Court Report Writer/Administrative Assistant

Job Type

Part Time




29-76 Northern Boulevard
New York
United States


Position Summary:

He/ she will be responsible for preparing and submitting accurate court reports and letters for program participants. As well as administrative support duties for the Court Advocacy unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Develop and edit court reports, construct narratives detailing clients’ progress or lack thereof, and involvement in the program, and other documents for the Courts;

·        Interact with Court Advocates, Social Workers, Counselors/Case Managers and Program Managers to develop accurate reports to be submitted to the court for clients of the Alternative to Incarceration program;

·        Verify via the internal database the accuracy of reports, particularly clients’ attendance and toxicology results;

·        Draft letters to outside agencies verifying client participation in treatment;

·        Assist in tracking and centrally recording information in internal database related to client court matters;

·        Maintain security of centralized confidential client records;

·        Attend departmental meetings and case conferences; and

·        Provide administrative support to Court Advocacy department;

·        Conduct regular reviews of data systems, develop and generate reports;

·        Order and maintain office supplies and create requisitions, process supply orders and maintain central supply inventory;

·        Manage and maintain calendar for Senior Director of Court Advocacy

·        Assess, schedule pick up requests between offices and special requests

·        Prepare office and meeting space for meetings and special events (external and internal), assist with set up of technology for meetings and phone calls (arrange Skype, projectors, etc); coordinate with IT and Facilities department for set up needs; and

·        Other responsibilities as determined by the Senior Director of Court Advocacy.


·        High school diploma or GED/HSE required, Bachelor’s degree preferred;

·        1 to 2 years of experience in social services related field;

·        Experience in the use of Microsoft Word and entering information into a database;

·        Must possess a solid knowledge of editing and grammar usage and have strong writing skills;

·        Familiarity with the Criminal Justice system and legal terminology preferred;

·        Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; and

·        Ability to be self-motivated in performing work and work effectively as a team member and with other staff members of the agency; and

We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus.

Travel Requirements: May require travel to our Harlem location.

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement