Re-Entry Transition Navigator in Spartanburg, SC at ResCare

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

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Job Description


Title: Re-Entry Transition Navigator

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Re-Entry Transition Navigator.

About this Line of Business

ResCare Workforce Services is the nation's leading and most comprehensive provider of services and solutions designed to help put people to work.  

With more than 400 urban, suburban and rural ResCare-managed operations throughout the nation, ResCare's team of more than 4,500 workforce professionals sets the industry's best practices, assisting approximately 1 million job seekers a year, states and state job boards and thousands of employers.

Within this business, Workforce Services offers a combination of career center operations, Job Corps centers, business services and family support functions, and is the largest for-profit collection of workforce solutions in the U.S.  Through the six elements of our world-class service delivery model, our team of experts have an enhanced ability to connect employers with qualified job seekers.

As a(n) Re-Entry Transition Navigator you will: 

Under the supervision of an administrator and as part of a case management team, provides transition services for adult incarcerated offenders; provides record keeping, instructional assistance, and interaction and communication with clients, staff, parole agents, and other agencies.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Program Support 
Provides one-on-one and group instruction in adult re-entry program areas; assists clients with self-help, job readiness and social skills; assists clients in extra-curricular activities; supervises clients in class setting as directed by manager; assists clients in using computers; models appropriate behavior for clients; maintains site morale to motivate clients; reinforces appropriate behavior modifications for clients; adapts materials and equipment to meet specific needs and learning styles of the client; evaluates client progress on work assignments and shares with manager; develops and uses predetermined daily and weekly lesson/work plans and follow-through; operates standard office and classroom equipment; maintains awareness of physical and emotional changes in clients and reports concerns to staff and manager; plans and implements special events; attends in-services and staff meetings as required. 

Service Coordination 

Maintains a caseload of program clients; acts as liaison for clients, families and other related agencies involved in the transition process; provides information and support; assists clients in completing various forms and obtaining documents for transition, training, education and employment; provides interventions when necessary; conducts a variety of risk/needs assessments with client; assists in developing client’s Individual Development Plan (IDP); identifies clients appropriate for phase transition or program completion; may accompany clients to appointments, interviews, and other program-related activities; as part of a team, participates in collaborative meetings with staff and agencies to provide information and recommendations. 

Record keeping 
Maintains accurate records and reports including attendance records, case notes and daily charts of client progress, pertinent client information, transcripts, client intake files/records, client accident and incident reports, and various related forms; completes incident reports for both positive and negative circumstances; corrects completed work assignments and records grades; assists office staff in ordering and maintaining classroom supplies, equipment, and materials; prepares class lists, schedules, and other documents. 

Communicates with clients, parole agents, Corrections Department, and other agencies as directed by the administrator or other staff; develops and maintains a professional rapport with program staff; demonstrates sensitivity to needs of clients, families, staff, and parole agents; maintains confidentiality of information regarding clients.

Position Requirements

Education, Training, and Experience
Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described; a typical qualifying background would include coursework in Social Sciences, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field; previous experience instructing/facilitating groups of adults; experience working with high-risk students and/or adults.

Knowledge of:
Available community resources and services; general information regarding career opportunities and related necessary skills; challenges, behaviors and needs of at-risk populations; basic research techniques; and standard software applications.

Skill and Ability to:
Read and understand instructions, manuals, and guides; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with diverse populations; successfully supervise and motivate clients; follow instructions with a minimum of direction; follow and give clear directions; work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines; work without immediate supervision in direct one-on-one and small group instruction; work in a team environment; utilize behavior management; conduct academic testing; travel to different sites with clients as needed; adapt to individual needs of staff and clients and work with interruptions; respond quickly in emergency situations; understand and maintain confidentiality of client information; perform general clerical duties including recordkeeping and filing; accept, understand, and relate to clients who have behavioral, emotional, learning, or physical disabilities; be trained in safety/security and behavior management procedures; use a computer to maintain various databases, create certificates and flyers, and conduct online research; assist clients in use of computers in classroom; use standard office and classroom equipment.

Additional Information

Re-Entry services at the Spartanburg County Jail


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.