Instructor Specialist, DJC
Idaho Division of Human Resources - Nampa, ID

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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections:
Working in partnership with communities to reduce juvenile crime!

If you are an engaging teacher, come and join the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections' team as an Instructor Specialist, DJC in Nampa. Teach for our school district to meet the special needs of juveniles in custody. Juniper Hills High School is a special purpose school accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Curriculum offered for credit towards high school graduation is "standards-aligned," often using the same texts that our counterpart public schools use. Juniper Hills School requires a minimum of 46 credits for graduation. Juveniles also prepare to take GED tests or complete requirements for their High School Equivalency (HSE).
This position is being filled as a training position for an Instructor Specialist, Special Education. In addition to working as an Instructor Specialist, the person hired into this position will be required to attend classes/training to achieve the Idaho Exceptional Child Certificate with a Generalist Endorsement (Special Education), in accordance with State Department of Education certification standards. Once on staff, IDJC will pay for the training required for certification. The training/classwork is expected to take up to three years to complete. Click here to view the information about and requirements for licensure . If you have questions about the position and training program, please contact Debbie Siegel, Education Program Manager, at 577-5431.
Some of the benefits of teaching in a juvenile corrections setting include :
May be eligible for student loan forgiveness up to $17,500 as a teacher in a Juvenile Corrections setting.
Small student to teacher ratio of 12:1. This equates to approximately 4 - 6 juveniles in a classroom at one time.
Much more class room prep time.
No evening work or taking papers home to grade.
No extra-curricular assignments.
Opportunity for teacher mentoring and staff support when needed.
Controlled and drug-free environment.
Opportunity for tuition reimbursement for continued education .

GENERAL INFORMATION :
This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Nampa. If you have previously applied for Instructor Specialist, DJC and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.
A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant.
The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant ( before 5:00 p.m. of the day of the offer ), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.
Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information http://dhr.idaho.gov/benefits.html .
Nampa is located just minutes from the capital city of Boise in southwestern Idaho. It is the second largest city in Idaho with all the amenities one would expect of an urban area while still retaining that home town atmosphere. Click here for more information about the Juvenile Corrections Center, Nampa .

If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to bring to the interview :
Teaching Certificate .
Proof of US citizenship . Acceptable documents are: U.S. city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship.
Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent . Acceptable documents are High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits.
Military discharge DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable).
Valid Driver's License

RESPONSIBILITIES : This is a professional teaching position in a year-round school. The Instructor Specialist teaches classes for and supervises students 12 to 18 years old who typically have not achieved their educational potential in previous school settings.
Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates specialized educational programs.
Provides leadership, direction and consultation to instructors and treatment staff.
Provides individual and group instruction in academic or vocational areas to youth in a rehabilitation/treatment setting.
Provides individualized instruction using special needs and positive behavior management methods.
Develops individualized educational objectives; plans and outlines specific coursework compatible with open-entry practices.
Develops specialized individual educational plans and course materials.
Provides input to treatment team regarding student progress and educational treatment goals.
Encourages and motivates students in developing self-esteem, academic knowledge and vocational skills.
Instructs in living skills, fosters protection of individual rights, and insures student safety and positive interactions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
To be eligible for the position of Instructor Specialist, DJC you must hold an Idaho Secondary Certificate or an Idaho Exceptional Child Certificate, in accordance with State Department of Education certification standards.
Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances; perform routine searches for weapons, tools, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other contraband; work alone and unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in confined spaces; work in high-stress and sometimes hostile environments.
Physical requirements of the job are addressed in questions 12 (hearing and vision) and 13 (additional physical requirements) of the exam. For more specific information, click on "Preview Exam" at the bottom of this page and see questions 12 and 13.

The incumbents hired for these positions are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy within 12 months of hire date.

POST ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS :
U.S. Citizenship
Possession of a valid driver's license
High school diploma or GED
Two years of post-high school responsible experience
No felony convictions
No DUI convictions within the last two years
No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years
Military discharge standards
Hearing and vision standards
A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications. http://www.post.idaho.gov/Juvenile/Juvenile.html
For information on the criminal history investigation see the POST rules IDAPA 11.11.01.050-058 Minimum Standards for Employment at: http://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/2001/11/1101.pdf

EXAMINATION :
The exam for this position is a combination checklist and questions requiring a narrative response. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position as well as an overall score of 70 to pass this examination. Scoring will be based on the information you provide in your responses to the questions and supported by the work history, education and resume portion of your application. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. If your selections are not supported you may not receive a passing exam score and be removed from consideration.

NOTE : If you have ever worked for any law enforcement agencies, your resume must include all agencies worked for including a contact number.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

HIRING LISTS :
If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time. Be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

It's Easy to Apply!

Click on any Apply Online button on the left of this page and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When completing your online application information, please select :
Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections under "Agencies,"
Full Time under “Job Type/Shift” and
Nampa under “Cities”

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OVERTIME NOTICE:
At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.

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