Inmate Pathways Program Instructor

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About the Position:

This person provides inmate educational services through instructions of evidence based educational and vocational programs for inmates, including individual and group training.

Supervision Received

  • Works under the general supervision of the Programs Director or designee.

Supervision Exercised

  • None.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in assessing new Inmates to the Programs Blocks with regards to educational needs and level of education for the appropriate placement into classes.
  • Able to work inside a Jail Environment.
  • Develops appropriate instructional materials and individualized study plans to meet inmate educational goals.
  • Prepares lesson plans and course outlines.
  • Teaches curriculum/evidence based classes, remedial instruction, adult basic education, and GED preparation; may also instruct and/or assist with curriculum development of vocational programs such as computers, or other special programs and training components.
  • Instructs through structured classroom settings and individual sessions, to provide inmates training specific to their needs.
  • Utilizes guest speakers and other forms of creative instruction that will motivate the inmates to improve their educational level.
  • Selects curricular materials to meet individual needs of inmates, assists them in achieving their educational goals and in career planning.
  • Maintains accurate records to assess individual and group progress of inmates; prepares written reports as requested.
  • Participates in education staff meetings. Makes recommendations regarding inmate and staff relations to identify and solve problems in order to function as a unified team.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding employees, vendors, inmates, outside agencies, etc., in order to assure that sensitive information is given on a “need to know” basis only.
  • May attend conferences and meetings related to areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with Programs Team, Jail staff and supervisors.
  • Ability to work effectively with inmates.

Desired Minimum Qualification:

Education and Experience:

  • At least one (1) year of curriculum development and classroom teaching experience is desirable.
  • 4 Year College Degree preferred

Licenses and Other Requirements:

  • Must be QMHP Certified (Qualified Mental Health Professional)
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with Programs Team, Jail staff and supervisors.
  • Ability to work effectively with inmates.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Requires frequent use of personal computer, including appropriate educational software.
  • Able to operate equipment and tools for vocational education. Frequent use of telephone, copy machine and fax machine.

Starting Salary Range: $39,001 – $42,901


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