JOB DEVELOPER - EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST in Santa Ana, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: RS CDCR ORANGE COUNTY CA

Compensation Base: $22.00 Per Hour

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

  • Conducts individual education assessments and creates treatment plans for each referred participant using principles of the “What Works” system.
  • Assess parolee participants to determine employment, training and CTE needs.
  • 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 participants in locating and securing employment or CTE training.
  • Documents participants’ progress in Company database.
  • Establishes and oversees computer learning lab for GED preparation and remedial education.
  • Provides participants with referrals services for undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Facilitates psycho-educational/behavior modification groups on a weekly basis.  Documents client progress in Company database.
  • Manages small caseload of Reentry participants using principles of the “What Works’ system.  Conducts risk/need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participant.  Provides case management services as required.
  • Documents all participant contact in Company database.
  • Assists other Reentry Center staff with general operations to meet the needs of the program.

 

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