan; deferred compensation; 12 paid holidays annually; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, legal, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, health and child care spending account. For general information about benefits, go to http://team.ga.gov/my-benefits/. For information on the retirement plan, go to http://www.ers.ga.gov/default.aspx/.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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