Part-Time Reentry Family Liaison
Queens Public Library
Job posted to this site on March 7th at 5:50pm
Application Deadline: April 7th 2023
PART-TIME JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: P/T Reentry Family Liaison (Travel Required)
Rate of Pay: $30.00/hour
Reports To: Assistant Director of Jail, Prison, Reentry, and Youth Justice Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Last Updated: February 27, 2023
The Part-Time Reentry Family Liaison will be responsible for coordinating and developing programs serving the justice-involved, especially See You on the Outside, programs at Probation and Parole and Queens public library reentry programs. The goal of the Part-Time Reentry Family Liaison position is to work with the incarcerated and their families while in prison and after release.
In this position, the Liaison will work with justice-involved individuals and their families, assess their needs, and provide information about resources that Queens Public Library offers and external resources. This includes attending partnership meetings, Facilitating onsite in-person programs and virtual programs at Queensboro, Parole, Probation, and at Queens Public Library
This includes organizing other programs focused on connecting and fostering a support system for the incarcerated and their families. The Liaison will also maintain relationships with the Offices of Probation and Parole, with the goal of improving the services the division of Community Engagement provides. This position will also coordinate and further develop the See You On the Outside and other programs at Queensboro Correctional Facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain NYC and NYS correctional facilities clearances. Valid NYS identification required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in creating, promoting, organizing and coordinating reentry programs
· Coordinates with external and internal departments to schedule programs.
· Assists with set-up and monitoring programs and events to record and report program attendance and feedback.
· Assist with booking vendors.
· Creates, coordinates, and develops programs serving the justice-involved. In cooperation with the Assistant Director of Jail, Prison, Reentry & Youth Justice Services
· evaluates programs and implements changes when necessary
· Leads in person and virtual programs
· Maintains current data for the correctional and re-entry program participants
· Leads orientation sessions for new participants
· Assesses individual participant and program needs
· Provides ongoing referral and other case management support to participants ( i.e. resume assistance) including, those in Queensboro Correctional Facility
· Focuses on delivering restorative practices and programs to improve outcomes for families and participants
· Researches new resources, services, and community partnerships to support the successful reintegration of each individual and to support their families
· Follows up on referrals to ensure participants’ needs are met.
· Stays current on areas such as the effects of detention on families and the community
· Tracks attendance using LAMPS and generates reports
· Works within a small team to perform multiple, varied tasks related to family support, but also related to the day-to-day tasks of correctional and other outreach
· As appropriate, attends community meetings, special events and other social collaborative opportunities to develop and maintain those partnerships
· Participates in key projects, such as developing material for online promotion, and implements internal and external communication strategies
· Plans, coordinates and organizes open houses and information fairs.
· Connects with current and potential participants and their families
· Utilizes, maintains, and builds the social services provided by the “intake space” located in Queens Public Library’s Central Library
· Collaborates with internal and external partners to maintain and improve our programs and services for the justice-involved
· Works closely with the Offices of Parole and Probation. Attends orientations, develops and maintains relationships.
· Perform in-person outreach, tabling, prepares materials for outreach events
· Updates Queens Public Library’s reentry resource guide
17 hours per week spread over two to four shifts on Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, with a few mornings, evenings, or weekends, as needed. Approximately 50% traveling required.
Assistant Director of Jail, Prison, Reentry, and Youth Justice Services, Director of Community Engagement, members of the Outreach and Community Engagement team, Queens Library staff, the Offices of Probation and Parole, contacts within the NYC Department of Corrections.
The Re-entry Family Liaison must consistently demonstrate the following competencies when performing the above responsibilities, including but not limited to: initiative, flexibility in approaching daily responsibilities, cooperative teamwork, and impacting and influencing services provided in Queens Library communities.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field plus one year experience working in the social services field required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and intermediate knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel required. Must be comfortable working with various populations, must possess networking and outreach skills, ability to initiate communications and projects, and organization and administrative skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. Requirements include use of a computer to enter and retrieve information and to communicate with other staff members as well as with external customers. Also, use of telephone, copier, scanner, and desktop computer other office equipment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. May use a computer/video display terminal for up to six hours per day.
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Location89-11 Merrick Blvd, but travel throughout Queens is required
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