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Jessica Claire
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Objective
To obtain a position in Human Services/Workforce Development where I can put to use my diversified abilities and use my skills to contribute in building up the workplace and community by helping to develop programs to meet the organization's educational, vocational and transitional goals.
Skills
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Accomplishments
Eighteen years of experience to include community service specializing in working with incarcerated juveniles and adults, as well as, organizing various community events and fund-raisers.Organized an international basketball team through contacts made with British personnel to design and conduct a goodwill tour.  Was a presenter at various conferences and training workshops on workforce development that included The Department of Correctional Education, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Virginia Cares, Norfolk Social Services and the Virginia Association for Adults and Continuing Education Licensed Technical Professional for the Commonwealth of Virginia (effective 7/1/16 to 6/30/21) to teach and hold positions in Virginia Schools for Family and Human Services.  Nominated by Virginia Department of Correction Education for Employee of the Year in 2005 and was selected as one of four finalists. Completed training for the National Institute of Corrections for the Offenders Workforce Development Specialist Training which entails 112 classroom hours and 68 hours of practicum for a total of 180 hours and certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF Certified from 12/30/08 to 12/31/18). Member of a statewide training team of professionals that provided 180 hours of practicum to individuals wanting to become an Offender Workforce Development Specialist and GCDF certified by the National Institute of Corrections at Virginia State University.Selected as one of seven Outstanding Employees of the year in June 2009 from the Department of Correctional Education and was honored as one of the 2011 Heritage Award Recipients from the Richmond City Council.Completed 40 hour of training for Basic Skills for New Supervisors 10/3/14Completed training for the National Institute of Corrections for the Offender Employment Retention Specialist Training which entails 40 classroom hours for Employment Retention and Motivational Interviewing 8/23/15 to 8/28/15.Selected and honored as 2015 Employee of the Year for the Virginia Department of CorrectionsSelected LEAD Middle Management Training and completed 80 classroom hours of training from the American Corrections Association 11/2015 Certified from the Commission on Correctional and the American Correctional Association as a Certified Correctional Manager 12/1/15 to 12/1/18
Experience
DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST SR, 04/2014 to Present
Bickford Senior Living Saginaw, MI,
  • Eighteen years of experience to include community service specializing in working with incarcerated juveniles and adults, as well as, organizing various community events and fund-raisers.
  • Organized an international basketball team through contacts made with British personnel to design and conduct a goodwill tour.
  • Was a presenter at various conferences and training workshops on workforce development that included The Department of Correctional Education, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Virginia Cares, Norfolk Social Services and the Virginia Association for Adults and Continuing Education.
  • Licensed Technical Professional for the Commonwealth of Virginia (effective 7/1/16 to 6/30/21) to teach and hold positions in Virginia Schools for Family and Human Services.
  • Nominated by Virginia Department of Correction Education for Employee of the Year in 2005 and was selected as one of four finalists.
  • Completed training for the National Institute of Corrections for the Offenders Workforce Development Specialist Training which entails 112 classroom hours and 68 hours of practicum for a total of 180 hours and certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF Certified from 12/30/08 to 12/31/18).
  • Member of a statewide training team of professionals that provided 180 hours of practicum to individuals wanting to become an Offender Workforce Development Specialist and GCDF certified by the National Institute of Corrections at Virginia State University.
  • Selected as one of seven Outstanding Employees of the year in June 2009 from the Department of Correctional Education and was honored as one of the 2011 Heritage Award Recipients from the Richmond City Council.
  • Completed 40 hour of training for Basic Skills for New Supervisors 10/3/14.
  • Completed training for the National Institute of Corrections for the Offender Employment Retention Specialist Training which entails 40 classroom hours for Employment Retention and Motivational Interviewing 8/23/15 to 8/28/15.
  • Selected and honored as 2015 Employee of the Year for the Virginia Department of Corrections.
  • Selected LEAD Middle Management Training and completed 80 classroom hours of training from the American Corrections Association 11/2015.
  • Certified from the Commission on Correctional and the American Correctional Association as a Certified Correctional Manager 12/1/15 to 12/1/18 Supervises seven Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) positions at Correctional Institutions, Correctional Units and Work Centers in the Eastern Region.
  • Coordinates all Offender Workforce Development Programs and Services in the region.
  • Performs strategic planning, coordinates growth and development of all offender employability initiatives.
  • Resume MARION R.
