GED Teacher

Position: General Education Teacher/GED Program Teacher Pod 300 Classroom
Department:    J Bar J Learning Center – J Bar J, J5 Program
Reports to:      Academic Director

The J5 Parole and Probation program is a 30 to 90 day treatment stabilization program working with male students ages 13-18 who are under supervision of the Oregon Youth Authority.  This classroom also supports a vocational program for high school/GED graduates. The program is located in the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice building.

Under supervision of the Academic Director, and the J5 Lead Teacher, the Pod 300 teacher will serve as a primary instructor for the year-round education program.  The classroom serves as a mechanism to prepare students academically and socially for success in their next school or work setting.   This position is a full-time, variable, 40 hours per week position.


  • Serve as a primary instructor in the classroom
  • Assure a safe environment for both staff and students that is conducive to learning
  • Support students in Credit Recovery online classes and GED Test preparation
  • Proctor GED Tests utilizing the J Bar J Learning Center’s GED Testing Facility
  • Develop individualized vocational/careers programs for students who have already completed high school
  • Maintain good communication with students and staff
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative, attitude and demeanor
  • Assist in credit analysis, assuring students stay on track for high school graduation, or GED
  • Utilize innovative materials and strategies in daily instructional milieu
  • Assist Academic Director and Lead Teacher in assuring that student education plans and records are properly maintained
  • Serve as primary academic contact for treatment staff
  • Serve as advisory teacher to students
  • Assist in supervision of Educational Assistant and volunteers in the classroom
  • Serve as liaison between education staff and treatment staff
  • Assist Academic Director in assuring compliance with school district contract, regional accreditation and state registration requirements
  • Stay current on pedagogical best practices via professional development opportunities and maintaining a professional development log
  • Participate in weekly staff and treatment team meetings
  • Assure proper day-to-day operations
  • Maintain  communication with Lead Teacher, and Academic Director
  • 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 provide instruction and evaluate student performance for GED, high school completion, and vocational/students who have graduated high school.  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.  Knowledge of GED instruction and testing. 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.  MA/MS degree preferred. Ability to teach General Math, Algebra 1, and Geometry preferred.  Minimum three years teaching experience, preferably in an alternative education program. Valid Oregon driver’s license and CPR/1st Aid certification required.

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