Diversion Intervention Specialist
Kalamazoo, MI Restorative Justice
Job Type


Job Posting 

Job Title:   Diversion Intervention Specialist 

Reports To:  Youth Development Resource Manager  

Job Status:  Full-time, non-exempt    

Pay:   $22 Hr 

Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted only based on job-related criteria and without regard to age, color, familial status, gender, gender identification, marital status, national origin, non-job-related disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, veterans’ status. EOE  


The Diversion Intervention Specialist provides culturally aware support and guidance to individuals involved in the Justice Lifted Arrest Diversion program. They are responsible for conducting assessments, developing intervention plans, and facilitating access to resources and services aimed at preventing recidivism and promoting positive behavioral change. The specialist works closely with youth and their family, community organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of diversion strategies and support systems. 


  • Develops a 90-day intervention/prevention plan for youth and family referred to the program; provide linkage with appropriate community programs, external agencies, re-engage youth in education, and/or prevent continued unsafe activity; respond to questions/inquiries related to program components.  
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of individuals referred to the program, including evaluating their needs, strengths, and risk factors. 
  • Create a supportive environment that encourages youth to express themselves confidently and contribute actively to the planning and decision-making process. 
  • In collaboration with the youth, work with other internal and external partners (i.e., schools, faith community, other human services organizations) to develop resource supports to eliminate barriers to services, enhance existing community services and/or develop new services based on the needs of the youth.  
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records, documenting client progress, intervention strategies, and service referrals. 
  • Prepare regular reports on program activities, progress, and challenges for program funders, stakeholders, and supervisory staff. 
  • Collect and analyze data related to program outcomes, participant demographics, and service utilization. 
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and collaborate with colleagues to develop effective intervention strategies and support plans. 
  • Attends staff, team and department meetings and training as assigned  
  • Attends on and off-site education training relative to job duties as assigned 
  • Provides outreach services in community settings in the development and distribution of informational materials to increase youth, family, and community awareness of Gryphon Place services?  
  • Performs other duties as assigned 


  • BA/BS in social work, education, psychology, criminal justice, or a related field 
  • 3 years’ experience in the human service or related field is preferred 


  1. Previous experience working with a diverse population of at-risk youth, preferably in a diversion or rehabilitation program using evidence-based interventions. 
  2. Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time in an effective and efficient manner. 
  3. Proficiency in maintaining accurate records and preparing written reports. 
  4. Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database management and e-mail. 
  5. Commitment to upholding ethical standards and confidentiality in working with clients. 
  6. Preferred license: Valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 
Salary Description
$22.00 Hourly