Details: Salary range starts at $43k and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
120 Schermerhorn Street
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.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to forge a new response to misdemeanor defendants in Kings County, New York. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is staffed by a team of court-based social workers, case managers, and resource coordinators. 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 defendant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Reporting to the Senior Clinical Social Worker, the Case Manager will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of program participants, providing supervision, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. The Case Manager 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 on participants’ compliance and will work with program staff to notify court parties if a participant is non-compliant with their supervision model.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Complete intakes of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program and administering an assessment tool;
· Provide case management services to participants including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;
· Provide additional comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to individuals with mental illness (and, where appropriate, their families) to help address such issues as substance use, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, housing and vocational needs;
· Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions, as needed;
· Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed;
· Conduct outreach to collateral sources to provide supervision and court monitoring, as needed;
· Communicate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up, and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;
· Facilitate group sessions for program participants;
· Provide Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) clinical services to mandated clients;
· Complete all necessary documentation and inputting data into a computer database;
· Monitor and report on compliance to court stakeholders and working with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance, as needed;
· Must be detail oriented with great time management and organizational skills;
· Participate in trainings and attending staff meetings;
· Assist with data collection and grant writing;
· Assist the Pre-trial Services Director and the Senior Clinical Social Worker with the development and implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
· Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed;
· Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site 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. Experience in a court or criminal justice setting preferred. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches preferred. Highly organized, excellent time management skills, and strong writing ability required. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
Position Type: Full-time (including nights, evenings, weekends and holidays as required)
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to apply:
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to:
Subject line: Supervised Release Social Worker
Attn.: Amanda Levering, Pre-Trial Services Director
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Note: 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.
Visit our website at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.