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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Social Studies Educator in Eldora, Iowa

Social Studies Educator

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Social Studies Educator

Salary

$46,342.40 - $70,387.20 Annually

Location

Eldora - 50627 - Hardin County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

405 Dept of Human Services - State Training School (Eldora)

Job Number

21-03070

Closing

6/27/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Joel Weeks at jweeks1@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic, and Special Education program that utilizes counseling, treatment and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

The programs available for residents includes:

  • General education studies

  • Special education programs

  • Title I

  • High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED)

  • Competency-based Special Education programs • Counseling Please contact Joel Weeks, our School Superintendent, with questions regarding your licensure or other concerns. 641-858-5402,Jweek1@dhs.state.ia.us

Social Studies Instructors at the STS are an intricate part of the successful development of young men at the facility. The knowledge gained is essential to their growth and is a requirement for graduation and the knowledge will help them achieve success in life. DHS is currently recruiting a Social Studies Instructor who wants to be a difference maker. If you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future, and are proficient in -

  • Handling a diverse caseload of emotionally disordered students with mild to moderate needs

  • Teaching in an individualized manner in an effort to reach the young men in our facility

  • Providing both individual and classroom instruction

    – you will want to have a career at STS.

The State Training School provides an environment rich in educational challenges that will allow you to practice your craft in a meaningful manor with no boring days. You will perfect and grow your ability to share your love for the courses you lead by addressing the educational challenges that come from working with a diverse group of students. You will be a big part of the glue that helps pull these young men together and will be well served by the existing structure which provides you with administrative office staff and security.

At the STS we are committed to helping talented Educators continue to grow by offering:

  • Re-licensure opportunities and assistance with certification (please contact Joel Weeks at 641-858-5402 or jweeks1@dhs.state.ia.us)

  • Comprehensive Orientation

  • Team Environment

  • Training and Development

As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that is second to none includes all of this and more:

  • Insurance – Health, Dental, Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability

  • The cost for medical and dental is $54 per month for single coverage

  • Family medical and dental is only $221 per month.

  • IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)-Fixed Income Pension

  • Deferred Compensation with a State-Funded match similar to a 401K

  • Paid Leave – 9 Holidays, Sick Leave, Family Sick Leave, Vacation, & Military Leave

  • Strong Opportunity for Advancement, Growth, and Development.

To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits (https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees) web page.

You may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program which may pay back student loans. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/public-service-application-for-forgiveness.pdf

Please contact Joel Weeks or Todd Coulter at 641-858-5402 with any questions, especially those about certification and necessary qualifications.

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet teaching certification requirements established by the Iowa Department of Education including completion of an elementary, secondary, or child development program of teacher preparation.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/Educator-01013-01014-01015.pdf)

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405 Dept of Human Services - State Training School (Eldora)

Address

State Training School for Boys3211 W EdgingtonEldora, Iowa, 50627

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds/mental-health/in-patient/juvenile-facility/eldora

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