Social Worker, Supervised Release Program

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at $47,500. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



60 Bay Street
Staten Island
New York
United States


The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.

The Staten Island Justice Center is seeking a Social Worker for a pretrial supervised release program operated out of Richmond County Criminal Court. The program provides regular monitoring and referral services to adult defendants whose cases are pending in criminal court. The goal of the program is to provide community-based supervision for individuals who would otherwise be detained pretrial.

Reporting to the Director of Court Operations, the Social Worker will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of program participants, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. The Social Worker will stay in regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and sending frequent court date reminders. Additionally, they will draft memos to keep the court informed of participants’ compliance and will work with program staff to notify court parties if a participant is non-compliant with their supervision model. The position may also involve assessment and case management services for mandated clients from other Staten Island Justice Center programs, as well as on-site group facilitation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Complete intakes of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program and administer an assessment tool to determine immediate needs and assess for crises, including suicidality and homicidality;

·        Provide additional comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to individuals (and, where appropriate, their families) to help address issues such as substance use, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, housing and vocational needs;

·        Co-facilitate skills-based groups for participants, as needed;

·        Provide referrals to community-based services, as needed;

·        Coordinate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up and assist participants with service referrals;

·        Conduct outreach to collateral sources as needed to provide supervision and court monitoring;

·        Complete all necessary documentation and input data into computer database;

·        Monitor and report on compliance to court stakeholders and work with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance, as needed;

·        Participate in on-going trainings and attend staff meetings;

·        Assist with data collection and grant writing;

·        Assist the Clinical Director with the development and implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;

·        Assist with other Staten Island Justice Center intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an LMSW. Candidates must either be licensed or eligible for LMSW licensure in the State of New York within 90 days of hire. Experience in a court or criminal justice setting preferred. Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and partner agencies in a high-pressure/fast paced work environment. Court-based social work is an incredibly unique and demanding area of practice, and candidates must be open to constructive engagement with differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Candidates must also be comfortable working with adolescents, adults, and families. Must be detail oriented with great time management and organizational skills. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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Alyssa Calandra

Staten Island Justice Center

60 Bay Street, Suite 100

Staten Island, NY 10301

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender

expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual

orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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The Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.