Working with schools and communities to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures.
Job Title: Restorative Justice Coordinator (.50FTE with potential for .75FTE)
Reports to: Restorative Justice Project Director
Posting Date: November 23-December 4, 2020
Start Date: January 4, 2021
Posting: CADY is seeking an energetic, empowering professional to join our state-accredited, community-based juvenile diversion team. The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator position is a good fit for a caring, motivated individual dedicated to prevention and positive youth development. The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills with a clear sense of boundaries. This position requires a highly organized individual possessing both direct-service and administrative work experience. Complete job description is listed below.
To apply: Through December 4th, submit resume and cover letter to:
Restorative Justice Project Director
94 Highland Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Organizational Overview: CADY (Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-free Youth) is a non-profit organization based in Plymouth, New Hampshire. CADY serves as the state Regional Prevention Network for the Central NH region and also implements the sole youth court diversion program in the Plymouth Family Court region. Funding is received from state, federal, and county grantors to implement Restorative Justice programming for youth in the Newfound, Pemi-Baker, and Lincoln-Woodstock regions.
CADY’s Restorative Justice Program, implemented in 2007, is a NH Court Accredited Juvenile Diversion Program providing a comprehensive, community-based alternative to court sentencing for first-time, non-violent youth offenders. The reparative process holds youth accountable for their actions through a dignified, responsive and solution-centered approach to juvenile delinquency. The process promotes youth resiliency through strengths-based education, restitution, written apology to victims, and community service. Additional goals are to help youth develop life skills and rebuild relationships to become productive members of the community. Efforts are also made to connect the youth with additional services from team members and other community resources as appropriate.
Restorative Justice Coordinator
.50%FTE with potential for .75FTE
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Coordinates all functions of Restorative Justice Juvenile Court Diversion Program
- Screens and processes intakes from referring agencies: police; court; schools
- Oversees Reparative Process with youth, victims and families
- Facilitates Restorative Justice Panel meetings
- Oversees completion of Reparative Agreements
- Collaborates with CADY partners on activities relative to positive community connections and community service for youth
- Recruits, screens, trains, and supports community volunteers to assist with the implementation and operation of the Restorative Justice Program
- Works with the Restorative Justice Program Director and Advisory Council and other volunteers to interpret the needs of the community
- Establishes, fosters and maintains friendly and cooperative relationships with the public, private sector, governmental agencies and social service agencies
- Develops and maintains partnerships with community leaders and organizations, keeping positive youth development principles at the forefront of programming and collaborations
- Attends relevant discussion group/meetings related to youth issues, Restorative Justice, and services for youth and families
- Assumes any and all duties as appropriate to this position
- Adheres to all policies, procedures and directives set forth by CADY
- Reports to the Restorative Justice Program Director
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with multiple stakeholders
- Works with program director on tracking and reporting to meet grantor requirements and comprehensive evaluation measures
- Establishes and reviews program and project goals and guidelines under the direction of the Program Director
- Spokesperson for the Restorative Justice Program educating and promoting the program to the general public
- Establishes and maintains confidential files and records
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Education, Social Work; Criminal Justice, Human Services) and three years experience with direct-service program implementation. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Knowledge of and commitment to principles, methodology and practices related to Positive Youth Development and strengths-based education.
- Knowledge of and experience working with different sectors of the community.
- Must be a self-starter.
- Must have ability to multi-task, prioritize, and operate successfully in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
- Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to provide close attention to detail; strong human relations skills; leadership and teamwork capacity.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships.
- Ability to manage and direct volunteers.
- Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office.
- Ability to work varied hours including some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of our youth and their families.
- Responsible for the recruitment and supervision of Restorative Justice volunteers and interns.
CADY is an Equal Opportunity Employer