EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATIONAL COORD in Westminster, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/19/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary:

Conducts and oversees Re-Entry Center employment training and job development programs as well as General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation for all Re-Entry clients in need of those services.  Learns, uses and models principles of the "What Works" system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with clients and other staff members.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts employment assessments and creates individual employment plans for each assigned client using principles of the "What Works" system.  Documents clients' progress in the Company database.
  • Conducts on-going job preparation, job retention and life skills classes.
  • Establishes and oversees job preparation and computer skills training resources.  Provides appropriate referrals for clients.
  • Establishes and coordinates relationships with state and private employment agencies and vocational schools.
  • Arranges for client placement in vocational training in coordination with local vocational schools.  Monitors client attendance and completion of training.
  • Develops on-the-job support for clients who have been placed.
  • Conducts individual education assessments and creates educational plans for each referred client using principles of the "What Works" system.    Documents clients' progress in the Company database.
  • Establishes and oversees computer learning lab for GED preparation and remedial education.
  • Provides clients with referrals for undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • May facilitate psycho-educational/behavior modification groups.   Documents clients' progress in Company database.
  • May manage a small caseload of Re-Entry clients using principles of the "What Works" system.  Conducts risk/need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned client.  Provides case management services as needed.  Documents all client contact in Company database.
  • Assists other Re-Entry Center staff with general operations to meet the needs of the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education or employment-related field required.
  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education or employment-related field preferred.
  • Appropriate state teaching certification preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with offender/minority populations in an adult educational setting using computer lab required.
  • Some experience working with local area labor/employment market required.
  • Effective communication skills with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to set boundaries.
  • Good presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize appropriately.
  • Solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of local area labor/employment market and community resources.
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) may be required.

 Equal Opportunity Employer