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Academic Instructor

Location: Raymondville, TX
Job ID: 50864
Facility: Corrections

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Pay:  20.00 per hour

Work with a purpose! Begin a career as part of the administrative team, utilizing your skills and abilities to change the life of a Job Corps student or correctional resident.

Position name: Academic Instructor

Facility name: MTC Willacy County State Jail

Location: 1695 South Buffalo Street, Raymondville, Tx 78580

Work schedule: Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm


Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • AD&D as well as short-term disability
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Professional development assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities

Job responsibilities: 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Utilize appropriate audio and visual teaching materials individualized to the specific needs of the


  1. Administer individual educational tests and learning aptitude tests and use the results for prescriptive


  1. Assess and document offender performance and provide feedback to offenders.
  2. Participate in staff conferences in an endeavor to develop and improve educational programs.
  3. Coordinate activities and classes in conjunction with appropriate school districts or other parties.
  4. Develop program and related educational materials as necessary for the establishment and

    maintenance of assigned classes.

  1. Adjust material and curriculum to the individual differences of the offenders assigned.
  2. Confer with offenders and instructors to evaluate results of conducted classes.
  3. 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.

  1. Maintain accountability of offenders and property; adhere to safety practices.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree from college or university by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or United States of Education (USDE) and State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) certificate for are of assignment required.
  • Elementary and/or Secondary level certifications in core subject area.
  • A valid driver license in the state where the facility is located with an acceptable driving record is required, unless waived by management.

Why: Make a positive impact in your community by doing meaningful work that results in a rewarding career.

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. Must be a U.S. Citizen.


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