Human Resources Generalist

POSITION SUMMARY

The HR Generalist will support the HR Director (HRD) in building and supporting the HR function in all areas assigned by the HR Director. As HR Generalist, you will play a critical role in assisting with the employee journey including and not limited to on-boarding, benefits, compliance, HR systems implementation and maintenance, research, and development of HR policies, maintains employee handbook, organizational charts, and employee files.

The HR team is expected to be a full-service HR department that handles all aspects of HR, so a ‘can-do’ attitude with regards to fulfilling the employees’ requests and needs is a must.  This position will report to the HR Director.

Primary Duties

  • Ability to maintain high level of discretion over sensitive organization and employee information.
  • Partners with HRD and hiring managers to assist with candidate selection process for open positions; posting positions on job boards, performing onboarding and offboarding tasks, generate offer letters, facilitate background checks, and conduct new hire orientation, prepares separation documents and coordinates return of company property.
  • Processes transactions in HR systems such as new hire and personnel actions, changes of status, promotions, terminations, organizational changes, etc. through required workflow process.
  • Responds to routine HR questions including, but not limited to benefits, PTO and/or redirect employees to appropriate contacts in a timely manner.
  • Builds and maintains employee files and employee profiles in ADP WFN
  • Benefits administration: employee enrollment management, COBRA administration, and partnering with finance on billing reconciliation, coordinate annual Open Enrollment presentation and process, follow-up with staff to answer questions and assist with enrollment.
  • Collaborates with Office Manager/Coordinator to maintain staff organization charts and employee directory.
  • Maintains HRIS records and compiles reports from the database.
  • Partner with HRD to investigate allegations of harassment, discrimination, improper conduct, and other HR related matters.
  • Working knowledge of CA and Federal employment laws.
  • Maintains calendar of dates for renewal or revision of recurring HR related policies, resolutions, or other items; tracks time-sensitive projects, following up with HRD well in advance of deadlines.
  • Processes requests for HR related expenses for reimbursement, dues, and other expenses in accordance with proper approvals and budgets.
  • Performs research and analysis of information; coordinates/manages special projects as requested.
  • Sets up and maintains department e-files.
  • Administers workers comp and leaves of absence.
  • Collaborates with Finance to respond to garnishments, EDD UI claims, and worker’s comp claims.
  • Team oriented, self-starter with the ability to drive projects through completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and be flexible in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to communicate and work with employees at all levels required.
  • Other duties and requests as assigned by the HR Director.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a BS and at least 5 years HR experience.
  • Must have minimum 3+ years of progressive human resources experience.
  • Must demonstrate strong empathy and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong efficiency using of MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Working knowledge of ADP WFN
  • Effective organizational skills to manage projects.
  • Current California driver’s license and valid insurance.
  • Must be able to provide electronic proof of being fully vaccinated, including a Booster, if eligible.

BENEFITS

ARC pays 75% of the premium for medical, dental and vision benefits for individual employee; 50% for dependents for full-time position.  ARC provides an employer 401k Plan with an employer match.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter AND resume to Aliyah at .

Workforce & Education Coordinator (Sacramento)

REPORTS TO

Associate Director of Workforce and Education

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Workforce and Education (WF & ED) Coordinator to join its Sacramento team. The WF & ED Coordinator plays an integral role in supporting the advancement of ARC’s mission by bringing a practical, but creative perspective to ARC’s workforce and education needs. The WF & ED Coordinator will support and build upon all aspects of ARC’s workforce and educational programming. This position will help to explore new and innovative workforce and educational opportunities for ARC’s membership and will help to develop new programming that further advances the department.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help create new partnerships and cultivate relationships with existing employers.
  • Be informed of Fair Chance Hiring laws and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines to help members advocate for themselves.
  • Conduct employment workshops- Career Readiness, Interviewing Skills, How to Apply for Employment and Resume Writing.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with government (local, state, federal) contracts and private grants that are related to employment and education.
  • Participate in ARC meetings and case conferences sharing best practices and providing thought partnership to colleagues.
  • Maintain accurate member/program data to manage caseload and generate reports.
  • Document each service, outcome, and new steps as well as any observations of members’ skills, job readiness, and/or other opportunities into a case management database.
  • Analyze and report monthly data as required to maintain accurate client and program-based statistics.
  • Conduct outreach and make initial contact with referred members.
  • Identify member’s employment and education needs.
  • Conduct regular meetings to support with achieving employment/education goals.
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned from time to time based on department and business needs.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2-3 years working in workforce development with experience navigating higher education system, preferred.
  • Local travel maybe required.

