Certified Teachers (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Physical Education)

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Job Posting: Certified Teachers (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Physical Education)

Location: Hartford Juvenile Detention Center, Hartford, CT

Position Rationale:

This job was established for the purpose/s of providing the instructional programming within the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center with the specific responsibility of the instruction of students who are housed within the facility.  The teacher’s job is to plan and execute daily lessons throughout the course of the school year. 

Domus is a nonprofit social services organization that operates educational, residential, and community programs, including schools in Stamford and Hartford, CT, designed to work with each city’s most academically and socially struggling students. Our educational mission is to successfully transition our students to the next stage of their education.

For more information, please visit us online at www.domuskids.org.

About the program:

Domus’ Hartford program serves students ages 13 through 18 who are currently incarcerated in the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center. The school actively works to prepare students to transition successfully back to their home district upon release.

About the position:

The teacher will plan and provide daily instruction to students for the course of the school year.   

Domus is committed to equal employment opportunity, and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for open positions. Domus does not discriminate against applicants based on race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, or disability or veteran status.


  • Effectively implements curriculum in the classroom environment
  • Assesses each student’s level of achievement, progress, and needs at established evaluation periods
  • Uses data to drive instructional decisions
  • Employs backward design methodology to plan instruction
  • Demonstrates facility in co-teaching with content area teachers in delivery of course material to struggling readers
  • Promotes a positive social and learning environment for each student
  • Assists students in developing positive self-esteem
  • Understands and applies child development principles regarding educational stages of development
  • Utilizes appropriate and approved disciplinary interventions as may be necessary to promote or maintain classroom discipline
  • Establishes and maintains parent/guardian involvement in student performance
  • Efficiently organizes time, space, materials, equipment, etc. to maximize instruction and promote maximum individual achievement
  • Meets professional responsibilities including timelines, administration meetings, individual supervision, certifications and re-certification, training, etc.
  • Maintains student and school confidentiality at all times in accordance with State law and school policy
  • Maintains professional teacher/student boundaries at all times
  • Assists the student and school in related activities such as social skills, life skills, recreation, etc.
  • Performs any other duty as assigned by the Chief Education Officer

Required core competencies include:

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-up skills
  • Must be able and willing to work with a behaviorally difficult youth population in a positive and calm manner
  • Absolute commitment to the mission and core principle of Domus, including the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively
  • Exceptional problem-solving, critical-thinking, and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and take initiative
  • Ability to learn quickly and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be able to cooperatively and conjointly work with other teachers, support staff, administrators, etc.
  • Must be computer literate, possessing knowledge of relevant basic software programs
  • Must be able to work under stress

Educational background and work experience:

  • B.A. degree relative to course curriculum including undergraduate major
  • Appropriate teaching certification preferred
  • Must be or become certified according to CT State Board of Education regulations
  • Must possess competency and facility in teaching subject matter


  • Must submit to a criminal history check as required by CT law
  • Must know and apply legal mandated reporter protocols as established by DCF

Staff members are provided with a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, life insurance, disability, etc.), and a working environment that includes all the necessary technology and resources to succeed. This is a full-time 10 month position which follows the published Hartford Public Schools Calendar.

Join a team of like-minded educators who work to achieve the mission ensuring that the community’s most struggling students get the world-class education and social support they need to thrive at the next level.

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest and resume to Craig Baker at cbaker@domuskids.org

Deadline for submission is Sunday, August 27th, 2017.


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