Adolescent Reentry Coordinator


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000.00
Maximum: $50,000.00

Published:

05/14/2018

Start Date:

06/18/2018

Application Deadline:

05/14/2018

Address

GOSO/storefront
75 E 116th Street
New York
New York
10029
United States

Description

AGENCY: Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is an innovative, Harlem-based reentry program that serves justice-involved young men, aged 16 to 24 achieve personal and professional success. We provide comprehensive job readiness training, employment support and placement, an on-site TASC/High School Equivalency program, vocational training, and individual and group psychotherapy.


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Adolescent Reentry Coordinator will provide direct services to GOSO participants, with a special focus on our adolescent population. This position will work directly with Coordinator of Court Advocacy and Adolescent Programming to coordinate services for clients upon release from juvenile facilities. 


JOB DUTIES:

·        Conduct intakes, psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, case management, and clinical services with justice-involved young men, aged 16 to 24, with a focus on our adolescent population, young men ages 16-17.

  • Serve as a specialist in adolescent/juvenile justice including work in the community, correctional facilities, and court.
  • Service juvenile centers in multiple boroughs to intake adolescent clients and provide programming, court advocacy, discharge planning, and mental health screenings and counseling.
  • Site visits to various juvenile facilities required. You will be off-site a minimum of 2 days per week.
  • Liaison between GOSO and Department of Corrections, Department of Youth and Family Justice, and the Administration for Children Services. 
  • May require outreach on Rikers Island.
  • Understand and network within the Family Court system to advocate for program-enrolled youths.
  • Visit various non-secure and limited-secure placements to follow up with enrolled youths.
  • Coordinate care and advocacy for youths as they transition between agencies and locations.
  • Facilitate weekly job readiness workshops and psychotherapy groups.
  • Provide individual psychotherapy on an as-needed basis.
  • Coordinate court advocacy for participants, including in-court appearances, attorney correspondence, fulfilling plea arrangements, and tracking outcomes.
  • **These job duties are subject to change as the NY State Legislation on "Raise the Age" is not yet in action. This role will adjust to accommodate adolescents who are currently in detention/Rikers.

Benefits

Eligible for group health insurance, 403(b), and Transit Check benefits after 90 days.

Level of Language Proficiency

QUALIFICATIONS: Master Degree in Social Work required. Must possess New York State LMSW, or pass licensing test within four months of hire. Spanish-speaker preferred. Must possess a basic understanding of criminal justice issues, the impact of micro- through macro-level policies, and the New York City court system. Must have experience in and dedication to public service. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

sblanco@gosonyc.org

http://www.gosonyc.org

Send resume and cover letter to Associate Executive Director, Sarah Blanco, LCSW, sblanco@gosonyc.org. A cover letter is a must! NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


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