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State of Massachusetts Educational Specialist (A/B) - College & Career Coordinator - Gardner in Gardner, Massachusetts

Duties: * Develop, advance, and maintain individual inmate’s career/college portfolio * Utilize and contribute to shared curriculum for the purposes of sector advancement and inmate development * Lead individual and group workshops focusing in career and college readiness as assigned by supervisor * Utilize best practices, current instructional methods, and relevant materials to ensure meaningful instruction * Track inmate progress and schedule recurring meetings to guarantee growth * Maintain and submit monthly reports to supervisor to ensure grant requirements are met * Schedule inmates in IMS for individual and group workshops * Update inmate case plan as required by SOP * Engage in and complete 40 hours of required training within the fiscal year * Ensure that time entered into SSTA is accurate and punctual * Illustrate an understanding of current and relevant coordinating practices * Implement a comprehensive and working knowledge of DOC policies and procedures * Utilize an informed understanding of current educational assessments and activities to support inmate’s pathway * Complete duties as assigned that support the Division’s shared mission and vision statements * Engage in Division priorities and initiatives to support the progression of identified goals * Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to advance the shared vision of the DOC * Support college programming by engaging in the recruitment, admission, and enrollment processes * Ensure understanding of available opportunities to finance future inmate goals post their release * Possess working knowledge of WIOA considerations and local workforce development plans across the Commonwealth for the purposes of successful inmate career/college reentry * Interact with staff and inmates in a professional manner while employing appropriate boundaries * Report any and all security related concerns to your onsite supervisor promptly * Manage workshops in a manner that is consistent with institutional rules and regulations * Maintain a safe, secure, and clean working area * Work evening hours as needed to support the educational needs of the facility * Other duties as assigned Preferred Qualifications:At least a bachelor’s degree and experience working with the adult population in the field of social sciences. Experience with developing, advising, and coordinating career/post-secondary plans. Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of community resources and external agencies in the Commonwealth. Comfort and confidence with outreach and employing an entrepreneurial spirit. Organizational skills, time management, and data tracking are paramount. Comments: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching, educational administration, educational counseling or educational guidance, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in education or special education, educational administration or educational counseling may be substituted for the required experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Education *Organization: Department of Correction *Title: *Educational Specialist (A/B) - College & Career Coordinator - Gardner Location: Massachusetts-Gardner-500 Colony Road Requisition ID: 2100045O