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15 Dec 2023

Full-Time Support and Services Specialist

Healing Justice Project – Posted by dianagower Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

POSITION: 

Support & Services Specialist (Full Time)

POSITION LOCATION:

Triangle Region, NC

Mix of remote work and office work available

HEALING JUSTICE BACKGROUND:

Healing Justice is a small, dynamic, and rapidly growing national nonprofit organization that uses restorative justice and justice reform to address the individual and collective harm caused by wrongful convictions. We serve all who have been directly harmed in these cases: crime victims, survivors, and their families, as well as the innocent who were wrongly convicted and their families. We also offer programs for others affected by these cases: jurors, judges, police, prosecutors, victim advocates, and other justice and social service providers. You can learn more about our work at www.healingjusticeproject.org and www.survivorservices.org

PROJECT AND POSITION:

The support and services specialist will support all of Healing Justice’s programs by directly supporting crime victims and survivors, exonerated individuals, and family members of both. The specialist will provide trauma-informed care and support to individuals and groups by assisting with effective program planning and resource development. In this role, the specialist will help to expand our Healing Programs by increasing our individual and group peer support offerings, developing mental health and wellness tools and resources, and supporting restorative justice activities at both the national and local levels. Additionally, the specialist will be assigned to assist in various ways with federally funded and privately funded grant projects. This position will report to Healing Justice’s director of healing programs. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in social work or related support services field preferred. In place of an advanced degree, candidates with a minimum of five years of professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Experience in direct service delivery and provision to people impacted by the criminal legal system. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working directly with crime victims and survivors and providing victim services. Experience serving marginalized communities is also a plus.
  • Working knowledge of the criminal legal system and impacts on crime victims and survivors, including victim services and victims’ rights.
  • Trauma-informed training and the ability to help develop trauma-informed approaches in all aspects of Healing Justice’s work.  
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for Healing Justice’s mission, work, and clients. 
  • Ability to travel and work “after hours” as needed.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to work independently while also being able to collaborate effectively with other team members.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 
  • A professional and collaborative work ethic, a good sense of humor, and the ability to maintain grace under pressure.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

This is a full-time, partially grant-funded (3-year) position. The salary is $60,000-65,000. Candidates seeking a part-time position will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Healing Justice offers a competitive and generous benefits package, including health insurance, generous PTO, 401k match, and flexible work hours. Healing Justice provides a work environment that encourages health and self-care. 

WORKFORCE DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+, and directly impacted candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Healing Justice is dedicated to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We recognize that the collective sum of our employees’ differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent enriches the organization’s culture, impact, and achievement. By prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we believe we can attract and retain diverse talent and create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by law.

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How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@healingjusticeproject.org.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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