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Exceptional Children's Program Teacher

This is a REPOST.  Previous applicants are still under consideration and do not need to reapply.

This position is a 12 month Exceptional Children's Program teaching position at Rockingham YDC in Reidsville, NC.


This posting is for multiple vacancies: positions 65038377, 65038378.

Salary is based on the NC Teaching Salary Schedule plus a 6% supplement.   


Teachers will work directly with students who have Individual Education Plans. They will co-teach middle and high school courses with core teachers and/or teach EC classes independently.

Teachers will be responsible for:


  • Planning lessons based on the Common Core/Essential Standards and students individual learning needs.
  • Ensuring success with EC students while providing appropriate and engaging activities to teach concepts.
  • Providing research-based interventions to provide an appropriate education for EC students.
  • Utilizing data to inform all instructional activities based on the NC Standards.
  • Keeping all student records, exceptional children's program paperwork, and student progress up to date.

This position requires the ability to: 


  • Maintain composure and professionalism in a setting involving direct contact with adjudicated youth who can be verbally abusive and physically violent.
  • Observe and communicate observations and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with State Benefits


Note to Current State Employees:

The salary grade for this position is ED20.  State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position.  If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity.  Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY result.


About Juvenile Justice:

The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety.  Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview.  If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team. 

About the NC Dept. of Public Safety (DPS):

The mission of DPS is to safeguard and preserve the lives and property of the people of North Carolina through prevention, protection, and preparation with integrity and honor.  Included in this department are Alcohol Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Information Network, Emergency Management, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, NC National Guard, NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Samarcand Training Academy, State Capitol Police, and State Highway Patrol.  Also included are these Boards and Commissions: ABC Commission, Governor’s Crime Commission, Private Protective Services Commission, and Boxing & Combat Sports Commission.  DPS is comprised of approximately 6,000 permanent positions and nearly 13,000 NC National Guard temporary positions.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies


The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position.  We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application.  Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.  (Note: These links were created for applicants of Dept. of Public Safety jobs and may not reflect the policies or procedures of other State agencies.)


To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Experience providing instruction with solid classroom management techniques.
  • Experience establishing rapport with and/or relating to the students served and their families, treatment professionals, and/or campus staff.
  • Experience interpreting the laws that govern programs for students with exceptionalities and applying best practices.
  • Experience writing individualized education plans and completing all required paperwork.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.”  If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both.  See for details.

Bachelor’s degree or above in Exceptional Children’s area with or eligible to receive a license level of one of the following: A, M, S, D. Must be Highly Qualified for EC.


Supplemental and Contact Information


The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders.  We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.


DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals.  Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.


It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive information.  Information should be provided in the appropriate areas to include the beginning and ending dates of jobs worked, education with the date graduated, all work experience, and certificates / licenses.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing this application.  Answers to Supplemental Questions must refer to education or work experience listed on this application to receive credit.   Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.