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Title:  Correctional Educator

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46148
Department:  Corrections
Location: 

Springfield, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93

Overview

Teaches individual adult students and small group classes in specially designed curriculum adapted for individual education levels. Subject matter includes foundational skills (reading, writing, arithmetic, speaking, listening), secondary studies (science, literature, mathematics, social studies) and Career and Technical Education coursework. Plans and develops curriculum for individualized and classroom instruction. Gives individual counseling and encouragement as needed. Prepares, administers, and scores diagnostic and specialized assessments and standardized tests. Work as a member of local educational support and specialized curriculum teams. Reviews and analyzes educational practices and procedures, evaluates practices, and makes recommendations to ensure established educational standards are met. Maintains student progress, attendance, and related records.

 

Preference for Special Education license and experience working with at-risk populations.

Who May Apply

This position, Correctional Educator (Job Requisition #46148), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dana Lesperance at dana.lesperance@vermont.gov.

 

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.
 

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in an institutional setting with constant exposure to and interaction with correctional facility residents. Security is a constant concern. Some travel may be necessary for which a valid driver's license and private means of transportation is necessary. Inmates may at times be belligerent and threatening, creating some potential for physical danger.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND Vermont Department of Education educator's license Level I or II

OR eligibility to obtain Vermont educator's license within 6 months of hire.

 

Note: Individual positions have specific educational licensure requirements.

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

DOC PREA Requirements

Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment.  You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here.  Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements:  In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information.  Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse.  By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete.  The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.