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Program Associate, UpNext

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Center for Court Innovation | New York, NY

Center for Court Innovation


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Publicado hace 27 días

agosto 4, 2020
Salary range starts at $40,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.

Launched in 1993, the award-winning Midtown Community Court is one of the country’s first problem-solving courts. It provides alternatives to fines and jail as a response to low-level crime. Seeking to reduce crime and incarceration and increase public trust in justice, the Midtown Community Court works with neighborhood stakeholders to improve Midtown Manhattan. The court responds creatively to low-level offending, seeking sentences that are restorative to the victim, defendant, and community. The court’s onsite social services clinic, fatherhood and workforce development programs are open to everyone—court participants as well as community members. Always growing in its reach, the court currently hears cases that originate in six NYPD precincts and serves as the Adolescent Diversion and Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Manhattan. Most recently, in response to a national opioid crisis, the court launched Manhattan’s Overdose Avoidance and Recovery (OAR) court. The OAR court seeks to connect individuals who are at risk of overdose to substance use treatment and supportive services.

The Midtown Community Court is seeking a Program Associate for UpNext, a job training and family engagement program for non-custodial fathers - many of whom have had previous involvement with the criminal justice system. UpNext provides tools, training and resources for participants to successfully compete in today’s job market and to restore connections with their families. Reporting to the Associate Director of Community Programs, the Program Associate will serve an important role as the first point of contact for interested fathers and referral partners. The Program Associate will also be responsible for ensuring that clients of the UpNext program have consistent engagement with referral sources and services, and are given the support they need to be successful throughout the program. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and perform intakes with referred clients;
  • Conduct program outreach calls to clients to ensure program engagement pre and post-intake;
  • Facilitate orientation, peer support, and co-parenting workshops;
  • Assist in the facilitation of parenting, workforce development and cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, as needed; 
  • Assist the Program Director and Program Coordinator in expanding the program's network of referral sources;
  • Maintain relationships with program referral sources to ensure a smooth client-referral process;
  • Assist Program Director and Program Coordinator in creating and implementing outreach and recruitment strategies that will ensure enrollment goals;
  • Provide client updates (including letters of assurance, compliance reports, and completion letters) to referral partners, as necessary;
  • Represent UpNext at community outreach events, partner meetings and regular tabling events; including some evenings and weekends, as necessary;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with off-site organizations offering social service resources for UpNext clients;
  • Assist in the planning of UpNext events such as family activities, off-site activities, alumni events, participant orientation and graduation;
  • Ensure thorough and accurate record keeping and reporting on progress and compliance of clients;
  • Input detailed client data into case management systems, including case notes and accomplishments;
  • Administer pre- and post-program surveys to participants as a part of the intake/enrollment and follow-up processes;
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and report updates regarding new clients;
  • Provide evening and weekend program assistance and coverage for UpNext and Manhattan Community Court programs, as necessary;
  • Assist in community engagement projects with the Midtown Community Court team;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience, preferably in social services. Excellent written and verbal communication and computer skills are required. Candidate must be an outgoing, personable and professional individual who possesses great customer service skills, is detail-oriented, and is a highly-motivated, self-starter who takes initiative and can get things done in a fast-paced environment. Must be comfortable leading conversations around barriers to employment, masculinity, trauma, power and relationships with a diverse client population. Experience working with justice-involved individuals required. Experience working with family support services a plus.

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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and…

Detalles básicos

  • Presencial
  • A Tiempo Completo
  • Licenciatura
  • Principiante

Compensación

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for…

Nivel de idiomas

Bilingual (English-Spanish) is highly desired.

Bilingual (English-Spanish) is highly desired.

Ubicación

New York, NY

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