Juvenile Justice Center Head Teacher

Position Title:      Juvenile Justice Center Head Teacher

Department:        Juvenile Justice Center

See job description on-line for further details

NATURE OF WORK and ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Including, but not limited to: Work under the general direction of the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) Director or designee performing complex professional and supervisory duties while overseeing the daily operation of the Day School so as to promote and secure the achievement of its pupils. Provide direct, daily supervision of the Teaching staff.


Education, Experience, and Special Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education 7-12 grade endorsement from an accredited university or college. Behavior endorsement preferred and experience in academic testing.
Must have a minimum of four (4) years of teaching experience.
Must possess a current and active Nebraska Educator’s Certificate or Permit with a 7-12 grade endorsement.
Special Requirements
Must have and maintain throughout employment a valid Driver’s License, own mode of transportation, as well as meet eligibility requirements of “acceptable driver standards” as defined by the County.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Including, but not limited to: Fulfill the responsibilities of teaching as defined in Nebraska State law, and follow the Code of Ethics adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education. Effectively apply professional competencies to meet the minimum standards as adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education. Learn, apply, and follow all policies, rules, regulations, and directives of the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC). Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives for the juvenile and correctional community, coworkers, residents, and the general public.
Supervise the academic integration with the youth’s home school and exchange information to provide an appropriate school program to ensure a smooth transition back to the home school.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: See job description on-line for details.

LOCATION AND HOURS OF WORK: Juvenile Justice Center, 9701 Portal Road, Papillion,

STARTING WAGE:  $30.51 – Will discuss with applicants.

APPLICATIONS:  To complete an application, you will need to do the following:

·            Visit www.sarpy.com/Job Opportunities

·            Create an on-line application account. (link: applicant login)

In order to do this, you will need an email address as well as a password you will be able to recall, as you will want to access your account and application for updates on the selection process.

·            Once your account is created, go back and select the position title for which you are applying, and complete the process.

·            Applications will NOT be accepted via fax, email or paper; to be eligible for the job you MUST complete an ONLINE application.

Applications must be submitted on-line by 11:59pm January 28, 2019

POST DATES: January 22-28, 2019.

Please be advised that if you advance in the application process, Sarpy County’s Employment Policy requires that you submit to a criminal history records check. Having a criminal history will not necessarily bar you from employment with Sarpy County as individual circumstances will be considered.

This position is subject to Veterans’ Preference



Sarpy County is a Drug-Free Workplace / Equal Opportunity Employer

Sarpy County participates in E-Verify®

Zone 6



Additional Information

Will be discussed with applicants – start date in August, 2019.

Contact Information

Sarpy County - Juvenile Justice Center
9701 Portal Road
Papillion, Nebraska 68047

Kerri Plummer-Gelecki
(p) (402) 593-4485

How to Apply