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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!
Position: Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) Program Coordinator
Position Summary: The BARJ program is a supportive case management and restorative justice program for youth on probation, youth at a higher risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, and youth ages 10 and up with low school attendance—at risk for truancy. The program is designed to support youth in completing their court-ordered probation conditions and restorative panel contracts, build resources and resiliency, and decrease their likelihood of further court involvement. This position is responsible for conducting supportive, strengths-based case management, coordinating restorative panels, and conducting the School Success program—designed to build family resources and reduce truancy. The position is primarily community-based, with an office at our main Brattleboro location. The position requires collaboration and regular communication with a diverse number of stakeholders including court personnel, the State’s Attorney and Public Defender’s offices, law enforcement, Department of Children and Families, local schools and a number of community organizations.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field. Master’s in Social Work strongly preferred and/or minimum three years case management experience working with youth development, survivors of violence, incarceration or reentry, trauma informed care, addiction/recovery, and/or mental health.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with adolescents and young adults is a must.
Other Desired Qualifications:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with strengths-based case management, youth development, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction frameworks.
- Knowledge of addiction and recovery, and trauma/ complex trauma and their effects on adolescent development.
- Demonstrated ability to develop creative and collaborative plans of care, and effectively engage clients and families.
- Experience developing and running groups.
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to a supportive, and affirming environment for all youth. Understanding of dynamics of oppression, marginalization, poverty and youth homelessness and ability to thrive in diverse work environment.
- Demonstrated high level of organization and self-motivation;
- Excellent interpersonal (written and oral) communication skills · Knowledge of the criminal justice and social services systems
- Committed to social justice, restorative justice, and youth empowerment/development
- Ability to work independently, reliably, take initiative and problem solve
- Strong attention to detail throughout all aspects of their work
- 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
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google, email, and comfortable working with computers
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Supervised By: Director of Restorative Justice
Email email@example.com with application materials:
- Brief Writing Sample
Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017