Details: $16 per hour
32 Walnut ST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning Thursday, July 12th, 2018
- 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
· 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.
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