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Academic Instructor

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Location: Cleveland, TX
Job ID: 45396
Facility: Corrections

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Pay $19.00

Begin a meaningful career in corrections with Management & Training Corporation at the Oliver J. Bell Unit located in Cleveland, Texas. At Bell, our foundation is based upon the philosophies of caring about others, giving back and making a social impact. We provide a safe and secure working environment for our staff while helping an at-risk population receive the tools necessary for success on their road back to a healthy, productive life. In addition to competitive wages and an opportunity to impact lives.

MTC team members enjoy a variety of benefits including:
  • Medical, vision, and prescription drug benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Civic duty and military leave
  • Travel insurance
  • Education assistance

Position Summary:
Reports to the principal. Responsible for providing academic instruction to offenders in accordance with approved curricula in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.
Essential Functions:
1. Plan and conduct classes for offenders in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED), reading skills development, language skills development, writing skills, math, language arts, literature, science, social studies, special education curriculum and other subjects selected to correspond with the ability and limitations of the class.
2. Prepare special teaching plans, courses, activities and learning experiences appropriate for the specific offenders assigned with written curricula coordinated with the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies and workplace skills.
3. Utilize appropriate audio and visual teaching materials individualized to the specific needs of the offender.
4. Administer individual educational tests and learning aptitude tests and use the results for prescriptive instruction.
5. Assess and document offender performance and provide feedback to offenders.
6. Participate in staff conferences in an endeavor to develop and improve educational programs.
7. Coordinate activities and classes in conjunction with appropriate school districts or other parties.
8. Develop program and related educational materials as necessary for the establishment and maintenance of assigned classes.
9. Adjust material and curriculum to the individual differences of the offenders assigned.
10. Confer with offenders and instructors to evaluate results of conducted classes.
11. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
12. Maintain accountability of offenders and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or United States Department of Education (USDE) and State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) certificate for area of assignment required. Elementary and/or Secondary level certifications in core subject area. Valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by TDCJ.
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