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About this organization

Brooklyn Defender Services is an interdisciplinary law office representing almost 30,000 indigent clients arrested each year with specialized legal services for young clients and those with immigration issues.

The Criminal Defense Practice represents clients facing both misdemeanor and felony cases in Brooklyn Supreme and Criminal Courts. BDS advocates for clients who have diverse, complex, and multi-faceted needs in a very fast-paced setting.

BDS seeks an energetic social worker to become an integral part of the criminal defense team to advocate for clients, both in and out of court.

Social workers team up with attorneys to provide comprehensive legal representation and determine case strategy to criminally involved clients. Social workers provide both written and oral advocacy for clients. Also, they conduct client assessments, provide crisis intervention, develop service plans, refer clients for services, communicate with service providers about clients' needs, and conduct visits to incarcerated individuals.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a master’s degree in Social Work and be licensed, or willing, and eligible, to become licensed. Strong writing skills are a must for this position. Applicants must also be willing to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and need excellent writing, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in forensic settings. Bi-lingual social workers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Brooklyn Defender Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, marital or veteran status, or sexual orientation.


Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full-Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Alicia White at awhite@bds.org. Please include the social work position in the subject line.


Brooklyn Defender Services is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and supports a nondiscrimination policy in all employment practices. We are focused on equity and inclusion and thus strongly encourage candidates of all identities, expressions, orientations, disabilities, experiences, and other characteristics that make us different to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or another reason, you may contact the Director of Human Resources, Christina Wallace, at cwallace@bds.org.

About this organization

Brooklyn Defender Services is an interdisciplinary law office representing almost 30,000 indigent clients arrested each year with specialized legal services for young clients and those with immigration…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual social workers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bi-lingual social workers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location

On-site
177 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Alicia White at awhite@bds.org. Please include the social work position in the subject line.

Please send resume and cover letter to Alicia White at awhite@bds.org. Please include the social work position in the subject line.

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