WV Department of Education

Title of Vacancy

Adult Education Teacher, Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, Augusta, WV (Professional)

Administrative Unit

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

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Implements the WV Schools of Diversion and Transition approved program of study. 
2. Fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning. 
3. Utilizes instructional management systems models which increases student learning. 
4. Monitors student progress toward mastery of instructional goals and objectives. 
5. Communicates within the educational community. 
6. Meets professional responsibilities. 
7. Complies with host agency’s policies and procedures. 
8. Works in a cooperative manner with Division of Corrections & Rehabilitation staff to ensure a safe and secure environment and the integration of treatment and educational goals. 
9. Maintains and upgrades professional skills.  
10. Assists educational staff with special learners, such as ESL and students below grade level.  
11. May require flexibility in work hours to meet the needs of the target population.  
12. Performs other duties as assigned by the principal.


1. Holds or qualifies for a West Virginia Professional Teaching Certificate including those in Career and Technical Education OR holds or qualifies for an Adult License for Adult Education. 
2. Qualifications for an Adult License for Adult Education: 
• Holds a bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.5 GPA) 
• Successful candidates must pass Basic Skills tests (reading, writing, mathematics) and attend the required CTE teacher training program as prescribed by the WV Department of Education.  
3. Preference will be given to those having certification and experience in the areas of elementary education, math education, reading education, and special education.  
4. Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully: (a) perform the job requirements; (b) work within a correctional setting; and (c) work as part of an education and rehabilitation team in concert with others.

Desired Qualifications

1. Background in special education, remedial reading, math education, or experience working with students who are in need of remediation or are well below grade/age level. 
2. Experience in working with inmates or troubled youth. 
3. Knowledge and skills in computer assisted instruction. 
4. Knowledge and skills in the education of the adult learner.


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 understands that work assignments may change, or be added, as priorities emerge within the WVDE and/or the Division. 
TYPICAL WORK HOURS: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or as set by principal

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

240 Days - Open until filled by a qualified applicant.


Pursuant to WV Code §18A-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.