  • CURRY Page 2 Collaborates with Wardens, and other management to integrate OWDS programs and services within Cognitive Communities with overall institutional re-entry planning.
  • Ensures all OWDSs in region receive training on emerging workforce development trends and tools.
  • Provides guidance to staff on Re-entry Employment and Resource Fairs held at institutions.
  • Monitors, updates and ensures relevancy of resources for Re-entry Employment and Resource Center.
  • Serves as an agency liaison with community workforce development agencies and organizations in the region.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of all OWDS program data automatic data system CORIS.
REGIONAL OFFENDER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, 01/2007 to 01/2014
Virginia Department Of Corrections , STATE,
  • Analyzes future and current workforce trends for implementation of programs and program adjustments to meet the needs of employers which are based upon state and federal labor market projections.
  • Implements training programs, workshops and events to better prepare inmates for various career fields.
  • Conducts classroom orientation and assessments of inmates for programs, Fast Track and Productive Citizenship classes, Ready to Work classes, job and career field searches, and vocational / transferable skills identification.
  • Evaluates and identifies training programs that need to be up to date for current trends on information technology, information on available resources and skill demands of employers'.
  • Interviews inmates and prepares transitions plans to provide guidance by establishing clear cut goals to finding a job, identifying barriers and finding resources.
  • Interviews inmates to determine services both in post-secondary education, continuing adult education and vocational/trade training based on the inmate's aptitude, attitude and interest upon release.
  • Provides additional services such as career planning, job placement and direct educational / vocational counseling.
  • Maintains automated transition data retrieval system.
  • Conducts career fairs, resource fairs, mock interviews and other events for inmates and administers Career Readiness Certification assessments on "Reading for Information", "Locating Information" and "Applied Mathematics" to determine specific work skills needed in today's workforce by employers.
  • Counsel inmates on needs compared to wants for a successful transition back into society using visual aids and role-playing, along with establishing a budget by using a realistic approach to illustrate how to restart your life and succeed and making better decisions and choices in life.
  • Contact and network with community, state, federal, faith based and private agencies to provide services.
  • Implements assessment programs to determine interest, abilities and skills to determine inmate's academic strengths and weaknesses and other assessments to determine types of services needed for vocational trades for guidance and direction.
TRANISITION SPECIALIST, 01/2003 to 01/2007
Department Of Corrections Education City, STATE,
  • Conducted weekly orientation for newly assigned youth, as well as, planed and coordinated career fairs.
  • Provided career planning, job placement and direct educational and vocational counseling.
  • Maintained an automated transition data retrieval system.
  • Advised teachers, parents, and administrators on juveniles' Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Counseled and trained youth on career/job search using visual aids, role-playing, establishing a budget and decision making.
  • Contacted and networked with community, state, federal, faith based and private agencies to provide services to inmates.
  • Resume MARION R.
  • CURRY Page 3 Administered the Woodcock Johnson test to determine an inmate's academic strength and weakness; and documented improvements the inmate had made.
  • Conducted assessments to determine types of services needed for vocational trades and career guidance by identifying youth's interest, abilities and skills.
CORRECTIONAL CENTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR, 01/1999 to 01/2003
Department Of Juvenile Justice City, STATE,
  • Evaluated and monitored staff's daily performance to ensure that policies and procedures are implemented.
  • Ensured performance expectations and evaluations were set and reviewed with each employee supervised.
  • Prepared quarterly performance and progress reports; and met with each employee to discuss their career development.
  • Provided treatment program supervision and guidance and directions for Wards and staff including the records department, security and drill instructors.
  • Developed, revised and reviewed polices and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Ensured that offender reports and documentation of programs and casework services are completed and submitted to the Department of Juvenile Justice, Courts, Parole and Probation.
  • Requisitioned and maintained accountability of all supplies, equipment and materials.
  • Conducted weekly inspections of institution to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Developed internal programs for wards' rehabilitation, which is coordinated through treatment programs.
  • Ensured that Institutional Operating Procedures are written, reviewed and revised annually.
  • Ensured that all staff is up to date and followed all applicable guidelines, standards, policies and procedures established by the Department of Juvenile Justice, the General Assembly and the State of Virginia.
, 01/1998 to 01/1999
Haynesville Correctional Center City, STATE,
  • Completed classification of documents by gathering and interpreting information on individual inmates for hearings; referring inmates to review boards for good conduct allowance credit, earn sentence credit, job assignments, custody reviews and program assignments.
