VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Vocational/Educational Coordinator to join its Los Angeles  team. The Vocational/Educational Coordinator plays an integral role in supporting the advancement of  the mission of the organization by bringing a practical, but creative perspective to ARC’s vocational and educational needs. This individual will support and build upon all aspects of ARC’s Vocational/Educational programming and will work with the Vocational/Educational Director to create new partnerships in the community that will serve as a resource for the needs of ARC’s members.  This position will help to explore new and innovative vocational and educational opportunities for ARC’s membership and will help to develop new programming that further advances this new and exciting department.  This position will also work with the Vocational/Educational Director and ARC’s Policy team to reduce barriers to employment and higher education for the formerly incarcerated.

Reporting to the Vocational/Educational Director, the Vocational/Educational Coordinator will maintain the departmental infrastructure and systems needed to support the organization’s continued growth over the next 5-10 years. This position will also carry a joint caseload of members that are enrolled in ARC’s Vocational and Educational programming.

The Vocational/Educational Coordinator will assist in maintaining compliance with government (local and state) contracts and private grants that are related to employment and education.  She or he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Help to create new partnerships with employers and education institutions.
  • Assist in improving current Vocational/Educational community partner relationships.
  • Research and track occupational and educational developments (e.g. changes in law, burgeoning employment sectors, higher-education resources) in order to find opportunities for and barriers to employment and access to higher-education for system-impacted people.
  • Work with supervisor to develop tool to assess the education and vocation goals of ARC members.
  • Support and maintain Vocational/Educational grants and contracts.
  • Document and gather data related to Vocational/Educational grants and contracts.
  • Work with supervisor to participate in developing programming and budgets related to new grants and contracts.
  • Work closely with supervisor to ensure inter-departmental communication is at the highest level.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Vocational/Educational Coordinator will have 3 to 5  years of professional experience at a rapid-growth nonprofit organization.  This person must also be well versed in the obstacles and barriers facing system-impacted individuals in the employment and educational arenas.

The Vocational/Educational Coordinator will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with specialized, directly related training.
  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated experience in the nonprofit sector, including sophisticated fund and grant management, compliance and reporting.
  • Innovative, flexible and self-starter.
  • Ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and effective problem solving skills.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Passionate about the ARC mission.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $50K – $55K depending on experience.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.
  • Approximately 10 days office closure during Christmas and New Years.

CONTACT – Hiring Committee  at jobs@arc-ca.org

Hope and Redemption Team Youth Life Coach – VENTURA

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energetic, and dependable self-starter to join the Hope and Redemption Team’s Youth Reentry and In-Reach Program, which enhances and develops rehabilitative programming for the California Department and Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF). The ideal candidate will be someone with experience developing and facilitating self-help groups and will bring initiative and integrity to his or her work. The Life Coach will be responsible for supporting and implementing programming at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF)The Life Coach will help young incarcerated individuals with re-entry planning, accessing resources and developing rehabilitation plans. They will also play a critical role in bringing hope and opportunities to young incarcerated individuals and prepare them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Assist with developing and implementing curriculums specifically targeted to young incarcerated individuals.  
  • Support and speak at existing self-help groups.  
  • Lead mentorship training workshops.  
  • Meet regularly with newly arrived youth offenders to support them in developing rehabilitative plans.  
  • 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. 
  • Complete all other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Associate degree preferred. 
  • Similar lived experience required. 
  • Experience working with young incarcerated individuals required. 
  • Driver’s License, personal vehicle, and car insurance required 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  
  • Database 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 and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed. 

 

The Hope and Redemption Youth Life Coach should also have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented. 
  • Experience implementing a youth development curriculum. 
  • The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with young incarcerated individuals.  
  • Experience with trauma informed care. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission. 
  • Strong and effective problemsolving skills. 

