REENTRY FACILITATOR COC in McFarland, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position provides participants with the tools and knowledge to prepare for reentry into the community through the utilization of Victim Awareness, Family Re-Unification, Parenting and 100-Hour Transition program modules. Learns, uses and models principles of the “What Works” system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with participants and other staff members.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates classroom instruction in the areas of career planning, social adjustment, personal management, social skills development, cognitive restructuring and development of problem-solving skills.
  • Provides individual and group counseling in areas including self-esteem, problem solving, relationships, and other related issues.
  • Communicates with participants regarding the reality of their pre-release activities and plans, defining terminology and identifying community resources.
  • Conducts a periodic review of curriculum and resources available to enhance an participant’s participation in pre-release and life skills programs and activities.
  • Maintains class rosters, attendance records, and provides certificates for pre-release life skills program.
  • Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers participants with serious problems to professional counseling staff.
  • Provides assistance to the participants in obtaining needed services. Serves as a representative for the participant at classification committee meetings.
  • Conducts visits to participant assigned to caseload who are housed in special housing.
  • Reviews participant medical status to determine eligibility to work in volunteer job assignments.
  • Assists in planning and developing post-release plans and encourages them to assume the responsibility for post-release behaviors and activities.
  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Performs other as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy services.
  • One (1) year in caseload management of offenders in a correctional setting required or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience required.
  • Facilitators cannot provide substance abuse treatment services to participants, unless they are certified as an Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Counselor with a certification recognized by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
  • Effective communication skills with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Basic knowledge of case management and referral services.
  • Basic knowledge of criminal justice system.
  • Good presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.