About the Program
The Center is seeking a Clinical Coordinator to oversee a new pilot program that will operate out of the New York County Supreme Court. The Manhattan Felony Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Court seeks to forge a new response to individuals charged with felonies, by linking individuals to a full range of wrap-around services, including, but not limited to, community-based social services, evidence-based interventions and vocational services. This pilot will be the first of its kind, providing a model for other jurisdictions seeking to develop and implement meaningful post-conviction sentencing options for felony defendants. This pilot is a partnership between the Center for Court Innovation, Office of Court Administration, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York County defense bar, and several community and social service organizations.
Reporting to the Clinical Advisor, the Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for leading a small team of on-site staff who conduct clinical assessments, provide trauma-informed case management, compliance monitoring, and facilitate psychoeducational groups for high-need individuals with open felony cases. The Clinical Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Center’s Operations and Research teams to develop many areas of the pilot, including strategic planning, program development, service delivery, and data collection. The Clinical Coordinator will also work collaboratively with the New York County Supreme Court, specifically, the Felony ATI court team including the judge, clerk, and resource coordinator. The Clinical Coordinator may also be called upon to assist with other Center initiatives.
The pilot is anticipated to launch in late-February 2019.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supervise onsite staff, including at least one social worker;
- Lead and develop all clinical practices including, but not limited to, conducting and reviewing clinical assessments, treatment recommendations, case assignment, and compliance monitoring;
- Manage, provide updates, and monitor clients’ compliance for court mandated clients;
- Conduct, review, and troubleshoot clinical issues as they arise;
- Carry a case load of active clients and perform all necessary case management responsibilities;
- Assist with the adaptation and application of the Center’s Criminal Court Assessment Tool (C-CAT), a risk-needs assessment tool, for the felony population;
- Enhance and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including judge, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court and programmatic staff;
- Participate in regular interdisciplinary case conferences with court stakeholders;
- Develop, edit and implement a variety of protocols, as needed, designed to enhance the ATI pilot;
- Cultivate and maintain partnerships with community-based providers and other social service agencies;
- Facilitate coordinated service delivery for mandated and voluntary clients;
- Assist with identifying, developing and implementing best clinical practices and testing new clinical approaches, including appropriate evidence-based interventions;
- Provide crisis interventions and de-escalation;
- Assist with toxicology testing;
- Ensure that staff maintain appropriate and up-to-date client information in electronic database and hard files;
- Assist with identifying and conducting trainings for Center staff and key stakeholders;
- Participate in site visits and community events to promote the initiative;
- Assist with program evaluation and research;
- Assist with grant management, grant writing and program development for the pilot as needed;
- Assist with the development and implementation of other programmatic initiatives as they arise; and,
- Assist with administrative responsibilities, as needed.
The ideal candidate must have an LMSW and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the criminal justice field. Supervisory experience required. Must be SIFI certified or eligible. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health, co-occurring disorders, and trauma-informed approaches required. Candidates must be a self-starter, skilled communicator, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and prepared to help develop a new project from the ground up. Court-based social work is an incredibly unique and demanding area of practice, and candidates must be open to constructive engagement with differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Candidate must be committed to, and preferably have experience using, holistic and strengths-based approaches, as well as have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Candidate must also be comfortable working with both adolescents and adults, and ideally have knowledge of community-based resources throughout New York City. Highly organized, excellent time management skills and strong writing ability required; Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn: Jessica Kay, Clinical Advisor
Center for Court Innovation
520 8th Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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.
Learn more about us at courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.