Credible Messenger - Pine Grove

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Pine Grove, CA 95642
$24.04 - $27.00 an hour - Full-time

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  • $24.04 - $27.00 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

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  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


Pine Grove, CA 95642

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  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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About the Organization

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at:

Position Summary

ARC is seeking a Credible Messenger to provide holistic, individualized, focused reentry services to emerging adults returning to their communities from an 80 bed, in-custody, fire-training program in Pine Grove, California. This is an onsite, in person position located approximately 55 miles outside of our Sacramento office. The Credible Messenger will utilize their lived experience within the Juvenile Justice and/or Criminal Justice systems to relate to young people and build trusting relationships to help young, incarcerated individuals develop their reentry and rehabilitation plans and access resources in the community. They will also play a critical role in bringing hope and opportunities to young, incarcerated individuals and prepare them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release.

Being formerly incarcerated is considered a valued asset in this position, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform. This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community organizations.

Candidates who have been directly system-impacted are encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide an innovative approach to restorative justice that relies on unique relationships with the youth through effective communication, listening, and conflict mediation skills.
  • Model positive behavior in conjunction with staff and provide encouragement and support to youth during challenging and stressful situations while equipping them with the tools and skills they need to be successful.
  • Work with youth on an individual basis and in group settings to assist them in modifying and changing their individual behaviors by connecting with the youth through their own life experiences and challenges.
  • Guide and motivate at-risk youth to challenge and transform negative thinking, attitudes and actions while promoting restorative justice, family involvement, community engagement and supporting a re-integration plan to help youth engage in transitioning back to their communities.
  • Attend staff meetings, organizational trainings, stakeholder events as required.
  • Perform all other work-related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


  • 1 year of documented experience as a credible messenger counseling/working in a facility, community organization or treatment center working with incarcerated youth and at-risk youth.
  • Experience facilitating individual and group sessions; assisting, guiding, and monitoring clients over time promoting and encouraging with their overall treatment progress; anti-social and at-risk behaviors that interfere with treatment and recovery
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must pass a CDCR background check.
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule. Hours are subject to change based on program needs.

The Credible Messenger will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Have been previously incarcerated in an institutional setting or at-risk program in the community.
  • Have excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Have strong and effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Have personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.


  • Pay range is $24.04-$27.
  • Multiple employer medical/dental/ vision plans with up to 100% employee coverage, 50% for dependents.
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • 401k matching
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.04 - $27.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Day range:

  • Monday to Friday


  • 8 hour shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Pine Grove, CA 95665: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Please submit a cover letter for this role.


  • counseling: 1 year (Required)
  • Typing: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

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