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Re-Entry Specialist

Description:

Come join a collaborative team as The Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center’s (FGIRJC) Restorative Reentry Specialist. The RRS is responsible for the management of the Circle of Support and Accountability Program (COSA) and is a vital member of the Transitional Housing Team. The RRS works with community volunteers and other reentry team staff to support high-risk, high-need offenders who have been released from prison to successfully re-enter the community through a restorative team approach. Part of this position requires the RRS to assist in the facilitation, creation and delivery of restorative Circles processes. This job requires a flexible schedule with some evening hours. This is a full-time salaried position starting at $45,000-$48,000/yr. dependent on experience and comes with a generous benefits package, growth opportunities, generous paid time off, and opportunities for ongoing training and professional development. FGIRJC offers a supportive, collaborative and inclusive work environment. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references by January 31st, 2024 to Courtney Whittemore, Director of Reentry Services at Courtney@fgirjc.org

For a complete job description please visit www.fgirjc.org and click on Get Involved- Employment, or http://www/stalbansvt.com and click on Employment Opportunities.

Essential Functions:

●   Implement the COSA Program

  • Monitor and manage all referrals to the COSA program, including monthly meetings with St Albans Probation and Parole to assess referral list.

  • Meet with prospective COSA participants in different correctional facilities throughout the state and explain program expectations, benefits and conduct initial screening.

  • Collaborate with community partners to raise awareness and knowledge of the COSA program.

  • Recruit, manage, train and maintain COSA volunteers, to include provide ongoing support and training.

  • Communicate regularly with the supervising Probation Officers of the COSA and TH participants.

  • Develop and engage in prosocial activities with clients while providing ongoing support

  • Maintain records of COSA services and collect data in a timely fashion.

 

Reentry Services

  • Screen and conduct all interviews for perspective residents of the Transitional Housing program.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Department Corrections and community partners to organize release plans and logistics.

  • Work shifts at the Transitional Housing program to ensure connection to community-based services and accessibility to resources

  • Assist with the management and entry of data into the Offender Management System.

Circle Process:

  • The RSS with collaborate with FGIRJC’s Restorative Case manager to help design Circle processes that address harm caused within the community in an effort to resolve conflict.

  • Co-facilitate the delivery of this structured process that creates a safe space for open and restorative dialogue.

  • Attend and participate in state wide circle trainings and continuing educational opportunities

  • Educate participants and the community surrounding the purpose and intention behind circle processes

  • Maintain records and data surrounding the delivery/completion of the above mentioned process

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, human services, and/or relevant work experience in the social services field

  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, Probation and Parole, Court system and/or experience with current or formerly incarcerated individuals with significant barriers is preferred but not a requirement.

  • Demonstrated interest or knowledge of Restorative Justice principles and practices.

  • Ability to pass Department of Corrections background check

  • Well-developed sense of professional and personal boundaries

  • Strong group facilitation skills.

  • Strong time management, data, record keeping and computer skills.

  • Excellent follow through with attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Patience, reliability, sense of humor, tact, respect for diversity.

  • Remains calm in the presence of strong emotions from others while creating an atmosphere for problem solving.

Pretrial Services & Tamarack Coordinator

Description:

Come join a collaborative team as FGIRJC’s Pretrial Service & Tamarack Coordinator! This position will offer risk assessments and needs screenings at all pretrial points in the justice system, monitor and support those who are referred by the Court and provide intervention and support to those referred by the State's Attorney. Coordinators work primarily with people who are cited, charged, or arrested for whom the underlying cause of the criminal behavior is believed to be substance use or mental health related. The Pretrial Service & Tamarack Coordinator will rapidly connect individuals to treatment providers and other community-based services as well as support clients as they fulfill their obligations. This is a full-time salaried position starting at $44k-48k depending on experience, comes with a generous benefits package, paid time off, growth opportunities, and opportunities for ongoing training and professional development. FGIRJC is a department of the City of St. Albans. We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide needs screenings to all who are eligible as required by the program, including in facility.

  • Verify assessment information.

  • Obtain signed releases to communicate with treatment and other community-based providers.

  • Provide risk screenings and needs assessments to the Prosecutor, the Defense and to the Court.

  • Work with participants referred by the Prosecutor.

    • Prioritize participants' substance use and mental health needs

    • Connect participants to supportive services

    • Coordinate participants' care for at least 90-days

    • Communicate with the Prosecutor

    • Report participant compliance to the Prosecutor every 30 days at a minimum

    • Communicate with treatment and service providers to deliver rapid and seamless supportive case management to participants.

    • Receive and schedule referrals.

    • Conduct intake interviews with clients.

    • Screen for services needed to support positive outcomes

  • Work with participants referred by the Court.

    • Prioritize participants' substance use and mental health needs;

    • Connect participants to supportive services;

    • Coordinate participants' care as ordered by the Court;

    • Communicate with the Prosecutor, the Defense and the Court as defined by Pretrial Services and Tamarack

    • Conduct intake interviews with clients.

    • Screen for services needed to support positive outcomes.

  • Communicate with service providers in order to deliver rapid and seamless supportive case management to participants.

  • Collect, enter, and share data as required

  • Work collaboratively with team members and agency partners

  • Protect participant confidentiality

  • Attend trainings as requested

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Human Services, case management, Criminal Justice, or related experience

  • Understanding and knowledge in the areas of substance use, domestic violence, poverty, crime, and other challenges

  • Knowledge of community resources and the ability to make appropriate referrals

  • Patience, reliability, good judgment, respect for diversity, and excellent communication skills

  • Remains calm in the presence of strong emotions from others while creating an atmosphere for problem solving.

  • Strong time management, record keeping and computer skills

  • Well-developed sense of professional and personal boundaries

  • A self-starter who is highly skilled at organizing work, keeping track of details, and following through all work to completion.

The Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer

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