The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at:  www.antirecidivism.org.  



 ARC is seeking a Program Monitor for its Life Skills program to work the overnight shift at its 80-bed facility. The Life Skills program, located in Ventura County, is a part of a Fire Training Program with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and CAL FIRE.  This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level candidate to work at a unique pilot 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 and 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.  



  • Monitor facility and participants after normal business hours, weekdays, and/or weeknights, including holidays.  
  • Conduct hourly facility inspections, provide corroborating documentation, and report any suspicious activities to the supervisor immediately.  
  • Follow and enforce site-wide policies and protocols. 
  • Administer on-site drug screenings, as needed, and maintain proper documentation on each test. 
  • Maintain a daily census and monitor sign-in/out logs along with the “chit” system used to verify the location of cadets on-site at all times. 
  • Ensure all visitors to the property are supervised, verified, and documented in visitation logs. 
  • Provide support to group facilitation, as needed. 
  • Maintain an awareness of cadets on site, and be available for support when needed. 
  • Provide data entry support to onsite staff: Program Coordinator, Life Coaches. 
  • Maintain positive relations with program partners. 
  • Transport participants to and from appointments/ARC functions, as needed. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. 
  • Be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Be available to work weekends and holidays. 
  • Valid California Driver’s License. 
  • Insurable by ARC’s vehicle insurance provider. 
  • First Aid and CPR certification, preferred.  
  • This position requires clearance from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. (CDCR). 
  • Possess good interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 

The Overnight Program Monitor will have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Familiarity with formerly incarcerated individuals and/or lived experience is a plus.  
  • Experience at a residential program, formerly incarcerated, or human service provision are all assets.  
  • This person must have good boundaries while offering empathetic support to program participants.  



  • Compensation: $17.00/hr – $20.00/hr, depending on experience. 
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individuals; 50% for dependents.   
  • Employer-funded life insurance.   
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days. 



To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Overnight Monitor – VTC” in the subject line.     

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 employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.