Position Title: Education Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: Day Shift
The Education Specialist works under the guidance of the Program Director and works at least 40 hours per week. The Education Specialist will facilitate and monitor the educational progress of CCF residents, explore grant possibilities for educational purposes, and provide reports on the progress of the residents. The Education Specialist will develop programs based upon changing needs and technology.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts literacy testing, determines educational level and assesses educational needs of each resident.
- Compliments community resources in bringing each resident to at least a 6th grade level of literacy.
- Administers Pre-GED tests.
- Explores grant possibilities for testing indigent clients, for resident education beyond high school (vocational schools, trade schools, college, etc.).
- Monitors educational progress of residents.
- Maintains statistics on services provided and submits monthly reports.
- Provides monthly status and progress reports on CCF residents.
- Provides educational assistance and/or tutoring on an individual or group basis as needed.
- Provides educational assistance and/or tutoring on basic computer skills.
- Chronos services/classes provided to residents and their progress.
- Coordinates and schedules residents for outside and in-house educational assistance from community resources.
- May transport residents in an emergency situation.
- Reports any and all personnel issues to the Director.
- Is knowledgeable of and uses universal precautions when dealing with residents.
- Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues in the criminal justice system, with offenders, with victims, and with the public.
- Complies with CJAD Standards; Residential Code of Ethics; Departmental policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education
- Experience in teaching reading skills, math skills and in tutoring
- Be familiar with community education resources and grant processes
- Ability to operate various office equipment
- Ability to travel as required
- Ability to administer CPR and/or first aid in an emergency situation
- Be able to work independently and efficiently
- Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Possess good judgment and sound decision making skills.
- Be adaptable, flexible and cooperative.
- Ability to project and maintain an image consistent with the aims, goals and philosophy of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Ability to effectively and consistently communicate the mission and philosophy of the Department
- Ability to take direction and critique from supervisory and administrative personnel
- Ability to follow the philosophy, policies, procedures and directives of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License (if employee is coming to this position from another state, this requirement must be met no later than thirty days following date of employment)
- Must have a telephone number at which they can be reached
- Must have the appropriate automobile insurance
- Must maintain appropriate dress and appearance as indicated in Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department policies
- Strong attendance required.