Open Positions - Five Keys Charter School - San Francisco, Los Angeles, East Bay, Solano — Five Keys Schools and Programs

Life Skills Instructor - In-custody (start date 07/01/2019)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-679657
    • Job Location: Santa Clara , CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 18, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: July 2, 2019
    • Salary: Based on Education and Experience
    • Site/Location: Solano County Jails
    • Work Schedule: Full-time, 32.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm, and 251 workdays per year
    • Reports to: Principal
    • Union: United Educators of San Francisco
    • Retirement: CalSTRS and optional 403b Retirement Plan
    • On-site Hours/Week: 32.5 hrs per week
    • Other Ino: Solano County
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Job Description:

Mission

Through the use of social and restorative justice principles, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to improve their lives through a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, COMMUNITY.

History

Originally established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (2003) as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail, today Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for TAY youth and adults at 70 locations across California.

Five Keys operates with the goal of restoring communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and community needs---which in turn creates safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional aged youth and adults in six California counties.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Life Skills Instructor provides instruction in the following areas:

  • Anger Management and Relationships: Effective communication that develops healthy family and community
  • relationships, productive learning to better understand the dynamics of their lives, knowledge and skills which
  • help eliminate violence in their lives and relationships, and the ability to work
  • through the process of forgiveness
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse: Substance abuse and addiction education, anger, aggression, and violence as it relates to substance abuse, drug court and diversion, behavioral health, and community reintegration
  • Parenting Skills: Effective parenting skills, child growth and development, relating in a non-judgmental way to peers, children, others, and self-acceptance with knowledge of past patterns and future goals
  • Facilitate the Life Skills course
  • Create and maintain an engaging learning environment
  • Communicate with Students/Coworkers/Custody Staff in a Clear, Effective & Respectful manner
  • Research and develop materials necessary to develop/supplement program curriculum as needed
  • Evaluate student progress based on learning objectives/outcomes
  • Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Facilitate the Life Skills course
  • Create and maintain an engaging learning environment
  • Communicate with Students/Coworkers/Custody Staff in a Clear, Effective & Respectful manner
  • Research and develop materials necessary to develop/supplement program curriculum as needed
  • Evaluate student progress based on learning objectives/outcomes
  • Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
  • Other duties assigned
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Prior teaching/mentoring experience preferred
  • Understanding of and commitment to restorative justice
  • Awareness of how best to serve the unique Five Keys student population
  • Understanding of the importance of education in lowering the rate of recidivism
  • Knowledge of how to educate students who have been determined to be "At Risk"
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in effective methodology and techniques used to instill confidence and self-respect in adult students
  • Knowledge of general learning theories and curriculum development
  • Computer skills—Computers used for tracking attendance, grades, etc.
  • Able and willing to work in a secure, contained correctional environment
  • A team player with experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Possesses conflict resolution skills
  • Is patient and caring
  • Uses good organizational skills to meet the needs of his/her class
  • Is open to innovative approaches to meeting educational goals
  • Promotes and supports multiculturalism
  • Is capable of working with classroom groups of varying size
  • Is adaptable and flexible
  • Possesses an ability to work in a correctional environment
  • Able to hold students accountable for pro-social behavior and a willingness to take corrective measures to that end
  • Ability to maintain strong and appropriate boundaries with personal identifying information when interacting with students or community or program partners, and while at any school location or community or program partner site
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Eagerness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced problem-solving skills; tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This position typically requires:

  • Preliminary Full-Time Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential OR Full-Time Designated Subjects CTE Credential in the subject matter being taught, or proper industry certifications
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related field
  • Must pass Sheriff’s Department background check
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting
  • Moderate to extensive degree of physical and emotional stamina
  • Ability to be instruct for 2 ½ -3 hours without a break
  • Frequently lifting or carrying chairs, desks or tables, course-related equipment/supplies up to 25 pounds, as needed for the classroom
  • Ability to seek assistance with students in emergency situations
  • Frequent talking and hearing conversations
  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms
  • Ability to follow oral directions in emergency situations
  • Travel to multiple sites required
  • Clear TB Risk Assessment (or results, as needed) dated within 60 days of hire to be submitted within 10 days of hire required
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Contained and secured
  • Must be willing and able to work in a correctional facility and travel throughout the area to community sites
  • Work environment varies from site to site. There is some personal safety risk working with the at-risk population
  • Moderate noise level

Benefits

BENEFITS:

• Medical with employee premium contributions
• Employer paid Dental
• Employer paid Vision
• Employer paid Life Insurance
• Employer paid AD&D, Short and Long-term Disability
• HRA Benefit
• Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts
• Pre-Tax Transit and Parking Accounts
• State Teachers Retirement (STRS) with Employer Matching for eligible employees
• 403 (b) retirement plan with Employer Matching for non-STRS positions
• Free Employee Assistance Program
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Gym membership reimbursement up to $100 for employees




Five Keys Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.