All ARC Employees are required demonstrate the following:

  • Teamwork: Succeed as a team –Unity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Dedication: Always be ready to step up and go beyond your core responsibilities and go the extra mile for the project and the team.
  • Integrity: Be a truth seeker.
  • Honesty & Trust: Always be honest even when it feels uncomfortable. Demonstrate behaviors that show trustworthiness.
  • Curious and Proactive: Seek knowledge and insight and make recommendations to Department Head, HR for resolution and action items.
  • Accountability: Demonstrate ownership.
  • Communication: Maintain honest and factual communication and positive relationships among all employees and visitors.
  • Follow-through: Always deliver on your commitments.
  • Customer Service: Demonstrate passion about creating and ‘living’ an inclusive culture that enables all employees to be their best selves.
  • Remember to have fun!

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary $52,500-$60,000 D.O.E; Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 401k plan with         employer match, medical, dental, vision, life, and a range of professional development opportunities.

TO APPLY

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19.

Apply using link: Sacramento Workforce and Education Coordinator. Applications accepted until position is filled.

ARC Hope and Redemption Team Manager

Position Summary

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energetic, and dependable self- starter to join the Hope and Redemption Team (HART), which enhances and develops rehabilitative programming in several prisons across California to prepare incarcerated individuals for reentry. The ideal candidate will be someone with supervisory experience and experience developing and facilitating Inmate Leisure Time Activity Groups (ILTAGs), who will bring initiative and integrity to his/her/their work.

The HART Manager will work from ARC’s Sacramento office. This person will be responsible for direct supervision of HART Life Coaches, completing quarterly reports, data entry, implementing programming at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions, and supporting the Director of Inside Programs. This position resides in Sacramento, California and will require that you live in Sacramento.

HART Manager will support new Life Coaches with training and implementation of ARC rehabilitative programming. This position will work with Life Coaches to build curricula, gather re-entry resources, and maintain accurate data entry. HART Manager will play a critical role in the organization, bringing hope and opportunity to incarcerated individuals, and preparing them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing self-sustaining ILTAGs.
  • Support existing Life Coaches.
  • Lead training and help develop curricula.
  • Meet regularly with new Life Coaches to support them in developing rehabilitative programming.
  • Work with CDCR administrative staff to improve communication.
  • Complete CDCR, DJJ, and Probation monthly/quarterly reports.
  • At the request of the institution, speak at staff trainings and participate in management meetings to assist, as needed, in improving institutional culture.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate data and files of participants.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect of cultural differences.
  • Travel to several institutions each week to implement and support programming.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience facilitating and creating ILTAGs and knowledge of self-help programs. Participation in Lifer programs preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License, personal vehicle.
  • Knowledge of CDCR rules and regulations, and parole and probation prefer red.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Data Base management experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Bilingual beneficial.
  • Willingness to travel weekly and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jacob Brevard at jbrevard@arc-ca.org. Please include “ARC Hope and Redemption Team Manager” in the subject line of the email.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID -19.

Program Director

Position Summary

The Program Director (Director) will work with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director to help manage the Member Services and Clinical Services departments of the organization. The successful candidate will have: a strong sense of teamwork with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; ability to prioritize; flexibility and good judgment; ability to hold confidential information with integrity; ambition to develop new skills, be highly organized and detail oriented.  The Director must role model leadership, must display patience and empathy, and must create an environment where both our staff and members can thrive.

