Connecticut licensed teachers: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real impact? Join us and be part of a revolutionary team shaping the future!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced State School Teacher (12 Months) (35 Hour) to join our team at the following facilities:
- Bridgeport Correctional Center - Bridgeport, CT
- Brooklyn Correctional Institution - Brooklyn, CT
- Cheshire Correctional Institution - Cheshire, CT
- Manson Youth Institution - Cheshire, CT
- York Correctional Institution - East Lyme, CT
- Willard Cybulski Correctional Institution - Enfield, CT
- Carl Robinson Correctional Institution - Enfield, CT
- Hartford Correctional Center - Hartford, CT
- Corrigan Correctional Center - Montville, CT
- New Haven Correctional Center - New Haven, CT
- Garner Correctional Institution - Newtown, CT
- Osborn Correctional Institution - Somers, CT
- MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution - Suffield, CT
The Connecticut Department of Correction Unified School District #1 is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for incarcerated individuals. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster lifelong learning, multicultural awareness and a successful transition to society.
These year-round positions are full time on first shift, thirty-five hours per week, Monday through Friday.
Please note, applicants for this recruitment must possess one or more of the following valid State of Connecticut Teaching Endorsements:
- Business & Financial Technology (010)
- Computer Science & Technology (110 or Experience Teaching Computer Science & Technology)
- Elementary (001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 013, 113, or 305)
- English & Language Arts (015)
- History & Social Studies (025, 026, 027, or 028)
- Mathematics (029)
- Science (030, 031, 032, 033, or 034)
- TESOL & Non-English English-Speaking Adults (088 or 111)
Additionally, selected candidates will be required to attend a paid 14-week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, Connecticut.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- Annual $1,000.00 lump sum payment;
- Option to maintain State of Connecticut Teacher Retirement Plan or enroll in the State Employee Retirement System;
- Tuition Reimbursement;
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information;
- The chance to work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
- Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal) plus 13 paid holidays;
- A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation's best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown's Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings;
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV).
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
- Providing limitless opportunities;
- Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
- Performing meaningful work and;
- Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
- Prioritizing safety and security as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders;
- Teaching early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject, and/or special education curricula;
- Developing educational plans for individuals and groups;
- Setting short and long term goals and evaluating student progress;
- Participating in planning team meetings and case review conferences to assess student behavior;
- Holding conferences with parents or officials concerned with student performance
- Relating to professionals in ancillary educational roles;
- Maintaining student records and writing reports;
- Modeling best teaching practices.
ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Since 1968, the Connecticut Department of Correction has proudly served and protected the citizens of the State of Connecticut, by daily ensuring the safety, security and order of our 14-correctional facilities in a manner which is widely viewed as a national model. The Department endeavors to provide the programming, education and treatment which willing inmates may utilize to improve themselves and the success of their eventual reintegration into society. Our staff of dedicated correctional professionals takes great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in the daily performance of their duty to our state.
The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate's obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
For technical questions regarding the filling of your application, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district this class teaches appropriate early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subjects and/or special education curricula to individuals enrolled in departmental education programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Teaches early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject and/or special education curricula;
- Develops educational plans for individuals and groups material level to students ability;
- Sets short and long term goals and evaluates progress of students;
- Participates in planning team meetings and case review conferences assessing student behavior;
- Relates to professionals in ancillary educational roles;
- Maintains student records and writes reports;
- May hold conferences with parents or officials concerned with student's performance;
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- the philosophy and methods of education and teaching;
- the principles and practices of education for special needs population;
- student program needs and goal setting;
- Ability to
- motivate students;
- communicate at the appropriate level;
- establish cooperative relationships with those contacted in work;
- prepare written reports.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.
- Experience teaching a diverse group of people;
- Experience working in an institutional setting;
- Experience teaching groups of people with differing levels of education.
- Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate appropriate to the teaching assignment.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.