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State of Massachusetts Educational Specialist (A/B) - Barber Instructor @ MCI Shirley in Shirley, Massachusetts

Duties: Provide vocational/technical instruction on an individual basis to ensure that individualized needs are assessed and met while delivering barbering curriculum and preparing incarcerated individuals for the barbering license exam. Provides instruction in areas pertaining to Barber to incarcerated individuals in a medium security correctional setting. Follow established curriculum units and lesson plans to address individual student needs. Work with I.M.S. (Inmate management System) whenever necessary. Maintain accurate up-to-date records of student progress and attendance. Participate in student recruitment and follow-up. Provides instruction on an individualized basis to ensure that individual needs are assessed and met. The individual will provide classroom and hands-on instruction in the various, current methods and techniques of the barber trade to include hygiene, sanitation, safety, tool use, cutting and styling, shampoo, shaving, honing and stropping, and chemical application. Supervises preventative maintenance/parts inventory and tool control. Assists in annual inventory of all school equipment. Prepares and prioritizes book and supply orders for presentation and justification basis. Participates in staff meetings with head teacher and other teachers on a weekly basis. Prepares and compiles student evaluations, interview sheets, competency checklist, etc. participates in at least forty (40) hours of in-service training per year. Performs all other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and management. Preferred Qualifications: Possession of a current Massachusetts Board of Barbering, Barber Instructor License. Teaching experience is favorable as well as significant experience in the barber field. Able to develop and implement lesson plans from a standardized curriculum for the barber program. Capacity to work with an incarcerated, adult population in high/medium security settings. Able to work with incarcerated individuals as well as staff and administration. Knowledgeable of principles and practices in an adult correctional institution as well as its schedules and daily security procedures. Comments: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching, educational administration, educational counseling or educational guidance, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in education or special education, educational administration or educational counseling may be substituted for the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Education* *Organization: Department of Correction *Title: *Educational Specialist (A/B) - Barber Instructor @ MCI Shirley Location: Massachusetts-Shirley-Harvard Road Requisition ID: 240002E0