The Director is responsible for supervising and mentoring select Associate Directors and other staff in their provision of services and program requirements. The services and program requirements include the navigating the ARC membership process, data collection, retention and integrity, program evaluation, community engagement and clinical and wellness services. The Director will supervise all aspects of Case Management across the organization, which includes life coaches in the ARC offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, Ventura Training Center, the Hope & Redemption team, the Ride Home Program, and in ARC Housing. The Director will also be essential in helping to develop new programs, trainings, and projects from concept to fruition.

Essential Position Functions

  • Help to plan, coordinate, organize, and attend community building activities, including monthly member support meetings, community networking events, retreats and community service events.
  • Coordinate and oversee all weekly programs and direct care services.
  • Create new and innovative groups and curricula for ARC community groups.
  • Oversee and support with facilitation of ARC community groups
  • Support in recruitment of Member Services staff, HR issues, and overall management issues in collaboration with the Human Resources Team.
  • Support in staff development – personnel planning, training programs, performance measures, disciplinary measures, investigations and write ups.
  • Support with creating and adhering to budgets for new programs/projects.
  • Participate in brainstorming the viability of new opportunities and general expansion support/input.
  • Oversee high quality program and member data collection, integrity, confidentiality and program evaluation. utilization of ARC’s case management database.
  • Assist with planning out new contracts/opportunities for expansion.
  • Helping to develop/mentor formerly incarcerated staff members for leadership positions at ARC.
  • Maintain consistent communication across all departments and programs at ARC and identify opportunities for member to engage in each department.
  • Supervise two Associate Directors, program managers, ARC life coaches, membership events coordinator, among other staff.
  • Supervise day-to-day operations of assigned departments.
  • All other requests as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required,
    • At least five consecutive years of non-profit management experience; or
    • At least three years of programming experience
    • At least two years of experience working in direct service
  • Experience working in the juvenile or criminal justice fields.
  • Management experience: supervising staff, managing contracts and budgets, developing and writing reports, etc.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skill Sets: Highly motivated and able to multi-task. Team spirit with trust in coworkers and excellent communication skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Experience with case management or treatment focused database preferred. Excellent written/verbal communication skills mandatory with the ability to work on a team.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid registration and insurance.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; drive; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch (The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Keyboard data entry required.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $75k to $90k.
  • 401k with employer match.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for the individual: 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to  Bikila Ochoa at bochoa@arc-ca.org

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

CASE MANAGER/LIFE COACH – LOS ANGELES, CA

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a full-time Life Coach.  The Life Coach (LC) is responsible for assisting all members in the downtown Los Angeles office attain optimal quality of life.  The LC will be part of the member services team and provide support and life skills training for formerly incarcerated members. LC’s are responsible for assessing member needs and making referrals where appropriate.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management background.  Criminal Justice background is an asset along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  The position is non-exempt.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In collaboration with the member services team, work to create a comprehensive plan for each member including, but not limited to: employment, education, recreation, physical/mental health, spiritual growth, life skills, and/or any other activities to enhance the well-being of the member.
  • Provide case management services to members, through group and individual in-person / phone  sessions to ensure all goals/needs are being met.
  • Participate in contracted projects.
  • In collaboration with other staff, facilitate ongoing orientation meetings for new members and communicate expectations for the ARC Membership process.
  • Assist members in connecting to supportive services, either provided directly by ARC or by partner organizations, if beyond the scope of ARC programs.
  • Document all activities and interventions with members, including group activities, in ARC database by end of the next business day.
  • Attend ARC staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
  • In collaboration with direct service staff, outreach (via phone calls, texts, and/or Facebook) to members regarding upcoming ARC related events, activities, groups, opportunities, etc.
  • Coordinate care and interventions with member services team when members are in need of additional support.
  • Coordinate referral to mental health therapists on site.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience working as a Counselor, Case Manager, and/or group facilitator.  Experience with casefile maintenance, group documentation, and contract compliance essential.
  • Education:  GED or High School Diploma required, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Background:  Preferred minimum of 2 years of experience working with the re-entry/formerly incarcerated community. Experience in trauma-informed programing and/or conflict resolution is ideal. Position requires collaborating with partners, extensive knowledge of community resources with a strong emphasis on higher education, entitlements and services.  Ability to problem solve in a restorative justice/supportive capacity.
  • Skill Sets:  Highly motivated and able to multi-task.  Team spirit with trust in coworkers and excellent communication skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Experience with case management or treatment focused database preferred. Excellent written/verbal communication skills mandatory with the ability to work on a team. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid registration and insurance.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; drive; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch.  (The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Keyboard data entry required.
  • Must be able to provide electronic proof of being fully vaccinated, including a Booster, if eligible prior to starting work.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $50K.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days. 

SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO Harvey Knight, hknight@arc-ca.org.

OVERNIGHT MONITOR- VENTURA TRAINING CENTER (VTC)

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Overnight Monitor to work the overnight shift at our 80 bed Life Skills program, part of a Fire Training Program in conjunction with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and CAL FIRE, located in Ventura County.  This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level candidate to work at a unique program for formerly incarcerated individuals.  This position will monitor the activities and movement of program participants while working with Case Workers, Job Developers, and program partners to support the delivery of services.  This position will also provide administrative support for the program by conducting and documenting facility checks, performing data entry and communicating in writing each night to the next shift, and the team. There will also be elements of group facilitation as well as supporting participants on community outings, appointments, and ARC events, driving a program vehicle will be necessary. Experience with the criminal justice population is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Monitor participant activities after hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Conduct regular facility checks and provide corroborating documentation.
  • Administer on-site drug screening as needed.
  • Ensure all visitors to the property are supervised, verified and documented in visitation logs.
  • Provide support to group facilitation.
  • Maintain positive relations with program partners.
  • Transport participants to and from appointments and ARC functions.
  • Follow and enforce site-wide COVID Resonse Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Overnight Monitor position is entry level. Applicants should have some familiarity with formerly incarcerated individuals and/or lived experience.  This person must have good boundaries while offering empathetic support to program participants.  Experience at a residential program is a plus.

The Overnight Monitor will have the following experience and attributes:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess good interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Valid Californa Drivers License.
  • Insurable by ARC’s vehicle insurance provider.
  • This position requires clearance from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $17.00/hr – $20.00/hr range depending on experience.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents for full-time positions.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

CONTACT – Elizabeth Bay, ebay@antirecidivism.org

*This position requires proof of being fully vaccinated, including a Booster, if eligible.

Youth Justice Staff Attorney

Root & Rebound seeks an attorney looking to support youth impacted by mass incarceration. 

About Root & Rebound (R&R): R&R’s mission is to restore power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform and litigation— a model rooted in the needs and expertise of people who are directly impacted. You can learn more about our work in our 2021 Annual Report.

Employment Status: This is a full-time, exempt role, reporting to the Regional Director of Southern California Advocacy.

Location: This position is temporarily remote, with plans to return to our site in Los Angeles gradually, depending on the pandemic and the health and safety of our staff and clients.

About the Youth Justice Staff Attorney Position: 

R&R has a longstanding partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) to provide wraparound legal-social support to ARC members who are formerly incarcerated. ARC is a community-based organization that empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. ARC provides robust rehabilitative programming and reentry support in California prisons and youth detention facilities.

R&R now seeks a Youth Justice Staff Attorney to expand its partnership with ARC and work collaboratively with ARC staff to provide holistic, wraparound support for youth (ages 18 – 26) engaged in ARC programming to help them prepare for and navigate legal barriers (e.g., education, housing, employment, family reunification) post-incarceration, with a focus on helping youth remain free from reincarceration. ARC staff working alongside the Youth Justice Staff Attorney will provide case management and linkages to housing and other services.

Responsibilities & Duties: The Youth Justice Staff Attorney’s responsibilities & duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Advocacy:

  • Work onsite at ARC’s Los Angeles office and local youth detention centers to conduct holistic legal intakes of youth to assess for a client’s reentry legal needs;
  • Develop an appropriate legal services plan of action in the areas of record cleaning, family and children, employment, housing, parole and probation, court debt, immigration, state identification, and any other legal issue area relevant to their successful reentry;
  • Provide legal advice, warm referrals, and full representation as needed;
  • Carry and independently manage a client caseload;
  • Coordinate regular community legal clinics for youth in Los Angeles County; and
  • Elevate the barriers faced by our clients in reentry to create structural and policy change that advances second chance opportunities and social justice.

