Senior Case Manager - Staten Island Criminal Court

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/03/2018

Address

26 Central Avenue
Staten Island
New York
10301
United States

Description


Our Vision:

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence. 

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. 

Summary: 

Safe Horizon is the nation's largest victims' assistance organization.  The Criminal Court Case Manager, based in the courthouse walk-in reception center, provides comprehensive, client-centered assistance to individuals and families impacted by violence and abuse. Core services provided by the Case Manager include safety assessment and risk management, orientation to court process, information about victims’ rights and role, crisis intervention and supportive counseling, criminal justice and personal advocacy, and referrals. 

 

Essential Job Functions: The Case Manager will work with clients who access the Criminal Court reception center and address their immediate needs. The Case Manager’s responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

 

  • Provides orientation to law enforcement and court process and victims’ rights and options, and supports clients to make informed decisions;
  • Liaises with the Criminal Court Bureau and Special Victims Unit, Richmond County DA’s Office (RCDA) and assists victims scheduled for interviews with RCDA staff;
  • Conducts client-centered safety assessment and risk management planning;
  • Provides short-term crisis intervention and supportive counseling in person and by telephone;
  • Assists victims to obtain orders of protection;
  • Provides updates and assists clients in reporting any continued harassment and other violations;
  • Assists victims to obtain Office of Victims Services compensation, restitution, and relocation assistance;
  • Advocates with District Attorney’s Office, police, housing, employers, schools, child protective, and other social service agencies;
  • Provides information about and referrals to governmental and non-governmental organizations including shelters, domestic violence and sexual assault organizations, mental health treatment, public assistance, and legal services;

Ø  Provides emergency practical assistance for clients including transportation, financial assistance, emergency cell phones and lock replaces;

  • Enters data into a computerized record keeping system and maintains thorough and accurate case records and statistics;
  • Maintains routine administrative responsibilities include preparation of correspondence, maintenance of files, mail, e-mail and telephones; 
  • Works collaboratively with partners including Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, Court staff, New York Police Department, NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, and community based organizations;
  • Works collaboratively with other Safe Horizon programs;
  • Participates in staff meetings, supervision, and relevant trainings and seminars;

 

Supervisory Reports:

                                   

None

Total staff: 0

 

Interacts with:

●     District Attorney’s office

●     Criminal Court personnel (court clerks, court officers, etc.)

●     NYPD

●     NYCHA and Section 8 staff

●     Local social service providers

●     All internal Safe Horizon programs and departments

●     All other external agencies and organizations that provide appropriate services to the client

 

Knowledge and Skills:

 

Required skills:

 

Ø  Compassion towards victims/survivors;

Ø  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (be assertive, collaborative, and well-organized);

Ø  Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner;

Ø  Competency using computers, Microsoft Outlook, and systems for managing case records;

Ø  Strong work ethic and positive attitude

 

Desirable:

 

Ø  Understanding of victimization and trauma;

Ø  Fluency in Spanish or another second language spoken by client population is strongly preferred;

 

Education:

 

Required:

 

Ø  BA or BS Degree

 

Experience:

 

Required:

 

Ø  Training, employment, internship, and/or volunteer experience in criminal justice, social work, or related field

 

Desirable:

 

Ø  At least one year of experience working in a social services, domestic violence, criminal justice, or comparable agency

Ø  Experience working with people in crisis

Ø  Experience working with diverse client population

Ø  Familiarity with legal and social service systems in NYC

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

 

Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.

 

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://safehorizon.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=586

Please apply online via the following link: https://safehorizon.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=586


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