Job Alert: Professional Program Assistant, Community Corrections

Apply for this grant-funded position by August 8, 2018:

Description: This position is responsible for developing employment curriculum and training for offenders in the areas of job preparation, interviewing, placement and retention. The Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) will work closely with agency staff and offenders as well as develop liaisons’ with work force development centers and potential employers. The OWDS will administer and interpret employability assessments and interest inventories to identify offender employment needs. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: interpret and personalize assessment data in relation to the career development needs of the offender; collects, organizes and analyzes offender information through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources; assess interests, training and career opportunities; design and implement work development services; facilitate groups; develop formal and informal partnerships and links with community, business and education, including local community colleges, universities, advisory boards, etc.; stimulate, encourage and establish offenders to achieve goals and provides offenders any appropriate assistance; assist offender in identifying influences that factor into career-decision making; stimulate and encourage offenders to achieve goals and provides any appropriate assistance; performs other related duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Corrections, or a related field and one year of related program experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. OWDS certification or the ability to obtain certification and experience using TOADS, Microsoft Word and Excel is strongly preferred. Prior experience working with adult offender, well organized, good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and others a plus. A valid Kansas driver’s license is required.

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