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Employment Counselor - JRWC in State Farm, VA at Spectrum Health Systems

Date Posted: 8/21/2018

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Since 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc . has been a leader in the field of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services to individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health issues. We assist our clients in achieving sobriety, sustaining recovery, and fulfilling personal goals in order that they may lead healthier, more productive lives.At Spectrum Health Systems, we take great pride in our organization and in our work. We believe that providing the highest quality service and ensuring that our actions and behaviors are always client-focused place our organization ahead of the rest.

This is a new program, set to open in October 2018.Under the direction of the Program Director, the Employment Counselor provides group education related to development of skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment at the Work Release Program located at the James River Work Center. This position reaches out to employers in the community to assist offenders on work release in finding employment and provides support to offenders in maintaining their employment. Position exists to secure community based job placement for returning citizens under Department of Corrections supervision at full service (non-fast food) restaurants.  Work release participants have received certifications and formal training in the culinary arts.  As such, the Employment Counselor would be uniquely qualified by having applied knowledge and experience in culinary arts, restaurant management, or restaurant contacts/clients that could serve as return to work employment sites for program participants.This position is full-time, with comprehensive benefits offered. The hourly rate is $14.42-$17.30 which depends on education and experience level. This position is located at the James River Work Center in State Farm, VA.     QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: ▪ Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field or equivalent experience is preferred. ▪ Case management experience or experience in helping others find and/or maintain employment is preferred. ▪ Experience working in culinary arts, restaurant management, or having restaurant contact a plus!▪ Experience working within a correctional or secure environment is a plus. ▪ Must be willing to travel to various locations in the community to visit employers and conduct routine checks on clients.

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Spectrum Health Systems is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee orapplicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability,sex, sexual orientation or national origin.