Details: Salary range starts at mid 40k’s and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
215 East 161st 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 improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.
Operating through Bronx Community Solutions, the pretrial Supervised Release Program will provide regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants whose cases are pending in Criminal Court. The goal of the program is to provide community-based supervision for individuals who would otherwise be detained pretrial.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Case Management Services, the Social Worker 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. Social Workers 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 administer assessment tool;
· Provide case management services to participants including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;
· Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions as needed;
· Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services as needed;
· Conduct outreach to collateral sources as needed to provide supervision and court monitoring;
· Communicate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;
· Complete all necessary documentation and input data into computer database;
· Monitor and report on compliance to court stake holders and work with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance as needed;
· Must be detailed oriented with great time management and organizational skills;
· Participate in on-going trainings and staff meetings;
· Assist with data collection and provide support with grant reporting requirements.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MSW degree or an equivalent Master’s level counseling degree with a minimum of 2 years in a related area, preferably as a criminal justice practitioner. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to apply:
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to:
Subject line: BCS/SRP Social Worker
Attn.: Rosa Aguirre
Bronx Community Solutions
215 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
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.