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Date: Mar 26, 2020

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Requisition No: 98861 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70003828 

Salary:  $32,696.82 - $61,625.79 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/04/2020 


Special Education Teacher – 70003828

This advertisement is for a Special Education Teacher position located at Avon Park Correctional Institution in the Education Department.

Salary Range: $32,696.82 - $61,625.79 annually


SPECIAL NOTE:  Non-certified applicants must possess a State of Florida Educator’s Certificate and passing scores on the General Knowledge Test (or passing scores on the CLAST exam prior to July 1, 2002) within 12 months of hire.  State of Florida Educator’s Professional Certificate must be obtained prior to the expiration of the Temporary Certificate.


  • The incumbent in this position is responsible for teaching assigned academic subjects to special education students at correctional institution/facility.  Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Provides consultative and direct services to students, teachers, job supervisors, and other staff, as needed, to monitor implementation of the Transition Plan/Individual Education Plan and discusses/devises methods and modifications to meet individual student needs.
  • Conducts staffings and develops Transition Plan/Individual Education Plans for verified special education inmates. 
  • Conducts transition planning and makes referrals.  This includes liaison and coordination with institutional psychological, medical, and classification staff.
  • Conducts re-evaluation assessments on inmates and/or arranges for appropriate testing.
  • Counsels and advises individuals regarding their progress, behavior, or personal concerns.
  • Participates in staff meetings, seminars, and workshops to identify needed curriculum changes and to facilitate professional development.


  • Skills in teaching others how to do something.
  • Skills in actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Answers to the qualifying questions must be supported in your application.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans and test design principles.
  • Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques.
  • Skills in using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things.
  • Skills in talking to others to effectively convey information.
  • Skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Skills in developing approaches for implementing an idea.
  • Skills in assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something.
  • Skills in listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate.
  • Skills in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Skills in communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience.
  • Skills in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Skills in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Ability to create Microsoft Word documents.


Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • A bachelor's degree and official transcripts from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess or be eligible to apply for current State of Florida Educator's Certificate (Permanent certification must be obtained within 12 months to remain in the class in accordance with procedure 501.103).

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring