Aftercare PIRC Re-Entry Support Group Coordinator (Full-time)
Reports to: Aftercare Director
Status: Full-time – 40 Hours/Week; Exempt
Salary: $40,000 Annually
Benefits: Paid vacation, generous PTO schedule, retirement plan, various training/certification/professional development opportunities, mileage & parking reimbursement. Currently, Foundation of HOPE does not provide health care insurance for employees.
Funder: PCCD Grant (Funded through June 30, 2025)
PIRC stands for Positive Initiative to Reinforce Change. The PIRC Movement is for returning citizens and their supporters to change the community by first changing themselves. PIRC members meet weekly in a safe, welcoming, and judgement-free forum to share resources, network, and address social, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Members complete and utilize the “Corporate Plan,” a personal goal-setting tool designed to help them achieve their highest potential.
The PIRC Motto:
Our thoughts become our words • Our words become our actions • Our actions become our habits • Our habits become our character • Our character becomes our destiny
The PIRC Re-Entry Support Group Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the HOPE Aftercare Director to coordinate, expand, and support weekly re-entry support groups, throughout SWPA, that offer members a variety of opportunities and supports to successfully re-enter their communities, reconnect with their families, restore their faith, and avoid returning to jail or prison.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- In consultation with the Aftercare Director, identify and secure multiple new co-ed PIRC Meeting locations/partners throughout SWPA on an ongoing basis. Negotiate signed MOUs with partner sites, clarifying times, access, security, refreshments, custodial, and other facility issues/concerns.
- Recruit, train, and support PIRC Group Conductors (facilitators) to facilitate all meeting locations and times.
- Establish and support a minimum of 3 women-only weekly PIRC groups in regionally diverse, accessible communities.
- With the support of HOPE resources, assist conductors in publicizing and marketing meeting locations and times to local constituents. Assist in development and distribution of necessary marketing tools, including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, posters, social media postings, email, and direct mail.
- Assist with developing weekly group discussion questions, announcements, and calendar of events.
- Develop seasonal special events/field trips for PIRC members (e.g., sporting events, cultural events, recreational activities, etc.).
- Develop seasonal educational presentations for PIRC members (e.g., financial literacy, expungement clinics, parenting skills, anger management, etc.).
- Facilitate connecting PIRC Members with various HOPE programs and services (e.g., Aftercare, Adult Diversion, etc.).
- Track and document distribution of all participant incentive gift cards, bus passes, fuel cards, etc. to ensure compliance with HOPE auditing policies and financial procedures.
- Maintain, review, and submit monthly timesheets and volunteer hours logged by PIRC Conductors.
- Identify, schedule, and promote various guest speakers on topics such as financial literacy,
- Respond to general email and phone inquiries regarding the PIRC Movement.
- Represent the Foundation of HOPE/PIRC at various community meetings, resource fairs, festivals, etc.
- Attend all Aftercare and HOPE staff meetings.
- Assist with set up and coordination of meetings, conferences, and special events, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Compassion, empathy, and patience.
- Welcoming demeanor that respects the dignity and life experiences of others – especially the men and women served by the PIRC Movement.
- Genuine recognition of the dignity of all people regardless of their past history and/or mistakes.
- Peer Support Specialist Certification (Preferred).
- 3-5 years experience in the field of re-entry and/or group facilitation.
- Lived re-entry experience; former incarceration.
- Working knowledge of local re-entry resources including trauma, crisis, housing, employment, substance abuse, AA/NA meetings, and basic needs assistance.
- General knowledge of substance-use disorder.
- Computer-literate (able to enter information and navigate participant database).
- High school diploma or GED.
- Valid driver’s license and personal transportation.
- Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
- Comply with all Foundation of HOPE personnel policies and standards.
- Personally exemplify the values of the program and its mission.
- Complete all required personnel paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
- Maintain flexibility and creativity in working a non-traditional schedule, if necessary, to accommodate the needs of the organization.
- Agree to and sign a Confidentiality Agreement regarding all aspects of client, staff, and agency information.
- Maintain professionalism in communications, personal interactions, and attire.
- Substance-free for the past 3 years or longer. Ability to pass initial intake drug test.
This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2025. While we hope to maintain this position long-term, there is no guarantee of funding beyond the above date. Employee will be notified no later than January 15, 2025, regarding the status of funding for this position.
To apply email Aftercare Director Keith Kondrich (email@example.com) a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.
The Foundation of HOPE is committed to providing a non-discriminatory employment environment for its employees. The policy of the Foundation of HOPE is to fully comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in the area of non-discrimination in employment. Discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years or older), military, and veteran status is prohibited.