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State of Massachusetts ABE/ASE Teacher in Northampton, Massachusetts

Professional, instructional, supervisory, and advisory work with inmates at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction in providing academic and workforce-readiness programming; all other duties as required and assigned. _ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES_* * * Performs educational, supervisory, and security-related duties requiring knowledge of House of Correction policies and procedures * Provides daily group instruction to inmates at the ABE and ASE levels; High School Equivalency classes. 1:1 work and individualized/differentiated instruction as required, in and out of group setting * Considerable and broad academic knowledge required; creative, dynamic, and engaging instruction expected * Documents daily attendance and maintains LACES records as required; reports monthly Earned Good Time * Follows all DESE/ACLS instructional standards and assessment expectations as required * Regularly participates in and incorporates into teaching practice all current professional development training * Ability to exercise considerable judgment and work both independently and collaboratively with other department members * Ability to maintain inmate confidentiality while remaining legally compliant with all correctional policies; has access to confidential inmate files and information. Discretion required. * Has daily contact with and responsibility for student inmates, coordinating with other House of Correction staff as necessary, requiring considerable flexibility, resourcefulness, cheerfulness, and persuasiveness at all times * May need to serve as liaison with outside personnel, institutions, and agencies as necessary for the delivery of mandated services * Meticulous attention to detail required: errors could jeopardize departmental operations, general security, or result in danger to the safety of staff, inmates, or the public * Works cooperatively and collaboratively with Education Advisor and other Education staff to gather complete educational histories of students * Develops and administers formative and summative assessments to determine academic functioning levels and readiness for High School Equivalency exam; determines class placement as appropriate * Develops an individual educational, re-entry, and work readiness plan for each student * Works with vocational education instructors to develop strategies for best outcomes vocationally and academically * Makes referrals and works with Special Education staff as required/needed * Develops curriculum and new courses as needed/desired * Makes use of digital and computer literacy whenever possible in the delivery of regular education services * Provides outside educational information for inmates through maintenance of forms, education program information, and facilitated/closely supervised internet access * Maintains student records and prepares regular and occasional facility and/or ACLS reports as required * Must be able to work with students possessing highly regimented daily schedules including work and treatment * May need to provide Library services to inmates as directed * Scheduling flexibility required; evening and weekend shifts expected, either ongoing or occasional * All other duties as assigned or requested by Education Coordinator and Administration _WORKING CONDITIONS_ * Exposure to conditions usually found in high-security environment; exposure to heat, cold, mechanical equipment, locking mechanisms, confined spaces * Normal duties may involve walking outside to and from separate buildings * Normal duties may include accounting for materials checked out to inmates which must be returned _REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_ * Bachelor’s Degree is required. K-12 secondary public school teaching highly desirable. MA Teacher Certification highly desirable. ABE Licensure a plus. Special Education experience a plus. Experience working with remedial, behaviorally challenged individuals strongly preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. * Computer familiarity required: MS Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, etc. Internet familiarity; ability to convey computer literacy and digital literacy skills required * Excellent written and oral communication skills expected, along with excellent organizational skills * Flexibility and adaptability required; the ability to change or adjust to unforeseen schedule changes as needed * Excellent classroom management skills required, including conflict resolution and de-escalation skills; holding students accountable at all times * Ability to say no to students appropriately and without escalating conflict; maintains excellent personal boundaries * Must pass pre-employment background check, medical/drug screenings; possess and maintain a valid MA driver’s license _MENTAL ATTENTION AND VISUAL DEMAND_ * Flow of work and character of duties require exceptional mental and visual attention much of the time, including attention to anything out of the ordinary * Intermittent moderate physical effort and manual dexterity required in performing duties * Duties may involve potential risk associated with the care and custody of inmates in a correctional facility Job: Education* *Organization: Sheriff's Dept Hampshire *Title: *ABE/ASE Teacher Location: Massachusetts-Northampton-205 Rocky Hill Rd Requisition ID: 22000B2X