Open positions – Our Road Prison Project – new innovative prison re-entry program
Masters level re-entry counselor position 10-15 hours a week – Contract position
Administrative position 6-12 hours a week –Contract position
We welcome volunteers to help with social media, fundraising and events, curriculum development, and communications.   In addition, we feature guest speakers in our educational groups.  If you would like to volunteer to share information about career opportunities, social media, using smartphones, building professional networks or work for an organization who provides services to the community or specifically men and women on parole, please contact Shawn@ourroadprisonproject.org with an outline of what you would like to present.  We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
MSW, MFTi, LCSW, LMFT
Contract re-entry counselor 10-15 hours per week
$22-$30 an hour depending on experience and licensure.  Some evenings and possible weekends. Supervision hours available.
Re-entry counselor position available in a new innovative program for men and women transitioning from prison to the community after long sentences (10+ years).  Our Road Prison Project provides services to men and women who have paroled after serving ‘life’ sentences.  We are looking for a hard working team player with a commitment to social justice and re-entry services. Our staffing model includes a team of certified counselors who have served life sentence and master’s level staff.
Responsibilities:
·       1:1 sessions
o   Addressing trauma, stress, transition to the community, relationships
o   Finding housing, academic support, job support
o   Treatment plans
·       Group facilitation
o   Healthy living (curriculum based)
§  Trauma, physical health, mindfulness, CBT
o   Life planning (curriculum based)
§  Goal setting, finding housing, jobs
·       Intakes
o   Assessments
o   Intake paperwork
·       Documentation for individual sessions and groups
·       Maintaining your clinical files (printing and filing your notes and billing forms)
Per our contract, all staff must pass a criminal background clearance to work with our clients.  Individuals on active Probation or Parole, individuals who must register as a sex offender, individuals charged with escape from jail or prison and certain serious violent crimes are not likely to clear.  We encourage men and women off probation or parole to apply.
We believe that those who are serving ‘life with the possibility of parole’ should have a second chance. They should have a fair shot at building a new life, with a job, a home, and full participation in the community. We utilize a team approach to support a successful transition home. We listen to our clients, and build upon their strengths to develop the tools they need to realize their goals. Our holistic approach addresses the barriers to successful transition. These include complex trauma, institutionalization, difficulty obtaining housing and jobs, as well as coming to terms with the serious crime they have committed.
Please respond with a cover letter and resume explaining your interest in supporting men and women returning to the community after serving decades in prison.  Please include any experience you have had with clients who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Clinical documentation is an important aspect of this position.  Please include in your cover letter, your experience with documentation.  Our office is in the Fruitvale district of Oakland near the BART station.   Send cover letter and resume to shawn@ourroadprisonproject.org
Contract administrative position 6-12 hours per week
$16-$18 per hour depending on experience.  Mondays and one other day during the week.  Individual must be reliable, detail oriented and have basic skills with Microsoft Word and Excel. The administrative position will be supporting a new re-entry program for men and women transitioning from prison to the community.  Duties will include supporting the billing process, creating various documents, making copies and filing.  In addition, tracking dates and deadlines with excel will be required.  As the program grows, more hours will likely be available.   We are looking for someone who has the required skills and is committed to supporting the success of our participants as they move forward to attain their goals in the community.
This is a small innovative program in a non-traditional office.  The ideal candidate will be a hard-working team player who can manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.   Our office is in the Fruitvale district of Oakland near the Fruitvale BART station.  Due to our contract, all staff needs to be cleared by CDCR (California Department of Corrections).
We encourage individuals with a criminal history to apply for the position, but CDCR will not clear individuals who are on active probation or parole.
Please apply with a cover letter and resume letting me know what experience you have with Word, Excel and meeting important deadlines.  In addition, please let me know your commitment to our participants’ success.
Please apply with a cover letter and resume to shawn@ourroadprisonproject.org
 
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