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Employment Specialist, Community Corrections

Company: CoreCivic
Location: Del Valle
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description
At CoreCivic we care for people! CoreCivic is currently seeking an Employment Placement Specialist, Community Corrections who has a passion for providing the highest quality care in a residential setting.

Who We Are:

CoreCivic is the leading, national provider of high-quality, secured corrections and detention management services and residential and non-residential transition centers. We provide effective programs that enhance public safety and prepare individuals for success. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, CoreCivic operates more than 70 security facilities nationwide and over 50 community residential and non- residential centers. Our employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism, and a responsibility to better the public good.

What We Have:

* More than just a job but the start of a successful career!
* Supportive environment where employee growth is promoted.
* Comprehensive benefits package & competitive wages.
* PTO & paid holidays.
* Paid job training & other great incentives.

What You Get To Do:

Change the lives of those in your care! The Employment Placement Specialist, Community Corrections is responsible for providing and coordinating employment programs to assist and support resident/inmates in their job search activities to secure and maintain gainful employment.

Essential Functions:

- Develops, coordinates, presents and facilitates employment programs/workshops (i.e. job readiness, portfolio and resume development, interview technique training, job readiness).
- Provides resident/inmates with employment assistance by matching the resident/inmate's skill level through job placement resources, online resources (i.e. DOL website and America's Career Info Net) and other community resources in conjunction with programs and case management staff.
- Assists in coordinating on-site employment job fairs or in providing resident/inmates referrals to community job fairs.
- Develops and maintains relationships with community employers, career centers, trade schools, social service agencies and other employment resources to assist residents/inmates with job search activities.
- Facilitates and monitors resident/inmate use of facility computer lab to include telephone system for job searching, resume writing, Internet usage, etc. Regularly reviews job search verification activities of resident/inmate.

High School diploma, GED certification or equivalent is required. One year of experience in human resources, employment resource or a related field is required. Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in managing difficult residents/inmates. Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing and apply problem solving techniques to complex issues. A valid drivers license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age. CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE.

Keywords: CoreCivic, Austin , Employment Specialist, Community Corrections, Human Resources , Del Valle, Texas

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