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Social Studies Teacher

This position is located at Rockingham Youth Development Center.

This is a 12 month position paid on the state teachers’ salary scale plus a 6% supplement.

This position provides students with direct instruction in science utilizing the Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Skills.

 Job Duties:

  • Preparing lesson plans, instructional materials, and maintaining student progress reports.
  • Utilizing data to inform all instructional activities based on NC Standards
  • Implementing IEP modifications and keeping all student records.

This position requires the ability to:

  • Experience observing and communicating observations and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.


This position serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team to plan for student services and treatment.


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/o 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.

Highly qualified valid "A" or "M" NC teaching license in either middle or high school social studies subjects.