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Instructor for Clarinda Correctional Facility

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Instructor for Clarinda Correctional Facility

Bachelor's Degree with current teaching certification.     
Teach Literacy, ABE, vocational and/or High School Equivalency classes at the Clarinda Correctional Facility.   
  • Provide instruction to offenders in literacy, adult basic education, vocational training and/or HISET preparation as assigned
  • Assess each new student for educational needs using formal tests (i.e. CASAS, TABE) and informal interview
  • Orientate new students to school rules and schedule into classes
  • Give offender students direction in setting short and long-term educational goals
  • Provide student offenders with a variety of multi-level materials to help them obtain their educational goals
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date lesson plans, cumulative student records and testing information on each student
  • Administer TABE and CASAS testing as deemed necessary to show growth or verify reading skills
  • Administer HISET Practice tests to determine readiness for HISET testing
  • Communicate with student Offender's counselors to alert to problems/success
  • Coordinate with Special Education staff on needs of mainstreamed students
  • Record student attendance and maintain pay sheets for school workers and teacher aides
  • Cooperate with staff/colleagues in planning and implementing educational activities
  • Assist with the development of curriculum
  • Keep records, supply reports/data, information or documentation as requested by the Education Coordinator or Department personnel
  • Initiate the appropriate verbal/written reports as deemed by policy and procedures of CCF, IWCC, and DOC
  • Be alert to and adhere to current custody and security policies and procedures of CCF, IWCC, and DOC
  • Supervise the use, security and safe storage of all equipment and materials
  • Train, schedule, and supervise offender teacher aides and educational aides
  • Keep current with the trends and issues that affect the institution and teaching profession
  • Maintain professional communication and decorum at all times
  • Attend professional development workshops, staff development, and classes to sharpen teaching skills and maintain current teaching license
  • Complete required DOC security training
  • Perform other educational duties as deemed necessary by the Educational Coordinator
  • Multitask in a fast-paced, independent working environment
  • Ability to organize time and tasks is essential. Ability to meet deadlines required.
  • Assume responsibility and deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment when making decisions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with students, colleagues, faculty, and staff required.
  • Ability to successfully and diplomatically work with co-workers to achieve common goals is critical.
  • Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to accurately and efficiently communicate imperative information to students and coworkers.
  • Strong computer skills; understand and operate all functions in Microsoft Office are required.
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail, and ability to follow through independently.
  • Be able to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits and perks, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays).
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m
For all Faculty and Adjunct positions please include an IWCC Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts.
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open until filled
Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:
It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal employment and educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. Questions or complaints? Contact Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Kim Henry, or ADA Coordinator, Samantha Larson, equity@iwcc.edu, 712-325-3200, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, (312)-730-1560, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. More information at https://www.iwcc.edu/about/statement.asp.
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Job Details

Date Posted March 14, 2019
Date Closes May 13, 2019
Requisition 8a7883d0657e4ecf01658688dca02120
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00