Career Opportunities at Second Chance

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Mission

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 jobs@secondchanceprogram.org.  Make sure you clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

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.


case manager - jrt - full time

Program Overview

Second Chance is a nationally recognized leader in job readiness training and employment placement for more than 23 years. The adult Job Readiness Training (JRT) is a program based out of SC Headquarters. JRT consists of nine 120-hour, four week classes per year. Classes focus on attitudinal changes, professional disciplines, job readiness, computer literacy, financial literacy and job placement. Graduates are provided two years of supportive services. Staff will also provide case management services post graduation to ensure continued success.

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for applicant intakes including data collection and entry and graduate follow-ups.  Support supervisor with data modeling and database design, utilize data interface protocols, and manage data system security. Case manages career pathway clients. This position will include scheduled outreach presentations at various community and/or government agencies to promote Second Chance programs. Position also responsible for facilitating a weekly CBT workshop.   

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in workforce development or federally funded programs
  • One (1) year of administrative experience
  • Experience with group facilitation, motivational interviewing and CBT
  • Experience with the reentry population desired
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social or human services or related field is preferred

Compensation

Hourly range $20- $22 - depending on experience.

Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume with a list of three professional references to jobs@secondchanceprogram.org with "Case Manager JRT" in the subject line.


STAFF ACCOUNTANT - FULL TIME, EXEMPT

Responsibilities:

The Staff Accountant is a member of the Finance and Operations department.  This position will be responsible for all accounting and financial aspects related to our sober living homes including reconciliations between multiple software systems, contract billings, and accounting functions.  In addition, this position will have accounting functions assigned from our other entities including journal entries, invoice billing, reconciliations, and financial preparation.  The Staff Accountant must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team including the Accounting staff, Housing staff, contract funders, and other Second Chance Staff.

The following are examples of duties:

  • Maintain Rentec software to ensure proper accounting and reporting for items such as: monthly occupancy levels, rent due, print receipts of rent paid, input when individuals move in and move out of one of our houses, etc, by individual and house.
  • Prepare monthly housing revenue reconciliations in conjunction with worksheets prepared by Housing staff members, contract billings, revenue deposits and QuickBooks financials.
  • Complete bank reconciliations for all bank accounts.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts for all entities.
  • Provide monthly financial reports from QuickBooks for Manager of Housing.
  • In conjunction with the CFO and Manager of Housing Operations, establish, document, and maintain housing internal financial controls; petty cash procedures; rent collection procedures etc.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a closely related field.

Qualifications:  Minimum of 4 years of accounting experience or equivalent. Experience in a nonprofit organization with government contracts is desired.

Requirements: 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 Background Fingerprint check, which will be paid for by San Diego Second Chance.

Compensation: Maximum of $25/hour. Employer paid healthcare coverage for employee.

Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with “Staff Accountant” in the subject line to jobs@secondchanceprogram.org


special events coordinator - part time

Second Chance is seeking a part-time Special Events Coordinator. The Special Events Coordinator reports to the Vice President, Advancement.

Responsibilities:

Seeking experienced, nonprofit professional with interest in creative, mission-driven special event planning, administration and logistics for up to eight events per year, which could include theater-style fundraising productions, galas, receptions, graduations, friendraisers, etc.  Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The Events Coordinator should have a love for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be a creative thinker, an enthusiastic professional, a problem solver, and be able to sustain relationships with internal and external partners.

Qualifications:     

  • Direct experience with nonprofit fundraising events
  • Proven track record in raising money from events.
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone.
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience can substitute for degree.
  • Three years’ experience coordinating special events.
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mail merges; email and web searches.
  • Comfortable with event technology, such as special event donation software, ticketing software, etc.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience may substitute for degree.

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with “Special Events Coordinator” in the subject line to: jobs@secondchanceprogram.org


Job developer/business services representative - reentry works - full time

Program Overview: 

The Reentry Works program is an extension of the America's Job Centers network that is based inside a local detention and reentry facility. Through the Reentry Works program, inmates will be provided career assessments, job seeker services, and job placement services pre-release from custody. Staff will also provide case management services post-release to ensure continued success. The goals of the program are to reduce recidivism and increase employment outcomes.

Responsibilities:

The Business Service Representative is responsible for helping to identify high-demand industries and facilitate relationships with employers who are willing to hire justice-involved individuals, while serving as a crucial resource for professional development to all clients. This person will conduct regular outreach to new contacts, help organize "Employer Socials" and host mock interviews to prepare clients for the job market, among other tasks.

