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Cultural Relevance Program Coordinator in Bethel, AK at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/5/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bethel, AK
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/5/2022
  • Job ID:
    33885/36813/199718

Job Description

Facility: TUNDRA CENTER

Pay: $30.00

Bonus (if applicable): $2000 SIGN ON BONUS and HOUSING

Shift:

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Now hiring with a $2000 sign on bonus

(payable in quarterly installments)

and increased wages !

Shared housing will be provided for up to one year, for relocating new hires from outside of Bethel

 

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.


 



Summary

This position provides program services emphasizing past and present Native Alaskan cultural lifestyles, in collaboration with community tribal leaders and organizations.  The curriculum covers topics ranging from Cultural Relevant Educational Programs, Cultural Awareness Activities, Urban Skills and Orientation, Individual Counseling and Evaluation.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides feedback from community tribal leaders to facility staff on how to integrate Native Alaskan cultural initiatives into facility programs benefiting residents.
  • Ensures compliance with the Tundra Center Employee Handbook, the Alaskan Department of Corrections Policy & Procedures Manual and the Cultural Relevance Program (CRP) Operational Standards Manual.
  • Coordinates and leads CRP activities.
  • Coordinates and provides MRT, Anger Management, and domestic violence classes.
  • Coordinates and provides orientation of all new residents.
  • Organizes materials and schedule guest speakers from community organizations; provides group and individual counseling sessions for residents facilitate rehabilitation.
  • Provides continuing counseling and support to CRP residents for 30 days after completion of the program.
  • Maintains timely and accurate records. Provides monthly reports that describe the programming that was provided and the number of residents in attendance.
  • Participates in and provides individual case management, education classes and program meetings.
  • Assesses Culturally Relevant Program agenda and content for residents.
  • Schedules and facilitates resident participation in program in conjunction with resident community work service and current program requirements.
  • Prepares comprehensive individual culturally relevant program plans, case reviews and discharge summaries.
  • Using a team concept, works with all program staff to provide an information network regarding resident program participation.
  • Participates in weekly case reviews, case consultations, program meetings and monthly lectures and group activities in compliance with program objectives.
  • Coordinates cultural activities with community groups in the Yukon Kuskowin Delta Region.
  • Coordinates pre-release plans with case manager for job placement and transition assistance.
  • Participate in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and solve problems and function as a unified team.
  • Completes in-service training to meet the requirements for continued personal and professional self-development. (Full time employees:  40 hours per year and proportionate hours for all other classification of employees.)
  • Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, and outside agencies so that sensitive information is only given on a “need to know” basis.
  • Ensures work performed is carried-out in a safe manner and without injury to self or others. Follows facility rules on safety at all times.
  • Adhere to Companies’ attendance policy; be available to work all shifts; work overtime as required; to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
  • Behaves and communicates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral sciences or related field, or equivalent experience and training.
  • Two (2) years of direct experience in providing individual and group counseling.
  • Experience in public speaking and providing educational lectures.
  • Must be able to visually observe residents and staff; hear, understand, and interpret resident behavior; detect odors through sense of smell for such things as marijuana and alcohol.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Valid, active driver's license. 
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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