Education Program Teacher, Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

Education Program Teacher



Job ID:

Northwest Maricopa

May 23, 2024

Contact Information:
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
District Website

Nicole Montanez
Phone: 602-364-1023
Fax: 602-542-9248
District Email

Job Description:



Job Location:

Adobe Mountain School/Education 

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ. 85027

Posting Details:

Salary: $44,631.00 - $93,332.00* *Salary is based upon education and experience 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open Until Filled Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking a Education Program Teacher. ADJC is seeking an individual who is passionate about their profession and who will be committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s underserved youth. Whether you are just starting out in your teaching career, or if you are a seasoned professional, ADJC wants you to come join our talented and diverse education team. This position will work under the direction of an Education Program Administrator in providing educational services for adjudicated youth that are aligned with the Arizona State Academic Standards.

Job Duties:

The job functions of a DJ Education Program Teacher include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Instructs youth in development of academic, vocational and social skills in groups and individually in assigned area
-Assign pertinent school work to youth
-Maintains daily/weekly classroom attendance records
-Ensures students complete daily work assignments
-Plans and prepares instruction/learning activities in accordance with state and local performance measures, and administers test to evaluate student -achievement
-Attends teachers meetings
-Performing other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Concepts and curriculum of assigned subject
-Federal and state education laws, rules, and regulations
-Effective instructional techniques
-State Academic Standards
-Maintaining confidentiality
Skill in:
-Classroom management
-Differentiated classroom instructions
-Modification of academic work as appropriate
-Data Collecting
-Assessing students in academic and behavioral skills and progress
-Written and verbal communication
Ability to:
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships
-Counsels students in relation to their educational goals and objectives
-Analyze and evaluate academic and vocational growth of the students
-Learn and use standard departmental software
-Learn and follow agency policies and procedures
-Work closely with adjudicated youth in an institutional or community setting

Selective Preference(s):

Three years of teaching experience with at least one year of work with at-risk youth

Pre-Employment Requirements:

REQUIRED: Must possess a current valid Teachers Certification 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.

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function on the job, then the following requirements apply. Any employee operating a motor vehicle on State business must possess and retain a current, valid class-appropriate driver’s license, complete all required training, and successfully pass all necessary driver’s license records checks. The license must be current, unexpired, and neither revoked or suspended. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete all driver training. An employee who operates a personally owned vehicle on state business shall maintain the statutorily required liability insurance (see  Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R2-10-207.010).

All newly hires State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify)

REQUIRED: Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a comprehensive background investigation, behavioral assessment, drug screening.  No felony convictions.

Current State of Arizona employees: In order to be considered for this position, it requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by not have been issued a letter of suspension or have been involuntarily demoted within one year preceding this job posting close date, and have an overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation.




The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
● Affordable medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short-term disability plans
● Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
● 10 paid holidays per year
● Vacation time accrued at 4.00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years
● Sick time accrued at 3.70 hours bi-weekly
● Deferred Compensation Program


This position participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).
CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan
• New members have the opportunity to define their contribution amount
• Employer contributes a dollar-for-dollar match equal to 5% of a member's salary
• Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service
Attention current State of Arizona employees: Please contact our Human Resources Office at if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.