Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Teacher Aide I-II-III #00007536

Job Details

Region: 1
School District/Employer: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
District Category/Employer: Campus
Position: Teacher
Assignment Level: Level
  • High School
Job Title: Teacher Aide I-II-III #00007536
School: TJJD - Lone Star High School South
Campus Description: Evins Regional Juvenile Center
3801 E. Monte Cristo Rd
Edinburg, TX 78541
Date Posted: 10/11/2019
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Career Path Promotion Opportunity: The Teacher Aide I/II/III job series has been established as a TJJD career path. Employees may promote within the job series without competing for a vacant position upon meeting: (1) the education and experience requirements for the next higher level; and (2) established performance criteria per agency policy (PRS.15.07).

Teacher Aide I:

Performs entry-level to routine (journey-level) educational assistance work. Work involves assisting teacher(s) with design and instructional materials for the classroom, assisting in planning and implementing educational activities, and overseeing and monitoring students. May be assigned a variety of instructional duties, including assisting with physical education, library operations, and academic assessments. Helps prepare and use instructional media. Assists with clerical operations. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Teacher Aide II:

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) educational assistance work. Work involves assisting teacher(s) with design and instructional materials for the classroom, assisting in planning and implementing educational activities, and overseeing and monitoring students. May be assigned a variety of instructional duties, including assisting with physical education, library operations, and academic assessments. Assists with administering objective measurement instruments, working with individual students and groups on drills and exercises, and testing routines. Helps operate and use educational media and works with individuals and groups on drills and exercises. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Teacher Aide III:

Performs highly complex (senior-level) educational assistance work. Work involves assisting teacher(s) with design and instructional materials for the classroom, assisting in planning and implementing educational activities, and overseeing and monitoring students. May be assigned a variety of instructional duties, including assisting with physical education, library operations, and academic assessments. Assists with instructional activities and helps implement methodology and use instructional media. Works with individuals or groups of students in a variety of educational experiences and relieves the teacher of selected exercises and instructional drills with students. One Teacher Aide III per campus may be removed from the classroom setting to serve as the TABE administrator and GED proctor on an as-needed basis. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Qualifications: Teacher Aide I:

High School Diploma or GED. Must hold a current Texas Education Agency (TEA) certification as an Educational Aide I or obtain certification within six (6) months of employment. One (1) year of full-time wage-earning experience in child care work or training in a child-related field. Qualifying experience may include work in church-related schools, day camps, youth groups, private schools, licensed day-care centers, or similar experience.

If the applicant does not hold a TEA Educational Aide certification or a certification substitute allowed by the job description, the applicant will sign an Agreement to Obtain Certification – Teacher Aides, HR 401ta, upon being hired. The teacher aide must obtain the Educational Aide certification within six (6) months of employment. The recommendation for the level of certification obtained (I/II/III) will be based on the applicant’s education and experience. If the applicant obtains a level II or III certification, he/she will be appropriately reclassified. Failure to obtain the required certification within six (6) months of hire will result in the employee not meeting the criteria for continued employment in the teacher aide position and will subject the employee to immediate administrative separation from employment.

Teacher Aide II:

High School Diploma or GED. Must hold a current Texas Education Agency (TEA) certification as an Educational Aide II. Must have two (2) years of full-time wage earning experience as an Educational Aide.

Teacher Aide III:

High School Diploma or GED. Must hold a current Texas Education Agency (TEA) certification as an Educational Aide III. Must have four (4) years of full-time wage earning experience as an Educational Aide.

Experience Substitute: Completed course hours from a college or university may be substituted for the required years of experience on a basis of 30 undergraduate course hours for one (1) year of experience.

Teacher Aide Certification Substitute: A TEA teacher or principal certification will be accepted in lieu of the Educational Aide I/II/III certification. However, the salary for an employee who holds a TEA teacher or principal certification will be based on the appropriate salary for a Teacher Aide because a higher certification is not required.

All degree(s), semester hours, diploma(s), or GED required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtained from an accredited educational institution.

MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS) INFORMATION:
Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditor’s Office at Education MOS Codes.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1.Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations.
2.Knowledge of developmentally appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, and communication skills for children.
3.Knowledge of cultural differences.
4.Skill in providing services to potentially aggressive/combative youth in a correctional setting with a wide variety of temperaments (volatile, suicidal) and specialized needs (alcohol or other drugs, sex offenders, capital and serious violent offenders, and/or offenders with mental health impairment).
5.Skill in maintaining behavior and order of the youth in the education environment.
6.Skill in administering assessment instruments and accurately scoring and interpreting results.
7.Ability to work effectively and patiently with youth.
8.Ability to work cooperatively with staff.
9.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to direct the activities of youth.
10.Ability to supervise a group of students alone.
Salary Range: $1,981.75 - $2,453.25 per month
Benefits: The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is a State of Texas agency. Benefits are through the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). For more information please access the website, www.ers.state.tx.us.
How To Apply: All applicants must complete the following additional forms (available at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-forms) and attach to the application, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:

a. TJJD Employment Application Supplement (HR-003)
b. Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form (HR-028)
c. Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays in your consideration for this position.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT
A complete job description and requirements are available at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00007536&tz=GMT-05:00

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS
Applicants applying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete the supplemental questions and forms to be considered for this posting. To complete the supplemental questions, please go to the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) to register and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile. A complete job description and other job requirements are available there. To complete the supplemental forms listed above, go to http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-forms) and attach to the application, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711.

ALTERNATE METHODS OF APPLYING
Send completed application, supplemental questions/forms, and copies of diploma and college transcripts via email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov or regular mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711.

PLEASE NOTE
Your job application must be completely filled out and cover all employment. Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment, supervisor’s name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week. If this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Applicants must attach to the application a copy of a high school diploma/equivalent or college diploma and transcript if a degree or college semester hours are required to meet minimum qualifications. A copy of all required certifications and/or licenses must also be attached to the application.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov. Benefits include: Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program. Optional add-on benefits include: Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc. Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.

Contact Person:

Name: Leslie Minniefield
Email: leslie.minniefield@tjjd.texas.gov
Address: Braker H Complex 11209 Metric Blvd.
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78758
Phone: (512) 490-7680
Fax: (512) 490-7140