About the Program
The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is a unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. One project of the Mediation Center, Make It Happen is a program designed to assist young men, ages 16 to 24 in overcoming challenges related to exposure to violence, poverty and inadequate roles models. Participants are given coaching on their goals and visions for their future. All participants are connected to resources to assist in job readiness and placement, education, housing and other appropriate services.
The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is seeking a Clinician for its Men’s Empowerment Program. The role of the Clinician will be to deliver services to young men of color who have experienced violence and trauma and to help create better access to traditional victim service agencies and deliver on-site support for young men of color who have been impacted by community violence. By combining supportive services with awareness-raising among existing victim service providers about the needs of this population, the Coordinator will be able to help improve the response to these unrecognized victims. Every effort will be made to hire a Clinician who is familiar with the needs of the young men involved in the community. Experience providing mental health services in non-traditional settings is highly encouraged.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide individual interviews, assessments and intakes of new participants.
- Meet regularly with participants for case management services.
- Maintain a reasonable caseload to provide individual therapy to young men of color impacted by violence.
- Keep appropriate records and communicate with supervisors about participant meetings.
- Schedule appointments for participants based on their needs.
- Conduct home and community visits as needed.
- Attend court appearances with program participants if necessary.
- Co-plan group sessions with the Men’s Empowerment Coordinator for the Make It Happen men’s group.
- Co-facilitate group sessions and run therapeutic groups independently.
- Keep updated records of client interactions and referrals made.
- Engage families of Make It Happen participants for wraparound services as needed.
- Provide psychoeducation groups to family members/community networks for MIH participants.
- Plan specialty therapeutic groups as needed.
- Canvass community alongside S.O.S. staff
- Interface with evaluators from the Center on Child Trauma and Resilience.
- Assist with outreach and recruitment of participants into the program, including public presentations.
- Attend community events with S.O.S. staff to enhance their gun violence intervention work.
- Assist with planning of physical space to ensure participants’ confidentiality during workshops.
- Help design a public education campaign regarding young men of color and violence including posters and brochures.
- Assist with annual conference planning related to young men of color and violence.
- Raise awareness amongst traditional victim service providers to help them strengthen their efforts to work with male victims.
- Form partnerships with community programs and organizations to strengthen access to services for YMOC.
- Support peer-to-peer learning among other Supporting Male Survivors of Violence grantees.
The ideal candidate will be a LMSW or have other clinical licensure. Candidates must possess knowledge of youth engagement, victimization, community violence and intimate partner violence. Understanding of trauma and the innovative strategies in providing treatment required. Excellent communication and organizational skills a must. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and as part of a team. Experience facilitating groups and with individual case management and counseling preferred. Understanding of violence interrupter/Cure Violence projects desired.
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn.: Kenton Kirby, Director of Clinical & Trauma Support Services
Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
1644 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11233
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.