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. Criminal offenders are sentenced to community restitution and linked to a full range of on-site and community-based social services, including drug treatment, mental health services, family mediation, GED, and domestic violence intervention.
The Red Hook Community Justice Center is seeking a Clinical Director. Reporting to the Project Director, the Clinical Director will oversee a team of social workers and case managers who provide assessments, case management and treatment monitoring to high-need defendants in criminal court and family court, as well as walk-in clients referred through the community or through other departments within the Justice Center. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the clinic, the Clinical Director will assist the Project Director, and work collaboratively with the Associate Director of Court Operations, on strategic planning, grant management, program development, and other initiatives.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the clinical team, including assignment of cases, reviewing clinical assessments and recommendations, communications to the court, monitoring of clients in treatment, and various administrative tasks;
- Manage a team of staff members that include social workers, case managers, and interns;
- Plan and facilitate weekly departmental meetings and interdisciplinary treatment meetings with court stakeholders;
- Manage and monitor clients’ compliance with treatment mandates;
- Ensure that staff maintain appropriate and up-to-date client information in electronic database and hard files;
- Facilitate coordinated service delivery from on-site and community-based agencies;
- Work in collaboration with other onsite program managers to facilitate referrals to the clinic and ensure that clinical staff are available as a resource those departments, such as Housing Resource Center, Peacemaking, and Youth/Community programs.
- Assist with identifying and conducting staff trainings and track staff training hours;
- Cultivate partnerships with community-based providers and other social service agencies;
- Assist with program evaluation and research;
- Develop and implement new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
- Liaise and work collaboratively with judge, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court and programmatic staff throughout the building;
- Participate in site visits and community events to promote the Justice Center and its programs;
- Provide clinical crisis intervention;
- Conduct clinical assessments, where needed, and provide recommendations for services and treatment;
- Assist with toxicology testing;
- Assist with identifying best clinical practices, and testing new clinical interventions;
- Assist with the planning and implementation of clinical projects across CCI sites, including acting as a primary point person for procedures related to Red Hook’s clinical operations;
- Assist with grant management, grant writing and program development for a range of justice initiatives.
Candidate must have an LMSW or LCSW degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience, including supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will have SIFI certification as well. Candidate must be a skilled communicator and willing to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel, on-site and off-site partner agencies, and staff from other departments and programs within the Justice Center. Candidate must be open to constructive engagement with differing, and at times competing, perspectives within the court-based social work practice. 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—including both mandated and voluntary clients. Candidate should also be comfortable working with both adolescents and adults, and ideally have knowledge of community-based resources in Southwest Brooklyn. Previous work with at-risk and/or court-involved populations are also strongly preferred. Spanish fluency is a plus.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample to Email , with Clinical Director as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn: Amanda Berman, Project Director
Red Hook Community Justice Center
88 Visitation Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Note: 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.