Humboldt County Office of Education: Court-Community School Teacher

Notice: In July 2022 HCOE classified job descriptions were re-classified. We are working to get the classifications changed on individual job descriptions. A PDF mapping these changes can be found here. For questions please contact the HCOE Personnel Office at (707) 445-7039.

HCOE Job Description

Court-Community School Teacher

General Description

The Court/Community School Teacher shall report directly to the designated program administrator and assume responsibility to plan, develop and implement a broad-based instructional program for high-risk youth detained or placed in juvenile hall or approved for placement in community school programs.  The Court/Community School Teacher provides individual, small group and whole-class instruction in basic, remedial and pre-vocational skills, according to the adopted curriculum, state and federal regulations and within any applicable law enforcement/judicial restrictions.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This teaching position works directly with students to advance their academic and individualized goals. The Court/Community School Teacher provides direct instructional support to students and collaborates with the Resource Specialist Teacher to support student’s academic and individualized goals.   

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position is under the supervision of the Court & Community School Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses the instructional needs of students and designs an appropriate sequence of courses and lessons reflecting each individual’s growth and development patterns.
  • Provides individual, small group, and whole-class instruction according to daily/weekly lesson plans, often in coordination with other teaching staff.
  • Administers educational assessment instruments for program purposes.
  • Actively supervises students and responds to unacceptable behavior in a timely and effective manner utilizing sound behavior modification techniques and motivational strategies.
  • Provides a positive role model for high-risk youth.
  • Creates a classroom environment and structure that is conducive to learning and that ensures both student/staff safety.
  • Adheres to all court orders in effect for assigned students.
  • Evaluates students’ academic progress, attitude, and participation.
  • Assists in security inspections required by law enforcement or probation.
  • Facilitates the students’ transitions from one program to another, both within and outside the court/community school realm.
  • Encourages community agency involvement with the educational program to meet the diverse needs of youth.
  • Coordinates the delivery of student services of paraprofessionals and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains comprehensive student/program files as required.
  • Supports the policies and programs of the Humboldt County Office of Education and performs assigned duties consistent with school, district or office policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Maintains professional competency by actively engaging in employer-directed inservice activities and other similar opportunities provided to staff.
  • Cooperatively engages in the professional evaluation process with supervisor to ensure ongoing professional growth and competence.
  • Effectively communicates with staff, parents, and agencies.
  • Attends regular and special staff meetings and actively participates as a member of the educational team.
  • Responds effectively to the input from and coordinates tasks with district/school personnel as required by the assignment.
  • Performs other related duties.

Employment Standards

Education and Experience

  • Possess and maintain valid California Multiple Subjects or Single Subjects credential and EL authorization

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrate competence in communicating effectively with children and parents, staff members and representatives of other agencies
  • Possess an understanding of the needs and motivations of juvenile offenders and other high-risk youth

Working Conditions

This position will be assigned to an educational setting. The employee will be expected to work closely with other county offices, district personnel, students, families, outside agencies and private partners. Assigned school site settings where multiple students and school staff are present.  Employees may be required to walk, stand or conduct work in outdoor educational environments where there may be loud students or staff, varied temperatures, public interaction and/or upset staff or students. May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands

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.

  • The position requires ordinary ambulatory ability to retrieve work materials, intermittent walking, standing, stooping and carrying and lifting of light- to medium-weight materials (under 30 pounds).
  • Requires hand-eye-arm-finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, ten-key and other common office equipment.
  • Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over the phone and carry on complex conversations.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to read manuals, video display screens and other related material and work at a computer screen frequently and throughout the day.

Reformatted 5/8/2023

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