INVEST Business Services Representative (BSR) provides intensive employment and career development services that are tailored to the unique needs, barriers and circumstances of the justice involved individual and utilize evidence-based practices in serving the former offender taught via the OWDS training. The Business Services Representative as the effective candidate will help fellows to navigate life on the outside and will also have lived experience. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those transitioning as well as their families and the community.
Developing employment opportunities with re-entry friendly employers and providing the full array of business and employer services available at the AJCCs, with a concentration on benefiting the re-entry population served by The INVEST BSR works in concert with the WDACS Business Services team to provide the following services:
Supporting Business Service Strategies and Initiatives: The INVEST BSA works in concert with the WDACS Business Services Team to support County identified business service strategies and initiatives such as, but not limited to, industry sector strategies, private-public partnership, and customized employment and talent management services. They broker On-the-Job Training (OJT) contracts and Customized Training, and any other business engagement and employer-driven training tools identified and/or approved by the
Opportunities for unsubsidized employment, internships, and work based learning experiences that link to careers in high growth sectors.
Brokering OJT contracts and customized training: and any other business engagement and training tools identified and/or approved by the
Providing Customized Business Services: to employers, employer associations, or other such organizations, which are tailored for specific employers in relation to their work with identified re-entry populations.
Conducting customized screening and referral: of qualified INVEST participants in training services to
Providing customized services: to employers, employer associations, or other such organizations on re-entry employment-related
Organizing customized recruitment events: and related services for employers including re-entry targeted job
Providing human resource consultation services specific to hiring justice involved individuals: including, but not limited to, assistance with writing/reviewing job descriptions and employee handbooks; developing performance evaluation and personnel policies; creating orientation sessions for new workers; honing job interview techniques for efficiency and compliance; analyzing employee turnover; creating job accommodations and using assistive technologies; or explaining labor and employment laws to help employers comply with discrimination, wage/hour, and safety/health
Providing customized labor market information for specific employers, sectors, industries or clusters.
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
Lived experience of personal involvement with the justice system encouraged to apply.
Demonstrate some knowledge of formerly incarcerated population, criminal justice landscape and key community based-organizations and stakeholders.
Excellent communication written skills
Exceptional organizational skill; attention to detail; ability to prioritize; ability to meet deadlines; ability to multi-task; strong problem-solving ability
Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
Leadership experience working with community social service and health organizations strongly preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
WIOA knowledge preferred
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
If applicable, will be required to present current California driver license, proof of acceptable driving record (DMV H-6 printout), and liability auto insurance
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing outstanding customer service.
Strong analytical skills.
Self-starter organized and detail-oriented.
Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to work effectively as a team member.
Ability to communicate openly and effectively with all staff
Ability to maintain composure even in very difficult situations.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
YPI is an equal opportunity employer.
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