  • Conducted monthly individual sessions with inmates and developed treatment objectives for each inmate.
  • Facilitated group counseling sessions and served as the liaison for inmate organizations and evaluated the progress of some 48 inmates in the Special Housing Unit.
  • Liaison with various agencies to determine programs offered for offenders.
  • Represented the institution at community activities, wrote institutional operating procedures, served as a member and liaison on the Institutional Classification Committee for the Special Housing Unit.
  • Worked with and assisted the Warden and the Assistant Wardens to determine inmate status for segregation, transfers, releases, segregation reviews, recommendations for overrides and recommendations for Parole Review Boards.
JUVELINE CORRECTIONS OFFICER, 01/1998 to 01/1999
Department Of Juvenile Justice City, STATE,
  • Observed and supervised juveniles for security and safety by using sight and direct supervision for issuing and receiving of equipment.
  • Ensured all objectives were carried out by the departments' policies and procedures based upon each juvenile treatment program and documenting the behavior of juvenile offenders.
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  • CURRY Page 4 Mentored and provided assistance for juveniles with life skills such as anger control, conflict resolution, problem solving, CPR and First Aid, crisis intervention and personal hygiene.
Education and Training
Masters of Education: , Expected in 2010
to
Strayer University - Richmond, VA.
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 1981
to
Salem State University - Winston-Salem, NC.
GPA:
Psychology LEAD Middle Management Training 80 hours 11/20/2015 *Offender Employment Retention Training 40 hours
Offender Workforce Development Training 180 hours 10/2007 *Instructor Development Course, Department of the Army, Fort Lee, VA.: , Expected in 8/28/2015
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- ,
GPA:
*Instructor Training Course: Supply, Expected in 1995
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U.S. Army Quartermaster NCO Academy - Fort Lee, VA.
GPA:
Supply
Primary Leadership Development Course: , Expected in 1988
to
Commissioned Officer Academy - Fort Dix, NJ.
GPA:
Prescribe Load List Course, Department of the Army, Camp Casey, Korea.
Medical Supply Specialist Course, Academy of Health and Science: , Expected in 1983
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- Houston, TX.
GPA:
Work History
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Virginia Department of Corrections ,
Interests
Lead Coordinator for Petersburg Project Diamond Program in 2007 *Capital Area Workforce Investment Board Youth Council Member *Volunteer Speaker/Mentor for the Hopewell Boys and Girls Club *Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center Scholarship Committee Member *Volunteer Youth and Adult Basketball Coach *Assisted youth mentoring school program to acquire thirteen computers for project S.C.O.R.C.E. *Youth Coordinator and Sunday school Teacher for Blessed Hope Community Church *Organized Black History Week fund-raiser to provide scholarships for youth *Arranged Dutch fund-raiser to raise money for juvenile sporting equipment and uniforms
Skills
academic, approach, Army, agency, Basic, budget, conferences, conflict resolution, Council, counseling, CPR, credit, Criminal Justice, crisis intervention, decision making, direction, documentation, Fast, First Aid, information technology, Instructor, Leadership Development, Management Training, market, materials, Mathematics, Monitors, network, organizing, personnel, policies, Prescribe, presenter, problem solving, progress, Reading, receiving, rehabilitation, safety, Social Services, strategic planning, supervision, training programs, treatment programs, workshops, written
Additional Information
  • RELATED VOLUNTEER WORK & AFFILIATIONS *Lead Coordinator for Petersburg Project Diamond Program in 2007 *Capital Area Workforce Investment Board Youth Council Member *Volunteer Speaker/Mentor for the Hopewell Boys and Girls Club *Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center Scholarship Committee Member *Volunteer Youth and Adult Basketball Coach *Assisted youth mentoring school program to acquire thirteen computers for project S.C.O.R.C.E. *Youth Coordinator and Sunday school Teacher for Blessed Hope Community Church *Organized Black History Week fund-raiser to provide scholarships for youth *Arranged Dutch fund-raiser to raise money for juvenile sporting equipment and uniforms

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School Attended
  • Strayer University
  • Salem State University
  • U.S. Army Quartermaster NCO Academy
  • Commissioned Officer Academy
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Degrees
  • Masters of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Offender Workforce Development Training 180 hours 10/2007 *Instructor Development Course, Department of the Army, Fort Lee, VA.
  • *Instructor Training Course
  • Primary Leadership Development Course
  • Medical Supply Specialist Course, Academy of Health and Science