Job Developer - Kern Day Reporting Center


Job Developer - Position #341


Kern Day Reporting Center


1100 Union Avenue #100, Bakersfield, CA 93307


Olivia Gutierrez, Program Director


(661) 861-6111


Class 90 ($13.91 - $18.31/hour)


Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


Until Filled



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Job Developer reports to the Program Director and takes direction from the Casework Supervisor.  The Job Developer is responsible in assisting clients in making vocational decisions and develops job opportunities for them. 


  1.  Assess parolee to determine training and Career Technical Education (CTE) needs.

  2.  Assist in formulating plans to achieve occupational goals and refer parolees to appropriate employers, training and educational facilities or other community agencies and organizations.

  3.  Refer to the Casework Supervisor issues that are not resolved at the Job Developer's level.

  4.  Serve as a member of the casework team.

  5.  Encourage and motivate the parolees to participate in the job development program.

  6.  Conduct an initial employment related interview of each parolee admitted to the program to assess and determine the parolee's employment, training and vocational needs.

  7.  Assist parolee with assembling documents as necessary to legally work within California (e.g. California ID, Social Security Card, etc.).

  8.  Notify the parolee, Caseworker and Parole Agent of the parolee's training needs as determined by the interview.

  9.  Attend the case conferences and review with the parolee and staff the parolee's progress in the area of employability.

  10.  Make in-person and telephone contacts with employers in assisting parolees with job search.

  11.  Conduct job search, and retention workshops.

  12.  Assist clients in college enrollment or CTE training.

  13.  Conduct workshops on interviewing techniques. Mentor clients in disclosing appropriate information regarding past convictions and/or parole status to employers.

  14.  Conduct training in preparing employment applications.

  15.  Conduct training in resume writing, personal grooming, eye contact and body language; developing good work habits; establishing short- and long-term goals.

  16.  Identify the benefits of completing the criminal record expungement process.

  17.  Provide information or a referral on how to expunge a criminal record, and obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

  18.  Become familiar with and visit local job agencies (i.e., employment development agencies, private employment agencies, and city, county and state employment agencies).

  19.  Refer parolees to jobs.

  20.  Establish a procedure to monitor the job search effort.

  21.  Apprise the casework team of problems associated with a particular parolee's job search effort or job retention.

  22.  Apprise the Casework Supervisor, Caseworkers, and Parole Agent of the parolee's progress and his/her prognosis for success with job search.

  23.  Will drive on Agency business.

  24.  Will think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies. 

  25.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

  26.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided

  27.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  1.  The Job Developer shall possess a BA or BS degree from a granting institution accredited by the WASC or equivalent and a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Job Developer or similar position; or shall possess a high school diploma, or its equivalent, and a minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Job Developer or similar position.

  2.  Minimum of one (1) year program experience in job development and job search/retention workshops.

  3.  Ability to work with and develop jobs for ex-offenders.

  4.  CPR and First Aid Certification. 

  5.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  6.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

  7.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  8.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

  9.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.