WV Department of Education

Title of Vacancy

Elementary Teacher, Burlington Center School, Burlington, WV (Professional)

Administrative Unit

West Virginia Department of Education, WV Schools of Diversion and Transition

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Implements adopted program of studies. 
2. Fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning. 
3. Utilizes instructional management systems which increases student learning and maximizes time on task. 
4. Monitors student progress toward accomplishing instructional goals and objectives. 
5. Promotes and maintains positive student teacher and interagency lines of communication. 
6. Maintains professional work habits. 
7. Complies with host agency's policies and procedures. 
8. Participates in cognitive restructuring activities of students. 
9. Works in a cooperative manner with Burlington Center School staff to insure a safe and secure environment and educational goals. 
10. Maintains and upgrades professional skills. 
11. Communicates effectively within the educational community and with parents. 
12. Integrates educational plans with the total treatment plan. 
13. Provide information and/or conducts pupil assessments as a member of the school team. 
14. Assist with the efficient operation of the school. 
14. Prepare for IEP meetings by reviewing pertinent pupil information. 
15. Participate in placement advisory committee/individual educational program meetings as scheduled. 
16. Utilize IEPís in developing lesson plans. 
17. Use testing information to create an academic profile of each student showing skill gaps. 
18. Performs satisfactorily all indicators of attainment of the performance standards for teachers in State Board Policy 5310. 
18. Performs other necessary and desirable job-related duties as assigned by the principal.


1. Holds or qualifies for West Virginia professional teaching certificate in elementary education as required by State Board Policy 5202. 
2. Knowledge of Option Pathway and virtual course delivery. 
3. Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully: (a) perform the job requirements; (b) work within the special setting of an institution for troubled youth (c) work as part of an education and rehabilitation team in concert with others.

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience in working with youth in a correctional facility. 
2. Experience in working in an interagency setting. 
3. A minimum of three (3) years of teaching.


1. The staff member works effectively as a member of the educational team. 
2. The staff member demonstrates self-control and exhibit an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance. 
3. The staff member has excellent communication skills, oral and written. 
4. The staff member demonstrates ethical conduct and good work habits including self-motivation and the ability to manage multiple tasks to accomplish high-quality work to meet demanding deadlines. 
5. The staff member demonstrates self-direction and the ability to use software applications for personal productivity and collaboration. 
6. The staff member demonstrates an ability to work effectively with county personnel and other state or local agencies. 
7. The staff member understands that work assignments may change, or be added, as priorities emerge within the WVDE and/or the Division. 
TYPICAL WORK HOURS: Operational hours of Burlington Center School

Employment Relationship

Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is at-will and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation.

The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding.

Term of position

220 Days - Open until filled by a qualified applicant.


Pursuant to WV Code ß18A-4-17, salary will be based on the County Board of Education Salary Table in which the facility is located, commensurate with educational level and years of experience.

Closing Date

December 31, 2022

Apply to

Office of Human Resources 
WV Dept. of Education 
Building 6, Suite 650 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702 
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: wvde.hr@k12.wv.us 

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The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.