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Career Opportunity: Youth Discharge Planner


Position Title: At-Risk Youth Discharge Planner

Location: 265 Oxford Street, Providence, RI

Timeframe to apply: Open until Filled

Salary: $40,000


Start Date: Immediate – Open until Filled


Background Information


The Nonviolence Institute seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. The Institute has helped to significantly reduce violent crimes in the City of Providence, particularly youth violence. The Institute operates Statewide, with a few programs that operate solely within specific areas. In 2009, the Institute was selected as Outstanding Philanthropic Organization by the RI Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a nationally recognized best practice organization in reducing violence, particular street-level violence.


Job Description

Nonviolence Institute (NVI) seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. NVI operates Statewide, with a few programs that operate solely within specific areas. NVI is a nationally recognized best practice organization in reducing violence, particularly street-level violence. All NVI staff members are trained in MLK’s Nonviolence Theory. The Discharge Planner will serve as a liaison between NVI and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC).


Responsibilities:


● Coordinate work with RI Department of Corrections Transitional Services Unit

● Be on DOC Campus 2 to 3 days per week minimum and as needed for meetings and trainings – Actual schedule TBD

● Liaison with NonviolenceNVI Outreach Specialists and DOC Transitional Services Unit

● Develop discharge plans for returning citizens between ages 18-30

● Assist and advocate for client needs for housing, employment, documentation (driver’s license or State IDs, Social Security cards, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, etc.)

● Record NVI services provided to assigned clients in NVI’s database and in the discharge plan within TPCDS (DOC database- Training provided)

● Provide follow-up case management post release in collaboration with Probation and Parole and community based social service agencies


Qualifications


● Knowledge of and commitment to NVI’s Mission and the Principles of Nonviolence

● Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

● Demonstrated successful experience in social services, case management, criminal justice, or related field

● Knowledge and experience working with high risk populations (Offenders and Victims of Crime a plus)

● Strong desire to work with at risk youth

● Self-motivated and ability to work independently

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills

● Ability to foster relationships and collaborate with community partners

● Must be able to work well in a diverse, fast paced environment

● Valid driver's license and an insured, registered vehicle required

● Bi-lingual preferred - Spanish

● Submit to a national background check and DOC investigation


NVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Interested parties can send a cover letter and resume to Wanda wanda@nonviolenceinstitute.org