About the Program
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, seeks to reengineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Reporting to the SRP Program Manager, the Pre-Trial Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for providing individual task and clinical supervision as well as group supervision to pre-trial staff, including case managers, social workers, and resource coordinators. Additionally, the Pre-Trial Clinical Coordinator will carry a caseload of clients with severe & persistent mental health, substance abuse diagnoses, and co-occurring disorders, and audit all clients tracked through an internal case management system.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide clinical and task supervision to pre-trial staff;
- Provide monthly group supervision to Supervised Release case managers, social workers and resource coordinators;
- Facilitate client case assignments to pre-trial staff;
- Monitor compliance through ongoing caseload audits;
- Complete intakes of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program and administer an assessment tool;
- Provide case management services to ATD and ATI participants including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;
- Provide additional comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to individuals with mental illness (and, where appropriate, their families) to help address such issues as substance use, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, housing and vocational needs;
- Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed;
- Conduct outreach to clients’ support system to provide supervision and court monitoring, as needed;
- Provide graduated responses to participant’s non-compliance;
- Complete intakes for prospective participants of the ATI programs, as needed;
- Assist BJI staff with crisis intervention and de-escalation, as needed;
- Facilitate, schedule, and monitor on-site psychoeducational groups;
- Assist the Program Manager with developing new group models;
- Coordinate community-based compliance with outside providers;
- Complete all necessary documentation and input data into a computer database;
- Monitor and report on compliance to court stakeholders and work with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance, as needed;
- Build relationships with court parties in Brooklyn Criminal and Supreme courthouses;
- Creat and facilitate internal trainings for staff based on needs and gaps in knowledge;
- Participate in trainings and attending staff meetings;
- Collaborate closely with managers intra- and interdepartmentally at BJI;
- Assist with data collection and grant writing, as needed;
- Assist the Clinical Director and the Supervised Release Program Manager with the development and implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
- Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed;
- Attending Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed; and
- Able to work nights or weekends.
The ideal candidate will have an LCSW and a minimum of one-year experience in the criminal justice field. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be SIFI certified or eligible. Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site partner agencies in a high-pressure/fast paced work environment. 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. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches preferred. Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Candidates must also be comfortable working with adolescents, adults, and families. Highly organized, excellent time management skills, and strong writing ability required; Bilingual Spanish-speaking preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, evening hours required on a rotating schedule several days per week (9:00am-5:00pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm, or other time frames as needed for BJI operations)
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
Attn: Jamie Steiner, Supervised Release Program Manager
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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 www.courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.