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EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Company name
GEO Reentry Services

Location
Newark, NJ

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Summary

This position assists residents with their employment and vocational needs.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates community work services for residents.
  • Ensures that residents have Social Security cards and other necessary identification and documentation required for employment.
  • Conducts new resident orientation for employment, vocational school and community service projects.
  • Conducts training and assists residents in developing employment search and retention skills.
  • Secures employment opportunities for residents by creating and maintaining community employer and employment assistance agency relationships.
  • Facilitates registration for each resident at the local Job Service office as well as temporary placement agencies.
  • Reviews and approves the proposed itinerary of all residents who will enter the community to seek employment. Conducts follow-ups and assists security staff in maintaining accountability for residents while they are seeking employment.
  • Prepares and verifies passes and resident work schedules.
  • Conducts on-site and telephonic employment verifications for the residents as required.
  • Records all employment information including job terminations in resident records.
  • Provides case management with status on residents' continued or terminated employment
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or Criminal Justice required plus one year providing vocational or employment assistance or other relevant experience.   Additional experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Valid driver's license from state in which duties are performed.
  • Ability to use personal computers and associated software applications.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

GEO Reentry Services
Website : http://www.georeentry.com

Company Profile
Global Leader in Evidence-Based Rehabilitation GEO is committed to providing leading, evidence-based rehabilitation programs to offenders while in-custody and post-release into the community through the "GEO Continuum of Care."​ GEO's diversified services platform provides unique capabilities for the delivery of educational and vocational programs, cognitive behavioral and substance abuse treatment, and faith based services across the entire corrections spectrum. The "GEO Continuum of Care"​ is enhanced in-prison offender rehabilitation programs including evidence-based treatment, integrated with post-release support services. 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.

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