Community Education and Partnership:

  • Build partnerships with local community groups and organizations focused on serving youth;
  • Coordinate and lead trainings for directly impacted youth, social service providers, ARC staff, government agencies, and private corporations on key reentry legal topics; and
  • Collaborate with stakeholders such as public defenders, the District Attorney’s Office, state and local government, law school clinics, legal service organizations, and youth advocacy organizations to ensure the wellness and reentry success of justice-impacted youth.

Fundraising and Resource Development:

  • Assist in efforts to secure and maintain funding for the organization;
  • Maintain necessary records for grant proposals, reports, and audits;
  • Support public relations, development, communications, and storytelling projects; and
  • Other duties as requested based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of post-law school, public interest legal experience;
  • Ability to practice law in the state of CA, in good standing;
  • Ability to manage a demanding case load, take initiative, and meet critical deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of clients and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated dedication to social, racial, and economic justice;
  • Engaging public speaker to present know-your-rights legal presentations;
  • Ability to travel within California to visit and represent clients; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

Compensation & Benefits:

The Youth Justice Staff Attorney role is a full-time, exempt position, with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Employment benefits at R&R include:

  • Medical, vision and dental care;
  • Employer-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Three (3) weeks of paid time off per year, plus holiday closures, including Juneteenth, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day as well as additional office closure around the December holidays;
  • Four (4) hours of Activism Time each month for employees to engage in social justice activities of their choosing, pending supervisor approval; and
  • Sabbatical Program for eligible employees after five (5) years of service.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, a legal writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and at least three references with contact information in an email directed to Nicole Jeong at njeong@rootandrebound.org with “Youth Justice Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter, writing samples, and references will not be reviewed. Applications preferred by May 30, 2022 but will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Root & Rebound is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including formerly incarcerated and/or system-involved individuals, people of color, persons with disabilities, ethnic and religious minorities, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender variant individuals. Individuals with lived experience with the criminal justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking an enthusiastic Communications Associate to support ARC’s communications operation in telling the story of ARC and its members. The Communications Associate will be responsible for developing and producing creative content (written, photo and video) that have a communications, development, marketing, and/or creative purpose, with specific emphasis on social media management and ARC’s digital presence. The Communications Associate will be responsible for strengthening our social media, website, merchandising, and email marketing presences, both in terms of day-to-day management and long-term strategic planning and ideation. This position will also provide support and management to the ARC Creatives program. In addition, the Communications Associate will act as lead support and thought partner for the Communications Director as it relates to all communications initiatives, productions and events/campaigns. This position reports to the Communications Director. This position is not limited henceforth to the duties described below, which are subject to change.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Generate, schedule, and post daily digital content to ARC social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Medium). Design and/or coordinate design of graphics for social media and other communications materials.
  • Produce written/video/photo content that showcases the unique stories of ARC initiatives and ARC members. This includes ideating and generating campaigns/packages to broadcast the multi-faceted stories of ARC members, incarcerated community members, and our advocacy campaigns.
  • Lead and/or support production and distribution of original ARC creative content, including online shows/programs/fireside chats and podcasts.
  • Organize ARC press/media contacts; coordination and shepherding of media (print, TV, radio, digital) stories to publication when assigned by Communications Director. Responsible for pitching proactively to press periodically.
  • Generate short video content for social media and other external communications functions.
  • Produce or co-produce communications or communications-adjacent events, especially those with a creative bent.
  • Manage the merchandise operation at ARC, including Shopify interface.
  • Co-manage website maintenance and posting, especially news and content. Re: website, also provide ideation, planning, and regular story ideas for website.
  • Co-create (w/Communications Director) calendar of communications events/items; thereafter oversee the management of this calendar.
  • Manage and organize an archive that includes all ARC photographs and video.
  • Provide key leadership support for ARC Creatives in the form of ideation, participation, and task management.
  • Support production of ARC Inside Newsletter, which goes to over 6,000 currently incarcerated people triannually.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work Experience: Preferred minimum of 2 years of experience working in the Communications/Marketing field. Experience with storytelling in the Criminal Justice/Social Justice arena. Position requires collaborating with partners, extensive knowledge of community resources with a strong emphasis on producing content, events/campaigns and social media related content.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Expertise with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok posting, engagement & content creation.
  • Expertise with Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Google Suite, PowerPoint
  • Expertise with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and/or other video editing tools
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Skill Sets: Highly motivated and able to multi-task.  Team spirit, with trust in coworkers. Requires excellent written and verbal communication including the ability to write clear emails/reports. Requires excellent interpersonal and community engagement skills. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to execute day-to-day tasks and work independently as well as part of a team.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid registration and insurance.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; drive; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pound).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Keyboard data entry required.  Must show electronic proof of being fully Covid-19 vaccinated, and if eligible, a Booster. 

