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Date Posted: April 6, 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled         

Position Title: Reentry Program Assistant   

Starting Salary Range: $32,822.40 to $38,604.80 (Level 107)

Minimum Education: Associates Degree in  Human/Social Services, Social Science,  Education, or related field

Minimum Experience: Experience administering assessments to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. An equivalent combination of related training and experience will be considered.  Experience with civic affairs, community groups, governmental (City, State and Federal) and community agencies. Experience supporting, empowering and managing individuals. Must be willing to work with the prison population, have a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Clerical and Administrative Skills required.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of deadlines, and within budget constraints.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent public relations, community organizing, negotiation, mediation, conflict management and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of evidenced –based practices and case management techniques
  • Knowledge of effective interviewing techniques (e.g. motivational interviewing)
  • Knowledge of Milwaukee base community resources serving offenders returning from incarceration.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Demonstrate ability to inspire community participation and build coalitions.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, email, internet and spreadsheets.
  • Must have strong administrative and organizational skills including management, and grant administration and reporting.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse groups of citizens, who may have conflicting interests and opinions.
  • Conduct job readiness and risk for criminogenic needs assessments.
  • Follow the Council of State Government Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies.

Job Duties:

  • Works directly with offenders within the community corrections office in Milwaukee.
  • Works directly with offenders of all risk categories in the community to meet training/employment needs
  • Works directly with reentry coordinators, probation/parole agents and CCEP staff to coordinate enrollment of offenders into the employment and training program.
  • Manage and enter intake referrals into  Department of Corrections and Employ Milwaukee databases
  • Complete the Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) for low risk offenders
  • Responsible for enrolling offenders in the appropriate categories based on the COMPAS risk assessment and the OWRA assessment according to the Integrated Reentry Employment Strategies (IRES) model
  • Provide low-risk offenders with information on community based organizations and/or employment leads
  • Responsible for organizing and managing the resource room in the CCEP office
  • Provides calendar of activities to be provided in the resource room to Division of Community Corrections (DCC) staff
  • Responsible for sharing the Individual Employment Plan (IEP) to probation/parole agents
  • Attends program and agency related meetings and conferences.
  • Manage electronic database that captures individual participant information
  • Maintains positive relationships within network of local service providers.
  • Participate as a member of the Milwaukee Reentry Network, maintain records and related documents of the committee.
  • Other duties as assigned to the project

To Apply:


Send cover letter and resume, stating the position you are applying for, to:

Human Resources
Employ Milwaukee
2342 N. 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
Fax: (414) 270-7599

Interviews may be conducted during the posting period.

Employ Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Employ Milwaukee

2342 North 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Phone: (414) 270-1700
Fax: (414) 225-2375

Employ Milwaukee is an equal opportunity service provider.

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