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.

FINANCE ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition seeks a full-time Finance Associate. Reporting to the Finance Director, this position supports the finance team in accounting for core and project operations and other related activities as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with all functions of accounts payable processing, expense coding and selected functions in monthly books close.
  • Work with finance team and project leaders to ensure finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which may include preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring fund-based accounting activity.
  • Review and/or develop operational budgets as needed.
  • Assist with invoice creation across a range of funding type.
  • Provide financial analysis as needed to support work of Grants, HR, Program, and Development team.
  • Interpret financial data to assess project financial health, diagnose problems, identify concerns. Communicate analyses to project leaders and assist them in understanding their projects’ financial situation.
  • Prepare and interpret cash flow analysis, proformas, and other analytics to help the organization make data-driven decisions.
  • Address questions relating to internal financial policies and procedures, or other matters related to finance and accounting.
  • Work closely with all components of Operations and HR Divisions to support organizational operations. Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in accounting or related field.
  • Experience in the nonprofit or government sector a plus.
  • Accounting software knowledge required; Quickbooks strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as ability to manage multiple workflows.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Excellent client service and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, as well as with partners, vendors and others.
  • High level of experience with Excel required.
  • Based in Los Angeles area preferred.

SALARY/BENEFITS

Salary $55,000-$65,000 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. ARC’s Finance and Operations department offers a hybrid in-office / work-from-home work week.

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

TO APPLY

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

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Minzenberg, Finance Director: lminzenberg@arc-ca.org. Please include “Finance Associate” in the subject line of the email. Applications accepted until position is filled.

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

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.

Responsibilities

  • Provides professional mental health services to ARC members, including: individual, conjoint, family, and group psychotherapy, using empirically supported interventions for mental health treatment and/or prevention.
  • Supports social work student interns to acclimate to ARC and helps provide training and guidance to the MSW team, as needed.
  • Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records. Documents member’s treatment and progress for all individual and group sessions in our electronic records system and our secure client database.
  • Attends all case conferences, member support meetings and clinical staff meetings and works collaboratively with the life coaches and career services to provide support to ARC members, as needed.
  • Supports the LA therapeutic, social-emotional, and recovery support groups to ensure all groups are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and meet the members’ needs/expectations.
  • Works in collaboration with Sacramento Mental Health Therapist and Clinical & Wellness 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.
  • Supports 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.

 

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.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

How to Apply:

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

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

 

ARC & BWW Community Health Worker

POSITION SUMMARY

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Black Women for Wellness seek an experienced Community Health Worker (CHW) who is passionate about creating healthy communities and reducing barriers to individuals accessing health care. This position will raise awareness in our community on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to connect our membership and their families to health care, social services and COVID-19 testing when necessary. This position is a one-year grant, running through Summer/2022. The position will bring awareness around COVID-prevention as well as support other efforts of ARC’s Mental Health and Wellness team. The CHW will be required to attend all necessary ARC meetings, weekly BWW staff meetings, and ensure that BWW and ARC’s values are reflected in the work. The CHW may also be required to participate in other ARC health advocacy efforts. The CHW will report directly to Ellen Goldwasser, the Clinical & Wellness Director in ARC’s Los Angeles office.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Attend, actively participate in, and may help facilitate monthly direct service case meetings, staff meetings, and member support meetings at ARC.
• Attend, actively participate in, and help facilitate weekly ARC member groups and trainings.
• Assist with developing health education groups to provide resources and information to members to better understand the impact of COVID and how to protect themselves
• Attend and actively participate in weekly BWW staff meetings (Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm)
and all other meetings pertaining to COVID-19 outreach and education.
• Timely respond to emails, calls, and slack messages from BWW staff, ARC supervisor and other ARC staff.
• Represent ARC and BWW in a professional manner at all times.
• Attend any other meetings that your supervisor assigns you to attend.
• Perform in- language outreach and education services virtually or in settings where our members may frequent when safety control measures and local directives permit, including: social media, online meeting platforms, texting, and phone-banking, neighborhood education teams, at COVID-19 testing sites, workplaces, places of worship, schools, homes, and other community- preferred events, locations, or distribution points. Outreach duties include disseminating information and other items (e.g., cloth face coverings) to increase awareness of and promote COVID-19 prevention activities within our community.
• Conduct case investigation and contact tracing to inform people who have been exposed to or are infected with COVID-19 about their risks and the need to isolate and quarantine, respectively.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• A college degree, or a combination of education and experience, in a related field (public health, social work, nursing, public policy)
• Personal lived experience in the criminal or juvenile justice systems preferred.
• Minimum of one year of experience in community outreach or public health advocacy
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Outlook email and calendar system, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and under supervision
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Excellent interpersonal skills. Bilingual Preferred.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS

The annual salary for the CHW will be $45,000-55,000 commensurate with education, experience, and skills. BWW benefits include: individual employee health insurance paid by BWW, optional family health insurance and Aflac paid by employee, ten paid holidays, with additional paid vacation and sick leave accrued throughout the year.

HOW TO APPLY

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Ellen Goldwasser, Clinical & Wellness Director, egoldwasser@arc-ca.org.

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.