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Teacher, State Hospitals

Company: California Department of State Hospitals
Location: Stratford
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Join our team! California's Department of State Hospitals, is looking to hire a Full-time Permanent Teachers!
The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is the largest forensic mental health hospital system in the world. We operate 5 hospitals in the beautiful State of California, as well as a headquarters in Sacramento, and employ nearly 13,000 people. With 300+ classifications and so many diverse opportunities, we're sure to have a place for you!

  • Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero is located near seaside communities of Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Cambria. Nearby are San Simeon, Hearst Castle, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Barbara and the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga is sixty miles from Fresno. The beach communities of Monterey, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach are within two hours driving time, as is Yosemite National Park.
  • Department of State Hospitals - Metropolitan LA is found within the community of Norwalk, 15 miles east of Los Angeles. To the south is Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and the marinas and beaches of Huntington, Newport and Laguna. To the west are Palos Verdes and Marina Del Rey.
  • Department of State Hospitals - Napa is the heart of California's wine country. Near San Francisco and Marin County attractions, as well as the scenic Mendocino Coast.
  • Department of State Hospitals - Patton is nestled south of the San Bernardino Mountains near the communities of Upland, Ontario, Redlands, Loma Linda, and Riverside.
    Job Description and Duties:
    • DSH is looking to fill a Full-time Permanent vacancy for Teacher's at all five DSH locations
    • In this role, these specialty classes help patients of State hospitals prepare to become productive and contributing members of society by training them in physical, social, intellectual, and vocational functioning. The teachers give both individual and group instruction and, in many instances, participate as members of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
    • The teacher plays an integral role in the total rehabilitation process as well as in teaching the skills which will enable the individual to seek educational opportunities.
    • The Teachers' tasks include: evaluating, planning, assigning, and supervising work; preparing courses of study and daily lesson plans; counseling students as to progress in the instructional program; working with students and helping them set and meet educational needs and goals; participating in program evaluation; and participating in extracurricular programs. In addition, they may work with treatment teams which combine the services of personnel in the educational, vocational, psychiatric, and casework areas.
    • The Teacher's role is that of providing information of an education nature which can help other members of the team to better determine each student's treatment needs. In new and developing programs, Teachers may participate in the development and continuing revision of curriculum.
    • The Teacher, State Hospital, will be directed by the Assistant Chief, Education in Recovery Mall Services. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:
    • Plan daily for classroom instruction.
    • Complete and provide all required documentation.
    • Administer and interpret individual patient assessment and evaluation.
    • Attend administrative and professional staff meetings, as well as staff development activities including Recovery Mall Services meetings and discipline-specific professional development programs.
    • Provide supervision of patients.
    • Control contraband as directed.
    • Be responsible to perform TSI.
    • Assist in hospital wide shakedowns.
      Candidate must possess one of the following California Credentials:
    • Special Instruction Credential: Learning Handicapped.
    • General Special Secondary for Handicapped Children
    • Educational Handicapped
      Applicants whose eligibility is based on successful completion of an online exam at https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8MHDW ,transfer exam, or those relying on lateral transfer must provide with their application all documents necessary to substantiate that they meet the minimum qualifications as identified in the exam announcement and/or classification specification. Employees who have SROA or Surplus status eligibility will be considered first. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be invited for an interview. Failure to include necessary documents may also exclude you from the hiring process.
      Please reach out to me and I can assist you with your application today!
      Krystle Lei Thornton Statewide Recruitment & Advertising SpecialistEmail: Krystle.Thornton@dsh.ca.gov

Keywords: California Department of State Hospitals, Visalia , Teacher, State Hospitals, Education / Teaching , Stratford, California

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