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Clinical Coordinator, Pre-Trial

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Center for Court Innovation


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Published 28 days ago

September 17, 2020
Salary range starts at $65,000 and is commensurate with experience.

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit dedicated to creating a more humane and effective justice system. We operate at the cutting edge of criminal justice reform in the New York area by developing, planning, launching, and managing large-scale projects that serve thousands of justice-involved people each year. Our projects have been documented to reduce the use of incarceration and conviction, while improving public safety and increasing public confidence in government. Our goal is to create a criminal justice system that offers meaningful and proportionate outcomes, that treats everyone with dignity and respect, and that strengthens communities and supports victims.

We also operate supervised release programs (as an alternative to bail) in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island; Project Reset, an early diversion program in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn; young adult courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan; and a new felony alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan. Our criminal justice programs work with nearly 30,000 individuals each year—with the prospect of more in the days to come. 

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to re-engineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking two (2) Clinical Coordinators, Pre-Trial for the Supervised Release Program. Supervised Release offers an alternative to jail, providing pretrial supervision, case management, and voluntary social services to people charged with bail-eligible felony and misdemeanor charges. Program participants are monitored to ensure their appearance at court dates, and they receive referrals to community-based programming such as job training, drug treatment, and mental health counseling. The Clinical Coordinators will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day clinical operations of pre-trial services, including providing individual and task supervision to Senior Social Workers, providing crisis intervention and emergency referrals to participants, and collaborating with other programs and departments at BJI to ensure continuity of services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide clinical operational support to pre-trial clinical staff;
  • Manage Senior Social Workers and Manager of Youth Engagement in clinical and task supervision;
  • Scheduling and facilitating team meetings and clinical group supervisions for clinical and non-clinical staff;
  • Troubleshoot clinical issues as they arise, including providing crisis interventions and de-escalation in conjunction with BJI staff, as needed; 
  • Provide pre-trial staff with professional development, training opportunities, and management support, as needed;
  • Ensure program coverage for clinician evening & weekend hours, as needed;
  • Provide coverage for staff, as needed;
  • Support case assignment and auditing process for pre-trial staff;
  • Monitor compliance through ongoing caseload audits;  
  • Work closely with senior clinical staff to ensure policies and procedures are consistent across the program;
  • Work collaboratively with managerial staff of other departments to ensure continuity of services;
  • Manage data, track and monitor program performance, and oversee evaluation activities;
  • Assist with community engagement and the implementation of community-based programming options;
  • Coordinate collaboration and communication between operations and clinical staff as needed;
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings;
  • Provide on-call clinical support to evening and weekend clinical and non-clinical staff, on rotation as needed;
  • Coordinate with the Clinical Director to develop and implement new policies, programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
  • Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives intakes, assessments, and other related tasks, as needed;
  • Perform individual counseling sessions and providing voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed;
  • Conduct outreach to collateral sources to provide supervision and court monitoring, as needed;
  • Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed; and
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a licensed mental health professional (LMSW or LMHC required, LCSW preferred) with a minimum of two years of experience in the criminal justice field. Supervisory experience required. Must be SIFI certified or eligible. 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. Preferred candidates will possess experience with the homeless and/or unstably housed population and familiarity with housing programs and related community resources to assist participants facing housing instability, and/or experience with drug /alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches. The candidate will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent and culturally-humble manner. The candidate must be a skilled communicator who can work professionally and collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, and must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of judges, court personnel, and partner agencies in a high-pressure and fast-paced work environment. Excellent organizational and interpersonal, communication and writing skills required. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Position Type: Full-time, weekend and evening hours required, as needed.

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY; currently working remotely until required to be in office (tbd).

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit dedicated to creating a more humane and effective justice system. We operate at the cutting edge of criminal justice reform in the New York area by developing, planning, launching, and managing…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • M.D. Required

Benefits

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for…

Location

New York, NY

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