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $50,000 -$60,000.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.

To apply: contact Nicholas Reiner, nreiner@antirecidivism.org with cover letter, resume, and three references.

TAY TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM MANAGER

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is looking for an experienced Program Manager to run our 22-bed transitional housing program in Los Angeles. This a program that works with Transitional Age Youth (TAY), ages 18-25.  There will be an emphasis on supporting programming, specific to the 18-25 year-old housing members, in conjunction with ARC’s youth focused programming for members not in housing. You will be supporting staff to provide a holistic approach to all member’s needs through general support, education, outreach, life skills, and needs-based referrals. The Program Coordinator is the primary administrator, on-site.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and residential service background. Important assets for this position include, personal experience with the criminal justice system, experience with motivational system approaches, passion and commitment to social justice reform.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Management of day-to-day operations and staff schedules; conduct weekly team meetings; ensure clean, safe, home-like environment; supervise, and manage staff; monitor expenditures.
  • Support TAY specific programming in conjunction with Clinical and Wellness team.
  • Maintain compliance of site-specific conditions to meet funding requirements.
  • Oversee electronic/file documentation by support staff in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies, while remaining HIPPA compliant.
  • Maintain a safe, trauma-informed, supportive environment with the goal of motivating members to engage in the process of self-growth.
  • Supervise individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services for all housing members.
  • Coordinate and supervise ARC housing staff within their scope of work.
  • Understand navigation of higher education systems and link members to ARC’s Workforce and Education department.
  • Support life skills curriculum with an emphasis on youth development, including experiential learning, healthy living, creative arts, and community service.
  • Ensure all newly arriving housing members participate in a comprehensive needs assessment within 24-48 hours of program entry.
  • Participate in continuing education trainings, community-based provider meetings, and ARC staff trainings as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with the Clinical and Wellness team to screen potential housing members and coordinate intake with staff, on-site.
  • Educate community organizations about ARC’s Supportive Housing Initiative and increase awareness of the program as a model for resources of support, and the range of opportunities available to the formerly incarcerated population.
  • Examine and consider all requests and input from both staff and housing members, in the spirit of ARC’s member-driven origins.
  • Develop resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers.
  • Transport clients to appointments, events, and activities as needed, using ARC’s 12 passenger vehicle (must be insurable by ARC’s carrier)
  • Coordinate after-hours support. Serving as a backup for on-call support and assume primary “on-call” responsibilities, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree preferred, HS Diploma required, with a minimum 3 years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Minimum 2 years working in a residential setting.
  • Experience working with both TAY and adults in the criminal justice system.
  • Must provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated includes the booster, if eligible.

The Program Coordinator should also have the following experience and attributes:

  • Flexible self-starter with an ability to multitask, while also being highly detail oriented.
  • Experience implementing a youth development curriculum.
  • Familiarity with relational and rewards based approaches, preferred.
  • The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with TAY.
  • Experience with trauma informed care.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and effective problem solving skills.

