Job Posting for Educational Specialist (A/B) at DOC-Central Facility Account
Develop, advance, and maintain individual inmate’s career/college portfolio
Utilize and contribute to shared curriculum for the purposes of sector advancement and inmate development
Lead individual and group workshops focusing in career and college readiness as assigned by supervisor
Utilize best practices, current instructional methods, and relevant materials to ensure meaningful instruction
Track inmate progress and schedule recurring meetings to guarantee growth
Maintain and submit monthly reports to supervisor to ensure grant requirements are met
Schedule inmates in IMS for individual and group workshops
Update inmate case plan as required by SOP
Engage in and complete 40 hours of required training within the fiscal year
Ensure that time entered into SSTA is accurate and punctual
Illustrate an understanding of current and relevant coordinating practices
Implement a comprehensive and working knowledge of DOC policies and procedures
Utilize an informed understanding of current educational assessments and activities to support inmate’s pathway
Complete duties as assigned that support the Division’s shared mission and vision statements
Engage in Division priorities and initiatives to support the progression of identified goals
Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to advance the shared vision of the DOC
Support college programming by engaging in the recruitment, admission, and enrollment processes
Ensure understanding of available opportunities to finance future inmate goals post their release
Possess working knowledge of WIOA considerations and local workforce development plans across the Commonwealth for the purposes of successful inmate career/college reentry
Interact with staff and inmates in a professional manner while employing appropriate boundaries
Report any and all security related concerns to your onsite supervisor promptly
Manage workshops in a manner that is consistent with institutional rules and regulations
Maintain a safe, secure, and clean working area
Work evening hours as needed to support the educational needs of the facility
Other duties as assigned
At least a bachelor’s degree and experience working with the adult population in the field of social sciences. Experience with developing, advising, and coordinating career/post-secondary plans. Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of community resources and external agencies in the Commonwealth. Comfort and confidence with outreach and employing an entrepreneurial spirit. Organizational skills, time management, and data tracking are paramount.
This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching, educational administration, educational counseling or educational guidance, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in education or special education, educational administration or educational counseling may be substituted for the required experience.*
Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required.
When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.
Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards!
Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.
Official Title: Educational Specialist (A/B)
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Gardner-500 Colony Road
Agency: Department of Correction
Job Posting: Oct 3, 2022, 11:27:42 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 60,997.04 - 82,871.36 Biweekly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Janice Perez - 5088503651