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EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST in Rapid City at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Rapid City
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/22/2022
  • Job ID:
    34984/38072/203644

Job Description

Facility: BLACK HILLS

Pay: $18.52

Bonus (if applicable): $2000 SIGN ON BONUS

H&W: $4.41 This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.

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 and Increased Wages

(payable in quarterly installments)

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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides employment orientation for all new residents and assesses their situations so suitable employment can be found.
  • Assists residents in obtaining necessary documents to provide identity and right to work so that they will meet employer requirements.
  • Contacts prospective employers and employment services by phone, mail and in-person to describe the program’s objects and solicit cooperation in providing job opportunities. Prepares and keeps current a list of all prospective employers and jobs available in the area. Establish a referral system.
  • Meets with residents to establish a job search work plans that is both viable and realistic.
  • Conducts group meetings with unemployed residents weekly to teach job search skills including application completion, resume writing, or interviewing techniques so that they might present themselves in a more positive way to prospective employers and increase their employment potential.
  • Monitors resident pay stubs in order to ensure that they have continued in their employment and that they have worked the number of hours for which they have been signed out in the log. Makes periodic on-site job inspections only if mandated by the contract.
  • Develops and maintains a job bank, referral sources for vocational training classes, and Community Resource Manual so that updated employment opportunities and resources will be readily available to residents.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with the state, county and federal program administrators who can provide assistance to residents with on-the-job training and education. Contacts other available sources of subsidized assistance training programs.
  • Verifies itineraries, as required by contract, to ensure that residents are meeting program goals and contract requirements.
  • Verifies residents' employment or school attendance to ensure residents are meeting employers and schools standards, as required by contract.
  • Makes entries in residents' files regarding employment and school status and progress so that progress can be measures and assistance given, as needed.
  • Maintains or exceeds employment goals that have been established by management to improve resident morale and enhance self-esteem through employment.
  • Implements formal or informal disciplinary action for rule violations according to procedure to comply with government and contracting agency requirements.
  • Participates 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.
  • Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, outside agencies, etc. so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
  • Complies with work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and responds positively to directives from managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Adheres to attendance policy; work overtime as required, to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
  • Complies with safety rules; take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
  • 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

  • High School diploma or equivalent and one (1) or more years of related experience. Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for previous experience.
  • Familiar with community work force needs, public and private agencies, and employment services.
  • Must hold a current and active Driver’s License and be insurable by The Company’s insurance company.
  • Ability to instruct.
  • Ability to maintain positive community relationships.
  • Ability to effectively interface with residents and staff.
  • Ability to motivate and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm toward work ethic.
  • Ability to express thoughts logically, in both written and verbal form using correct grammar.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in order to perform a wide range of duties.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.