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Academic Instructor (Teacher)

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Location: Venus, TX
Job ID: 47839
Facility: Corrections

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You can have influence in someone’s life! This position is to provide academic instruction to offenders in accordance with approved curricula in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directive.

Essential Function:

  1. Plan and conduct classes for offenders in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education 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 need of the offender.
  4. Administer individual educational tests and learning aptitude tests and use other results for prescriptive instruction.
  5. Assess and document offender’s academic 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 conduct 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. A 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.




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