CORA Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 21.05
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service Generous paid time off package Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment


Restorative Justice Specialist


Interested in working for a non-profit organization rooted in a tradition of care and compassion? Join our team! CORA is a fast-paced, growing organization with over 500 team members and growing with a lucrative benefits package to offer. Our team has been helping children and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity throughout Philadelphia for the past 50 years and we have continued to put our community first.

CORA Services is a non-profit agency whose mission is to assist youth, children, and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity. CORA provides this assistance throughout the greater Philadelphia area. "Children are the Heart of the Matter"


CORA's Good Shepherd Mediation programs aim to encourage peace, reconciliation, and social justice by equipping communities with the tools to transform conflict. Our teen programs help youth navigate relationship building, decision-making, conflict management, and accountability through peer mediation and restorative justice.

The Restorative Justice Specialist provides direct service and administrative support to all aspects of CORA Good Shepherd Mediation's restorative justice work. Essential duties include facilitating restorative justice models and workshops, conducting case management, maintaining community partnerships, and assisting the Program Administrator in ensuring our services reflect the field's best practices. Although a majority of our services remain virtual, ability to work in-person and work flexible hours (e.g. occasional Saturdays in exchange for a weekday off) is required.


HOURLY RATE:

$21.15 (increases based on experience and credentials)

BENEFITS:

  • Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution
  • Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage
  • Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment!



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uphold the mission, vision, and values of CORA Services, which includes valuing all individuals, supporting the individual's potential for growth, and enhancing a programmatic service system approach.

Restorative Justice Services:

  • Coordinate and facilitate restorative justice processes in accordance with the needs of each case and client(s)
  • Conduct case management and exit surveys for each restorative justice process
  • Develop and maintain relationships with referral agencies
  • Work with the Intake Coordinator to streamline referral procedures
  • Work with the Intake Coordinator to maintain contracts, records, and other necessary documentation for restorative justice cases
  • Review and revise our restorative justice techniques to ensure our services reflect the field's best practices

Restorative Justice Training and Consulting:

  • Develop and facilitate curriculum for specialized training requests
  • Assist the Program Administrator with facilitating restorative justice certification courses
  • Facilitate outreach presentations and orientations at community partner meetings, coalition meetings, and other events for community engagement
  • Work with the Intake Coordinator to coach and onboard new restorative justice volunteers
  • Work with the Intake Coordinator to maintain contracts, records, and other necessary documentation for restorative justice cases
  • Review and revise our restorative justice training curriculum to ensure our services reflect the field's best practices

Youth Services:

  • Co-facilitate Peer Mediation programs for K-12 schools
  • Co-facilitate restorative justice workshops for K-12 schools and staff
  • Co-facilitate youth diversion workshops and dialogues
  • Assist Youth Services Team with set up and breakdown for youth workshops (e.g. preparing conference room, arranging office supplies and tech equipment, procuring food and drink, closing up office space when workshop is concluded)
  • Review and revise our training models and curriculum to ensure our services reflect the field's best practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including supporting other GSM programs.



EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • 2 years of trained experience facilitating restorative justice processes.
  • 2 years of experience facilitating workshops, presentations, or other educational formats.
  • Experience working with children and teens.
  • Experience with office administration systems and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to racial, economic, and social justice, with the ability to develop supportive and trusting relationships with historically underserved communities.
  • Ability to work proficiently in Microsoft Word & Excel; Ability to learn and use new technology tools.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of CORA GSM and loyalty to the goals and objectives of CORA GSM.

Does this sound like the perfect fit for you? Interested applicants should submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing why they think restorative justice is valuable and why they would make a valuable member of our team.


CORA Services has been named 2021 TOP WORKPLACE in the Philadelphia Region and received the 2021 TOP WORKPLACE WOMEN-LED CULTURE EXCELLENCE AWARD, which signifies our commitment to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees. We provide our employees with solid benefits, a positive atmosphere, meaningful work, and a culture of strong leadership, which in turn drives growth and innovation.


Please note: All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 prior to starting work with CORA Services.

CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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