State School Teacher (12 Months) (35 Hour)

Certification Required: Library Media Specialist (#062)

Recruitment #230601-8039T4-001


Seeking a rewarding career in education?
If so, we invite you to apply to this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is looking to hire State School Teachers (Library Media Specialist) to work at our correctional facilities. Candidates for this position must possess a valid School Library Media Specialist certification (Endorsement #062) from the Connecticut State Board of Education.

The Connecticut Department of Correction Unified School District #1 is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for incarcerated individuals. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster lifelong learning, multicultural awareness and a successful transition to society.

Location: Current vacancies are located at Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire and Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers. As more vacancies open, these positions may be directed to any one of our facilities based on the candidates education endorsement and department needs.

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday on first shift.

Perks of job:
  • A variety of medical and dental plans
  • Participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance.
  • Option to maintain State of CT Teacher Retirement Plan or enroll in the State Employee Retirement System
  • Sick and personal leave
  • Five (5) weeks of scheduled vacation time
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Duties of this position include:
  • Serve as an advocate for the school’s library programs and services by utilizing a variety of communications and technology tools
  • Create and maintain an inviting, safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment that fosters intellectual inquiry.
  • Provide active learning experiences and opportunities to meet the diverse needs of students
  • Ensure flexible and equitable access to resources that support the student’s academic and personal learning needs
  • Instruct students and staff in information and technology literacy skills, including reading for understanding, the research process, engaging inquiry, collaboration, critical thinking, developing multiple literacies, and understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Participate in professional growth activities that result in enhanced knowledge of best practices in school library programs
  • Collaborate with staff to select, implement, and adapt information literacy skills in support of curriculum across all content areas
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles, the instructional strategies used, and reflect students’ interests
  • Instructing or acting as an instructor partner for reading class, book clubs, or other courses pertaining to areas of the schools needs and certified subject areas.


The Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) is a diverse agency with a wide variety of employees from Correction Officers, to Educators, to Managers and Skilled Professionals. We value differences that make us stronger as a team and support our mission statement.

DOC is the agency responsible for corrections in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The agency operates 14 correctional facilities. It has its headquarters in Wethersfield. The DOC protects public safety by ensuring offenders serve their sentences of imprisonments in facilities that are safe, human, and provide re-entry programming.

The Department of Correction is a unified system; all sentenced and un-sentenced offenders are supervised by the DOC. The Department also provides supervision for offenders on parole, community release, and other discretionary release programs.

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Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • Candidates hired will be expected to attend a fourteen (14) week Department of Correction Training Academy.
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, teaches appropriate early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subjects and/or special education curricula to individuals enrolled in departmental education programs.


Teaches early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject and/or special education curricula; develops educational plans for individuals and groups material level to students ability; sets short and long term goals and evaluates progress of students; participates in planning team meetings and case review conferences assessing student behavior; may hold conferences with parents or officials concerned with student's performance; relates to professionals in ancillary educational roles; maintains student records and writes reports; performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; knowledge of student program needs and goal setting; ability to motivate students; ability to communicate at the appropriate level; ability to establish cooperative relationships with those contacted in work; ability to prepare written reports.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.


  • 062 School Library Media Specialist certification by the Connecticut Board of Education;
  • Experience teaching a diverse group of people;
  • Experience working in a institution setting;
  • Experience teaching groups of people with differing levels of education.


1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate appropriate to the teaching assignment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.