General Education Teacher – J5

Position: General Education Teacher
Department: Learning Center
Reports to: Academic Director

About Us
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 is a general education supporting students from 8-12th grade in a one room classroom setting. 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 500 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.

Job Summary
Under direct supervision of the Academic Director, the classroom teacher will serve as a primary instructor teaching high school math, language arts, social studies, science and other elective courses as assigned. The instruction model of the classroom is project based as well as proficiency based. Opportunities for professional growth in a supportive and collaborative environment.

§ Provide primary instruction to students on a daily basis
§ Assure a safe environment for both staff and students that is conducive to learning
§ Utilize innovative materials and strategies in daily instructional milieu
§ Write curriculum guides for courses taught and align with state standards
§ 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
§ 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 curriculum, including goals and measures of assessment. Ability to develop lesson plans, provide instruction and evaluate student performance. Knowledge of standard-based and project-based learning. Ability to work with a diverse student population in individual and group settings. Knowledge of current educational theory as it relates to alternative education. Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. Must be a cooperative and effective member of a professional team. Must be technology literate.

Experience and Training: B.A./B.S. from an accredited four year college or university; M.A./M.S. degree preferred. Oregon teaching license required. Valid Oregon Driver’s License. Alternative education background and/or Special Education endorsement preferred. Valid Oregon driver 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