Math Teacher (12 Months) (35 Hour)

Certification #029 Required

Recruitment #240326-8039T4-001


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If so, we invite you to apply to this opportunity!

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Correction (DOC) is looking to hire a Math Teacher (State School Teacher) to work at Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, CT. Candidates for this position must possess a valid Mathematics certification (Endorsement #029) 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.

Candidates hired will be expected to attend a fourteen (14) week Department of Correction Training Academy.

Salary Information:
*Candidates new to the State of Connecticut will start on Step One of the pay plan, in the tier that their highest level of education corresponds to.

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Sixth Year




Location: The current vacancy is located at Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire. 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.

Duties of this position include:
  • Prioritizing safety and security as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders
  • Teaching early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject, and/or special education curricula
  • Developing educational plans for individuals and groups
  • Setting short and long term goals and evaluating student progress
  • Participating in planning team meetings and case review conferences to assess student behavior
  • Holding conferences with parents or officials concerned with student performance
  • Relating to professionals in ancillary educational roles
  • Maintaining student records and writing reports
  • Modeling best teaching practices
What we can offer you:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Sick, vacation, and personal leave.
  • Five (5) weeks of scheduled vacation time.
  • Annual $1000.00 lump sum payment.
  • This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - the State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Discover the opportunity to: 
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • Engage in a rewarding career.
  • Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
  • Make a difference in the public sector.
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  
Our state has a lot to offer - from fun activities for all ages, to great food and shopping, to beautiful state parks and forests, to our diverse cultures and rich history. Connecticut is a great place to live! Learn more about Connecticut here. 

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

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Before you apply:
  • 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
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
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 at


In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district this class 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; 
  • Relates to professionals in ancillary educational roles;
  • Maintains student records and writes reports;
  • May hold conferences with parents or officials concerned with student's performance;
  • Performs related work as required.


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


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


  • Experience teaching a diverse group of people;
  • Experience working in an institution setting;
  • Experience teaching groups of people with differing levels of education.


  • Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate appropriate to the teaching assignment.
  • 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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