Career Specialist
Bay State Community Services
Quincy, MA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Career Specialist

Who We Are…….

Bay State Community Services strives to seek and provide services that promote the emotional and social well-being of the people and communities we serve. Bay State Community Services has provided innovative, responsive, and accessible programming designed to recognize the importance of individual dignity, family involvement to communities for over 100 years.

Be a part of a mission that focuses on empowering, affirming and fostering assistance to vulnerable and high- risk populations.

Program Description

The Norfolk Community Corrections Center was established by the Massachusetts Trial Court- Office of Community Corrections- to provide intensive supervision and services as an alternative to incarceration for individuals involved in the legal system.

The Center delivers intensive criminal justice supervision through a combination of sanctions and services to individuals served who have been assessed as moderate, high, or very high risk to reoffend.

The Norfolk Community Corrections Center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team, which includes clinicians, probation officers, parole officers, educators, career specialists, and community corrections staff. This team reviews the participant’s progress weekly. The duration of treatment for a participant is determined by their assessments and individualized treatment plans.

Job Description

The Career Specialist performs activities designed to assist individuals with past offenses find employment. This may include working alongside of local employers and community organizations in developing job opportunities and matching applicants to the best opportunity. The Career Specialist supports social services clients in job searching and placement.

What You Will Be Doing to Make a Difference...

Attending job fairs and conferences with clients to aid in job search
Develop a professional relationship with local employers who are willing to hire our clients
Matches job responsibilities with clients' skills and experience
Research internet, newspapers and other resources for job leads for clients
Coaching and preparing clients for interviews and entry into the workforce
Present psychoeducational curriculum to clients as scheduled with a focus on vocational and life skills
Facilitate discussion groups regarding material covered in classes listed above
Be pro-active in developing procedures for helping clients obtain interviews
Develop a working relationship with local employers who are willing to hire our clients
Attend job fairs and conferences where suitable contacts can be made
Provide accurate and timely documentation of services delivered, as instructed by your supervisor
Participate in all clinical discussions regarding client progress, as directed by your supervisor
Learn and demonstrate respect for the roles of other agencies (Sheriff’s Department, Parole, Probation, etc.) at your site; our job is to be a resource to these other agencies
Respect boundaries between treatment and security
Bay State Community Services (BSCS) recognized the hard work and dedication of our staff and has developed a comprehensive benefit package to support you and your family.

Benefits Begin On Your First Day of Employment

Important Health and Welfare Benefits

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health and Dental Insurance

Eye-Med Vision Benefits

Employer Paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Medical Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account

Employee Assistance Program

Generous Paid Time Off

35 Days Paid Time Off (15 Vacation Days, 12 Holidays and and 8 Sick Days)

Additional Benefits

Retirement Plan 403(b) (employer match after the first year of employment)

Opportunities for Reduced Tuition for Clinical Master's Degree

Opportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness

Mileage reimbursement

Extensive Training Program

Monthly Agency Wide Trainings (includes CEU's for obtaining/retaining license - LMHC, LMFT, LADC, CARC, LCSW and LICSW)

Supervision for Licensure and Specializations

Immediate Access to Comprehensive Online Self-Paced CEU Trainings

Opportunities for Certification in Evidence Based Practices

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Rehabilitative Counseling, Counseling or Human Services required
Minimum of 2 years teaching or counseling experience required
Expected to be familiar with local resources and model pro-social behavior
Valid MA driver’s license with acceptable driving record and current proof of insurance
Acceptable CORI and SORI background record check as required by program

Bay State Community Services is committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We are committed to providing an environment free from harassment of any kind, and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Bay State Community Services believes diversity and inclusion, and social justice is an action, and as such seeks to operationalize policies, procedures and systems, that support a talented, and diverse workforce.