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JOB DEVELOPER in Baton Rouge, LA at GEO Reentry Services

Date Posted: 1/24/2023

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Pay: $18.50/hr

Bonus (if applicable): $2000 SIGN ON BONUS


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)

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.


This position is responsible for developing and coordinating employment job searches for participants in the community, including initial assessment, scheduling, and supervision of participants. The employee is responsible for ensuring that all field and phone surveillance requirements are met. In addition, it provides individual and group job readiness discussions and training in accordance with organizational policies and contract requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interview participants to determine their specific employment, training, and vocational needs.
  • Conduct training workshops for on-site staff as necessary to familiarize them with all facets of the requirements for obtaining employment for the benefit of program participants.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with business and industry organizations to ensure that employment programming is current and relevant to the current labor market and to promote participants' employment placement.
  • Obtain the certification of Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) as provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections or the NJLWD within one (1) year of employment at the DRC program.
  • Contact prospective employers and employment services by phone, mail, and in-person to describe the program's objectives and solicit cooperation in providing job opportunities.
  • Prepare and keep current a list of all prospective employers and jobs available in the area.
  • Establish a referral system.
  • Meet with participants to establish a job search work plan that is both viable and realistic.
  • Conduct group meetings with unemployed participants 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.
  • Develop and maintain a job bank, referral sources for vocational training classes, and a Community Resource Manual so that updated employment opportunities and resources will be readily available to participants.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with state, county, and federal program administrators who can aid participants with on-the-job training and education. Contact other available sources of subsidized assistance training programs.
  • Make entries in participants’ files regarding employment and school status and progress, so that progress can be measured and assistance given as needed.
  • Maintain or exceed employment goals that have been established by management to improve participant morale and enhance self-esteem through employment.
  • Maintain confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, participants, outside agencies, so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
  • Comply with work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and respond positively to directives from managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree with two (2) years of experience in duties relating to locating jobs for the general public or a specific population and one (1) year of experience in job search and job retention methods.
  • Familiar with community workforce needs, public and private agencies, and employment
  • Must hold a current and active Driver's License and be insurable by The Company's insurance company.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills
  • Ability to maintain positive community
  • Ability to effectively interface with participants and
  • Ability to motivate and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm toward work
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the

Working Conditions: Encountered on a regular basis as part of the work this job performs.


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