The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office High School is an established high school following a high school curriculum. Classes are conducted inside the secured area of each jail and teachers typically teach 6 hours each school day. The school calendar is year-around and juveniles are required to attend for 240 minutes each day.
The purpose of this position is to provide education to juveniles, young adults, and adults in the areas of general education and/or General Education Development Coursework in accordance with Arizona education standards and federal regulations.
Minimum education and/or experience:
A Bachelor’s degree and some experience in developing multi-cultural educational services are required.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and interactive classroom technology. Fair, consistent and structured classroom management skills are necessary.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Experience teaching within a secured care facility and designing curriculum a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency also preferred.
Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
Successful candidates must possess an Adult, Secondary or Special Education teaching certificate issued by the State of Arizona. 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. A valid Arizona driver’s license is also required. Prior to hiring, the Sheriff’s Office requires that all candidates successfully pass a polygraph examination and background investigation.
Preferred special requirements:
Ideal candidates will be highly qualified in Mathematics. Preference may also be given to those who are highly qualified in one or more of the following areas: English, Economics, Social Studies, Science, History, and/or Geography. Reading, math and/or physical education endorsements helpful.
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, grade papers, record grades and attendance. Travel between jail facilities. Motivate students and increase academic skill levels to show marked improvement; facilitate standardized tests. Maintain appropriate teaching credentials; respond to routine inquiries. Compile and copy classroom material. Maintain basic knowledge and experience with technology for instructional purposes. Attend IEP/MET meetings; staff meetings; and conferences/training in order to maintain up-to-date skill levels and knowledge of laws. Maintain classroom management style to ensure jail security regulations are enforced. Implement and follow student IEP’s. Be present at work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled and/or 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.
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