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Rite of Passage CTE INSTRUCTOR - Equine in Queen Creek, Arizona



The Teacher is a member of the Rite of Passage team supporting the educational goals and objectives of the

education department. Primarily responsible for providing instructional services and career path direction to

students enrolled in the vocational construction program that is responsive to industry and appropriate to program

needs. Works collaboratively with staff in a supportive fashion emphasizing a positive attitude toward students,

staff and program. CTE Teachers report to the Education Administration Office, Instructional Team Leader and/or



  1. Adheres to the facility, daily and school schedule.

  2. Prepares, in advance, for each class, implements and delivers daily lesson plans and activities for the

purpose of delivering instructional curriculum related to subject area competencies, developing employable

vocational technology skills, and/or leading to industry recognized certification. Designs lesson plans to

follow the Target Teaching format, and collaborates with other staff to design and emphasize integrated

activities for the purpose of developing academic skills appropriate for career paths.

  1. Communicates student behavioral and vocational progress and information to Case Management,

Clinicians, School Office and direct care staff on a timely and consistent basis.

  1. Participates and contributes to the Professional Learning Community process by consistently

communicating information, being prepared, and demonstrating behaviors that reflect continuous

improvement and team work.

  1. Tracks student attendance. maintains and provides student grades (weekly and exit) for the purpose of

providing documentation of student progress.

  1. Adheres to school policies pertaining to grading, posting students’ grades and quarterly reports.

  2. Responds to the questions and needs of the students who have a variety of ability levels.

  3. Develops, implements and maintains effective classroom management strategies for the purpose of

ensuring a safe and secure, clean, positive and inviting learning environment. Conducts large and small

group instruction as well as individual instruction when needed.

  1. Works collaboratively with Direct-care staff on implementing a “team” based program and maintains

effective working relationships with other staff members to ensure accurate and timely communication of

information, exchange of materials, ideas and instructional strategies.

  1. Maintains a three-day supply of emergency lesson plans that follow the clinical teaching format and define

student learning objectives and evaluation procedures for the purpose of ensuring instructional continuity.

  1. Ensures the vocational building is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion. Develops operational

procedures (i.e. shop safety, security, tool, etc.) and documents violations for the purpose of ensuring shop


  1. Maintains a daily and monthly inventory of all supplies, materials and equipment to ensure all items are

accounted for. Utilizes a safety data sheet when applicable.

  1. Handles the responsibility for all instruction, curriculum, tools, identification of Special Education students

in each class, and levels of completion in compliance with city, county, state and federal law, licensing

agency and Rite of Passage Rules and Regulations.

  1. Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required

reports and advises of any problematic situations. Submits quarterly reports and instructional supply

budget for the purpose of satisfying student achievement and financial requirements.

  1. Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate

manuals/handbooks. Provides input and submits proposals for the revision of existing and/or new policies

and procedures.

  1. Assists with and presents proposals to correct identified deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.

  2. Attends all required meetings. (i.e. weekly staff meetings and team meetings). Is punctual and prepared to

participate in all staff meetings and after-hour extracurricular program events for the purpose of receiving

and/or providing information and supporting the program.

  1. Reviews and analyzes current program elements, provides suggestions and direction to the Principal to

ensure the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and Rite of Passage policies and procedures. 19. Commits to attending all training/staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training are completed on an annual basis. Notifies supervisor if annual training hours are deficient. 20. Ensures the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times. 21. Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise. 22. Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students. 23. Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontation 24. Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form.


  1. Ability to work with, provide assistance, and support staff and students in a Residential Court School

environment. Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to staff and students.

  1. Participates in after-hours extracurricular program events and Site, Region and/or Company community

events as required.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent. College preferred.

  2. May require current AZ Department of Education license.

  3. Five years of industry experience and the skills and knowledge sufficient to deliver a comprehensive

vocational training curriculum. Training in Equine Therapy Preferred

  1. Knowledge of: Instructional vocational strategies and how they can be employed to deliver curriculum and

assess student learning. Various methodologies and research related to learning and working with at-risk,

post secondary, high school aged youth. Effective communication techniques that enable positive and

productive collaboration between Education and Direct-care staff. Technology and how it can be used as

an educational tool.

  1. Ability to: Establish a teaching rapport with students which results in student achievement in all program

areas. Deliver a hands-on approach emphasizing appropriate concepts relevant to vocational skills and

career path progress. Teach specific CTE skills necessary for students to function productively in their

respective career path. Collaborate with education and ROP staff to deliver a consistent CTE curriculum

and implement a team approach to working with students. Confront inappropriate behavior appropriately

and take the necessary action as outlined in the program procedures. Accept additional tasks as assigned

including flexible work schedule and extracurricular assignments.

  1. Ability to work in a cooperative and collaborative manner and demonstrate a positive work ethic.

  2. A working knowledge of the principals of the Milieu Based Treatment Behavior Modification Program.

  3. If required to operate a company vehicle during the course of employment, must meet the requirements to

be an eligible ROP driver. Must possess a current State Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving

record for the past three (3) years.

  1. Strong knowledge of overall Rite of Passage operations and policies and procedures.

  2. Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

  3. Ability to perform work with little or no supervision.

  4. Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.

  5. Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.

  6. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  7. Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

  8. Ability to work the designated schedule with the possibility of a varied schedule.

  9. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  10. Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

  11. Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

  12. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.

  13. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

  14. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly

changing business conditions.

  1. Proficient in the use of computers and associated software. Knowledge of computer applications that relate

to the development and implementation of technology within the educational program and overall


Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.


Licenses & Certifications


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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)