RESTORATIVE CONFERENCING SPECIALIST
Team: Youth & Diversion Services
Reports to: Restorative Services Director
Pay Rate: Established in offer letter
Service Area: Statewide
Travel Req’d: Regular, throughout DE
Position Type: Full-time, exempt
Role and Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended as examples of the types of work that may be performed by the Restorative Conferencing Specialist but are not all necessarily performed and do not include all specific functions and responsibilities that the Restorative Conferencing Specialist may be expected to perform.
- Serve as the primary coordinator for Transitional Circles for all youth (up to age 19) involved in the program to collaboratively create a comprehensive transitional plan. This includes working with DCJ therapeutic case managers to arrange an interview with the youth to explain the process and obtain a list of family and supporters they would like to have in the Circle.
- Convene Transitional Circles by making reasonable efforts to contact all individuals the youth has requested participate and all professionals involved with the youth to coordinate mutually agreeable time and location for the Circle.
- Schedule and conduct initial Transition Circle and Re-Circles at three (3) months, six (6) months, and one (1) year post-release to check on how the transition planning is working and adjust as needed.
- Safeguard program integrity by maintaining high standards of confidentiality, service delivery, and timely reporting to clients, professionals involved with the youth, and the Restorative Services Director.
- Manage facilitation of the Intro to Restorative Justice Workshop in the residential facilities.
- Collaborate with stakeholders such as residential staff, probation, other professionals involved with the youth, and other community-based agencies on behalf of the clients and DCJ.
- Represent DCJ and its programs at community meetings (funder meetings, and meetings of other systems impacting youth), reporting back regularly to the Youth & Diversion team.
- Demonstrate a professional demeanor in all interactions with clients, coworkers, and the community.
- Participate in Youth & Diversion Services Team Meetings and work with team members to promote and grow the programs.
- Accept and perform other work as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Knowledge and experience related to justice-involved youth, the systems impacting them, and the resources available to them required. Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, or a related field also required.
- Knowledge and experience of Restorative Justice/Practices a plus. Lived experience within the justice system welcomed.
- Background checks and clearances required as per program contract(s).
- Basic computer skills, including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office, as well as Zoom/Skype and other distance meeting resources.
- Ability to multitask and work both independently and with supervision, on-site and remotely.
- Embrace an understanding of justice involvement that acknowledges the impact of institutional racism and the systemic oppression of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ people; must share the belief that people can change in positive ways.
- Must embrace teamwork, have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter with a positive attitude, with a good sense of humor.
- Strong team building, organizing, writing and other communication skills are essential.
To apply – please upload your a video of yourself answering the questionnaire below, along with your resume in the appropriate boxes below. Your video should be no longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds. If you are experiencing difficulty submitting a video or a resume, or have questions about the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questionnaire to be answered during video:
- Please tell us about yourself personally and professionally?
- Why do you want to work for DCJ and what about this position resonates with you?
- What do you consider to be the most pressing issue(s) returning citizens face?