WPA empowers women to redefine their lives in the face of injustice and incarceration. Together, we forge pathways towards freedom, safety, and independence. This position will be a part of the Transitional Services department, reporting to the Program Director of Transitional Services. No job titles will report to the Community Liasion/Driver position.
We are currently recruiting for a part-time Reentry Mentor to work in our newest program, Women Thriving in Community (WTIC). The Reentry Mentor will serve to support and encourage the reentry success of women and TGNC individuals impacted by incarceration. Reentry Mentor will also partner with Transitional Case Managers to develop reentry plans and provide referrals for needed services in community; provide transportation and appointment accompaniment; and co-facilitate trauma-focused support groups.
Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic social/professional role model and support system for mentees.
• Collaborate with Transitional Case Managers to implement reentry plan and ensure immediate stabilizing supports are in place for mentees upon release from incarceration.
• Provide person-centered and trauma-responsive reentry mentorship, collaborating with mentees to achieve goals outlined in their reentry plan
• Provide transportation and reentry support (mentorship, coaching, appointment accompaniment and reminders) to women leaving Rikers Island, as well as those living in-community
• Educate mentees about WPA services and help facilitate and encourage participation in services as outlined in individual mentee reentry plans.
• Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with community partners to facilitate referrals and access to services for mentees.
• Support mentee engagement in services, including follow-up with external providers in areas including but not limited to physical & mental health, substance use treatment, parenting support, and educational programming
• Co-facilitate trauma-focused support groups and other groups as needed.
• Maintain mentorship contact frequency appropriate to mentee’s needs and consistent with WPA’s expectations of individualized, trauma-responsive reentry mentorship.
• Document all contacts and services in WPA’s electronic participant database.
• Partner with case management team to ensure all physical case files are well maintained and up-to-date.
• Provide continuous feedback to WTIC team during regular supervision and staff meetings.
• Actively participate in weekly individual supervision with Manager of Reentry Mentorship, and monthly group supervision with WTIC team (and others as applicable).
• Conduct other duties, as assigned, that are reflective of the mission of WPA and the program.
• Lived experience with the criminal legal system, with last touch point over 2 years
• Demonstrated willingness to learn and adapt new practices in order to best serve participant needs
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Genuine desire to help program participants succeed
• Demonstrate leadership potential
• Self-motivated with a positive attitude
• Strong advocacy skills
• Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
• Experience facilitating groups is a plus
• Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
WPA empowers women to redefine their lives in the face of injustice and incarceration. Together, we forge pathways towards freedom, safety, and independence. This position will be a part of the Transitional Services department, reporting to…