Job Posting Supplemental Information
TEACHER-ADULT EDUCATION – CDCR PROJECT
Substance Abuse Education
The Parole and Community Services Division of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has collaborated with the Contra Costa County Office of Education to develop educational programs designed to reduce the number of parolees returning to prison:
STAR - Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery - 30 day program.
Under the supervision of the Principal, Adult Education, instructors will provide instruction in accordance with the Contra Costa County Board-adopted course curriculum, as outlined in the job description for the specific position; maintain average daily attendance records, current enrollment forms, student record forms, and student data; work cooperatively with other school staff in developing a team approach to implementing the educational program; be responsible for organizing materials and maintaining daily lesson plans; work cooperatively with the Detention Facility custody staff; maintain satisfactory work habits, including attendance, punctuality, and promptness in services as required; and perform other related duties as assigned.
CDCR Teachers must have the ability and willingness to apply for an appropriate California Credential. To teach Substance Abuse classes, a Designated Subjects Credential, based on experience and/or education in the field of Health and Safety, or Human Development, is appropriate. Applications will be assessed for qualifications, and assistance in the credential application process will be provided as needed. A 30-day Emergency Substitute Permit is acceptable for Substitute Teachers in this program.
Any combination of training, education, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is acceptable. Preference in selection will be given to those applicants who possess extensive education and/or verifiable employment in a field directly related to the subject area. Experience working with an itinerant population of individuals confined to a detention facility and the skill to motivate those students are both highly desirable.
-Implement the CCCOE approved curriculum
-Assess student community transition needs
-Provide instruction in accordance with the Operations Manual
-Utilize a variety of instructional modalities
-Exhibit skill in motivating students
-Identify student performance outcomes
-Evaluate student performance
-Maintain student records via the computerized Student Information Database
-Ensure completion of daily attendance
-Provide data as required by Department of Corrections Research division
-Assure security of equipment, materials, supplies and records
-Maintain positive classroom climate in accordance with established safety and security procedures
-Maintain satisfactory work habits, including attendance, punctuality, and promptness in submitting records and reports
-Work cooperatively with project staff and parole and custody staff in developing a team approach to program
-Follow custody safety and security regulations
-Provide positive role model for students
-Maintain current resource information of community resources
-Attend meetings and trainings as required
-Possess required basic computer skills; and perform other related duties as assigned.
IMMIGRATION AND REFORM ACT
In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Contra Costa County Office of Education will only hire those individuals who can show evidence of identity and employment eligibility.
Candidates selected for employment will be required to file evidence of having had a tuberculosis examination with a negative result within 60 days prior to the start of employment.
California law requires public education employees to be fingerprinted for the purpose of a confidential background investigation. An applicant will be barred from employment if he or she has a prior conviction for a serious or violent felony as specified, unless the applicant has obtained a certificate of rehabilitation and pardon, or if for a serious felony, a court finding of rehabilitation.
The CCCOE may also obtain confidential references from former employers.