Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Teacher - Social Studies #00007539

Job Details

Region: 13
School District/Employer: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
District Category/Employer: Campus
Position: Teacher
Assignment Level: Level
  • High School
Core Subjects
  • Social Studies
Job Title: Teacher - Social Studies #00007539
School: TJJD - Lone Star High School Southeast
Campus Description: Giddings State School
2261 James Turman Rd
Giddings,TX 78942
Date Posted: 10/11/2019
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and delivering the instructional program in the content area of assignment at the state school for youth who have been adjudicated delinquent of felony offenses, assigned to a high security correctional facility, and have a wide variety of temperaments and specialized needs. Work involves assessing students, providing individualized, competency based instruction, and maintaining a positive teaching/learning environment in which youth are guided and encouraged to develop and fulfill their academic potential. May be required to work overtime and/or be on call.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Plans, prepares, and delivers instructional activities that facilitate an active learning environment.
Observes and evaluates youth’s performance and development. Provides appropriate feedback on work. Encourages and monitors the progress of individual students.
Identifies the learning needs of students and interprets assessment information. Identifies and selects different instructional resources and methods to meet youths’ varying needs.
Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities.
Maintains accurate and complete records of youths’ progress and development. Updates all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws and agency policies.
Provides educational services to potentially aggressive/combative youth in a correctional setting with a wide variety of temperaments (volatile, aggressive, suicidal) and specialized needs (chemically dependent, sexual offenders).

Treats youth with respect in all situations and the ability to react quickly and effectively to verbally and physically defuse hazardous, combative, volatile situations on an as needed basis.

Keeps up to date with developments in the subject area, teaching resources, and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans.

Performs related duties and other tasks as assigned.

Performs all duties in compliance with the agency’s safety policies and procedures.
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution and a valid Texas Teacher Certification in the specified subject assignment area. Must be highly qualified in all areas of teaching assignment.

Failure to maintain required certification in the state of Texas will result in termination of employment.
Salary Range: $4,483.33 - $6,783.98 (Salary will be based on the selected applicant's experience as verified on the Teacher Service Record)
Benefits: 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
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=00007539&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/forms to be considered for this posting. To complete the supplemental questions/forms, 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.

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