About the Program
The Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court, hearing criminal, housing and family matters under one roof with a single judge. The Justice Center’s mission is to solve community problems: strengthening families, assisting at-risk youth, preventing evictions, addressing crime when it occurs and working to prevent crime before it takes place. The Red Hook Community Justice Center’s Counseling and Restorative Services (CARES) Program serves youth and adults who have experienced or witnessed violence in their homes and/or communities. The CARES program provides trauma-informed, evidence-based, and client-centered services.
The Justice Center’s CARES program seeks a Case Manager to provide counseling and case management services to survivors and witnesses of violence and crime. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Case Manager will provide direct services to clients, coordinate cases with on-site and community stakeholders, and assist in identifying community members who would benefit from services. Serving both court-involved victims and community residents, the Case Manager will play a key role in providing a holistic response to crime victims at the Red Hook Community Justice Center and to the community at large.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Collaborate in a multi-disciplinary response to crime victims by developing a strong relationship with stakeholders including the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of Court Administration, the New York City Police Department, the Legal Aid Society, and the New York City Housing Authority;
- Identify and engage community members who have experienced violence, especially underserved populations (e.g. non-English speakers, young men of color), and provide trauma-informed services accordingly;
- Provide comprehensive individual and group services including intake assessments, advocacy, case management, crisis intervention, and referrals to survivors of/witnesses to violence;
- Accompany clients to on- and off- site appointments with other agencies, including criminal justice partners and social service providers;
- Develop and maintain knowledge of community-based resources for referrals, particularly within the Justice Center’s main catchment area of Red Hook and Sunset Park;
- Document all client interactions, ensuring that program documentation is accurately reported and maintained in a timely manner;
- Represent the CARES program and the Red Hook Community Justice Center at community and stakeholder meetings and making presentations about relevant topics and CARES services to various community partners and providers;
- Provide expert consultation on victimization, trauma, and gender-based violence to court and community stakeholders;
- Assist the Program Coordinator with grant reporting;
- Act in the place of the program coordinator in his/her absence;
- Other administrative tasks as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years working with survivors of violence. The candidate should have proven experience in trauma-informed care and the provision of crisis support to crime victims. Professional fluency in Spanish is required. 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. Familiarity with NYC victim services and public benefits strongly preferred. Experience using electronic case management systems and MS Office strongly preferred.
How to Apply
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Note: 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.
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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.