The Geo Group
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SOCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
at The Geo Group
Facility: SACRAMENTO BOP DRC
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is responsible for assisting participants with transitional programming to include mental health, transitional housing, and general counseling needs. Additionally, it is responsible for simultaneously developing and coordinating reentry programs to ensure continuity of care for the participant and facilitating services for participants with special needs. It is the responsibility of this position to develop and coordinate reentry programs to ensure continuity of care for the participant and facilitate services for participants with special needs; i.e., sex participants, significant medical and mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, and specialized female participant programming, when applicable. It also provides supervision for case management staff, as well as, serves as Program Manager is the event of his/her absence.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Assigns participants to Case Managers so that each resident receives program services defined by contract
- Leads peer or lower-classified employees through the assigning work, monitoring progress, reviewing results and providing technical instruction or training.
- Provides input to management for reviews, salary actions, promotions, transfers or disciplinary actions; however, this position is not responsible for administering any personnel actions. May conduct performance evaluations, which are to be completed on or before the due date
- Provides participants with employment assistance in accordance with, but not limited to, the job placement resources both in the DRC and in the community, to include the Department of Labor’s (DOL) One-Stop System.
- Provides employment information assistance using computer-based technology and resources which include career assistance software and on-line resources; i.e., Internet, America’s Career Info Net. The Social Services Coordinator will have direct access to the Internet to meet this requirement.
- Provides instruction on portfolio development, résumé writing, proper dress, and interview technique training.
- Facilitates individual and group counseling, case management, and post-release follow-up relative to employment within the community, to include the area where the participant plans to live following release.
- Organizes employment job fairs either on-site or in partnership with other organizations such as community colleges.
- Conducts weekly meetings with participants to review progress.
- Develops plans to involve participants in productive activities; i.e., volunteer work, community service, to minimize the amount of idle time.
- Documents the participant’s efforts and progress and ensure it is recorded in their case files.
- Promotes family involvement in the program planning process.
- Provides money management skills instruction to offenders.
- Be responsible for the organization, recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers so that contract and ACA standards are being met.
- Complies with facility safety rules and take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner.
- Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a sense of team spirit and cooperation.
- Assigns duties to case managers in such a way as to ensure that each case manager knows their responsibilities and that they are fully defined.
- Assist the Program Manager with and maintain contact with Institution Reentry Affairs Coordinators.
- May perform all duties of Case Manager and carry a caseload.
- Perform fingerprinting of proposed staff.
- Participates in program review team meetings.
- Provide money management skills instruction to participants.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a social or behavioral science program from an accredited college or university.
- One to three years of work experience in the social services field, required.
- Work experience may be substituted for academic studies exchanging one year of work experience in a related field for one year of academic education. Total work experience needed in lieu of the combination of education and work experience is five years.
- Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience.
- Familiar with work force needs, community providers, public and private agencies, and employment services.
- Able to facilitate services for participants with special needs, i.e., sexual offender participants, those with significant medical and mental health issues, and those with drug and alcohol abuse/dependence.
- Able to instruct, maintain positive community relationships, effectively interface with participants and staff, and motivate participants to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and a sense of work ethic among participants.
- Able to write clear and concise reports in English in own handwriting, using correct grammar.
- Basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate percentages.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not mandatory.