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Employment Placement Specialist at COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS INC

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut

Job Description:

We are seeking a Social Service Coordinator to join our team at Drapelick Center. You will be working Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. In this role you will be responsible for the coordination of employment reentry programs to ensure continuity of care for the offender and facilitate services for offenders with special needs; i.e., sex offenders, significant medical and mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, and specialized female offender programming. This position pays approximately $16.50/hour.

Community Solutions Inc. (CSI) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the responsible citizenship, accountability, and well-being of individuals and families involved, or at risk of involvement, in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice system. Since CSI’s founding in 1962, it has been a pioneer in the community-based service. We have been delivering supervision, treatment, and comprehensive individualized services to help clients interact more effectively in their communities and become productive citizens. Using this plan we built the first ever halfway house in New England which has now been replicated and grown to almost 50 programs in 9 states. For over 50 years, CSI has been building upon its successful foundations and has been expanding its services to serve thousands of adults, youth, and families each year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:

  •  Assist clients with job placement resources both in the RRC and in the community, to include the Department of Labor’s (DOL) One-Stop System.

  •  Employment information assistance using computer-based technology and resources.

  •  Facilitate individual and group employment sessions that will include resume writing, proper dress and interview techniques.

  •  Coordinate client participation in employment job fairs, either on-site or in partnership with other organizations.

  •  Meet with unemployed clients at least bi-weekly for individual sessions to ensure progress toward employment.

  •  Facilitate Employment Services Group Skills with integrity and fidelity to curriculum/manual.

  •  Actively participate in quality assurance review session and apply new strategies and techniques presented by QA Coach.

  •  Actively participate in PRT meetings and provide and elicit peer support for client issues,

  • Identify clients in need of the services of the SSC, and provide updates on the clients currently engaged in service.

  •  Maintain client files and ensure compliance with Agency policy regarding confidential information.

  •  For Home Confinement (HC) clients, you may be required to:

    •  Conduct employment sessions at the persons home confinement site

    •  Secure urine specimen and Breathalyzer test at the HC site

    •  Conduct a search of the client’s vehicle while at the HC site

  •  Complete incident reports as needed and submit to PD prior to leaving shift.

  •  Attend all required training and boosters including but not limited to MI, Case Management, Assessments and Employment group refreshers.

  •  Secure urines from same sex clients and complete all required paperwork and electronic documentation.

  •  Conduct employment, job search and home confinement spot checks.

  •  Conduct room searches, common area searches and perimeter searches.

  •  Conduct pat/pocket searches, facility rounds, and house counts as needed.

  • Bachelor Degree in in a social or behavioral science program from an accredited college or university.

  • One year of experience must be working in the social services field in a relevant position.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills desired.

  • Ability to engage and develop collaborations with community agencies.

  • Previous assessment experience preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office.

  • Valid driver license and reliable transportation.


CSI offers great benefits which include:

  • Two (2) weeks’ vacation accrued within the first year, bumped to three (3) weeks accrual after 1 year of service.

  • Sick time (7 days accrual basis), floating holiday time (4 days/year).

  • Medical and Dental plans.

  • Voluntary plan options for: Vision, FSA, voluntary STD, Accident, Hospital, Life insurance and AD&D.

  • 401(k) Retirement savings plan with automatic enrollment and a company match of 100% up to 4% of your contribution.

  • Tuition reimbursement after 1 year service.

  • Ongoing training.

CSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disability/Vet. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.