Education:   Bachelor's degree in social or human services or related field required. A combination of relevant college coursework and at least two years' experience performing similar duties and responsibilities may substitute for college degree.

Qualifications: 

Three (3) or more years of job development or related experience. Strong facilitation skills, understanding of trauma informed, gender-specific needs of incarcerated women preferred. Experience working with reentry populations and workforce development programs a plus. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Requirements:
•    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 Second Chance:
       Tuberculosis test
       Background Fingerprint check
       Drug Test

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications. Employer paid healthcare coverage for employee.


Apply:  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with “Job Developer Reentry Works” in the subject line to jobs@secondchanceprogram.org 


REHABILITATION COUNSELOR - YORP - full time

Program Overview: 

The Youthful Offender Rehabilitation Program (YORP) uses evidence-based curricula and cognitive behavioral training and interventions to aid incarcerated youth. The program is designed to meet the needs of the county’s most severe and chronic juvenile offenders. Rehabilitation Counselors work with the young men and women of the Youthful Offender Units (YOU) at East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility and Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility delivering powerful, evidence-based, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. Topics such as Substance Abuse, Healthy Relationships, Moral Reasoning, Anger Management and Victim Awareness are covered during their stay. In addition to the group programming, each youth is assigned a counselor who oversees their individual case plan and provides individual counseling. Counselors continue to meet with youth as they transition back into their community. Youth continue to receive counseling and supportive services until terminated from juvenile probation.

Responsibilities:

The Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for maintaining a caseload of approximately 15 youth providing individual and family counseling. The Rehabilitation Counselor must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team including treatment staff, law enforcement, and probation. The following are examples of duties:

  • Completes in-custody assessments of youth committed to the YOU
  • Provides individual and small group counseling to youth on their assigned caseload on a weekly basis
  • Attends weekly case consultations and pre-release meetings to share progress updates and/or current treatment barriers of caseload
  • Transports youth to and from appointment, activities, and meetings as needed and is in line with youth’s case plan
  • Facilitates evening group sessions
  • Develops a case management plan with youth
  • Maintains progress notes in a timely and detailed fashion
  • Participates in case conferencing, regular communication, and treatment planning with treatment partners regularly
  • Participates in Second Chance staff meetings, trainings and other duties assigned

Education: Bachelor's degree in social or human services or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.  

Qualifications: 

Required: Two or more years of case management/counseling or drug and alcohol treatment-related experience
Experience working with justice involved youth or at-risk youth preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Requirements:
•    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

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications. Employer paid healthcare coverage for employee.


Apply:  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with “Rehabilitation Counselor” in the subject line to jobs@secondchanceprogram.org 


CASE MANAGER - REENTRY COURT - FULL TIME

Program Overview:
The Reentry Court Program is a comprehensive, collaborative court program that provides substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorder treatment, intensive case management, group and individual therapy, and drug testing services.  Referrals to program come from the court system.  The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and support individuals in becoming productive members of our community.

Responsibilities:
The Case Manager is responsible for providing wrap around case management support to clients including: in-custody assessments, transportation of participants, case planning, goal setting, reentry planning, progress monitoring, and group facilitation. The Case Manager must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team including treatment staff, law enforcement, and court representatives. The following are examples of duties:

·     Completes in-custody assessments of new referrals (clearance into San Diego County jails required) with our treatment partners, UCSD Department of Outpatient Psychiatry

·     Attends weekly morning court team meetings, followed by court sessions, to share progress updates and/or current treatment barriers of caseload

·     Transports new referrals from custody to treatment, and to scheduled community appointments

·      Facilitates evening group sessions and maintains a caseload of participants, meeting with individuals according to participant’s phase in the program

·     Develops a case management plan with participants, according to DMC standards and timeframes

·     Maintains progress notes in a timely and detailed fashion, according to DMC standards and timeframes

·      Participates in case conferencing, regular communication, and treatment planning with treatment partners regularly

·     Connects participants to resources within the community that support their individual treatment process

·     Participates in Second Chance staff meetings, trainings and other duties assigned

Education: Bachelor's degree in social or human services or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.

Qualifications:

Required- Two or more years of case management or drug and alcohol treatment-related experience. Must have a current AOD certification or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire date.
Preferred- Experience working with adult criminal justice system.  Bilingual in English and Spanish

Requirements:

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

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications. Employer paid healthcare coverage for employee.

Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with “Reentry Court Case Manager” in the subject line to jobs@secondchanceprogram.org