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. By combining punishment with help, Newark Community Solutions seeks to promote the use of community service and social service mandates, reduce the court’s reliance on ineffective fines and expensive short-term jail sentences, and build public confidence in 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.
Newark Community Solutions seeks a Victim Services Case Manager. Reporting to the Coordinator of Victims Services, the Victim Services Case Manager is responsible for providing intensive case management for participants in the Newark Community Solutions Victim Services Initiative.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Provide support and case management services for up to 50 program participants
• Maintain client records in files and electronic case management system
• Deliver individual social services to program participants, including processing referrals, intake screening, referrals to community-based providers, and crisis intervention
• Facilitate onsite trauma informed groups for program participants
• Participate in community outreach, including attending community meetings and maintaining relationships with residents, youth programs, schools, police, government, non-profit agencies and community-based organizations
• Assist with NCS court-based clinical operations and community-based projects as needed
• Some evening and weekend hours will be required
The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or related degree as well as at least two years of experience working in the social service field. Experience with victims of family or community-based violence preferred. Candidate must be a skilled communicator and team player able to work in multi-disciplinary and community-based setting. Familiarity with the City of Newark is required and bilingual in Spanish a plus.
Position Type: Part-Time (3 days/week),
How to Apply
Send resume with Case Manager, Victim Services in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Newark Community Solutions
Attention: Shakia Mayer
223 Hawthrone Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
Note: 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.