Social Worker

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary range starts at $45,000. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.

Published

10/23/2018

Application Deadline

11/23/2018

Address

215 East 161st Street
Bronx
New York
10451
United States

Description

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 reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to 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).

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with BCS/SRP Social Worker in the subject line to: bcsjobs@courtinnovation.org


If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail:


    Bronx Community Solutions

Attn.: Rosa Aguirre

215 East 161st Street

Bronx, NY 10451


The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.


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.


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