Career Opportunities at Second Chance
Disrupting the cycles of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to clearly indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line.
Due to the high volume of resumes received, we sincerely appreciate no phone calls or additional emails to ask if your resume has been received. If you did not receive an error message, you can assume your resume has been received and will be processed accordingly.
We will review all resumes and forward those candidates who best meet the qualifications and requirements listed on the job posting to the hiring manager. If your background and experience are a fit with the requirements of the position, you will be contacted for an interview. Those resumes who do not meet the minimum qualifications and requirements and/or which do not specify the open position they are applying for, will not be forwarded for review.
Thank you for your interest in working at Second Chance.
business services representative - jrt - full time
Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, job placement, behavioral health, reentry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need. We foster behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society.
The Job Readiness Training Program (JRT) is the organization’s flagship program, and is based at our headquarters in Encanto. JRT is an intensive four-week program that seeks to help participants overcome barriers to employment. The goal of the program is to assist participants in achieving fulfilling employment and self-sufficiency though classroom learning and hands-on training and supportive services.
The Business Services Representative (BSR) is responsible for identifying high-demand industries and facilitating relationships with employers who are willing to hire justice-involved individuals, while serving as a crucial resource for professional development to our participants and graduates. This individual will conduct regular outreach, help organize job fairs and employer events and host mock interviews to prepare participants for the job market, among other tasks.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social or human services or related field preferred. A combination of relevant college coursework and/or at least two years’ experience performing similar duties and responsibilities may substitute for college degree.
Qualifications: One or more years of job development or related experience. Strong facilitation skills, understanding of Motivational Interviewing. Experience working with reentry populations and workforce development programs a plus. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Compensation Second Chance offers a competitive salary and provides employer paid healthcare coverage.
Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume with a list of three (3) professional references to email@example.com with "BSR - JRT" in the subject line.
hOUSE LEADER - SOBER LIVING - PART TIME
Second Chance owns and operates nine alcohol and drug-free homes in the City of San Diego, providing an affordable, safe living environment for over 150 adults and offering programming opportunities for persons in recovery and/or reentry from incarceration. We serve 600 clients per year in our housing program, including those referred by San Diego County Probation and the Reentry Court. The goal of the housing program is to reduce recidivism and support individuals in becoming productive, self-sufficient members of our community.
The House Leader is the live-in, part-time staff member responsible for complying with all Second Chance policies and procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook and by our housing program. In addition, the House Leader is expected to:
- Establish a positive relationship with residents, with mutual trust and respect
- Foster a nurturing and supportive environment
- Provide general supervision and oversight Of residents and, with compassion, hold residents accountable to policies and procedures
- Administer BAC and urinalysis testing upon direction
- Assign weekly chores to residents and monitor daily completion of chores
- Ensure all residents receive proper orientation and residents’ daily needs are met
- Coordinate transportation for residents with the Case Manager, as needed
- Recognize behaviors of individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and reporting this immediately and directly to Housing Staff
- Facilitate bi-monthly house meetings
- Set and maintain clear personal boundaries with and between all residents
- Maintain high and strict standards of morals, ethics, and professionalism
- Communicate gently, professionally, and effectively
- Act as a leader and role model to residents
- Note and report on house condition, maintenance issues, appearance.
- Complete Incident Reports and communicate urgent situations to supervisor
- Do the common area laundry at no cost to them and/or organize a laundry schedule with other residents, with quarters provided by Second Chance. House laundry includes shared linens provided by Second Chance for the open areas of the house
- Organize the community volunteer time for the house
- Do nightly house count of residents and report house count to Second Chance Housing staff daily
- Report all non-violent/non-risk incidents that violate house rules to Second Chance Housing staff within 24 hours
- Perform additional duties as required by the nature of the position or as requested by Housing Staff
- Notify Second Chance Housing staff immediately of any health or safety-related issues in the house
Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred. Written and verbal communication in English is required; bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus
•Experience in Property Management preferred
· Abide by the same sober living housing rules as the residents
· Have been sober at least one year and not committed a felony in the last 3 years
· Understand and support the Second Chance mission of leading people to self-sufficiency
· Be at least 21 years of age
· Submit to a fingerprint live scan check
Must have valid driver’s license and pass agency’s DMV check as well as provide proof of automobile insurance at agency-mandated liability levels.
Clearance on the following tests which will be paid for by San Diego Second Chance:
- Tuberculosis test
- Background Fingerprint check
- Drug Test
- A criminal history of violence
- A conviction for a sex offense
- Any history of perpetrating physical or sexual abuse
- One or more outstanding warrants
- A misdemeanor conviction within the last 3 years
- More than 3 Failure to Appear citations within the last 2 years
- Not be actively on Probation or Parole
Compensation: Wages and hours are contingent upon size and maximum occupancy of the house. This is a part time, rent-free on-site position. House Leader will live in a private furnished room (valued at $625 a month), including free utilities.
Apply: To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with “House Leader” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Chance Program, an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. Second Chance Program will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.