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Re-Entry Specialist - Pine Grove

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Pine Grove, CA
$26.44 - $29.81 an hour - Full-time
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Pine Grove, CA

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

Full job description

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.

Position Summary

ARC is seeking a Reentry Specialist to provide holistic, individualized, and focused reentry services to emerging adults returning to their communities from an 80-bed, in-custody fire-training program in Pine Grove, California. This position is onsite and requires in-person presence. The Reentry Specialist should have the ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with young people, correctional officers, other onsite stakeholders, and community-based organizations. The overarching focus will be on connecting Pine Grove participants to healthy and pro-social support networks and community resources. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and proficient in multitasking, with a strong background in case management and/or residential services provision, especially concerning emerging adults. Being formerly incarcerated is considered a valued asset in this position, along with a passion and commitment to social justice reform. The role will involve interactions with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community organizations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Connect program participants to services, benefits, and resources that support previously incarcerated individuals, including community-based providers as well as local, state, and federal social service agencies.
  • Coordinate reentry plans in conjunction with institutional staff, the case management team, and community resources.
  • Build rapport and work towards developing a supportive and trusting relationship with program participants.
  • Support youth at required court appearances, provide necessary reports, and offer letters of advocacy as part of their transition to the community when requested.
  • Supervise the work performance of other onsite Reentry Specialists and ARC Credible Messengers/Life Coaches.
  • Perform data entry with a focus on maintaining resource directories, reentry plans, progress notes, tracking outcomes, and preparing required reports.
  • Focus on individual goals and needs for reentry with hard-to-place youth.
  • Develop and facilitate onsite life skills workshops and support groups for program participants.
  • Attend staff meetings, organizational trainings, and stakeholder events as required.
  • Build and maintain relationships with organizations providing services to youth reentering communities.
  • Attend all trainings required for agency and professional development.
  • Develop and implement trainings for other onsite staff.
  • Fulfill any other work-related responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.


The Reentry Specialist should have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in supervising staff providing services to a criminal justice or related population. Experience in casefile review, group documentation, and contract compliance is essential, and residential experience is preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in health, human, social, or behavioral sciences, or a closely related field, and at least three (3) years of social service-related work experience; OR
  • A combination of work and educational experience that demonstrates a strong background in providing reentry services for formerly incarcerated emerging adults.

In addition, the candidate should have the following qualities:

  • Excellent people and communication skills, with a proven ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Strong and effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • ARC strongly encourages applications from qualified individuals with lived experience of incarceration or being impacted by the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and the ability to work with diverse staff, clients, and the community.
  • Physically capable of sitting or standing for extended periods and able to lift over ten pounds.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a strong commitment to ARC’s mission.

Overall, the candidate should be well-qualified, possess relevant experiences, and exhibit personal qualities that align with ARC's mission and values.


  • Pay range is $26.44- $29.81
  • Multiple employer medical/dental/ vision plans with up to 100% employee coverage, 50% for dependents.
  • Employer-funded life insurance.
  • 401(k) matching
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.44 - $29.81 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

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

Application Question(s):

  • Please submit a cover letter for this position.

Work Location: In person