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State of Massachusetts ABE/ASE Teacher/Library in Northampton, Massachusetts

_SUMMARY OF POSITION_ 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_* * * Provide 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 * Perform educational, supervisory, and security-related duties requiring knowledge of House of Correction policies and procedures * Considerable and broad academic knowledge required; creative, dynamic, and engaging instruction expected * Document daily attendance and maintains LACES records as required * Follow all DESE/ACLS instructional standards and assessment expectations as required * Regularly participate in and incorporate into teaching practice all current professional development training * Exercise considerable judgment and work both independently and collaboratively with other department members * Maintain inmate confidentiality while remaining legally compliant with all correctional policies; has access to confidential inmate files and information. Discretion required. * 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 * Work cooperatively and collaboratively with Education Advisor and other Education staff to gather complete educational histories of students * Develop and administer formative and summative assessments to determine academic functioning levels and readiness for High School Equivalency exam; determines class placement as appropriate * Work with team to develop an individual educational, re-entry, and work readiness plan for each student * May work with vocational instructors to develop strategies for best outcomes vocationally and academically * Make referrals and works with Special Education staff as required/needed * Develop curriculum and new courses as needed/possible * Make use of digital and computer literacy whenever possible in the delivery of regular education services * Provide outside educational information for inmates through maintenance of education program information and facilitated/closely supervised internet access * Maintain 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 * Provide Library services to inmates as directed * Education Advising for students enrolled in education regarding future academics, vocational opportunities and resources available to detainees upon release. * Scheduling flexibility required; evening and weekend shifts expected, either ongoing or occasional * All other duties as assigned or requested by Education Coordinator and Administration _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 _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 _PHYSICAL DEMANDS_ The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Regularly required to stand and walk; talk and hear; lift and carry; push and pull with force; and maintain balance * Occasionally required to climb, stoop; reach with hands/arms; and occasionally lift and/or move boxes up to 20lbs * Manual dexterity required in performing duties * Specific visual abilities required by the position include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision; reading of written, printed, or computer screen data * Attention to detail and attention to security violations required at all times; awareness of anything amiss, and appropriate/immediate response _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 and/or Special Education experience a plus. Experience working with remedial, behaviorally challenged individuals strongly preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English a big plus * 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 Job: Education* *Organization: Sheriff's Dept Hampshire *Title: *ABE/ASE Teacher/Library * Location: *Massachusetts-Northampton-205 Rocky Hill Rd Requisition ID: 23000697