About the Program
Newark Community Solutions is a community justice initiative that applies a problem-solving approach to low-level cases in Newark, New Jersey’s municipal courthouse. Newark Community Solutions’ goals are twofold: to provide judges with increased sentencing options for non-violent offenses such as drug possession, prostitution, and shoplifting and to improve public perceptions of justice. A project of the National Center for Civic Innovation, Newark Community Solutions builds on lessons learned from successful community courts throughout the country, which have reduced local crime, improved compliance with sanctions, and strengthened the connections between courts and communities.
Operated by Newark Community Solutions at the Newark Municipal Court, the Newark Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges, and advocates, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses pay back the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system.
Newark Community Solutions seeks a Part-Time Case Manager to work with both the adult and youth populations served at the Newark Municipal Court. Reporting to the Senior Clinical Specialist, the Part-Time Case Manager is responsible for providing a range of court-based social services to adult defendants in the Newark Community Solutions community court program and to youth respondents in the Newark Youth Court program. Tasks include but are not limited to intake screening, case management, treatment recommendations, referrals to community-based providers, compliance monitoring, on-site psycho-educational groups and workshops, and crisis intervention.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct intake assessments
- Provide comprehensive case management services including working with local community-based organizations and court partners to arrange for the placement of adult defendants in mandated community-based treatment programs
- Assist adult defendants in navigating social service systems
- Prepare updates for the court and clinic on adult defendants’ progress in the program, including reports from treatment providers when indicated
- Facilitate coordinated service delivery from on- and off-site agencies
- Develop and maintain referral and placement resources
- Assist in communication with parents and youth who are referred to the Newark Youth Court including phone calls, outreach letters, hearing confirmation and completion letters
- Assist in the pre-hearing intake process with respondents and families
- Provide direct supervision of Newark Youth Court members and maintain detailed records of member participation
- Assist with the planning and coordination of special events and programs
- Maintaining all participant files and records
- Facilitating psycho-educational groups and workshops
- Representing Newark Community Solutions at meetings and events in the community on a rotating basis
Bachelor’s degree required in social work, psychology, or a related field. Experience working with youth as well as a history of working with individuals dealing with Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health needs is a plus. Excellent communication and writing skills required. Experience using electronic case management systems and MS Office strongly preferred. Fluency in Spanish highly desired.
Position Type: Part-Time (3 days/week), some evening hours required
How to Apply
Send resume with Part-Time Case Manager in the subject line to: email@example.com
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Newark Community Solutions
Attention: Yaniris Gomez
Newark Municipal Court Building
31 Green Street, Room 310
Newark, NJ 07102
The National Center for Civic Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. Newark Community Solutions 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.newarkcommunitysolutions.org
The National Center for Civic Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.