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About us:

Congolese Integration Network (CIN) supports Congolese integration into

American society by providing access to critical resources. We provide support to Congolese refugees and immigrants to help increase housing and income stability, address language barriers, access information, and build community and family relations. Through our services and support, our community members gain skills and resources to make successful transitions in the future, lower their risk of homelessness, boost resilience, improve well-being and reduce poverty.

Position Title:
Restorative Community Pathways Community Navigator in Relation with CIN

Status: Open 

Job description

Job Title: Youth Community Navigator

Reports to: RCP Youth Steering Committee, RCP Operations Team, CIN Youth Director

Overtime Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Full-time, Salaried

Schedule: Flexible; Mon-Fri between 9:00am-5:00pm, with occasional evening or weekend events.

Deadline: until filled

About Restorative Community Pathways:
RCP is a community response to harm that focuses on healing and restoration by supporting youth, families, and community members throughout King County impacted by the criminal system. RCP invests in a community-driven support system that leads with racial equity and care for the young people, their families, the community members who have experienced harm,
and the community. It is a direct divestment from the court system so that instead of engaging in the harmful court system, youth and community members would be connected to basic needs and community support so that they can engage in restorative justice, accountability, and healing.

The RCP model is rooted in restorative justice and moves beyond the victim-perpetrator dichotomy by acknowledging and honoring the harm experienced by every person engaged in RCP. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) will refer eligible young people to the RCP Consortium rather than involving them in the juvenile legal system. RCP will serve up
to 600 young people who are subject to juvenile court jurisdiction annually once the program is fully operational. RCP will also serve community members who have experienced harm in an effort to provide healing for everyone involved.


RCP Principles:
1. This work is about centering HEALING not PUNISHMENT
2. This work is about removing power from the County and returning it to communities-- it is a move towards getting rid of the criminal system
3. This work is about undoing the culture of white supremacy, colonialism, cis-heteropatriarchy, and all other forms of oppression
4. This work is centering the agency and liberation of youth
5. This work is about building and holding accountable and caring relationships RCP offers four primary areas of support to individuals:
1. Basic Needs: Supporting youth and their family members and community members who have experienced harm in accessing basic needs such as housing and rent support, bill payments, groceries, clothing, mental and physical health services, and other needs.
2. Restorative Justice and Healing: Creating collective spaces for healing, and processes forhealing and accountability for the youth and community members who have experienced harm.
3. Connection: Providing youth with peer-support and mentorship, alongside educational and vocational opportunities, and support services.
4. Community: Building and holding space for intentional community support and organizing centered in shared identity (racial, refugee, gender, sexual, religious, cultural, etc.).

Position Summary:
The Community Navigator will be responsible for collaborating with and guiding individuals referred away from the criminal legal system by the King County Prosecuting Attorney& office to Restorative Community Pathways. They will work to build empathetic relationships and work with individuals to formulate a support plan and provide community support that best serves the unique goals and needs of that individual, centering on principles of restorative justice and healing. Individuals participating in RCP will mostly be youth, as well as individuals that experienced harm (ranging from youth to adults).

Essential Responsibilities:
● Onboard New Community Navigators in the Principles, Basic Needs and Responsibilities of the position.
● Create and contribute to the system development of the Community Navigator role proactively and reactively as RCP evolves over time.
● Regularly meet with Community Navigators, RCP operations, and Youth Steering Committee to continue system development and coordination of RCP process.
● Coordinate and schedule recurring meetings with each Community Navigator for support around capacity, referrals and case consulting.
● Facilitate Bi-weekly Community Navigator Direct Support Staff Meetings.
● Facilitate Community Navigator Retreats and Professional Development of Community Navigators.
● Be mindful of and support Community Navigators if they are experiencing second hand trauma.
● Supporting Community navigators in crisis situations or critical events (ie, Interventions in schools, life threatening emergencies).
● Developing Accountability processes and expectation in collaborations with consortium and Navigators.
● Engage in active/radical listening to effectively respond to Community Navigator’s concerns and expression of needs.
● Working with Navigators to find resources, solutions, and next steps for participants.
● Encouraging Community Navigators to cross referrals across the consortium.
● Completing weekly updates on capacity of navigators to the Youth Steering Committee.
● Supporting Community Navigators in completing participant action plans, accountability and healing conversations, case notes, task tracking, and house visits.
● Participate in operations meetings, attend community events, and otherwise contribute to strengthen the deep roots within our community, both internally and externally.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Culturally and linguistically congruent with youth and individuals engaging in RCP
● Directly impacted by or experience with criminal legal system
● Abolitionist approach
● Trauma-informed knowledge
● Understanding of how to provide support to individuals of various ages based in autonomy and choice
● An understanding of resources and community organizations available to support individuals throughout the county


Core Competencies:
● Active/Radical listening, open-dialogue training
● Experience with implementing Restorative Justice/Practices with individuals
● Ability to identify and address trauma restoratively
● Building empathetic and trusting relationships with individuals based in promoting safety and choice

Schedule and Worksite: This position works full-time Monday – Friday during standard business hours. There may be situations where the employee is required to work on the weekend. The supervisor will communicate with the employee. The work location is in person at the CIN office, 19550 International Blvd suite 103, Sea-Tac, WA, 98188.

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