About Community Works (CW)
CW is a non-profit organization combining direct services and client-centered advocacy to transform justice at the individual and systemic levels.
Our vision: We envision a future where justice heals
Our mission: Catalyze our collective power to transform justice through programs and policy rooted in humanity and healing.
About the Program
CW’s restorative justice diversion program operates in partnership with the district attorney’s office to support survivors of serious crimes while preventing any additional harm from the prosecution and potential incarceration of youth and young adults in the Bay Area.
About the Position
We are offering an opportunity to support a demonstrably effective method of restorative justice diversion for an individual who is passionate about preventing young people from becoming justice-involved and who is committed to addressing racial and ethnic disparities.
The clinical case manager identifies the needs of youth and young adults who have caused serious harm and provides them with supportive services as they simultaneously engage in a process to make amends with the person they harmed. In this role, the clinical case manager conducts intakes/assessments, offers individual/group/family counseling or psychoeducation, and engages in case management.
- Conduct biopsychosocial assessments using the Child and Adolescent Need and Strengths (CANS) or Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA), as well as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening tool.
- Collaborate with each participant to develop an individualized treatment/care plan.
- Provide interventions that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and oriented around the family including individual, group, family therapy, and psychoeducation.
- Provide case management services with the goal of linking participants to community resources and services that promote their health, safety, and well-being.
- Interpret and explain to participants, family members, and community groups about the psychosocial factors pertaining to mental health and substance use.
- Coordinate with internal and external colleagues to carry out treatment/care plans.
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings, training, and program events.
- Regularly input case progress notes to the program database, maintain client records in hard copy, and comply with all program reporting requirements for periodic review.
- Work closely with program specialist in support of maintaining clear, accurate, and up-to-date records.
- Collaborate with external partners from system agencies and other organizations.
- Maintain data tracking systems and make timely submission of all program reports.
- Other duties as needed, specified by the program manager.
- Critically self aware and demonstrate sensitivity with clients, coworkers, and others who are different from yourself.
- Solid in your understanding of the criminal justice system, particularly its impact on low-income communities of color.
- Able to work independently with a high level of self-motivation to complete tasks, manage a caseload, honor commitments and scheduled appointments.
- Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.
- Committed to social justice with a strong interest in the principles and practices of restorative justice.
- Committed to supporting the integration of restorative practices throughout the program and organization.
- Reliable in judgement and professionalism.
- Proficient or fluent in spoken Spanish (strongly preferred).
- LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Psy.D. with current California BBS license. (we will consider strong candidates working towards hours for licensure)
- Experience providing mental/behavioral health and case management services for youth or young adults involved in or at risk of justice system contact.
- Knowledge of best practices for trauma-informed mental/behavioral health care and case management.
- Strong computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft programs (Word and Excel) preferred. Familiarity with Salesforce or willingness to learn required.
- An open ear to feedback and will use it constructively.
- Automobile insurance, a clean driving record, a driver’s license, and the ability to travel to various locations in the Greater Bay Area.
CW is an equal opportunity employer that strongly encourages formerly incarcerated people, children of incarcerated parents, and others intimately affected by justice systems to apply. We commit to maintaining a diverse work environment that reflects the communities we serve and we encourage applicants who are: bilingual, LGBTQ+, people of color, people with disabilities, religious minorities, and/or women.