Adult Education Teacher- Lincoln


PAY BASED ON THE STATE CODE AGENCIES TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (SCATA) CONTRACT, EDUCATION AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. Seeking to fill a full-time position. Provide year round adult education instruction of Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, Career Readiness academic core, and English as a Second Language in a correctional facility.
Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating nine institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department’s focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, “Keep people safe.” Information about the Department can be found at: For more information call (402) 471-2654.

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Mike Carr at 402-479-5812 orĀ

Location: Lincoln

Schedule: M-F, Hours vary

Examples of Work

Plan lessons for individual students and groups of students. Teach group classes in math, science, social studies, reading and language. Instruct a program for English as a second language as needed. Work with students whose abilities range from 0 to 12.9+ grade levels. Document classroom activities weekly. Maintain supervision and discipline in the classroom. Supervise and train inmate teacher aides. Complete monthly payroll for inmates. Identify student learning materials for purchase. Monitor area for cleanliness and order supplies. Develop and produce learning boards, computer generated worksheets, tests, lessons, classroom management tools, and other items as needed. Maintain various computer based data management system requirements related to education. Work with existing staff to develop a team approach to education. Maintain tool control and inventory. Complete safety and sanitation reports for designated areas. Assist with maintaining Education LACES and NICaMS data.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate.

PREFERRED: Background working with at risk or high risk students and/or in a correctional setting. Training in Orton-Gillingham and familiarity with Acellus.

OTHER: Complete training through the Nebraska Department of Adult Education. Must provide copy of certification and transcripts. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass a pre-employment medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Computer skills to include Windows, Word, and Excel.

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Additional Information


Contact Information

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
801 Prospector Place BLDG 1
Lincoln, Nebraska 68522

Melissa Mendy
(p) (402) 805-7593