Teacher BS Juvenile Physical Education - Long Creek Youth De

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in South Portland, Maine, United States

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Teacher BS Juvenile Physical Education – Long Creek Youth Development Center

South Portland , Maine , United States | Correctional Services | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 25, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply with IndeedApply

Teacher BS Juvenile- Physical Education


Code: 5268 Pay Grade: 1 $48,339.97 to $73,078.53

Open: August 11, 2022

Close: August 25, 2022


The Department of Corrections is accepting applications for a Director of Security, Long Creek Youth Development Center, South Portland, Maine. This recruitment is open to Agency and the public.


This is a year-round, 224 day position. The primary purpose of the position is to teach Physical Education and Health to secondary students that are incarcerated and/or detained at the Long Creek Youth Development Center. Responsibilities include testing students, developing curricula and educational plans, instructing classes, and evaluating student progress to help prepare them for educational or career pathways upon release.


+ Knowledge of modern Juvenile security principles and practices.

+ Evaluates student academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.

+ Maintains student discipline through adherence to accepted policies and regulations.

+ Assists students in the development of desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills.

+ Prepares lesson plans in accordance with curriculum.

+ Meets with and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

+ Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.

+ Creates a classroom/career area environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.

+ Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.


+ In order to be successful in this position you will need to have knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

+ Knowledge of department functions, objectives, policies and programs.

+ Knowledge of curriculum development, classroom instruction, and educational planning.

+ Ability to teach Math at the middle school or secondary school level along with general education courses.

+ Ability to assess student needs and develop/modify instruction as necessary.

+ Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.

+ Ability to work with and manage at-risk youth.

+ Ability to provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.


Maine Teacher’s Certificate for appropriate subject and/or grade(s) as issued by the Department of Education.

In addition to the Physical Education and Health Certification this position will require a Special Education 282 endorsement

Questions about this position may be addressed to

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and if applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage- The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit- Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

+ Dental Insurance- The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan- The State of Maine contributes 14.53% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement- Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts- Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness- The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation- Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn aboutadditional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC221075481

Posted On: Aug 13, 2022

Updated On: Aug 29, 2022