Teacher (Posting #395-23)

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

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Date Posted August 25, 2023
Industry K-12: Public Schools
STEM Focus Science
Certification Needed Yes
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified



(Posting #395-23)


The Department of Children and Families, Office of Education has an immediate need for a Teacher of Science and a Teacher of Social Studies at the Union Campus, located in Scotch Plains, NJ.


Under the direction of the Supervisor of Educational Programs or Assistant Supervisor of Educational Programs, the Teacher plans, executes and evaluates the lessons and educational experiences of the assigned pupils, class or classes. Performs these duties exercising independent judgement and with a comprehensive knowledge of department rules, regulations and policies; does other related duties as required.


Please note that schools within OOE have a 12-month school year.



EDUCATION: Requires possession of a valid standard teacher certification or valid Certificate of Eligibility (CE) or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) as a Secondary Level Teacher of Science or Teacher of Social Studies issued by the NJ Department of Education.


SPECIAL NOTE: Experience teaching special needs and/or at-risk students is preferred.


LICENSE: Possession of valid Standard Certificate issued by the State Board of Examiners of the New Jersey Department of Education with an endorsement in subject area(s) determined appropriate by the Appointing Authority.


SPECIAL NOTE: Ability to physically lift, move and position students as needed.


RESIDENCY LAW:  Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at www.state.nj.us/dcf.


LICENSE:  Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: As a prospective employee of the State of New Jersey, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.


SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml , email: SAME@csc.nj.gov , or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.


SALARY:  $58,031.09 - $94,376.42 commensurate with certificate and experience.


TO APPLY:  You must submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your valid New Jersey Teacher’s Certificate as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name.


Please indicate in your cover letter the Posting # and where you found this job opportunity. Send the file to:




The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.



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