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Career and Technical Education Teacher (Education Program Teacher)

at Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

Pay: $43,778.18 to $71,208.17/year
Salary Step Plan based on education and experience
Posted: 11/9/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 323190

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Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

Career and Technical Education Teacher (Education Program Teacher)

Grade 01

Hiring Range: $43,778.18 - $71,208.18

*Salary step plan based on education and experience

Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak 

Phoenix, AZ 85027


The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is committed to providing the youth under our care and supervision with effective, efficient, and high quality rehabilitation and transformative services in support of your vision, mission, and values. 

The Education Unit is seeking a Career and Technical (CTE) Education Program Teacher to work under the direction of an Education Program Administrator. This position provides Building Trades, Welding, Electrical education services for adjudicated youth that are aligned with the Arizona State Academic Standards.    

Responsibilities include:

  • Instructs youth in the development of academic, vocational, and social skills in groups and individually in assigned area
  • Assigns pertinent school work to youth
  • Maintains daily/weekly classroom attendance records
  • Ensures that students complete daily work assignments
  • Plans and prepares instruction/learning activities in accordance with state and local performance measures, and administers tests to evaluate student achievement
  • Attends teacher meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge of:

  • Concepts and curriculum of assigned subject
  • Federal and state education laws, rules, and regulations 
  • Effective instructional techniques
  • State Academic Standards

Skills in: 

  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated classroom instruction
  • Modification of academic work as appropriate
  • Data Collecting
  • Assessing students in academic and behavioral skills and progress
  • Written and verbal communication


Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with youth, teachers, supervisors, staff and other stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Counsel students in relation to their educational goals and objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate academic and vocational growth of the students
  • Build and maintain positive and appropriate workplace relationships
  • Learn and use a computer and standard departmental software
  • Learn and follow agency policies and procedures
  • Work closely with adjudicated youth in an institutional or community setting



Current valid Teacher, Career and Technical Education Certification in Building Trades, Welding, Electrical from the Arizona Department of Education appropriate to the subject to be taught.  Valid Emergency Teacher, Adult Education, and Substitute Teaching Certification from the Arizona Department of Education may also be acceptable depending upon teaching and instructional assignments.  

Requires possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued drivers license.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license records checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

  • Requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by:

  • No formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and
  • An overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation


Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation and drug test.


Three years of teaching experience in Building Trades, Welding, Electrical with at least one year of working with at-risk youth. 


We are pleased to offer a great Benefit Options program for State employees, retirees, and their spouses and dependents.  We are committed to providing members the highest quality service, choice, and value for all of your benefit needs including medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurances, as well as, the added features of wellness and flexible spending accounts.  Additional benefits include:

- 13 paid vacation days per year                         - 12 sick leave days per year

- Deferred compensation plan                             - 10 paid holidays per year

- Retirement system                                            - ADJC Tuition Assistance


Positions in this classification participate in the Correctional Officer Retirement Plan (CORP)


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Office at (602) 364-1023. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.