Work Programme Coordinator (GMG/SEG 1)

Organisation
Department of Correctional Services
Reference
VAC-49095
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Secretarial Administrative & Clerical
Location
Kingston
Salary & Benefits
$3,501,526 – $4,709,163 per annum
Date Posted
29/03/2024
Expiry Date
19/04/2024
Under the direction of the Operations manager, the Work Programme Coordinator plans, administers, and directs the operation of the inmate external work programs.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical/Professional Responsibilities: 

  • Plans and conducts external work program for inmates: Establishes contacts with employers and employment agencies and surveys newspapers and other sources to locate work opportunities for inmates. 
  • Confers with potential employers to communicate objectives of inmate external work program and to solicit cooperation in adapting work situations to inmates. 
  • Evaluates and selects program participants according to specified criteria and counsels and instructs selected inmates in matters such as vocational choices, job readiness, and job retention skills and behaviors. 
  • Confers with employer and visits work site to monitor progress of inmates and to determine support needed to meet employer requirements and fulfill program goals. 
  • Plans and conducts training programs to maintain proficiency of inmates and Correctional Officers in skill areas and use of new methods and equipment to meet employers' needs. 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Good problem-solving skills and strength of character 
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications 
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively 

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Administration, or related field; 
  • Three to five (3-5) years of previous experience in marketing or business development; 

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB

  • Exposure to heightened security. 
  • Work on weekends as needs. 

 

 

We thank all applicants for their expressions of interest, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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