 

SALARY/BENEFITS 

  • Salary determined based on level of experience. 
  • 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 Jacob BrevardAssociate Director of Inside Programsjbrevard@arc-ca.org 

 

HOPE AND REDEMPTION TEAM YOUTH LIFE COACH – STOCKTON

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energetic, and dependable self-starter to join the Hope and Redemption Team’s Youth Reentry and In-Reach Program, which enhances and develops rehabilitative programming for the California Department and Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF). The ideal candidate will be someone with experience developing and facilitating self-help groups and will bring initiative and integrity to his or her work. The Life Coach will be responsible for supporting and implementing programming at O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility and N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility. The Life Coach will help young incarcerated individuals with re-entry planning, accessing resources and developing rehabilitation plans. They will also play a critical role in bringing hope and opportunities to young incarcerated individuals and prepare them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Assist with developing and implementing curriculums specifically targeted to young incarcerated individuals.  
  • Support and speak at existing self-help groups.  
  • Lead mentorship training workshops.  
  • Meet regularly with newly arrived youth offenders to support them in developing rehabilitative plans.  
  • 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  
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Associate degree preferred. 
  • Similar lived experience required. 
  • Experience working with young incarcerated individuals required. 
  • Driver’s License, personal vehicle, and car insurance required 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  
  • Database 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 and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed. 

 

The Hope and Redemption Youth Life Coach should also have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented. 
  • Experience implementing a youth development curriculum. 
  • The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with young incarcerated individuals.  
  • Experience with trauma informed care. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission. 
  • Strong and effective problemsolving skills. 

 

SALARY/BENEFITS 

  • Salary determined based on level of experience. 
  • 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 Jacob BrevardAssociate Director of Inside Programsjbrevard@arc-ca.org 

 

Life Coach – Bromont THP

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Life Coach to join its Bromont Transitional Housing Program in Sylmar, CA; a 40 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:
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• 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.
• This position requires a clearance from CDCR.

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: 40-45k based on experience
BENEFITS: 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 John McClelland, jmcclelland@arc-ca.org

Program Manager – Emerging Adults Transitional Housing Program

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 both emerging adults 18-24, as well as men returning home from longer term sentences.  There will be a heavy emphasis on development and implementation of programming specific to the 18-25 year-old housing members.  Helping staff provide a holistic approach to member’s needs through general support, education, outreach, life skills, and referrals to members is the goal.  The Program Manager is the primary administrative point person on site.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and residential services provision background.  Personal experience with the criminal justice system is considered an asset, along with experience working with a motivational system approach, and passion and commitment to social justice reform.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Management of day-to-day operations and staff schedules; conduct weekly team meetings; supervise, and manage staff; monitor expenditures.
  • Manage programming for both: Intensive programming for 18-25 year-olds, and transitional housing services and case management for men 26 and older.
  • Maintain compliance of site-specific programs to meet grant funding requirements.
  • Oversee electronic/file documentation by support staff in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies, while remaining HIPPA compliant.
  • Implement and maintain a non-punitive environment that motivates youths to engage in the process of individual change.
  • Oversee the individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services to all housing members with a heavy focus on emerging adults (18-25 years old).
  • Coordinate and supervise all ARC Supportive Housing Initiative staff within their scope of work.
  • Understand navigation of higher educational systems, and demonstrate ability to support members seeking grant and financial aid.
  • Incorporate in the life skills curriculum an emphasis on youth development, including experiential learning, healthy living, creative arts, and public 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.
  • Develop resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers.
  • Transport clients to appointments, events, and activities as needed, using company 12 passenger vehicle (must be insurable by ARC’s carrier)
  • Coordinate after-hours service support.  Serve as backup on-call at all times and assume primary “on-call” as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree and minimum 3 years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Minimum 1 year working in a residential setting.
  • Experience working with both emerging adults and adults in the criminal justice system.

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

  • Flexible and self-starter; 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 emerging adults ages 18-24.
  • Experience with trauma informed care.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and effective problem solving skills.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary determined based on level of experience.
  • 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

 

 

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.