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The Fortune Society


Unit: Individualized Correction Achievement Network (I-CAN)
Reports to: Mentoring Coordinator
Status: Part Time; Temporary; Non-Exempt
Job Code: TBD
Location: Rikers Correctional Facility and Long Island City
Days/Hours: Approximately 10 hours a week, which may include weekends and/or evenings
Date Prepared: September 22, 2017

Position Summary:
I-CAN is a program that provides pre and post release services to individuals incarcerated in the Department of Correction. I-CAN serves thousands of people in DOC custody, with an emphasis on reducing idleness, violence, and recidivism, while promoting a successful transition to the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Help mentee(s) develop a plan for completing goals and retention as it pertains to enrollment in ICAN services;
• Assist with the coordination of services –following up with mentee(s) progress in reference to discharge planning and/or transitional services.
• Communicate with mentees weekly via email, in person and/or phone;
• Support and motivate mentee(s) with respect to goal achievements;
• Identify strategies and/or innovative ideas to encourage and increase participation;
• Complete weekly outcome reports of attendance and progress notes;
• Provide program progress reports twice a week;
• Participate in bi-weekly activities coordinated by Mentor Coordinator;
• Share success stories as they occur;
• Attend on-going trainings when needed or requested to do so by program staff;
• Complete evaluation surveys as requested by program staff;
• Recognize and report issues as they arise; and
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Ability to obtain correctional facility clearance and work within the constraints of facility guidelines which can include lock downs, screening of personal items including food and clothing restrictions, which can be changed at the discretion of the Department of Correction.
• Willingness to comply with NYCDOC search and seizure policy;
• High school diploma or GED/HSE required. Some degree of higher education preferred;
• Ability to commit for 6 months to build mentees/mentor relationship;
• Ability to serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors—e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening;
• Ability to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee(s) and with families;
• Ability to maintain composure and patience in challenging circumstances;
• A commitment to working with a diverse group of individuals involved with the criminal justice system;
• Good computer skills, including the ability to write reports and enter data into a database;
• Strong written and verbal communications skills, including presentation and public speaking skills;
• Bilingual English/Spanish a plus;
• Excellent team player; and
• We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus.

Travel Requirements - Frequent travel between Rikers and Long Island City office. May require travel to our Harlem office.

Physical Demands:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.


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Posted on 09/22/17; CVMHA ID #11424