- DCFS - Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC) - Elko
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Under general supervision, Academic Teachers counsel, evaluate and instruct adjudicated juveniles who are
assigned to a youth training facility; develop curriculum and individualized educational programs; monitor
student progress; participate in behavior modification programs and the treatment team process; and develop
and present in-service training for staff members. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking an Academic Teacher to work at Independence High School located on the campus of the NEVADA YOUTH TRAINING CENTER (NYTC) in Elko, NV. NYTC is a 60-bed staff secure facility for male youth age 12 to 18. Located in Northern Nevada, Elko is a growing, progressive small city with an exceptional quality of life. With some of the most majestic views in Nevada and an abundance of recreational activities, Elko is an outdoor paradise! Under the general direction of the Principal, the instructor will notify the Principal of each student the instructor believes is inappropriately assigned to class after assessing student goals. The instructor will instruct students in areas where he/she is certified. Class work will be assigned to students upon class entry. The instructor will use a variety of approved methods of instruction to insure a well-rounded learning experience. The instructor will assign work appropriate to the subject in accord with the state course of studies. The assigned work will qualify the students for a Nevada High School diploma. Curriculum will include remedial instruction and the teaching of higher order thinking skills using instructional materials, methods, and activities which will contribute to the student's goals. The instructor will have student assignments and appropriate materials organized to teach all classes assigned. Lesson plans/or student assignments will be maintained and provide for individual work at least one week in advance.
The quantity of work to be learned or performed depends on the student's needs and their goals. If the student is not achieving at a satisfactory rate, the teacher shall notify the cottage by appropriate documentation. Ongoing evaluation will be made of students who are two or more weeks behind in assignments or failing to work satisfactorily. Students will be reported on the weekly Deficiency List and on Treatment Team Reports. This is a permanent position open for ANY candidate with a valid Nevada secondary teaching license and an endorsement in English, Social Studies, Science or applicable field. This is a full-time position with an anticipated work schedule of 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday that includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. DCFS together in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. We recognize that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth and families thrive when they live in safe permanent settings, experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical wellbeing, and receive support to consistently make positive choices for family and the common good.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and completion of the requirements of the Nevada State Board of Education for a teacher's secondary license.
Possession of a valid Nevada teacher's secondary license with an endorsement in the relevant field of teaching is required at the time of appointment.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.