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Program Coordinator

Restorative Justice

Posted 10/29/2019 until 1/15/2020

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program Coordinator of the Archdiocesan Office of Restorative Justice is responsible for initiating, coordinating and promoting programs and activities that work toward the restoration of victims, empowering them and responding to their needs as they see them. The Coordinator, knowing that faith has a transforming effect on lives, ensures a spiritual grounding to parish- based programs for victims. The Coordinator explores forgiveness and reconciliation as she/he accompanies victims on their journeys towards healing. The Coordinator educates the community about principles of restorative justice and advocates for more restorative justice efforts in reaching out to victims of violence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

  • Meet with victims, assess needs and initiate and coordinate the expertise and resources of interagency leaders.
  • Coordinate a working committee of victims and parish leaders who will assist in the assessment of needs and the development of effective parish-based models to respond to unmet needs of victims and train others in ministering to victims.
  • Develop and sustain healing groups that emphasize validating and vindicating victims by allowing them to tell their stories, identifying with others and sharing mutual support.
  • Provide opportunities for dialogue, direct or indirect, between victims and offenders as appropriate to promote healing.
  • Educate the Restorative Justice Leadership team, Advisory Board and Staff Chaplains by featuring the stories and voices of victims of violence or murder victim’s family members.
  • Recruiting, interviewing, training and supervising a chaplain, deacon or volunteer capable of taking over temporarily the duties of the ministry in case of absence (vacation, leave, illness or resignation)​

Requirements:

Education and Experience 

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Counseling or related field.
  • Experience in administration and working as a team member.
  • Must be a Roman Catholic with knowledge of Catholic Parish organizations and teachings.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and provide own transportation.
  • Commitment to Gospel values and holds a consistent life ethic.
  • Experience and ability in community organizing.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Archdiocese principles, practices, and organization.
  • Church teachings and philosophies.
  • Principles of supervision and training.
  • Modem office methods and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Public relations and contact.
  • Report preparation and presentation.
  • Short-range organizational planning.

Ability to:

  • Display sensitivity to various situations and needs.
  • Direct and supervise the work of volunteers.
  • Analyze situations and use judgment and resourcefulness.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.


HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to:employment@la-archdiocese.org

Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Locatio​n


 

Information/Application Contact:

Restorative Justice
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6116
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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