CTE Teacher

Position:           Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher
Department:     J Bar J Learning Centers 
Reports to:       Academic Director

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Academic Director, the CTE teacher will serve as a primary teacher of Career & Technical Education and Training Program for construction trades. The classroom serves as a mechanism to prepare students and high school/GED graduates academically and socially for success in their next school or work setting.   This is a full-time, variable, 40 hours per week position.


  • Serve as the primary teacher in Career & Technical Education (construction trades)
  • Develop lesson plans for the implementation of approved CTE curriculum
  • Instruct in conjunction with CTE specific curriculum
  • Utilize innovative CTE relevant materials and strategies in daily instructional milieu
  • Regularly assess and document student performance
  • Create opportunities for youth to learn about careers in the construction trades and other fields
  • Serve as liaison between the community, employers, education staff and treatment staff to strengthen teaching and create employment opportunities
  • Assist in assuring that student education plans and records are properly maintained
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative attitude and demeanor
  • Maintain effective communication with students and staff
  • Participate in weekly staff and planning meetings
  • Assure a safe environment for both staff and students that is conducive to learning
  • Perform other duties as requested by Academic Director


  • Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Knowledge of secondary mainstream and remedial curriculum theory and teaching practices. Ability to develop and differentiate curriculum, including setting goals. Ability to develop lesson plans, provide instruction and evaluate student performance. Ability to work with a diverse student population in individual and group settings. Knowledge of current educational theory and best practices as it relates to alternative education.  Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff, and to be a cooperative, collaborative, and effective member of a professional team.  Demonstrated use of technology in the classroom.  Demonstrated understanding of CTE principles and curriculum.  Will be expected to become familiar with current treatment model on site.
  • Experience and Training: Minimally, BA/BS degree from an accredited four-year college or university and a current Oregon Teaching Certificate or Associates degree with a minimum of 2,000 hours of field experience in construction industry.  A current Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification is preferred.  Experience in the construction field and the ability to acquire a CTE certification within the first year of employment can be substituted.  Valid Oregon driver’s license and CPR/1st Aid certification required.
  • Physical Requirements: While performing the duties for the job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee occasionally is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change.