Juvenile Rights Practice Forensic Social Worker


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/27/2018

Start Date:

04/04/2018

Application Deadline:

04/03/2018

Address

Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
NY
10038
United States

Description

The Juvenile Rights Practice has Forensic Social Worker positions opening in several borough trial offices. The Forensic Social Worker is part of an interdisciplinary team with lawyers, paralegals, and support staff, providing representation to children who are before the Family Court on child protective, PINS, delinquency, and termination of parental rights petitions.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Assess client and their family 

* Determine client's wishes

* Interview client, family members, and other planning resources

* Educate client and others regarding the court process, options, timeframes, etc.

* Provide crisis intervention and short-term counseling

* Consult with lawyers in determining client's position

* Mediate family disagreements and negotiate plans

* Conduct agency and home visits

* Research practice issues, service modalities, and resources

* Maintain ongoing contact with other agencies involved in cases

* Review and evaluate service plans and agency records

* Refer to appropriate agencies for ongoing services 

* Provide court testimony

* Participate in agency planning conferences

* Evaluate appropriateness of other agencies' interventions

* Develop alternate dispositional plans and court recommendations

* Prepare affidavits and other documents

 

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Other duties as assigned


Location

Citywide


Requirements

* MSW degree required

* NYS social work license must be obtained within 2 years

* Experience working with children and families

* Ability to work in a team setting

* Forensic experience a plus

* Excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills

* Proficiency in languages other than English desired, but not required


Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.


The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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