Pre-Trial Services Coordinator Position

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: $16 per hour

Published

07/10/2018

Start Date

08/13/2018

Application Deadline

08/10/2018

Address

32 Walnut ST
Brattleboro
VT
05302
United States

Description

The Restorative Justice Programs at Youth Services is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Pre-Trial Services Coordinator. The position serves adults, age 18 and older, who have charges pending in criminal court and are in need of services/support for addiction and/or mental health. The ideal candidate will be human centered, have experience in community-based work and/or street outreach, as well as experience in addiction and recovery. Integrity, a sense of humor, and commitment to social justice and restorative practices are essential.


This person must be exceedingly organized with attention to detail. Systems navigation experience is a must, with legal/criminal justice experience highly desirable. Individuals with personal experience in the justice system and/or the recovery process are encouraged to apply. This position would also be ideal for a social worker with a specific interest in case management, or an attorney/ legal professional with an interest in criminal justice alternatives.


To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to russell.bradburycarlin@youthservicesinc.org;


Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning Thursday, July 12th, 2018


Duties:

  • Provide substance abuse and mental health screenings to individuals with charges pending in criminal court
  • Provide community based case management and outreach to support engagement and community connection
  • Attend weekly arraignments at court, and periodic status conference hearings
  • Ensure that all documentation and paperwork is timely recorded and filed with the court and state’s attorney’s office
  • 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;
  • Facilitate a restorative justice response when appropriate;
  • Reach out to victims;
  • Victims are offered support and the opportunity to participate– to the extent they choose – in the restorative process, including identifying how their needs might best be met
  • Communicate with the Prosecutor regarding referrals and case outcomes
  • Communicate with treatment and service providers to deliver rapid and seamless supportive case management to participants.

·        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;

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

·        Collect, enter and share accurate data as required by Pretrial Services;

·        Work collaboratively with team members and agency partners;

·        Protect participant confidentiality

·        This position is community-based with a primary office in Brattleboro. The position serves the entire county and some travel is required

·        Attend quarterly state-wide meetings in Montpelier


Qualifications:

·        Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred in the areas of social work/human services, criminal justice, counseling, law, public health or related field

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

·        Well-developed sense of professional and personal boundaries

·        Knowledge of addiction and recovery, and trauma/ complex trauma and their effects on relationships, and access to care.

·        Demonstrated ability to contribute to a supportive, and affirming environment for all individuals.

·        Understanding of dynamics of systems, oppression, marginalization, poverty and homelessness, and ability to thrive in diverse work environment.

·        Ability to work independently, reliably, take initiative and problem solve

·        Strong attention to detail throughout all aspects of their work

·        Meticulous organizational, time management, and prioritization skills

·        Exceptional judgment, including a high level of discretion when handling confidential materials

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills

·        Ability to maintain composure and respond professionally in a crisis

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google, email, and comfortable working with computers

·        Knowledge of the criminal justice and social services systems

·        Committed to social justice, restorative justice, and equity

·        Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

·        Please be aware that individuals must pass a DOC background check for this position. Individuals with direct system experience are encouraged to apply, and employment barriers with regard to background check will be addressed on a case-by case basis.


Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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