Teachers & Educators in Juvenile Justice

Job Description

  • Juvenile Justice Teachers: work in secure juvenile facilities on a continuous 12-month schedule (paid monthly per the NC Public School Salary Schedule) in (typical) classroom settings of less than 12 students (13-18 year olds).
  • Educational Administration: The juvenile justice system also employs administrators at the state level. These positions generally require a master's degree in education. Employees at the state level work in the Raleigh office and travel extensively to provide support to the facilities.


  • Hiring salary range $42,000 - $69,888
  • State retirement plan
  • North Carolina State Employee 401(k) Plan
  • North Carolina State Employee insurance coverage
  • Sick leave and annual leave
  • Workers compensation
  • Paid holidays
  • Military training leave
  • Community service leave

Job Requirements

Education Services positions require at least a bachelor's degree. Applicants are required to hold a license issued by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Visit www.ncpublicschools.org for information regarding the teacher licensing process.

Applicants must be able to:

  • Provide relevant, engaging instruction that is innovative, empathic and focused on improving student outcomes
  • Plan, implement and assess curriculum content to align with state standards
  • Employ effective evidenced-based instructional strategies
  • Supplement direct instruction with emerging technologies
  • Collaborate with other Juvenile Justice professionals to develop and implement comprehensive, individualized service plans for students

Training and Work Environment

Positions are available in state-operated juvenile detention centers and youth development centers in Alexander, Cabarrus, Chatham, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Lenoir, New Hanover, Pitt and Wake counties for teachers who are certified in core content areas, career and technical education (CTE), and/or special education.

Our schools are equipped with technology and online curriculum, as well as e-mail access for teachers.

New teachers are provided with support teams and a mentor. All teachers receive a two-week orientation period prior to beginning teaching.

Our goal is to provide every student committed to a juvenile facility with an educational program that maximizes his or her academic and personal success.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?

Follow this link HERE for additional details and fill out the online application today!