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Cadet Instructor - Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy

Date Posted:  Sep 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  17024

Knightstown, IN, US, 46148

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About The Adjutant General's Office

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.


Salary starts at $13.69/hour, $1,027/biweekly, $26,702/annually

About the Job:

The mission of the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA) is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.  This program provides military based training, including supervised work experience in community service and conservation programs, to civilian youth who cease to attend secondary school before graduating so as to improve their life skills and employment potential.


Serves as Instructor in a teamwork environment at the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy providing instruction in the areas of life coping skills, health & hygiene, responsible citizenship, job skills, and service to community to at-risk youth.  The students may be educationally disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, socially troubled and/or emotionally disturbed.  Works as a team member with the assigned  platoon cadre and counselors. 

A Day in the Life:
  • Instruct Cadets in one or all subjects of life coping skills, health & hygiene, responsible citizenship, job skills, and service to community;
  • Uses various educational assessment tools; determines each student's academic needs; and establishes instructional techniques for the classroom;
  • Plans, coordinates, teaches, monitors, and evaluates the assigned curriculum; Prepares outline for course of study, prepares daily lesson plans, assigns lessons, corrects homework papers and tutors Cadets during the residential phase;
  • Creates assignments to allow the Cadets to perform tasks of increasing difficulty, and that teach work values, self improvement, independence, dependability, productivity, and pride;
  • Evaluates Cadet performance through administering tests, grading, recording results, and modifying instruction to best meet the needs of the students;
  • Ensures test scale scores and grade equivalent scores for all subjects on the Survey or Complete Battery are entered in the Data Management and Reporting System (DMARS);
  • Organizes, Prepares, and leads field trips of educational/cultural/enrichment nature; 
  • Coordinates with Counselors to ensure cadet counseling is being conducted;
  • Meets with assigned Platoon Staff ( Cadre, Counselor, Case managers, ect.) to discuss Cadet’s academic progress
What We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree
  • Considerable experience working with high school aged at-risk and/or special needs youth preferred;


What You'll Need For Success:
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have and maintain a valid Indiana Driver's License


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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