Youth & Community Restorative Justice Coordinator

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

We are seeking a motivated and highly organized team member to join our organization!  The 0.6 FTE coordinator will oversee direct service and case management that relates to the youth (11-22 yo) and support the Director of Community Justice Programs in coordinating community restorative programming.

The Work:

Youth PreCharge, Court Diversion and Substance Awareness Safety Program—

  • Coordinate all youth programming for OCRJC modeled on Restorative Justice Principles and that is youth-centered, non-institutional that empowers and affirms individuality and autonomy;
  • Provide risk screenings to youth referred to OCRJC programs, and work in coordination with VT-DCF to coordinate access to screenings when needed.
  • Provide trauma-informed, culturally literate responses to the range of experiences participants impacted by and responsible for harm have lived, determining each time what identities need to be present to support the conversation and/or process the incident.
  • Provide youth brief intervention and education related to substance use and harm reduction.
  • Develop relationships with community partners and stakeholders, including law enforcement, schools, and community mental health and substance use services.
  • Prioritize equity and work to identify and design for equity in youth programs.

Community Restorative Practices and Conflict Resolution Program—

  • Work with the Director of Community Justice Programs to develop and deliver education and training in schools and the community related to restorative practices and conflict resolution.
  • Coordinate programming for schools and town and deliver trainings to youth and adults.
  • Serve as OCRJC’s point person for all community and self-referrals, and distribute cases among staff and programs as appropriate.
  • Develop relationships with community partners and stakeholders and be an ambassador for OCRJC in the community.
  • Prioritize equity and work to identify and design for equity; work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.

The overarching theme of the services offered by the Coordinator will be to create a supportive, positive, and strengths-focused environment in which human connection and supportive guidance increases positive outcomes for program participants and communities.  The ideal candidate will be committed to the ideals of social/racial/economic justice and the work of non-profits.

Job Type: Part-time
Benefits: Paid time off, paid holidays and employer contribution to retirement savings.

OCRJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an organization that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The OCRJC adopted the goals of the Vermont Restorative Justice Programs’ Position on Racial Justice which includes commitments to anti-racism training and ongoing examination of our policies and practices so we “work in ways that are inclusive and equitable, respect the dignity of all and build relationships rooted in justice and respect.”

To serve these goals OCRJC co-leads a federally funded statewide initiative to address systemic racism and bias within the restorative justice community.

Wage or Salary
$18-22/hour; Negotiable based on experience.