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Reentry Specialist

Heartland Alliance

Job description

Reporting to READI Chicago’s Reentry Program Manager, the Danville, IL based Reentry Specialist is responsible for facilitating READI Chicago’s pre-release services in Danville Correctional Center. Specifically, this position is responsible for providing individual coaching, personal development and release/reentry case planning to participants though a trauma informed and restorative justice lens; working collaboratively with Chicago-based staff and corrections personnel; facilitating cognitive behavioral intervention and job readiness groups, and; adhering to the READI Chicago model, philosophies and policies. The Reentry Specialist should be an excellent problem-solver, comfortable with conflict and facilitating conflict resolution interventions, be energetic and flexible, collaborative, and proactive team members who positively and productively support high-risk participants. The Reentry Specialist should have experience in case management and group sessions facilitation, as well as working with very high risk adults and young adults, preferably in a correctional setting.

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