The Geo Group
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EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST
at The Geo Group
Facility: SACRAMENTO BOP DRC
Compensation Base: $18.64 Per Hour
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is responsible for developing and coordinating employment job searches for participants in the community including initial assessment, scheduling and supervision of participants. It 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.
This is a full time position with benefits, 40 hours per week.
The schedule may include a variation of days and afternoons.
Wages are $18.64 per hour plus supplemental health and welfare benefits of $4.13 per hour.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- May perform all duties of Case Manager and Case Coordinator.
- Provides employment orientation for all new participants and assesses their situations so suitable employment can be found.
- Assists participants in obtaining necessary documents to provide identity and right to work so that they will meet employer requirements.
- Contacts prospective employers and employment services by phone, mail, and in person to describe the program’s objects and solicit cooperation in providing job opportunities.
- Prepares and keeps a current list of all prospective employers and jobs available in the area.
- Establishes a referral system.
- Meets with participants to establish a job search work plan that is both viable and realistic.
- Conducts weekly group meetings with unemployed participants to teach job search skills including but not limited to application completion, resume writing, and interviewing techniques so that they might present themselves in a more positive way to prospective employers and increase their employment potential.
- Monitors participants pay stubs to ensure that they have continued in their employment and that they have worked the number of hours for which they have been signed out in the log. Makes periodic on-site job inspections only if mandated by the contract.
- Develops and maintains 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.
- Develops and maintains working relationships with state, county and federal program administrators who can assists participants with on-the-job training and education. Contacts other available sources of subsidized assistance training programs.
- Verifies itineraries, as required by contract to ensure that participants are meeting program goals and contract requirements.
- Verifies participants' employment or school attendance to ensure participants are meeting employers’ and school standards, as required by contract.
- Makes entries in participants’ files regarding employment, school status, and progress so that progress can be measured and assistance given as needed.
- Maintains or exceeds employment goals that have been established by management to improve participants’ morale and enhance self-esteem through employment.
- Implements formal or informal disciplinary action for rule violations according to procedure to comply with government and contracting agency requirements.
- Participates in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, participants and staff relations to identify and solve problems and function as a unified team.
- Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, participants, outside agencies, etc. so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
- Complies with work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual. Responds to directives from managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
- Adheres to attendance policy and works overtime as required to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the participants.
- Complies with safety rules and takes appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
- Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a sense of team spirit and cooperation.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High School diploma or equivalent and one (1) or more years of related experience. (A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for previous experience.)
- Familiar with community work force needs, public and private agencies, and employment services.
- Must hold a current and active Driver’s License and be insurable by The Company’s insurance company.
- Ability to instruct.
- Ability to maintain positive community relationships.
- Ability to effectively interface with participants and staff.
- Ability to motivate and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm toward work ethic.
- Ability to express thoughts logically, in both written and verbal form using correct grammar.
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility to perform a wide range of duties.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.