Summer Teacher

This position is responsible for implementing specific curriculum to JYS clients ages 5 to 18 years of age.

Representative Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Implement curriculum for the academic development of assigned program clients based on individualized education plans (IEP).
  • Conduct client evaluations to assess educational needs.
  • Maintain a consistent learning structure.
  • Perform therapeutic limits, pro-active interventions and behavioral skills with clients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding in cultural issues in the treatment process.
  • Participate in treatment plans and goals of assigned clients.
  • Utilize the agency’s operations policies and procedures, personnel policies and procedures.
  • Follows written protocol from medical personnel in regards to assigned clients.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of age appropriate curriculum.
  • Knowledge of behavior problems.
  • Knowledge of the side effects of therapeutic medication usage.
  • Ability to maintain a classroom setting.
  • Ability to identify risk situations for closer supervision.
  • Ability to respond to crisis.
  • Ability to develop/implement behavioral contingency programs.
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated psycho-educational treatment program.
  • Ability to demonstrate an awareness and application of developmental theory.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and written.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to contribute positively as a team member.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.


Alaska Teaching Certificate (preferred) and two years experience in working with SED youth.

Must have a current Alaska driver’s license and auto insurance per agency standards.

This position requires clearance of state and federal background check.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid certification

Managing Aggressive Behavior training or MANT.

NOTE: JYS is a dynamic organization changing as needed to best address its goals. This job description is representative of duties at a moment in time and is intended as a “living document” updated periodically to reflect changes in job responsibilities and/or emphasis. It is not intended or implied to be an employment contract but is a communication tool to explain the responsibilities, advertise the job and identify performance measures and potential training needs.

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