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Resource Specialist

Posted: 11/12/2023

Job Vacancy Announcement
Resource Specialist
Posted: 11/13/23
Type of Work:  Reentry Social Services
Job Vacancy Application Process Period:  11/12//23 thru 12/9/23
Resource Specialist
Pay Range: $41,346-$46,580 (based on $40,000 starting salary x annual 3% COLA increases but does not include potential performance salary adjustments)
Benefits:  Benefits include 70% health insurance paid, 100% paid life insurance policy and paid vacation, sick leave, paid birthday leave plus two paid personal days and 10 paid holidays.
Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission (KCMCC)

The KCMCC mission is as a nationally recognized nonprofit, we advocate, develop strategies and operate innovative programs that bring people and public safety agencies together to power a safer, better Greater Kansas City community. Supporting the needs of Missouri Probation & Parole and other corrections agencies is consistent with our organization’s mission.

Program & Location
Second Chance Risk Reduction Center
3100 Broadway, Suite 302, KCMO 64111
Full Time-Nonexempt

November 13, 2023
Interested Applicants
Interested applicants should email the Second Chance Director at and provide a letter of interest, resume and 3 personal references to Ms. Kirksey as attachments before December 9, 2023, at 5pm.  For any questions, please contact Ms. Kirksey by email or at the Second Chance Risk Reduction Center, phone number 816-231-0450 ext. 251.

The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission is conducting a selection process to identify a qualified candidates for Resource Specialist positions at the Second Chance Reentry Program who report to the Second Chance Program Director.
The Resource Specialist will interact with Second Chance and other Crime Commission staff, program participants, volunteers, managers and correctional personnel to aid in successful reentry on the part of the participant, and the supervising agency. The Resource Specialist will connect participants with resources in the areas of employment, education, housing, emergency needs, etc. The Resource Specialist is expected to have a vast knowledge of community resources that are available to assist the justice involved program participants with their respective community reentry plans and they will have frequent interaction with corrections personnel and persons having a criminal history.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Case Management

  • Conducts regular and ongoing meetings with program participants, supervising officers, appropriate community service providers, and/or other SCP staff.
  • Provides resource information and referrals to program participants, with a particular focus on those with risk factors related to violent felony offenses, homelessness, employment needs, or other needs that require identification and coordination of community resources.
  • Makes participant referrals to both internal and external programs to reduce risks and achieve goals.
  • Maintains appropriate files, records, and statistics to facilitate good case management and accountability.
  • Complete standardized intake/assessment, goal plans, and other data collection tools for case files and documentation of case work.
  • Maintains appropriate networks and resources to enable the referral of participants to broader community service agencies and advocate for access to these services on behalf of participants.
  • Makes appropriate, timely, and sound decisions about required interventions, and consult with
  • Maintains written and/or electronic participant records compliant with legislation and program standards.
  • Tracks SCP programming activities and outcomes in multiple databases
  • Collaborates with SCP staff to help program participants achieve reentry performance benchmarks.
  • Assists with the preparation of reports required.
Reentry Services
  • Facilitates periodic release readiness/life skills workshops within the correctional system.
  • Facilitates regular job readiness classes & quarterly welcome back sessions.
Other Duties
  • Reports for work, work assignments, and job-related functions on time and when scheduled.
  • Participants in job-related training sessions and seminars.
  • Assist with KCMCC fundraising events, as needed.
  • Models a high standard of professionalism to co-workers, program participants, and partners.
  • Remains in compliance with Employee Confidentiality agreement as a trusted member of the KCMCC team.
  • Follows guidelines established and set forth in KCMCC Employee Handbook.
  • Perform other duties, as required.
             1. Decision Making
             2. Collaboration Skills
             3. Results Driven
             4. Communication Proficiency
             5. Technical Capacity
             6. Teamwork Orientation
             7. Flexibility
             8. Thoroughness
             9. Public Speaking
Supervisory Responsibility
The Resource Specialist, or any title related to this position, has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some flexibility in hours may be required.

The position may require travel to and from correctional facilities, probation & parole offices, other service providers and training sites. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience
             1. Relevant experience working with pre-and post-release offender population
             2. Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively with returning citizens.         
3. Familiarity with the Kansas City resource providers.                                                     
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
5. Proficient in the use of computers and general programming software.
6. Public speaking experience and skills.
7. Excellent organization skills.
8. Excellent interpersonal communications skills including an ability to get along with people of          
                 diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Education and Experience
             1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
             2. Offender Workforce Development Specialist certification
            3. Experience in working with justice involved population
             4. Case Management experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Individual must follow all funder requirements and KCMCC employment guidelines.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance 
Individual must be able to pass correctional facility screenings and/or fingerprint clearance.

Other Duties
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 may change at any time with or without notice. 

The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Tracy Kirksey
3100 Broadway, Suite 302 Kansas City Missouri 64111
Phone - (816) 231-0450 ext. 251 or (816) 960-6800
Email -

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999