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Corrections Education Navigator

Company: Peninsula College
Location: port angeles
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

The Navigator, located at Clallam Bay Corrections Center is responsible for creating pathways for incarcerated students in vocational programs, Adult Basic Education and Associate of Applied Sciencedegree programs as well as supporting those who are seeking employment/education services upon release into the community. The Navigator will assist correctional education program incarcerated students in identifying a clear educational pathway and support the student through completion of their educational credential.

The Location

The Navigator position is located at Clallam Bay Corrections Center with some travel to Olympic Corrections Center. Clallam Bay Corrections Center is a 900 bed, adult male multi custody facility located approximately 50 miles west of Port Angeles in Clallam Bay, WA and offers Basic Education for Adults, pre college English and math, four vocational programs and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration. Clallam Bay Corrections Center has been operating for approximately 35 years and offers incarcerated individuals education and work opportunities that will assist them in their transition back to society.

Essential Functions

Meet with students to discuss and identify clear pathways to desired education credential completion in and out of incarceration including completion of college application requirements, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and selective service requirements. Explain workforce and Adult Basic Education program requirements including access to employment data on specific programs. Assist students with appropriate course selection and the development of individualized educational plans. Complete transcript requests, program referrals and coordinate with Department of Corrections and college staff to enroll students in appropriate programs. Serve as academic/employment advisor to incarcerated individuals. Provide training and information to classification staff as needed. Advise new/prospective students of requirements for academic transfer and professional/technical programs and/or degrees. Provide community program information to students. Coordinate and promote special events, i.e.; orientations, workshops, etc. Attend facility orientation. Serve as liaison with student and college navigators providing assistance with transition from prison to college/employment. Network with other community college navigators and connect students with community and on-campus resources. Track and monitor student contacts and progress. Document navigation services in Offender Management Network Information (OMNI). Perform other duties and special projects as required.

Duties of the position require knowledge, skills and abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating professionalism, tact, diplomacy, discretion and integrity with diverse internal and external constituencies. Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect. Extract, organize and analyze data; prepare reports using information processing technology and software. Set and adapt to changing priorities, solve problems, handle interruptions, meet deadlines, exercise independent judgment, analyze systems, data and situations and recommend changes. Design and produce professional documents demonstrating excellent grammar and ability to interpret report data. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential. Includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers. Ability to successfully collaborate with faculty, staff, community members and students as part of an effective student development team. Evidence of strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative. Evidence of working positively and effectively with a diverse population. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and data base systems.

Required education or certificates

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Required physical abilities

Work is typically performed in an office setting in a correctional environment and requires the ability to sit or stand and perform computer data entry for extended periods of time; must be able to operate a computer and a variety of office equipment.

Required work schedule and work environment

Must be willing to work in a corrections center environment where the potential for violence is a working condition and work in offices without exterior windows. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; must be able to work flexible hours and have the ability to travel for training to alternate work sites.

Employment Terms

Annual full time, exempt position. Starting salary: $45,000 50,000DOE. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $976.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development. Peninsula College is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgivenessprogram. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply. Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Peninsula College Employee Tuition Program. In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicants suitability and competence to perform in the position.National Crime Information Center (NCIC)background clearance required.

Application Procedure

A complete application file will include:

a college employment application, a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position, a current resume, unofficial transcript, and three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references email addresses and telephone numbers.

Application materials may be uploaded electronically, by mail, or email to:

Human Resources

Peninsula College

1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: (360) 417-6298

Email: pchr@pencol.edu

Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.

Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212

Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Peninsula College, Everett , Corrections Education Navigator, Other , port angeles, Washington

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