BENEFITS

  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • Employer funded life insurance.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

CONTACT – Send cover letter and resume to John McClelland, Housing Director; jmcclelland@arc-ca.org

LIFE COACH – LORENA HOUSING SITE

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Life Coach to join its Lorena Street Transitional Housing Program in East Los Angeles, CA; a 36 bed California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitaiton (CDCR) funded re-entry program for individuals who have served longer-term sentences.  This is a full-time position that supports members in obtaining an optimal quality of life, we believe in the notion of “thriving, not surviving” and our Life Coaches must embody this as well.  This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator, and works a schedule that is based on the needs of the members/caseload, this position’s schedule will also include some weekends and holidays.  The Life Coach will be focused on providing life skills by assessing needs, providing case management, and providing appropriate refferals as needed.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background.  Lived-experience with a passion and commitment to social justice reform preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and member services team members, work to create a comprehensive schedule of activities specific to each member to include, but not limited to: employment, education, recreation, physical/mental health, spiritual growth, life skills, and/or any other activities to enhance the well-being of the member.
  • Maintain familiarity with current and new contracts to ensure compliance with funding source performance targets and deliverables.
  • Heavy data-base management focus: case notes, individual service plans, intakes, group notes, incident reports, etc.
  • Case manage members to ensure all goals/needs are being met, and documented into required data bases on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that members are in compliance with member agreements and house guidlelines.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of all members, staff, and guests/visitors. Support guest/visitor policy and intervene where necessary to maintain compliance.
  • Help to develop and maintain support groups, activities, and mentorship programs within the housing community.
  • Attend all ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
  • Oversee/facilitate regular member meetings on site in collaboration with team members.
  • Outreach to members though regular in-person visits, providing one-on-one meetings, and facilitating groups with members, in an effort to support positive member growth.
  • Coordinate care and interventions with member services team members when signs of members falling off education/employment/program responsibilities are observed.
  • Provide education, support and referrals to residents about available support if determined to be beyond the scope of the ARC TransitionalHousing Program.
  • Refer individual and group counseling to members through available therapy.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Life Coach will have the following experience and attributes: At least 2 years of experience with a criminal justice or related population. Experience with casefile documentation, group documentation, and creating case management plans is essential. Residential experience preferred.

The Life Coach will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree prefered; High School diploma or equivalent minimum with 2 years experience providing case management similar population.
  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and affective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Passionate about the ARC mission.
  • Valid California Driver’s License and insurable by ARC’s carrier.
  • This position requires a clearance from CDCR.
  • Must provide e-proof of being fully Covid-19 vaccinated.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Keyboard data entry required.

SALARY/BENEFITS

Hours: 40 hours per week

Classification: Non-exempt

Salary: $50-$55k based on experience

Benefits:  ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.

  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days

*Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Send resume and cover letter to John McClelland, jmcclelland@arc-ca.org

Ventura Training Center (VTC) Mental Health Therapist

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is looking for an experienced Mental Health Therapist to work with VTC Participants in the Ventura area.  This position’s focus will be providing direct clinical services to individuals participating in the Ventura Training Center, as well as provide programmatic support to the ARC department and its partner organizations.  The therapist will meet the needs of these individuals – providing individual therapy, facilitating groups, developing and evaluating curriculum, and strengthening partnerships with other CBOs offering supportive resources to VTC participants and their families.  The ideal candidate for this position has counseling experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals and demonstrated experience working with a multidisciplinary team, preferably in a criminal justice setting.  This position requires full and thorough knowledge of the specific and unique needs of this population.

