**_Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is seeking applications for Instructor Specialist in our Juniper Hills School located in our facility in Lewiston!_** **If you are an engaging teacher, come and join the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections team as an Instructor Specialist, DJC. Preference may be given to individuals with an endorsement in: Social Studies.** Teach at our high school to meet the special needs of juveniles in custody. Juniper Hills School is a special purpose school accredited through the AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission. Curriculum offered for credit towards high school graduation is \\\"standards-aligned,\\\" often using the same texts that our counterpart public schools use. Juniper Hills School requires a minimum of 46 credits for graduation. Some juveniles also prepare to take GED tests. **This announcement is ongoing until filled. **Some of the benefits of teaching in a juvenile corrections setting include**: * May be eligible for student loan forgiveness up to $17,500 as a teacher in a Juvenile Corrections setting. * Small student to teacher ratio of 12:1. This equates to approximately 12 juveniles in a classroom at one time. * Teachers are generally provided an hour of prep time, as circumstances allow * No Required evening or weekend work or taking papers home to grade. * No extra-curricular assignments. * Opportunity for teacher mentoring and staff support when needed. * Controlled and drug-free environment. * Opportunity for tuition reimbursement for continued education and ongoing regional professional development and training opportunities. **RESPONSIBILITIES**: This is a professional teaching position in a year-round school. The Instructor Specialist teaches classes for and supervises students 10 to 20 years old who typically have not achieved their educational potential in previous school settings. * Implements, and evaluates specialized educational programs. * Provides leadership, direction and consultation to instruction assistants and treatment staff. * Provides individual and group instruction in academic or vocational areas to youth in a rehabilitation/treatment setting. * Provides individualized instruction using a differentiated approach and positive behavior supports. * Develops individualized educational objectives; plans and outlines specific coursework. * Collaborates with the treatment team regarding student progress and educational treatment goals. * Encourages and motivates students in developing self-esteem, academic competencies and vocational skills. * Instructs in living skills, fosters protection of individual rights, and ensures student safety and positive interactions. **GENERAL INFORMATION:** **IDJC is now using an Impact Assessment as part of the hiring process. If you have previously applied for an Instructor Specialist, you MUST reapply under this announcement to be considered.** * **_IMPACT ASSESSMENT_:** Applicants must be willing to take the IMPACT Assessment examination and receive a passing score in order to be considered for this position. The assessment is designed to test skills and attitude, measuring the overall suitability needed to work with juvenile offenders. It consists of two parts: A Human Relations Video Test (76 question over 75 minutes) and a Reading Test (31 question over 15 minutes). You will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking the Impact Assessment. Assessments are given during the announcement period and **MUST** be taken to be considered for an in person interview. * This announcement will be used to fill current and future vacancies. If you have previously applied for Instructor Specialist, DJC and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. * A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. * Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information **MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ** To be eligible for the position of Instructor Specialist, DJC, you must hold an: * Idaho Standard Exceptional Child (special education grades K-12) Credential, or * Standard Secondary (specific subjects 6-12 or K-12 in some areas) Credential, or * Standard Elementary (All Subjects K-8) Credential in accordance with State Department of Education credentialing standards, or have recently graduated with a degree in Education and are eligible for credentialing. If you do not have an Idaho credential but have an equivalent credential from another state you will need to contact the Idaho State Department of Education and verify that you are eligible for credentialing in Idaho. * Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances; perform routine searches for weapons, tools, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other contraband; work alone and unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in confined spaces; work in high-stress and sometimes hostile environments. * Physical requirements of the job are addressed in questions #12 (hearing and vision) and #14 (additional physical requirements) of the exam. For more specific information, click on \\\"\\\" at the bottom of this page and see questions 12 and 13. * Meet the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act facility standard. See question #10 on the exam. * The incumbents hired for these positions are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy within 12 months of hire date. See POST requirements below. **POST ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:** * US Citizenship * Possession of a valid driver's license * High school diploma or GED (although POST requires this level of education; to qualify for the position of Instructor Specialist applicants MUST have at least a BA or BS degree in Education from an accredited college or university) * Two years of post-high school responsible experience * No felony convictions * No DUI convictions within the last two years * No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years * Military discharge standards * Hearing and vision standards * The incumbents hired for these positions are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy within 12 months of hire date. See POST requirements below. * A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications. ** * For information on the criminal history investigation see the POST rules IDAPA 11.11.01.050-058 * Minimum Standards for Employment at**: **INTERVIEW** **If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to bring to the interview:** * **_Teaching Certificate_**or proof of application for certification from the Idaho Department of Education**.** * **_Proof of US citizenship_.**Acceptable documents are: US city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, US passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship**.** * **_Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent_.**Acceptable documents are High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits**.** * **M_ilitary discharge_**DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable)**.** * _**Valid Driver's License**_ * _**POST Application for Certification-**_you can click on the following link to print and complete the application https://www.post.idaho.gov/Forms/documents/AppCertification.pdf The POST application must be completed and brought to the interview in a sealed envelope. Applicants not providing the POST application may not be allowed to interview. This document will be kept in Human Resources for 90 days after the end of the hiring process. The POST application for those applicants who are not offered a job will be destroyed after the 90 day period. **CONDITIONAL OFFER OF HIRE** * The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant(before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment. * The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment. * The successful candidate must complete and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment. **EXAMINATION: The exam for this position is a combination checklist and questions requiring a narrative response. The last question on the exam is for your customized resume. You will receive a score based on your responses to the questions and willingness statements, provided those responses are supported by the information in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. A higher rating can be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. If your selections are not supported you may not receive a passing exam score and will be removed from consideration. Applications are reviewed periodically and scores assigned. Results are available online**_._** **Note:** * **If you have ever worked for any law enforcement agencies, your resume must include all agencies worked for including a contact number.** * **Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking an assessment examination. Assessments are only given during the announcement period and MUST be taken to be considered for an in person interview. Only the top applicants from this assessment will be invited for an in person interview. ** **HIRING LISTS** If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered**.** **ABOUT THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS, LEWISTON** The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age. Located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, Lewiston is a vibrant city with a population of 35,000. Although Lewiston is located in a mostly rural area it has not been affected by the recent economic downturn. Lewiston has seen a thriving economy with many stable and even growing businesses and a housing market that reflects this vibrant community. Click here for more information about the**Juvenile Corrections Center, Lewiston .** **It's Easy to Apply!** **Click on any Apply Online button on the left of this page and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When completing your online application information, please select:** * **Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections under \\\"Agencies,\\\"** * **Full Time under \\\"Job Type/Shift\\\" and** * **Lewiston under \\\"Cities\\\" ** *Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections! *Open for Recruitment:* December 28, 2016 - Open until further notice *Announcement #:* 07813037584 *Location(s):* Lewiston *Salary Range:* $18.49-$24.65 DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!