POSITION TITLE: ART TEACHER
DEPARTMENT: YOUTH CENTER
POSITION REPORTING: OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR, SHELTER SUPERVISOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR
This is a professional position working with juveniles between the ages of 10-18 in the Secure Detention and Shelter Divisions at the Youth Center. The art teacher must have a strong foundation in classroom management and behavior modification. This employee must be familiar with and have experience in a wide variety of concepts, activities and techniques related to teaching art on a secondary level. Especially important is the ability to work with dependent and delinquent youths in a non-traditional school setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Responsible for the quality of education administered to students.
Organizes, plans and develops daily instruction and courses related to the art field.
Monitors daily behavior and classroom activities of students.
Provides diversified student assignments and programs according to the individual’s capabilities.
Maintains high level of accountability for art tools as expected in a secure facility.
Uses consistent and fair disciplinary techniques when required.
Promotes role modeling through good teaching application and maintaining a high level of acceptable educational standards.
Coordinates and interacts with other teachers regarding scheduling, managing difficult students, educational field trips and attending regular educational meetings.
Communicates effectively with counseling, supervisory and administrative staff in conjunction with changes, problems and administration of daily activities.
Reports directly to the Operations Supervisor, Shelter Supervisor and Deputy Director.
Perform related work as required.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Pennsylvania Teacher’s Certificate in Art/preferred dual certification in Special Education
Strong foundation in classroom management and behavior modification.
Familiarity and experience with a variety of concepts, activities and techniques related to teaching art on a secondary level.
An acute awareness of security issues related to teaching art in a detention environment.
Must have good writing and record-keeping skills.
Follows Youth Center Policies on a consistent basis.
Ability to recognize or foresee escalating problems before getting out-of-control.
Ability to maintain harmonious relationships with public and other employees.
Must have good moral and ethical character.
Must have a PA Criminal History Record check, a drug test, Child Abuse History clearance and FBI fingerprint clearance prior to employment.
Must have a physical examination report from a licensed physician.
Must have a valid PA Drivers License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MUST HAVE A PA CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK, A DRUG TEST, CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE AND FBI FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT.