Posted on October 17, 2012
Community Re-entry Coordinator
Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin
Community Partnership For Families of San Joaquin - Community Re-entry Coordinator
Report to: Site Directors
Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., flexible hours depend on client needs, may require some evening and/or weekend work.
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DESCRIPTION: The Community Re-entry Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for coordinating programming, services and supports for ex-offenders during transition or after release from custody in the assigned geographic service area, with the goal of promoting successful community re-entry and decreasing the likelihood of recidivism.
- Initiate contact, establish rapport, and communicate effectively with ex-offenders referred to community case management by the correctional system.
- Develop a Community Re-entry Plan by working in collaboration with the ex-offender, family and partner organizations.
- The Re-entry Plan includes supporting the existing efforts of the correctional system by following up on referrals already made, as well as engaging the client in other community and family-oriented activities.
- Develop a team of informal service providers (neighbors, church leadership, and others) and formal providers to support ex-offenders in developing and implementing their Community Re-entry Plan.
- Work with the Activities Coordinator/Parent leader to organize new community supports and activities to promote positive peer relations, pro-social behavior and protective factors.
- Engage ex-offenders in these activities (at Family Resource Centers or other venues).
- Work with informal service providers (neighbors, church leadership, and others) to ensure the ex-offender/family have appropriate support.
- Scheduling/reminders to encourage client to follow through on appointments and referred activities/services.
- Conduct home visits and/or meet with participants at diverse and remote sites, including residential recovery environments and neighborhoods where crime and other risk factors tend to be high.
- Maintain accurate case files as directed in a timely manner and according to professional standards and funder’s timeline.
- Manage and direct Mentors who will also be working with ex-offenders.
- Participate in data collection and other evaluation processes and procedures as necessary.
- Participates in service integration related training, including cross-training.
- Other duties necessary to ensuring the successful integration of services and family strengthening efforts.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITY:
- Thorough understanding of challenges and barriers faced by ex-offenders struggling to succeed in the community after release (psychological, logistical, financial, legal, stigmatization, family-related, peer-related, etc.)
- Ability to work with ex-offenders and families from multiple ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to “be there” for ex-offenders: Carrying out all work and attending appointments as scheduled—and demonstrating reliability and responsibility through one’s own actions.
- Ability to conduct home visits and/or meet with participants at diverse and remote sites (includes recovery environments and neighborhoods with crime/drugs/violence).
- Ability to scan the area and avoid potential dangers when entering risky environments.
- Ability to learn the neighborhood-based Family Resource Center (FRC) approach to providing social connections, positive peer associations, and community supports.
- Ability to learn and incorporate the principles of family support and protective factors.
- Knowledge of community resources within local area.
- Involvement with grassroots organizations, resident organizations, and neighborhood groups.
- Ability to work with probation officers and personnel from other service providers, including developing case plans involving multiple organizations.
- Ability to manage and direct mentors who will also be working with ex-offender clients
- Strong personal organization and time management skills; Working under pressure.
- Ability to see possibilities and strengths, not obstacles or deficits.
- Ability to facilitate multi-dimensional team meetings.
- Ability to work cooperatively with the system “as is”, maintaining positive partner and system relations—while at the same time advocating for change in a collaborative, constructive and positive manner.
- Basic proficiency (or the ability to learn) basic word processing (e.g. MS Word).
Bachelors Degree in criminal justice, social work or related area and minimum of three years working in a community based or non profit organization; OR 5+ years of experience working with ex-offenders or related populations (e.g. gang-affiliated) on objectives related to re-integration into productive community life.
The Partnership invites applicants with non-traditional career development tracks.
- Must be authorized to work in United States.
- Must provide own transportation and have a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance.
- Pass a background check.
- Sit for extended periods of time.
- Stand and walk for a long period of time, bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift and/or carry at least 30 pounds to waist height.
- Enter data into a computer terminal/typewriter, operate standard office equipment, and use a telephone
- See and read a computer screen and printed matter with or without vision aids
- Hear and understand speed at normal levels and on the telephone.
- Employees in this position will be required to work indoors in a standard office environment, and come in to direct contact with CPF’s staff, other agencies and the public.
- Employees in this position will also be required to outreach to target neighborhoods and schools, and work outside of the office atmosphere.
Bilingual In one of the following languages: Spanish. Pashto. Urdu. Hmong. Vietnamese. Cambodian, or Laotian
CPF offers a competitive salary, retirement, leave and medical benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For the ideal candidate, we will consider flexible hours, some telecommuting and/or a part-time commitment.
CPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit all inquires, cover letters, and resumes to Qin Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is 9:00am on October 26, 2012.