JOB DEVELOPER - EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST in Santa Ana, CA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Santa Ana, CA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/19/2020

Job Description

Facility: RS CDCR ORANGE COUNTY CA

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary:
Utilizes computer lab and standard education classes to provide instruction, resources and referrals for educational advancement.  Learns, uses and models principles of the “What Works” system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with participants and other staff members. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess parolee to determine training 
  • Assist in formulating plans to achieve occupational goals and refer parolees to appropriate employers, training and educational facilities or other community agencies and organizations;
  • Provide counseling to assist parolees in analyzing and evaluating their skills and aptitudes for employability;
  • Provide information on occupational opportunities, job requirements, training and rehabilitation resources;
  • Provide employment services including resume writing, mock interviews, time management, how to get along with others in a work environment, and how to follow instructions;
  • Assist parolee with assembling documents as necessary to legally work within California (e.g. California ID, Social Security Card, etc.);
  • Identify the benefits of completing the criminal record expungement process;
  • Provide information or a referral on how to expunge a criminal record, and obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation;
  • Mentor the parolee in disclosing appropriate information regarding past convictions and/or parole status to the employer;
  • Assist parolee in locating and securing employment, college enrollment or CTE training;
  • Work with parolee once they have been employed to address issues that may arise after job placement;
  • Obtain verification of parolee employment;
  • Identify and establish a working relationship with local area employers to assist with the recruitment of parolees.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a granting institution accredited by the WASC or equivalent and a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Job Developer or similar position; or shall possess a high school diploma, or its equivalent, and a minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Job Developer or similar position.
  • Knowledge of current management techniques
  • Familiar with the correctional system and current correctional policies
  • Ability to conduct individual counseling sessions and facilitate small groups, and interface with outside agencies
  • Ability to write clear concise reports in English using correct grammar;
  • Must be able to react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not mandatory
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

                                   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER