Job Description

Correctional Occupations Instructor

Position Title: Correctional Occupations Instructor
Department: St. Charles Youth Center
Supervisor: Associate Dean of Correctional Programs

Description of Essential Functions (critical tasks):

Job Summary: Responsible for teaching courses and labs in the Construction Occupations Certificate program.
  • In cooperation with other instructors concerned,prepare or revise guides for courses offered in their division and submit to the appropriate Administrator for review.
  • Teach classes assigned by the Associate Dean and approved by the Vice President following course outlines approved by the College.
  • In cooperation with other instructors concerned,prepare textbook recommendations and submit to the Associate Dean.
  • Prepare for the annual budget and equipment requests, and submit to the Associate Dean for recommendation.
  • Submit purchase order requests for instructional materials, books,required commodities and supplies to Associate Dean for approval.
  • Complete attendance,assist in registration,and report grades as prescribed by the Associate Dean.
  • Arrive at work site prior to beginning of established shift and be in the classroom prior to the scheduled class time.
  • Serve on such committees for the betterment of the College as may be established by the administration and faculty.
  • Consider the general and special needs of the student.Use a variety of methods and teaching strategies that reflect the different learning styles and needs of students.
  • Observe,support,and enforce the regulations,policies,and programs of the College and inform the President in writing of any problem that might have a detrimental effect on the College.
  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching by focusing upon student retention and maintaining current in-class presentations.
  • Maintain inventory and control of flammable toxics and caustics.
  • Maintain accurate control of tools on assignment.
  • Prepare Program Service Credit forms,task lists and other reports as required.
  • Maintain supervision of students in assigned areas.
  • Assist institutional personnel during emergency situations.
  • Comply with Illinois Department of Corrections or Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice regulations and procedures.
  • Maintain equipment assigned to area.
  • Maintain control of keys per DOC requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Functional Job Requirements

Education: Associate Degree Preferred.
Experience: 3-5 years recent industry experience required.Teaching experience is desired.
Knowledge: Residential and commercial building materials,methods,and codes.
Skills Must be able to layout truss rafters,wall sections,hang windows and doors,perform drywall installation and finishing.Skills in masonry and electrical and plumbing required.Must have good communication skills, basic math skills and be computer literate.
Personal: Open minded,innovative,enthusiastic,positive attitude,and adaptive to new teaching technologies.Conduct oneself in a professional manner and work as a member of a team.
Physical: Must be able to lift and transport 50 pounds.Ability to perform general classroom activities.Drug Testing Required.
Machines and equipment used: Plainer,Joiners,Table Saw,Band Saw,Lathe,Transit,Aluminum Break,Drill Press,Router,Shaper,and assorted hand tools.

General Employment Statement

A. Length of training and Probationary Period: 90 days
B. Hours of Work Day: 37.5 hrs/week
C. Group Affiliation: Support Grade Level:
D. Condition of Employment: Contractual
E. Position: E

Job Demands

Some = 1-3 hours/day Frequently = 4-6 hours/day Very Frequently = 7+ hours/day

Job Demand None Some Freq Very Freq
Standing Y
Walking Y
Sitting Y
Climbing Y
Bending Y
Stooping/Kneeling Y
Crawling Y
Repetitive Motions: Hand-Wrist Y
Repetitive Motions: Elbow Y
Lifting: 0-25 lbs Y
Lifting: 26-50 lbs Y
Lifting: 51-75 lbs Y
Lifting: 76-100 lbs Y
Lifting: 100+ lbs Y
Carrying: 0-25 lbs Y
Carrying: 26-50 lbs Y
Carrying: 50+ lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 0-25 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 26-50 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 51-75 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 76-100 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 100+ lbs Y

Physician Requirements

Physical Requirements Required
Manual Dexterity (Hand/Eye Corrd) Y
Hear Alarms/Telephone/tape Recorder Y
Finger Dexterity Y
Color Vision
Visual Acuity - Far Y
Visual Acuity - Near
Depth Perception Y
Gloves Y
Use of Respiratory Protection Y
Appropriate Safety Equipment

Hazards/Exposure to:

Type Required
Toxic/Caustic Chemicals or Detergents Y
Extreme Conditions (Hot/Cold) Y
Dust Y
Moving Mechanical Parts Y
Potential Electrical Shock Y
Electro Magnetic Energy (Laser)
High Pitched/Loud Noises Y
Blood Borne Pathogens: Type: Body Fluids Y
Blood Borne Pathogens: % of Time: 80% Y
Gaseous Risk

Hazards/Exposure to:

Judgment and Reasoning Required
Manage Stress Appropriately Y
Handle Multiple Priorities Y
Make Decisions Under Pressure Y
Work Alone Y
Manage Anger/Fear/Hostility/Appropriately Y
Work in Area that are Confined or Crowded