I help formerly incarcerated individuals receive the career counseling they need to reenter society.
Day to Day
I provide career counseling and job seeker services to formerly incarcerated individuals. My duties include identifying individual's values, develop possible career paths, referrals to supportive services, employer services, career coaching, job search and classroom instruction, and regular follow-up in executing client's individual employment plan. I facilitate customer access to supportive services, social services, training, education, and employment services, as well as job search mechanics.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Emotional intelligence and emotional literacy is one of the most important keys in life. Learn how to express yourself in healthy and productive ways. Know how to write a good resume and have good interview skills. People skills and knowing how to asses someone's values, talents, and interests is really important.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Advocate for the cause(s) you care about. Get involved and familiarize yourself with the details of the area(s) you want to help out in. Take classes at a community college or trade school and get certified in different areas. Connect with people and challenge yourself to get out into the world. When working with formerly incarcerated individuals, it is all about helping to strip away the stigma and giving them the resources to succeed.