Job Title: Coordinator of Reentry Services

Reports To: Senior Director of Reentry Services

Job Type: Full-time

About GOSO: Located in East Harlem, Getting Out Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) empowers 16- to 24-year-olds to avoid involvement in the criminal justice system by reshaping their futures through educational achievement, meaningful employment, and financial independence. Our aim is to promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth through goal-oriented programming and comprehensive social support services. We believe that our focus on career and education is the key to maintaining a recidivism rate under 15% versus a national average of over 60% by helping participants overcome obstacles in reentry and become productive members of society. GOSO also oversees the Stand Against Violence (SAVE) program with a mission to reduce gun violence in East Harlem and beyond.

 

Objective of Role: GOSO is seeking a Coordinator of Reentry Services to join the reentry team in its work engaging with both existing and prospective participants who are currently incarcerated in correctional facilities. The Coordinator’s primary duties will be to provide support to currently incarcerated participants by administering GOSO’s book program and connecting participants to their legal teams. The Coordinator will also work closely with the rest of the program team to ensure smooth transitions into the community program for participants.

 Responsibilities:

  • Facility and On-Site Work: Participant Outreach & Support
    • Program multiple days a week in various correctional facilities (Rikers Island, Horizon and Crossroads juvenile facilities, federal detention,etc)  to introduce eligible candidates to GOSO, conduct reentry intakes, check in and build rapport with new and existing reentry participants
    • Serve as GOSO representative in facilities – maintain relationships with necessary agencies such as NYC Department of Corrections, Administration of Child Services, NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Department of Education, NYC Health & Hospitals, and other community-based organizations
    • Conduct intakes with participants in facilities in-person and via video conference and communicate with participants and their families regularly by phone
    • Collaborate with Stand Against East Harlem (SAVE) workers in facilities, who serve as GOSO’s violence interrupters, to provide multi-faceted support for participants
    • When not in the correctional facility, work in the East Harlem office at least one week out of every month to support in-office staff in providing programming and distributing resources for participants
  • Court Advocacy
    • Correspond with attorneys and provide advocacy on behalf of program participants
    • Attend court appearances (virtual and in-person) to advocate for program participants
    • Build upon recruitment efforts with court-based personnel (public defenders, judges, district attorneys)
    • Track courtroom-related data and maintain organized information for all relevant personnel
    • Work together with GOSO social workers to plan for reentry participants entering GOSO’s community program
  • Data Management & Logistics
    • Manage participant data in Salesforce to reflect program participation
    • Regularly update Salesforce profiles using correctional department databases
    • Maintain organized Excel and Google sheets to track participant movement between city, state and federal facilities

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred; MSW or LMSW a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create compelling programming for participants
  • A passion for criminal, racial, and social justice
  • Commitment to working with adolescents and emerging adults
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with justice-involved populations preferred
  • English-Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications, able to learn additional database software

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Eligible for group health insurance, term-life insurance, and 401(k) after 90 days.

Please send a resume with cover letter to: jobs@gosonyc.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.