Teacher – Juvenile Justice Center

Teacher – Juvenile Justice Center

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 04/09/19

CLOSING DATE: 04/15/19 11:59 PM


  • Posted pay range is based on working 1568 hours per year – Teachers are allowed to take vacation during the school year.
  • Selected teacher can elect to work 1728 hours per year by working 4 weeks of summer school – pay range for 1728 hours per year is $42,699.00 to $55,434.00.
  • Preference will be given to current Sarpy County Paid Employees and qualified candidates working within the Juvenile Justice Center.

Work under the direct supervision of the Head Teacher providing a flexible educational program in order to meet the needs of the diverse student population through exemplary teaching and ensuring a positive, strong professional culture supporting student learning. Incumbents promote the aims of the school through implementation of policies and procedures of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department as well as providing the resources so as to promote and secure the achievement of pupils.


The duties listed above are current on the date the job description is signed. Any omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if they are similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Fulfill the responsibilities o f 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.

Ensure compliance with Nebraska State Board of Education standards and/or IEP accommodations with individual students.

Communicate regularly with home district schools, requesting transcripts when needed.

Administrate ACT or other state standard testing.

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.

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, appropriate to the maturing abilities of the students, and enables students to achieve their full potential.

Foster and maintain a positive relationship with students in daily work activities.

Monitor, evaluate, and review classroom practice; promote improvement strategies to ensure under performance is challenged at all levels; and ensure effective corrective action and follow-up.

Implement an individualized education plan for each student taking into consideration the student’s learning style, strengths, and weaknesses.

Oversee students’ use of computers and software.

Monitor students’ progress in the various program components, provide appropriate feedback, and review student files.

Collaborate with other teachers and JJC staff to support student achievement.

Exhibit character, moral standards, and personal habits which are temperate in nature such that they may be emulated by students.

Report to work with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.

Assume administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Head Teacher, and support professional development efforts.

Assist in coordinating the transition of students into the Day School at the appropriate grade level.

Research new topic areas and maintain current subject knowledge.

Participate in departmental meetings, communicate with parents/legal guardians, and attend JJC training events.

Respond to emergencies including, but not limited to, fire, medical, and security; and follow established policies and procedures.

Peripheral Duties

Submit maintenance work orders for any item that needs repair.

Participate in future development of programs.

Perform other duties as required or assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study from an accredited university or college.

Must possess a current and active State of Nebraska Teacher Certification indicating endorsement in one or more specific secondary subjects.

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.

Must be able to successfully complete the JJC Defensive Tactics Modified Program on an annual basis.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and techniques of basic education and/or special education

Skill in composing clear, concise written documentation

Ability to exercise objective, independent judgment and discretion

Ability to plan and organize a schedule, set priorities, and meet de adlines

Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing

Ability to work independently and efficiently while managing stressful situations and frequent interruptions

Ability to handle and maintain confidential and sensitive information including, but not limited to, juveniles ‘ medical information/records, department communication and documents, and other similar information

Ability to understand and follow exacting verbal or written direction

Ability to operate standard office equipment such as a computer wit h Microsoft Office and specialized software, multi line phone, copier, scanner, fax, calculator, and law enforcement radio



The physical demands and working environment 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.

Work is performed indoors in a secure detention facility or alternative education setting. Incumbents may be exposed to infectious/communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and potential risk of injury from distraught juveniles.

Noise levels are typically moderate but at times could be extreme. Work requires physical activity including frequent periods of sitting/remaining stationary and walking/moving about as

well as occasional standing/remaining upright, bending, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,or crawling. The employee must occasionally lift, maneuver, and/or move up to 10 pounds. The incumbent must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate/manipulate equipment (use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects/tools).

Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing, speech, smell, and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include peripheral, close and color vision as well as the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk (verbal exchange) and hear within normal ranges.


Formal application, rating of education and experience, interview, reference checks, licensure verification, successful

completion of a national criminal background check, successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, and

other job related tests may be required.

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Additional Information

See above.

Contact Information

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

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