Criminal Defense Practice Assistant Social Work Supervisor (Brooklyn)

Job Type

Full Time



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New York
New York
United States


The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice has an opening for a full-time Assistant Social Work Supervisor for its Brooklyn office. The Assistant Social Work Supervisor will assist the Social Work Supervisor in the management of the social work practice in the borough office. The Assistant Social Work Supervisor will have an active role in evaluating current social work practice and developing new protocols and strategies to respond to changing needs. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary practice and decision-making, prior supervisory responsibility and substantive experience in working with adults in the criminal justice system.



* Provide individual social work supervision to assigned staff

* Create and support new approaches to meeting staff and client needs

* Monitor social work practice and caseloads

* Participate in decisions regarding allocation of social work resources

* Ensure accountability and maintenance of practice standards

* Identify and create opportunities for staff development

* Provide emergency office and case coverage

* Initiate and coordinate special projects

* Provide in-service training and case consultation

* Conduct case reviews and performance evaluations

* Participate in staffing and personnel decisions

* Maintain small caseload

* Help develop and implement procedures and policies

* Participate in supervisory and management meetings

* Represent the Practice at external meetings and conferences



* Other duties as assigned


Brooklyn - Criminal Defense Practice Office


* MSW degree

* NYS License in Social Work (LMSW or LCSW)

* Three years related experience 

* Knowledge of criminal justice, mental health, and substance abuse delivery systems

* Demonstrated skills in advocacy, mediation, and interviewing

* Supervisory experience (may include supervision of staff, volunteers or students)

* Ability to work in a team setting

* Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and advocacy skills 

* Prior work history with CDP preferred

Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.


The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree