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New Leash on Life Hiring Job Developer

New Leash Job Developer Description 3.6.23
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New Leash on Life USA’s mission is to leverage the powerful bond between humans and dogs to restore hope, healing and well-being to transform lives. New Leash’s model teaches practical employment skills through workshops, paid internships, and second chance employer engagement.

Job Description

The Job Developer assists participants during their career goal development stage. This position works with people at risk for imprisonment, have experienced incarceration or are currently incarcerated, by giving them a chance at a meaningful life and sustainable employment.

New Leash seeks the services of a Job Developer with knowledge in human resources. Lived experience will be strongly considered. A background in both private and public sectors is a plus but not a requirement. Must have the ability to create paid internships and full time job opportunities for clients who have been justice-involved. The Job Developer will research, identify and solicit commitments from potential second chance employers.

Anyone interested can email Rob Rosa with their resume at

Work Environment and Conditions

This position will be based primarily from the organization’s office, off-site venues, event locations, and prison. This job is 40 hours per week, some evening work may be required. Must have a personal vehicle since the job requires travel between employer’s offices, program sites and job fairs.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Service Oriented: A strong desire to help other people is essential.

  • Active Listening: You must give clients your full attention whenever meeting with them.

  • Verbal Communication: Your clients will be depending on you to convey information to them, their families, and other service providers in a clear and concise manner that they can understand. Knowledge of the Spanish language is a plus.

  • Interpersonal skills: Strong social skills are essential to connect with people who have had past trauma and unstable environments to make them feel comfortable and confident in the Job Developer’s ability.

  • Must be eligible to work within a prison environment. Two background checks and fingerprinting are required.

  • Candidates with lived experience will be strongly considered.

Essential Skills and Qualities

  • One year or more of experience conducting reentry services to justice-involved individuals preferred but not required.

  • Must make appropriate decisions based on your independent judgment and experience regarding the counseling of individuals. The SSAII must treat every individual without discrimination regardless of race, color, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, origin, gender, religion or any other legally protected category.

Anyone interested can email Rob Rosa with their resume at

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