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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR

Facility: RS PERTH AMBOY NJ

Compensation Base: $19.77

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Job 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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.

 



Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education or employment-related field required.
  • Two  (2) year's 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.
  • 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), preferred.
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