Adult Basic Education - High School Equivalency (HSE) Instructor

Chesterfield, VA, US
Apr 09, 2019
Job Category
Grade Level
High School
General Description

At present, we do not have specific vacancies in Adult Education. Your application will be added to a pool of applicants and should a vacancy occur, you will be considered and contacted if an interview is necessary.

All employees start off as a substitute with the possibility of becoming permanent employees.

Adult Basic Education instructors provide remedial-level instruction in reading, writing, and math skills. High School Equivalency instructors provide instruction in the subjects needed for passing HSE exams: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Teach to skill deficits as outlined by TABE and Practice Test;
  • Provide effective classroom management;
  • Provide differentiated instruction using grouping strategies;
  • Prepare lesson plans which incorporate critical-thinking, problem-solving, and test-taking skills;
  • Use the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education curriculum guides to select appropriate content;
  • Integrate Workplace Readiness Skills and Digital Literacy instruction in all classes;
  • Complete Goal Setting, Mid-Term Reviews, Exit Surveys, and Career Pathways activities as required by the VDOE or local program;
  • Communicate CCPS policies to students as outlined in the Code of Conduct
  • Maintain student records and complete student data collection as required by the VDOE's Office of Adult Education and Literacy or local program;
  • Report absent students to the Retention Counselor weekly;
  • Submit attendance and lesson plans as outlined on the staff calendar;
  • Attend up to four mandatory staff meetings or professional development sessions each year;
  • Maintain a working email and check messages on a regular basis;
  • Monitor office mailboxes for less-timely information;
  • Maintain an inventory of instructional aids, equipment, books, or other items loaned to the teacher
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Demonstrated ability to teach at the pace of students and be able to work with students one-on-one or in large or small groups. Ability to communicate effectively with students from different cultures, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel or the Google equivalents for completing lesson plan and attendance forms.


  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Virginia teaching license preferred.
  • Considerable instructional experience, preferably in an adult environment. Instructors are expected to develop skills through professional development and maintain certifications as mandated by the VDOE's Office of Adult Education and Literacy (OAEL).

In addition to the on-line application, applicants are required to submit:


To complete their application, applicants must submit two (2) written references . When possible, references should be from a current or previous supervisor. References from a supervising teacher or professor are acceptable when there is no relevant prior work history.

Applicants may use the Chesterfield County Public Schools reference form or a signed, dated letter of reference .
Chesterfield County Public Schools Reference Form (Click on the wording.)

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

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