Literacy / GED Instructor, Anamosa State Penitentiary

Kirkwood Community College

Anamosa, IA Education & Training
JOB GOAL:
Under limited supervision, the instructor is responsible for teaching basic skills, literacy, and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) subject areas (reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics) to students enrolled in the Education Program at the Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP). The instructor collaborates with fellow instructors on the development of curriculum aligned to adult education standards.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Effectively teach basic skills, literacy, and HSED subject areas to eligible incarcerated individuals in a variety of instructional formats.
  • Work with special education youth in order to meet the requirements of existing Individualized Education Plans.
  • Work with ELL (English Language Learning) students to improve basic English skills.
  • Collaborate with fellow instructors at ASP, as well as in the Department of Corrections, on the development of innovative curricula for incarcerated individuals in alignment with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults.
  • Act as a liaison among the Iowa Department of Corrections, Anamosa State Penitentiary, and Kirkwood Community College, supporting the operations of Anamosa State Penitentiary.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with peer team members, students, and staff.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and be able to interact with diverse personalities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently orally and in writing.
  • Deal responsibly and effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions
  • Possess ability to adapt to a work situation inside a medium/maximum security institution housing convicted offenders.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors degree with successful teaching experience is required. In addition, candidates must pass ASP security clearance and graduate from the three week Department of Corrections Training Academy.

Licenses, Certifications:
  • A current Iowa standard or master teaching license or ability to earn a standard license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with prior corrections, adult education, or at-risk teaching experience are preferred. Certification in ESL/ELL is preferred but not required.

Job ID: 66151

Posted 24 days ago

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