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Work for justice with the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy!

The Moran Center advocates for justice in the courtroom, access to the classroom, and restoration in the community with youth and their families in Evanston.

They're looking for a Social Worker as well as a Restorative Justice & Community Partnership VISTA.

Here's info about each position:

SOCIAL WORKER Full-time Social Worker to therapeutically support youth and families at a point of legal crisis to help improve their overall functioning within multiple life domains, including home, school, and the community. Social Workers report to the Director of Social Work Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide direct therapeutic counseling, case management, and crisis management to identified clients, including maintenance of clients’ confidential mental health records;

Track client progress in LegalServer, Moran Center’s Client Data Management System, and provide outcomes to the Director of Social Work Services;

Draft mitigation reports for both juvenile delinquency and adult criminal proceedings;

Attend one-on-one and group social work supervision sessions; and

Represent the Moran Center within the community, as needed.

Minimum qualifications

Master’s in Social Work or related field with clinical licensure preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Experience in client interviewing, assessment, case management, treatment planning, and advocacy;

Outstanding communications skills, written and oral;

Ability to multitask while maintaining vigilant attention to details;

Demonstrated commitment to social justice;

Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work, values, and mission;

Comfort with ambiguity and a good sense of humor; and

Ability to work well in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, highly collaborative and interactive office.


$40,000 – $55,000 annualized salary based on experience;

Benefits for the full-time position include healthcare, flexible spending account for qualified expenditures, including for health care and childcare, retirement savings plan, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); and

Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

The Moran Center will continue accepting applications for the position until filled.

Please email a cover letter and resume to


Full-time Restorative Justice & Community Partnership VISTA to build a “Restorative Community” where everyone accepts the responsibility of radically meeting each other’s needs.

The VISTA will help lay the groundwork for a local restorative justice community court.

Additionally, the VISTA will support the Moran Center’s effort to develop a restorative and responsive safety net for young people and their families in partnership with eight other youth-serving organizations.

Candidates should be passionate about dismantling systems that institutionalize, exclude, and otherize.

Candidates will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, strong listening abilities, and a commitment to the well-being of the community.

The Restorative Justice & Community Partnership VISTA report to the Restorative Justice Manager.

Click here for more info about both positions and to apply.


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