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Vocational Instructor - Carpentry

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Location: Henderson, TX
Job ID: 46244
Facility: Bradshaw State Jail

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Position Summary:

Reports to the principal.  Responsible for providing vocational instruction to inmates in accordance with approved curricula in compliance with management & Training Corporations (MTC) and Texas department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.


Essential Functions:

  1. Deliver individualized competency based instruction through classroom and laboratory management in the occupation program areas taught to inmates
  2. Develop performance objectives and criterion-referenced tests in accordance with established program content, incorporate written and skill assessments.
  3. Utilize appropriate audio and visual teaching materials individualized to the specific need of the offender
  4. Assess student performance
  5. Participate in staff conferences in an endeavor to develop and improve education al programs
  6. Review, select and adapt instructional materials to help individuals reach mastery of the competencies required for entry, advancement, and upgrading occupations.
  7. Plan activities to efficiently initiate budget request to assure that all equipment, supplies and materials are available to support a progressive training schedule.
  8. Monitor motivation, discipline and learning difficulties to bring about positive changes in the behavior of offenders.
  9. Execute all applicable forms to adhere to facility procedures.
  10. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed
  11. Maintain accountability of inmates 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:

Must meet Windham School District (WSD) and State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) certification requirements for area of assignment


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university and three (3) years of full-time, wage-earning experience with ithe last eight (8) years, in the subject content area of assignment


High School Diploma from an accredited high school, or gold a GED equivalent and five (5) years of full-time, wage-earning experience with the last eight (8) years in the subject area of assignment.


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