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BronxConnect Re-entry Mentor

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Job Description

The Reentry Mentor will provide mentoring and case management services to formerly incarcerated individuals returning and transitioning into community life.  Utilizing case management and individualized client plans Reentry Mentors will assistant participants with navigating community resources toward securing training, housing, and employment opportunities. Mentors will also assist participants with developing positive behaviors by addressing their emotional, social, and professional development, while supporting participants in their goal of becoming employment-ready and attaining successful sustainability. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with Transition Coordinator to track client progress and needs as they approach release from jail
  • Provide case management and mentorship for 20 to 30 clients at any given time
  • Form key part of client’s support system, and guide them in developing strong decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Work with clients with substance dependence issues to address drugs/alcohol patterns that prevent progress towards stability and employment success 
  • Develop and coordinate a tailored service plan for each client
  • Make referrals to community partners to ensure client is fully supported and liaise with referral organizations to monitor and support client progress 
  • Follow up with referral agencies to ensure client’s social service, health and mental health needs are being met 
  • Monitor and draft notes on activities and client progress, including internships and employment opportunities
  • Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help clients develop positive thinking patterns and behaviors
  •  Facilitate tech-based job readiness curriculum that includes soft skills training, along with training in Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office
  • Help clients develop resumes, cover letters, and attain proper work documents
  • Participate in regularly scheduled on-going trainings and supervision
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships, including relationships with community-based agencies, other service providers, and community resources
  • Promote and advance the work of BronxConnect through professional contacts
  • Monitor attainment of programmatic outcomes
  • Write daily, weekly, and monthly notes, as necessary, and submit to Records Administrator, Clinical Supervisor, and Workforce Director
  • Complete various trainings and ongoing professional development opportunities 
  • Attend team meetings and case conferences
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma 
  • Two years of college or higher in Human Services or Criminal Justice is a plus
  • Ideal candidate should have two years’ experience working with low-income or system-impacted populations 
  • Experience administering similar programming for clients, including leading small group activities
  • Applicants who are formerly incarcerated or survivors of violence are encouraged to apply
  • Excellent observational, listening, assessment, problem-solving, and communication skills; ability to work as a member of a team
  • Comfortable working in a South Bronx/Harlem community-based setting
  • Excellent spoken and written presentation skills
  • Diligence and ability to maintain written documentation
  • Experience collaborating with Latino & African American individuals or families
  •  Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Applicants from the South Bronx, or similar urban areas, are encouraged to apply
  • Must possess a passion for justice, and a commitment to lasting change
  • Experience in program development preferred
  • CASAC certification a plus
  • Must be computer literate

Job Description

The Reentry Mentor will provide mentoring and case management services to formerly incarcerated individuals returning and transitioning into community life.  Utilizing case management and individualized client…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, 403 (b) plan

Medical, dental, vision, 403 (b) plan

Location

On-site
The Bronx, NY, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Debra Mack-Glasgow, Program Director

-No resumes will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter.

COVER LETTER MUST INCLUDE DESIRED SALARY.

Please write a one to two paragraph description of your previous experience.

Send emails to debramg@bronxconnect.org. No faxes please.

To familiarize yourself with our agency, please check out our website at: BronxConnect.org

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Debra Mack-Glasgow, Program Director

-No resumes will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter…

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