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Basic Skills Education





Reports To: 

Director, Basic Skills

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited


College of Western Idaho values work-life balance.  Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future. Our total compensation for benefited employees, includes health and retirement plans (employer generous contributions), paid time off, opportunities to continue and/or pursue personal development, and much more.  For additional details visit Office of Group Insurance.


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.


Position Summary:

Working within a correctional institution environment and under instructor supervision, to complete inmate educational requirements by scheduling and assigning instructional activities and duties/assignments as directed by the certified staff.

Under general supervision of the site administrator with daily direction from the teacher, to perform paraprofessional instructional activities; relieves an instructional staff member of routine tasks related to the instructional assignment; provides intensified learning experience for students in assigned area; performs a variety of clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel; and does related work as required.


Essential Functions:

• Conveys by words and action the values expected by CWI and IDOC.
• Assess student learning by preparing and administering assessments.
• Under the supervision of the instructor, maintain student learning with one-on-one tutoring.
• Initiate and follow up on verification of educational services from state agencies.
• Reviewing, correcting and maintaining testing supplies.
• Maintain records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance, and behavior in
student contact logs and electronically.
• Assist in program electronic reporting.
• Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding students.
• Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with institutional procedures,
rules and regulations.
• Monitors class activities under the supervision of the instructor, plans lessons, monitors
and appraises student learning results.
• Checks and corrects student assignments.
• Monitors student behavior and progress, reports problems, and suggests modifications to
student instruction plans.
• Consults with teacher and staff members on academic and behavioral planning,
management and evaluation.
• Delivers testing services and maintains testing supplies.
• Maintains student electronic records and files.
• Participates in staff training and professional development.
• Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding offenders.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Must have completed at least two (2) years of study at an institution of higher education
(60 academic core credits)
• OR, obtained an academic associate’s or higher degree in any academic area
• OR, achieved a passing score (460) on the ETS Paraprofessional Test within 90 days of
• English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar
• Basic arithmetical concepts
• Public education goals and objectives
• Basic first aid principles
• Some knowledge of human behavioral management methods as related to an educational
• Experience presenting educational materials to students in a group or one-on-one
educational setting
• Experience entering and retrieving data and maintaining records using an automated
record system including typing labels, lists, forms and reports
• Willing to work in a correctional facility
• Assume responsibility for supervising students
• Learn and utilize standard teaching aids and office equipment
• Perform routine clerical work
• Learn and utilize basic methods and procedures to be followed in instructional settings
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
• Maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, parents and the general
• Experience as a Special Education Instructional Assistant preferred.
• Experience in adapting curriculum to meet adult offender needs which is typically gained
by working with adults in high-risk populations, or school drop-out; experience in life skills
curriculum development; and experience in individualized instruction for special
populations preferred.
• Some experience with behavioral intervention and/or peer group interaction problem-
solving techniques which are typically gained by past experience or education or
experience in applied behavioral intervention/problem solving techniques; education in
social sciences, communication, or related areas preferred.





If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.