Careers

Interested in a rewarding career that will make a positive difference?

On behalf of Youth Services, we would like to thank you for your interest in pursuing career opportunities with our community nonprofit. Youth Services provides exemplary service utilizing a team passionate about improving the quality of life throughout Windham County.

Youth Services is proud to offer a generous benefits package that, when coupled with competitive salaries, allows us to attract and retain the best staff you may ever work with. If you would like to be part of a talented and caring team dedicated to providing outstanding services, please consider a career at Youth Services.

There are also many ways to volunteer your time and talents at Youth Services, which has enjoyed a long tradition of tremendous community support.  Each year nearly 300 volunteers play an invaluable role in supporting the agency’s delivery of services in a variety of ways. Youth Services has a long tradition of offering internships to graduate students as well as work study jobs. Thank you for your interest in Youth Services!

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Pre-Trial Services Coordinator Position

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 renee.madore@youthservicesinc.org; application questions or inquiries may be directed to the Director of Restorative Justice Programs, rosie.nevinsalderfer@youthservicesinc.org.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning Tuesday November 26, 2017

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-wide 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.