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Class Code: 071521
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, and completion of requirements for teaching certification.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:   Possession of a valid Interim or professional Tennessee Teacher’s Certificate is required.
Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions. For Executive Service positions, Minimum Qualifications, Necessary Special Qualifications, and Examination Method are determined by the appointing authority.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional correctional teaching work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-level class in the Correctional Teacher sub-series. This class differs from that of Correctional Teacher Supervisor in that an incumbent of the latter participates in classroom instruction and acts as the assistant director of education at a large correctional facility.

Work Activities:

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
  1. Monitors education building and maintains classroom discipline.
Coaching and Developing Others:
  1.  Identifies needs of the student to ensure appropriate material is presented in the classroom.
  2.  Coaches and mentors students toward reaching their highest academic potential.
Training and Teaching Others:
  1. Implements Tennessee Department of Education approved academic curriculums in areas such as high school subject areas, adult basic education including literacy through General Education Development and special education for youth and adults.
  2. Administers educational diagnostic pre and post tests for purposes of placement and monitoring achievement.
  3. Counsels students in areas such as academics and behavioral needs to promote academic success.
Interacting With Computers:
  1.  Uses computers and computer systems to enter data and/or processes information.
Performing Administrative Activities:
  1.  Serves as a member of various institutional boards and teams.
  2.  Performs day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintain information files and processing paperwork.
  3.  Compiles data for reports.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers or Subordinates:
  1. Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail or in person.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  1. Participates in in-service training, staff meetings and departmental workshops.

Competencies (KSA’s):



     1. Creativity
2. Dealing with Ambiguity
3. Organizing
4. Planning
5. Conflict Management
6. Confronting Direct Reports
7. Drive For Results
8. Perseverance
9. Organizational Agility
10. Presentation Skills
11. Customer Focus
12. Motivating OthersKnowledge: 

  1. Knowledge of computer program and office equipment used on a daily basis
  2. Knowledge of the Departmental policies and procedures used on a daily basis in the work environment
  1. The skill to manage one’s own time
  2. The skill to actively listen to others
  3. The skill to organize work efficiently and effectively
  4. The skill to use problem solving techniques in daily work
  5. The skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs, at an intermediate level, in work related documents
  6. The skill to understand verbal communication in work related situations on a daily basis
  7. The skill to listen to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  8. The skill to make appropriate decisions on a daily basis
  1. The ability to be culturally sensitive in the work environment
  2. The ability to demonstrate warmth and empathy when working with students
  3. The ability to demonstrate self-control in daily situations
  4. The ability to demonstrate critical thinking in the work environment
  5. The ability to handle daily stressful situations in the work environment
  6. The ability to demonstrate flexibility in the work environment
  7. The ability to be a team player in the work environment
  8. The ability to work with the general public in the work environment on a daily basis
  9. The ability to manage multiple roles in the work environment on a daily basis
  10. The ability to develop and maintain personal growth within the team assigned to in the work environment

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Hand held radios
  2. Computers
  3. Overhead Projectors
  4. Telephone
  5. Fax Machine
  6. Printer
  7. Scanner
  8. Copy Machine


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