Reports To: Director of JustCareers
Job Status: Full-Time
Pay Rate: Salaried, $55,000/year
Time Commitment: 40 hrs/week; some nights and weekends required
Benefits: Comprehensive employer subsidized health insurance for employee only (including dental and vision)
The Lone Star Justice Alliance (LSJA) is seeking an attorney with litigation experience to join its legal staff. LSJA is a nonprofit legal organization that improves the lives of youth and emerging adults (18-24) in the justice system. We envision a justice system that uses developmentally-appropriate responses to behavior and treats youth and emerging adults with equity and dignity to promote resilience, conserve costs, and increase public safety.
The Transition Coach will be a part of a multidisciplinary program that serves justice-involved emerging adults (ages 18-24) Dallas, TX. The Transition Coach will help plan, guide, and support ConnectU2Jobsparticipants through the workforce program and assist them in accessing education, employment, and stabilization services. They will work compassionately to help remove barriers that historically cause justice-involved emerging adults to be left out of the workforce. The Transition Coach will coordinate and provide support that is consistent, thoughtful, effective, equitable, and participant-centered. The Transition Coach will develop relationships with HR team and front-line supervisors within employer operations to provide support in meeting the needs of the participants, maintaining open and honest communication, and facilitating conflict resolution.
- Maintain caseloads of approximately 20-25 participants enrolled in an intensive earn and learn workforce program. Maintain daily contact with participants and weekly contact with employers.
- Conduct in-depth needs assessments and develop, in partnership with participants, a strengths-based/solution focused individual care plan that identifies short and long-term goals as well as needed resources to achieve goals
- Monitor class and work attendance, performance, participation, and any instructor/employer concerns and feedback on a regular basis. Address student and other collaborative team member concerns in a timely manner.
- Provide consistent support, including resource referral and interventions, to participants to ensure programmatic success.
- Maintain complete and accurate records of all clients through LSJA database systems and other required client tracking systems.
- Engage in team meetings to provide relevant updated on caseloads and student trends.
- Ability to integrate principles of Trauma Informed Care and Trust Based Relationships into service delivery approach with clients
- Ability to clearly express ideas to individuals and groups in oral discussions and written communications
- Superb organizational and interpersonal skills (i.e. customer service, relationship, and team building)
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and empathize with individuals of diverse backgrounds
- Effective time management is essential along with the ability to stay on task and reach deadlines
- Business analytics, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Crisis Intervention Skills
- Strong and independent decision making
This rewarding case management position is part of a collaborative team that includes community college professionals, employers, and other team members. This position requires high capacity, strong boundaries, exceptional organization skills, and excellent de-escalation skills.
Other requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field – 6+ years of directly applicable experience may be substituted for education requirements at the discretion of LSJA
- At least 2 years providing case management to emerging adults aged 18-24
- Experience working with justice-involved youth and case management providers
- Experience working in under-resourced community
- Computer Literacy skills (MS Office, Database entry, case notes, etc.)
- Must have access to reliable transportation
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or similar field
- Professional Licensure issued in field (e.g. LMSW, LPS, CRC, etc.)
- Bi-lingual (Spanish)
- Prior experience in workforce development environment
POSITION PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Sitting, Standing, Lifting, etc. Transition Coach may be mobile throughout most the day. While on the construction job site, this position may require walking or standing for long periods of time to meet with participants or employers. The hands are regularly used to write, and type. Weights of up to 5 pounds occur (i.e. laptop computer, carrying case or backpack for equipment and files.) Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply please send a letter of interest and a resume to Director of JustCareers, Myrick Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Subject line, type ‘Transition Coach--Last Name’
In your cover letter, answer the following questions: (1) What does justice reform mean to you? You should be detailed in your response, but don't go over two paragraphs. (2) Why do you think you would be a good fit for this nonprofit.
Thank you for taking the time to read this entire ad, if you decide to apply and follow instructions, we look forward to following up with you.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be received no later than May 20, 2022. LSJA has a strong commitment to diversity and especially encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.