The Anti Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an energetic, driven, and knowledgeable clinician to provide services to its members. The ideal candidate will be someone who brings warmth, intelligence, creativity, initiative, and integrity to his or her work.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide professional mental health services to VTC Participants, including individual, conjoint, family, and group psychotherapy, using empirically supported interventions for mental health treatment and/or prevention.
  • Support life coaches to provide case management services to program participants and help provide training and guidance to the VTC team, as needed.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate interagency case conferences, staff meetings, and consultation
  • Prepare intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintain ongoing confidential records. Documents participants treatment and progress for all individual and group sessions in our electronic records system and our secure client database.
  • Attend all case conferences, member support meetings, and clinical staff meetings, working collaboratively with the life coaches and career services to provide support to VTC Participants, as needed.
  • Facilitate therapeutic, social-emotional, recovery, and processing groups to ensure all groups are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and meet the members’ needs/expectations.
  • Work in collaboration with the Member Services Director and Associate Director to plan and facilitate monthly case conferences with direct service staff, professional development, and clinical training.
  • Support the Clinical & Wellness Director to maintain and build external mental health referral sources.
  • Support Clinical & Wellness Department in ensuring all office meetings, groups, and approaches are trauma-informed and implements best practices in dealing with staff and/or member conflict.
  • Other clinical duties as directed by Clinical & Wellness director and VTC Program Manager.
  • Collaborates and maintains consistent communication with all agencies on site, as directed by the VTC Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be registered or eligible to register as an AMFT, ASW, APLC and in the process of working toward hours for licensure. Prior experience working with justice-involved individuals required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A demonstrated passion for helping a diverse, underserved population who have experienced trauma, including but not limited to incarceration.
  • Substantial clinical experience working with individuals who have experienced incarceration, and/or experience working within the criminal justice system, CDCR, and/or community partners focused on reentry
  • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed behavioral mental health care.
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals experiencing addiction and/or mental illness.
  • Ability to manage difficult or challenging situations; respond promptly to participants needs; solicit participants feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments.
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; treats others with respect and consideration, regardless of status or position
  • Responds well under pressure; follows through on commitments.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; accepts constructive criticism; ability to interact and work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse set of individuals and personalities and in various situations; contributes to a positive team spirit.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Electronic proof of being fully vaccinated including Booster, if eligible.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS

The Mental Health Therapist is a full-time staff position with a salary of $60k – $70k annually. ARC also offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k match.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

This position requires a clearance from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Formerly Incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please send résumé and cover letter to the Member Services Director:  egoldwasser@arc-ca.org.  Please include “VTC Mental Health Therapist” in the subject line of the email.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

ARC Hope and Redemption Team Life Coach

Position Description

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energetic, and dependable self-starter to join the Hope and Redemption Team, which enhances and develops rehabilitative programming in several prisons across California to prepare incarcerated individuals for reentry. The ideal candidate will be someone with experience developing and facilitating Inmate Leisure Time Activity Groups (ILTAGs), who will bring initiative and integrity to his or her work.

Each Hope and Redemption Team Member will be responsible for supporting and implementing programming at one or more California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions.

Team Members will support new incarcerated individuals in the youthful Offender Program in developing rehabilitation plans as they enter the institution, and will work with Lifers on board preparedness, reentry planning, and accessing resources. Hope and Redemption Team Members will play a critical role in the organization, bringing hope and opportunity to incarcerated individuals, and preparing them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing self-sustaining ILTAGs specifically targeted to incarcerated individuals in the Youthful Offender Program (YOP).
  • Support and speak at existing Lifer ILTAGs.
  • Lead mentorship trainings for older incarcerated individuals to serve as mentors to YOP’s.
  • Meet regularly with newly arrived YOPs to support them in developing rehabilitative plans.
  • Work with Lifers on board preparedness and insight into their commitment offense.
  • Conduct quarterly youthful offender parole and reentry workshops.
  • At the request of the institution, speak at staff trainings and participate in management meetings to assist, as needed, in improving institutional culture.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate data and files of participants.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect of cultural differences.
  • Travel to several institutions each week implement and support programming.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience facilitating and creating ILTAGs and knowledge of self-help programs. Participation in Lifer programs preferred.
  • Driver’s License, personal vehicle.
  • Knowledge of CDCR rules and regulations, and parole and probation preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Data Base management experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Bilingual beneficial.
  • Willingness to travel weekly and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.

How to Apply:

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jacob Brevard at jbrevard@arc-ca.org. Please include “ARC Hope and Redemption Team Member” in the subject line of the email.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals, and to build healthier communities. ARC seeks to accomplish this mission in a three-fold approach: (1) to advocate for fair and just policies that: reduce crime, decrease the use of incarceration, and serve the needs and well-being of formerly incarcerated people; (2) to provide supportive services and resources to those affected by the criminal justice system that improves outcomes; and (3) to build healthier communities by returning motivated, mentally prepared, and high character men and women from incarceration to communities to serve as ambassadors for change. In brief, ARC is a support network, a connection to services and support, and an advocate for just and fair policies.