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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID
83720-0285

WEBSITE:
http://www.idjc.idaho.gov/

If you have questions,
please contact us at:

(208) 334-5100 x419

Applicants who are invited to
take the IMPACT Assessment or interview may request
reasonable accommodations
by calling the
Human Resource Office
at the number above.

EMAIL:
idjcjobs@idjc.idaho.gov

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Instruction Assistant

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Open for Recruitment: March 7, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07822086319
Salary Range: $10.88 - $11.24 per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Nampa

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is seeking applications for an Instruction Assistant in the Nampa Juvenile Correctional Facility to fill a current opening.

Instruction Assistants generally work 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday year around.

The successful candidate will be required to work with incarcerated juveniles who may exhibit inappropriate physical and/or verbal behaviors.  With direction and guidance from supervisors, this position will be monitoring and correcting the behaviors of juveniles while providing assistance in their education process.  The ideal candidates are assertive individuals who are energized by working with youth. 
Employees are required to model the behavior expected of the juveniles and influence them in their everyday work
.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Applicants must be willing to take the IMPACT Assessment examination and receive a passing score in order to be considered for this position.  The assessment is designed to test skills and attitude, measuring the overall suitability needed to work with juvenile offenders.  It consists of two parts:  A Human Relations Video Test (76 question over 75 minutes) and a Reading Test (31 questions over 15 minutes).  
    • You will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking the Impact Assessment.  Assessments are given during the announcement period and MUST be taken to be considered for an in person interview.  
  • Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more.  Click here for more information https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.   
  • Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Juvenile Corrections Human Resource office. 
  • Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications. http://www.post.idaho.gov/Juvenile/Juvenile.html   
  • The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Tuberculosis test during the first 30 days of employment and must complete and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment.  

Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information http://dhr.idaho.gov/benefits.html.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Morning duties on the unit consisting of the following:  
    • Door Checks;  
    • Waking up juveniles;  
    • Supervising morning hygiene activities;  
    • Processing with juveniles to reinforce skills learned in programs;  
    • Conducting morning meetings and reviewing daily schedule with juveniles;  
    • Facilitating morning activity/skill builder;  
    • Accompanying juveniles to breakfast.  
    • Consulting with Instructor Specialists to evaluate student individual education levels and assisting in developing and supporting a plan to meet student educational needs. 
    • Assisting in setting up and establishing a positive learning environment.  
    • Substituting for teachers during sick or vacation days.  
    • Running study halls or similar learning settings. 
    • Observing student understanding of the lessons and assignments and providing further instruction to help them better understand the materials.  
    • Monitoring student progress or lack of progress with educational assessments and reporting progress to Instruction Specialists (teachers).  
    • Discuss with Instruction Specialists (teachers) any concerns about student progress and difficulties associated with lack of understanding of the educational materials. 
    • Arranging field trips and community projects or activities. 
    • Assisting with skill reinforcement and providing remediation as necessary. 
    • May provide students with minimal first aid and approved medicines.  
    • Supervising group movement from education to living unit, to lunch, or to core classroom as required.  
    • Attending and participating in faculty meetings.  This is generally outside of your daily schedule.
    • Attending and completing a variety of required training courses.  De-escalating classroom situations and using Appropriate Use of Force techniques as necessary.  
    • Supervising juveniles during guided practice which may include computer assisted instruction.
    • Writing incident or special reports as required.
    • Maintaining adequate supply of education materials and first aid items.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Some knowledge of: behavioral management as related to an educational environment.
  • Experience presenting lesson plans and educational materials to students.  
  • Experience working in a group education setting.
  • Experience entering and retrieving data and maintaining records using an automated record system. 
  • Willingness to: 
    • become certified in CPR/first aid within the first 6 months of employment;  
    • deal with harassment, threats, and verbal abuse from juveniles in custody;  
    • deal with violence, break up fights, and assist in controlling disturbances;  
    • learn and follow Department of Juvenile Corrections' policies, procedures, and rules as well as follow instructions given by supervisors and trainers;  
    • set aside any personal prejudices to be fair in dealing with juveniles in custody;  
    • work alone and unarmed to provide instruction and tutoring to unrestrained juveniles;  
    • work in confined spaces and   
    • work in the high-stress and sometimes hostile environment of a juvenile correctional facility.  

Must meet the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act Juvenile facility standard.  See question #10 on the exam.

POST REQUIREMENTS - See questions #1 - #9 on the exam.  In addition to the Minimum Qualifications above, applicants must meet the following entrance requirements and become certified by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections as follows: 

  • U.S. Citizenship;  
  • Possession of a valid driver's license;
  • High school diploma or GED; 
  • Age 21 or older;  
  • Two years of post-high-school responsible experience;  
  • No felony convictions; 
  • No DUI convictions within the last two years; 
  • No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years;  
  • Military discharge standards

A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant.  

Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications http://www.post.idaho.gov/Forms/Juvenile_Packet.html

For information on the criminal history investigation, see the POST rules IDAPA 11.11.01.050-058 Minimum Standards for Employment at:  http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa11/1101.pdf  

INTERVIEW:   If selected for an interview applicants will be required to bring to the interview: 

  • Proof of US citizenship. Acceptable documents are: U.S. city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship. 
  • Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent.  Acceptable documents are:  High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits.  
  • Military discharge. DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable).  
  • Valid Driver's License.  
  • POST Application for Certification.

CONDITIONAL OFFER OF HIRE: The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment.  Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.  Upon an offer of conditional employment a hire must complete a criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. Hires will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment.  

EXAMINATIONS: The exam for this position is a rating of your education and experience.  Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination.  You must have the minimum level of experience and/or education for each question to qualify for this position as well as an overall score of 70 to be considered for this position.

Scoring will be based on the information you provide in your responses to the questions and supported by the work history, education and resume portion of your application.  It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.  If your selections are not supported you may not receive a passing exam score and be removed from consideration.  Scores are available online once the review process is completed.

NOTE:  If you have ever worked for any law enforcement agencies, your resume must include all agencies worked for including a contact number.  

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

HIRING LISTS:  If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate.  Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

It's Easy to Apply!!

Click on any Apply Online button on the left of this page and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.  When completing your online application information, please select: 

  • Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections under "Agencies," 
  • Full Time under "Job Type/Shift" and, 
  • Nampa under "Cities."

You must also complete all items in the Application Checklist. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections!

 

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OVERTIME NOTICE:
At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.