Justice and Belonging Coordinator

Rutland County Restorative Justice Center
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Location: Rutland County,
About the Job

The mission of Rutland County Restorative Justice Center (RCRJC) is to engage community members in responding to the needs of crime victims, the community, and those who violate the law, holding the latter accountable in a manner that promotes responsible and restorative behavior.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and identities to apply. Embracing unique perspectives is integral to our team, and each new hire enriches our organization with fresh viewpoints. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, providing you with the ideal platform to excel and thrive in your career.

Full Time 22.00/hr ($45,760 per year) – Non Negotiable
Platinum Health Insurance 100% covered for Employee only
Dental Insurance 100% covered for Employee only
Life Insurance 100% covered for Employee only
3% Retirement Contribution match from Employer

45 days / 9 weeks off per year:
20 Paid Days off (10 Paid Holidays + the Agency is closed December 25-January 1)
15 Vacation Days (Increasing 1 day per year up to 25 days)
8 Paid Sick Days
2 Personal Days

This is not a fully remote capable position.
M-F 8:30AM – 4:30 PM (Agency closed to public/ Remote on Fridays)*
Some evening hours for groups required
Weekend hours, once to twice a year for community events, are required

*To accommodate the changing demands of clients, availability of technology, and employee’s needs to effectively balance work and personal life, RCRJC makes alternative work schedules available. Certain work schedule options may not be available in situations where they would negatively impact the needs of RCRJC and, therefore, all alternative work schedules must have advance approval of the Executive Director.

Supervision is received from the Executive Director.

DESCRIPTION: The primary focus of the Justice and Belonging Coordinator is employing restorative interventions to support our diverse clients through, comprehensive case coordination, holding affinity spaces and facilitating the social and emotional intelligence course for youth. This position involves facilitating restorative processes, communication with various stakeholders, addressing needs, and staying updated with relevant laws, community happenings, and protocols. The primary population served will be people under 21, however consultation and holding of adult cases will occur.

The Approximate breakdown is:
Case Coordination (10% Adult 90% Youth): 40%
Affinity Spaces (70% Adult 30% Youth) 3-5 groups per month: 20%
Social and Emotional Intelligence Course (100% youth): 20%
Community Collaboration and Trainings: 20%

-Manage cases involving marginalized populations including
BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, youth, veterans, etc.
-Co-Keep and/or collaborate with people on identified affinity
-Oversee and disseminate the social and emotional
intelligence course to youth age 10-15
-Provide guidance and foster collaboration among colleagues
with the necessary resources to enhance their effectiveness.
-Collaborate with state agencies and community resources to
support DEI work related to the Restorative Justice Center
and Community.
-Maintain consistent communication with the Department of
Children & Families, Schools, and other agencies regarding
active cases and potential youth referrals.
-Generate mandated reports for Child Protective Services
and/or Adult Protective Services as per legal requirements.
-Participate in mandatory meetings and training sessions.

1. Ability to work some evening hours for affinity spaces
2. Establishing relationships and fostering rapport while maintaining professional boundaries
3. Capability to work both independently and collaboratively with participants, staff, referring agencies, and community resources
4. Possession of a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and willing to transport youth in your vehicle
5. Willingness to undergo Vermont criminal and motor vehicle checks upon request
6. *Effective time management
7. *Clear and concise communication (both written and verbal)
8. *Diligent record keeping skills
9. *Exceptional organizational abilities
10. *Creative problem – solving to address the needs of youth, staff and the organization
11. *Strong self -motivation and innovative thinking

*Not all people will meet all of these qualifications, if you still think you would be a good fit please apply!

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services, youth development, social work, education, or a related field
Minimum of one year pertinent experience
Proficiency in juvenile justice matters, DEI practices, and/or restorative justice practices
* Training can be provided to meet this preferred qualification*

To apply, send a resume and a word, google, or pdf document answering the below questions to mganguly@rutlandrestorativejustice.org

1. What are two values that hold significant importance in your life, and what drives their significance?
2. Please elaborate on your passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and why this matters to you.
3. Identify a skill you excel at and share how you determine your proficiency in this skill.
4. Describe your approach to fostering community and building connections among individuals and groups.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are a strong staff of five, soon to be six, supported by a team of 19 dedicated volunteers. Our agency is led by a queer BIPOC woman and supported by a diverse board including LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, and youth members.

RCRJC gives special consideration and attention to equity work. As a member of Vermont Association for Court Diversion and Pretrial Services (VACDP), we consider ourselves an anti-racist agency. All staff have continuing education on maintaining an antiracist mindset in all work that we do. The Executive Director serves as a member of the leadership team for EDJIE: a state wide effort dedicated to imbedding DEI work into Restorative Justice systems across Vermont; she is also a member of the VACDP Racial Justice, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging committee as well as Legislative Committee; is a Co-President for the Rutland County Pride Center and co-keeps a BIPOC affinity space for Restorative programs and aligned program professionals through the EDJIE initiative. This knowledge benefits our agency and allows staff to better serve diverse clients equitably by having compassion and empathy for systemic struggles that clients face.

Wage or Salary
22.00 (45,760.00 Per year)