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Workforce Development Coordinator, Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen's Affairs (MORCA)

 

Reentry Case Manager 

Excepted Service,  Grade 6 - salary = $78,490.35

Open: October 27, 2020

Close: November 9, 2020

 

DOMICILE REQUIREMENT

There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

 

The Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (MORCA) provides useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community.  MORCA's mission is to provide zealous advocacy, high-quality services and products, up-to-date, useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community.   To learn more about MORCA, please visit here: https://orca.dc.gov/

 

Workforce Development Coordinator   facilitates the connection to, and monitors constituents’ progress with and linkages to District Workforce Development programs. Conducts community and business engagement to identify new opportunities for engaging returning citizens in meaningful employment. Manage and work with staff to  address critical workforce needs and advise the Director on program implementation.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide connection to District services and resources which address critical needs for MORCA constituents and provide monthly follow-up.
  • Working with the MORCA case management program, contribute to the  the comprehensive reentry assessment (risk and needs) to MORCA constituents as a part of the intake process related to workforce development.
  • Establish linkages with District organizations to develop workforce opportunities for returning citizens.
  • Create and monitor the progress on an individualized reentry roadmap plan for MORCA constituents into workforce programs, including innovative opportunities leading to apprenticeships, professional licensure or paralegal capabilities.
  • Refer participants to partner agencies to provide direct service delivery. 
  • Provide the Director  with a monthly update regarding the process of clients on the assigned case load of Workforce staff.
  • Build and maintain professional working relationships with other team members, community partners, agency partners and employers.
  • Attend scheduled meetings deemed necessary by the Director or the Director of Operations to include community meetings and in-services.
  • Follow all requirements and guidelines of program funder under guidance of supervisors
  • Collect and input data into program evaluation database(s) for ongoing supervisory and funder review
  • Other duties as assigned and needed for program support.

 

Minimum requirements (candidates not meeting this threshold will not proceed)

  • Preferred  Bachelor's Degree organizational management, workforce development or social work or related field. 
  • Must have documented experience leading workforce development,  service linkage or related programs, including managing a case load of clients for at least one (1) year.
  • Must have documented experience working within the returning citizens population.
  • Minimum two (3) years relevant experience in case management, mentoring, and support to at- risk population. Experience in working with at-risk populations returning from incarceration preferred
  • Ability to establish working relationships with co-workers and function as part of a cohesive team
  • Ability to develop cross-agency partnerships with service providers, educators, business and industry partners, and government agencies.
  • Ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision both orally and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Effective organizational planning and project management skill
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with clients, personnel, and community partners from diverse cultures or backgrounds in
  • Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to clients, staff, or stakeholders.

 

The Bowser Administration seeks qualified candidates for this position.  If interested in consideration, please complete the attached questions and attach a resume and cover letter.  The MOTA team will contact only those candidates deemed most qualified.    No calls please.

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