The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is hiring for specific classifications in correctional education. These rewarding jobs will provide learning and training opportunities to inmates within each prison to help with the rehabilitation of inmates and prepare them to successfully transition back into the community.
The Office of Correctional Education (OCE) is part of CDCR’s Division of Rehabilitative Programs. The OCE offers various academic and education programs at each of California’s adult state prisons and has career opportunities that include carpenters, cosmetologists, librarians, including credentialed academic teachers.
The OCE staff makes a difference by helping inmate students learn new skills and trades. Education is an important feature to rehabilitation and public safety.
A brief description and minimum qualifications for each position is listed below:
The OCE is seeking credentialed teachers to prepare adult inmates for high school equivalency or diploma. Be a part of CDCR’s effort to improve public safety by preparing inmates for successful community reentry.
The OCE is expanding programming for vocational trades and need Career Technical Education (CTE) Instructors to provide hands-on skill development and training opportunities for inmate students. The CTE programs include Auto Body and Repair, Auto Mechanics, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Electrical Works, Electronics, Machine Shop, Masonry, Office Services, Painting (industrial), Plumbing, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Roofing, Sheet Metal Work, Small Engine Repair, and Welding. OCE Instructors utilize their master skill level knowledge to motivate, prepare and train offenders for employment and career success.
The OCE is expanding programming and need Senior Librarians, Librarians and Library Technical Assistants to provide offenders with legal resources, recreation and educational materials. Library services offer an extensive collection of recreational fiction and non-fiction books including high-interest books, self-help and periodicals. Librarians provide legal research materials as required by the courts and rehabilitative support services that contain reference reading materials, periodicals, encyclopedias and materials to support academic, career technical and college programs.
For placement on CDCR’s employment list for Academic Teachers, CTE Instructors or Library Staff, go to http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Career_Opportunities/HR/OPS/Exams/Education_index.html