Job Developer - The Kennemer Center - STOP


Job Developer - Position #1286


The Kennemer Center - STOP


1100 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307


Amy Martin, Facility Administrator


(661) 861-6111


Class 95 ($14.62 - $19.25/hour)


Part 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, if applicable.  The Job Developer is responsible in assisting clients in making vocational decisions and develops job opportunities for them. 


1.  Utilization of Completions of Choices 360 referral and CASAS Assessment for each participant.

2.  Ability to determine client placement in Core A, Core B, and intensive service tier for needed assistance.

3.  Develop and complete Individual Employment Plan for each client.

4.  Develop and submit Individual Employment Reports detailing each working STOP participant's job title, job description, scheduled shift, and hours worked.

5.  Ensure all clients have completed a resume and a copy is placed in their file.

6.  Complete case notes, treatment plans, and group notes within the Automated Reentry Management System (ARMS) or other electronic database as assigned.

7.  Assist client with obtaining necessary documents to legally gain employment in the state of California (e.g., California ID, Social Security Card, etc.).

8.  Conduct job search, and retention workshops for clients including but not limited to: interviewing techniques, appropriate disclosure of past convictions and/or parole status to potential employers, resume writing, personal grooming, eye contact and body language; developing good work habits; establishing short- and long-term goals.

9.  Assist clients in college, adult school, and/or vocational training enrollment.

10.  Prepare and update a monthly roster of those employers willing to hire participants and provide the roster to the Employment Development Liaison and or CDCR upon request.

11.  Collect and submit data monthly pertaining to all employment efforts made for STOP participants.

12.  Identify the benefits of completing the criminal record expungement process to all clients. Provide information, or a referral, on how to expunge a criminal record, and obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation.

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

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

15.  Inform prospective employers of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

16.  Notify all essential parties involved in client's case plan of the client's training needs as determined by the interview.

17.  Attend all case conferences and frequently discuss with all involved, including Parole Agent, the client's progress in the areas of training and employment potential and progress.

18.  Conduct group facilitation as assigned.

19.  Refer to the Program Director for any issues that cannot be resolved at the Job Developer's level. Utilize professional conduct as a member of the casework team.

20.  Will drive on agency business.

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

22.  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.

23.  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.

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



1.  At minimum must possess a high school diploma. An AA or BA Degree is preferred, SUD credential can be substituted.

2.  A minimum must possess two (2) years' experience as a Job Developer or similar position.

3.  Ability to work effectively with criminal justice system population.

4.  Ability to develop job opportunities for criminal justice system population

5.  Must be CPR and First Aid Certified, or attend first available trainings for certification once hired. 

6.  Must be able to facilitate groups and/or conduct counseling sessions during evening hours.

7.  Ability to manage priorities and workflow.

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

9.  Ability to work within ARMS system.

10.  Ability to write substantive and grammatically correct documentation.

11.  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. 

12.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

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

14.  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.