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Western Region

Recruitment #23-005895-0004


The Department of Juvenile Services is searching for passionate and compassionate education professionals to join our team at our local government youth education facility’s. As a Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in transforming the lives of youth by providing them with the guidance, support, and education they need to overcome obstacles and unlock their full potential. This position offers a rewarding opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of vulnerable youth while contributing to the betterment of our community.


This recruitment will be use to fill various academic educator positions within the Central Region. Candidates with secondary education Conditional, Standard Professional, Advance Professional, Advance Professional +30, or Advance Professional +60 Certifications in all endorsement areas are welcome to apply.


Candidates who do not have a current active Maryland State Department of Education certification in are required to complete and submit a certification application at; before applying to this recruitment.



Selected candidates are eligible for a sign on bonus up to $3,500.

Locally employed educators may receive a leave balance transfer. (subject to eligibility and verification of leave balance by the local employer). 


TEAC 0001 – TEAC 0005

(Salary to be determined based on the institutional salary scale following assessment of the applicant’s educational, credentials and experience).


This position will fill Academic Teacher vacancies in the following Western Region locations: 

Backbone Youth Center,
Garrett Children's Center,
Green Ridge Youth Center,
and Western Maryland Children’s Center.


1. Foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment where youth feel valued, respected, and motivated to learn.


2. Design and deliver engaging lesson plans that cater to the unique needs, learning styles, and abilities of youth, promoting academic growth and personal development.


3. Employ a variety of teaching strategies, methodologies, and technologies to enhance student engagement and facilitate effective learning experiences.


4. Assess student progress regularly through formative and summative assessments, providing constructive feedback and individualized support to promote academic success.


5. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including social workers, counselors, and administrators, to develop holistic plans for student success and address individual challenges effectively.


6. Utilize restorative practices and conflict resolution techniques to foster positive relationships among students and encourage a sense of accountability and responsibility.


7. Act as a mentor and positive role model, demonstrating empathy, patience, and understanding while promoting positive behavior and responsible decision-making.


8. Communicate regularly and effectively with students’ families or guardians, keeping them informed about academic progress, behavior, and any concerns that may arise.


9. Stay updated with the latest educational research, best practices, and interventions for working with youth, continually refining teaching strategies and approaches.


10. Participate in professional development opportunities, workshops, and training sessions to enhance teaching skills and maintain a high level of professional competence.


Education:   Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: None.


One year of professional teaching experience


Taught in a CORE subject area (English, Social Studies, Science, Math,) or Resource Teacher


Teachers in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification to teach in the State of Maryland per Education Article, Section 6-101 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

Additional educational credits beyond the Advanced Professional Certificate must meet the following criteria established by the Institutional Educators Pay Plan Committee in order to qualify for application toward the APC plus 30 level:

Credits must be beyond the education level held at the time the educational requirements for the Advanced Professional Certificate were met and must either relate to the current job responsibilities or be part of an employer approved program of study.

Credits mean semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university or Maryland State Department of Education approved workshops.

No more than one half of any additional credits applied to these criteria may be earned through Maryland Department of Education approved workshops.


Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. Applicants must consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Juvenile Services Facilities. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. Failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate Maryland Teaching Certificate will be the basis for termination of employment.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the supplemental questions. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  However, if you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your first and last name, recruitment number that is located at the top of this bulletin and the last four digits of your social security number.  The paper application must be received at the address below by 5 pm: close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment,  No postmarks will be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

  Office of Human Resources

  217 E. Redwood St. Baltimore, MD 21202

  Attn:  Crystal Wilson  

  Fax number:  410-333-4188

  TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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