Correctional Education Specialist

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Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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Correctional Education Specialist

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process.
Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately.
The following documents are requested: resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.
Lamar State College

Job Summary:

The position of Correctional Education Specialist reports directly to the Director of Correctional Education. Must be able to drive to area prisons. Employment contingent upon obtaining and maintaining clearance with both Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Federal Bureau of Prisons. Duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the Essential Job Functions, as well as other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in related area is preferred. Minimum of one to two years experience on jobs leading to this or similar job. Experience and training can be substituted for education.
Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to deal with public, faculty, students, and staff in a professional, courteous manner.
Ability to perform detailed work rapidly and accurately.
Ability to work in stressful situations.
Ability to interact productively with incarcerated individuals.
Knowledge of prison environment.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Banner experience preferred.
High quality communication skills, written and spoken.
Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to promote a positive campus image.
Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects as well as assignments.
Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, see, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, kneel, bend, and twist upper body. The employee must regularly carry and lift up to 10 pounds, and move up to 10 pounds.
Must be able to operate a personal computer and other office equipment.

Frequent travel from campus to the area prison facilities.

Normal environment. Frequent client/customer contact. Potential for physical violence.



Work Hours:

40 hours a week - overtime may be required.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Respond to written requests from inmates regarding enrollment in college academic, vocational or non-credit classes.

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2.Evaluate inmate’s eligibility for various college programs.

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3.Counsel inmates regarding their educational alternatives.

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4.Provide administrative interaction, coordination, and planning with teachers, principals, counselors, secretaries, and coordinators.

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5.Advise on enrollment.

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6.Assist in the application process for non-credit programs.

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7.Move and transport college text books.

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8.Assist in hiring process for necessary staff.

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9.Provide administrative assistance to the Director.




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Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 3/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time