Life Skills Instructor

GEO Group Inc. Lawton , OK 73502

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: $12.10

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

Provides inmates and detainees with the tools and knowledge to prepare for reentry into the community. Provides individual and group counseling in self-esteem, problem solving, relationships, and other related issues. Assists the inmate and detainee to secure direct communication with substance abuse, educational, employment and/or other free world community social resources that can assist in successful reintegration into society.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides general classroom guidance in the areas of career planning, social adjustment, personal management, and general life/skills knowledge.

  • Communicates with inmates and detainees regarding the reality of their pre-release activities and plans, defining terminology and identifying community resources.

  • Conducts a periodic review of curriculum and resources available to enhance inmates and detainees participation in pre-release/life skills programs and activities.

  • May maintain class rosters, attendance records, and provides certificates for pre-release life skills program.

  • May report inmates and detainees for failing to attend assigned classes as an offense.

  • Assesses inmates and detainees needs and makes referrals to appropriate staff.

  • May participate in formulation and development of release plan.

  • May secure supplementary information, such as employment, medical records or school records.

  • Aids inmates and detainees in planning and developing an individual post-release plan and encourages them to assume the responsibility for post-release behaviors and activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area preferred.

  • Relevant teaching and/or counseling experience in a correctional setting preferred.

  • Appropriate valid teaching certification if required by the client agency.

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Life Skills Instructor

GEO Group Inc.