CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
About the job
Job Description And Duties
Pursuant to the Public Health Orders ( Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings ) issued by the California Department of Public Health; Masks must be worn in accordance with local requirements, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requirements, and directive ( Required COVID-19 facial coverings for all institutional and facility staff ) issued by CDCR.
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Academic and within the context of Office of Correctional Education (OCE) Academic Program requirements, regulations, and guidelines, and under the supervision of a Supervisor of Academic Instruction, and under the direction of a credentialed academic teacher, the teaching assistant shall give support to teacher(s) by providing educational services to assigned/enrolled students. The teaching assistant’s duties involve: tutoring one-on-one sessions; facilitating small group sessions; correcting student homework, quizzes, and other class work; assisting in testing students; working with the teacher to assist with monitoring student progress; and, tracking program completions. Provides classroom support, tutors individual students, conducts small group sessions, and facilitates computer-assisted instruction under professional direction. Corrects and returns homework on a daily basis. Prepares instructional materials, bulletin boards, etc. Organizes and maintains a classroom library, curricular displays, and learning centers. Supervises inmate student aides, inmate clerks, and inmate peer-tutors. Utilizes good written and verbal communication skills. Observes the behavior of inmate students and tutors. Confers regularly with teachers and institutional staff regarding students and inmate tutors assigned/enrolled for specific academic (including voluntary) programs. Supervises the conduct of students during pull-out sessions, class time, and computer-assisted instruction. Assists the teacher in maintaining an established electronic database to track attendance for assigned/enrolled students. Keeps an accurate record on each individual student’s progress using OCE approved documentation. Confers daily with the teacher(s) to discuss learning strategies. Supports the facilitation of appropriate learning methodologies, and discusses alternative tutorial strategies to address individual learning needs. Under professional guidance, administers approved educational tests, other student assessments, and discusses academic progress with individual students. Motivates and works with students to assist them in meeting educational goals. Participates in program evaluation with the teacher(s). Assists the teacher with maintaining student files and classroom records and other student information. Participates in various committees as required by CDCR. Participates in staff development activities to increase skills and knowledge. Operates equipment, media and computers used in the specific academic program. Maintains control and inventory checklists over equipment, media, supplies, and curricular materials, while supervising inmate student aides, inmate clerks and inmate peer-tutors. Assists in providing for the security of the institution, the school, the classroom and the welfare of the students. Maintains accurate records, adheres to the inmate progressive disciplinary process and completes disciplinary documentation. Be able to sustain long periods of standing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting and walking across institutional facilities.
Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
- TEACHING ASSISTANT (CORRECTIONAL FACILITY)
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Job Code #:
TEACHING ASSISTANT (CORRECTIONAL FACILITY)
$3,045.00 – $3,812.00
# of Positions:
Permanent, Full Time
We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.
To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Correctional Health Care Services are committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.
Founded in 1885, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse correctional departments in the country. We are dedicated to enhancing public safety through the safe and secure incarceration of offenders, by providing effective parole supervision, and implementing rehabilitative strategies to successfully reintegrate offenders into our communities.
- Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.
- Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.
- Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by departmental annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.
All methods of appointments will be considered including transfers, reinstatements, and Training & Development (T&D) Assignments. MQ’s for the class can be found on www.calhr.ca.gov .
Note: On the Examination/ Employment Application (STD. 678), in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” box, Applications must clearly state how you are eligible for the position (ie, transfer or list eligible). It is up to the hiring authority to accept Training and Development (T&D) assignments. If you are interested in a T&D assignment, you are not required to meet MQs; however, you must indicate T&D as your eligibility when applying in the appropriate box.
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Human Resources Contact:
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.