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. Court-mandated clients 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, trauma counseling, family mediation, GED, and domestic violence services.
Reporting to the Director of Court Operations, the Community Service Supervisor is responsible for supervising defendants ordered to complete community service through the Justice Center, ensuring that they have a safe, meaningful and engaging experience while doing so. The Community Service Supervisor is also responsible for leading outreach efforts and building partnerships in order to respond to community needs and requests for community restitution projects.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Independently supervise a crew of defendants performing court-ordered community service.
- Manage and participate in community service activities on a daily basis, including but not limited to community restitution projects such as painting over graffiti, cleaning local parks, streets and public spaces, or other beautification projects; cleaning and maintenance of the Justice Center facility, its outside perimeter and property, and its offsite neighborhood office.
- Engage and motivate participants through principles of procedural justice, service learning, and sharing information about onsite resources at the Justice Center.
- Develop a community service work plan for the neighborhood, including taking the initiative to conduct outreach and develop and maintain relationships with community partners in an effort to continually expand the community service program within the Justice Center’s catchment area (consisting of the 76th, 78th, and 72nd precincts in Brooklyn).
- Track all relevant information related to the community service efforts, including keeping records and reporting information in a consistent fashion.
- Provide support to the Assistant Facilities Manager in maintaining the building, working off an on-going punch list of repairs, and assisting with set-up/clean-up for site visits or other events.
- Assist the Justice Center’s Intake department with front desk coverage and administrative duties as needed.
- Assist with toxicology testing of court mandated defendants as needed.
- Participate in any and all required staff meetings and trainings, including those in Red Hook and occasionally at other locations within New York City.
- Work collaboratively with other Justice Center staff and Center for Court Innovation staff from other sites to partner on community service projects.
- Attend community events or meetings on behalf of the Justice Center to help identify and respond to community service needs in the neighborhood.
The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience and general maintenance/facilities experience. High school diploma and valid New York state driver’s license with no more than 3 current points required. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to effectively work with diverse client populations of various backgrounds and age groups, as well as collaborate with on-site partner agencies and court personnel. Physical demands include the ability to lift 25 pounds frequently and up to 75 pounds occasionally; standing; walking; reaching; climbing a ladder; and pulling and pushing.
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter with Community Service Supervisor in the subject line to: email@example.com
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Red Hook Community Justice Center
Attn.: Jacqueline Soto, Director of Court Operations
88 Visitation Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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.