About the Program
The Queens Youth Justice Center (QYJC) operates an array of programming for local youth, with a particular focus on engaging those with justice involvement. Current initiatives include a teen-led youth court, an alternative-to-detention program, intensive case management for youth with mental health needs, and a respite program for court-involved youth facing family instability. By offering positive pro-social programming for young people, QYJC aims to stop the cycle of delinquency and crime for adolescents and reduce reliance on detention. The comprehensive programming offers all participating young people leadership development and service opportunities designed to promote positive engagement in their communities.
The Queens Youth Justice Center is seeking a Coordinator for its ICM Plus Program. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Coordinator is responsible for the case management of youth involved with the QYJC’s ICM Plus and Afterschool programming and for developing and implementing programming to support social emotional learning for all participants. They will be responsible for tracking school attendance, curfew compliance and court attendance of all youth enrolled in the program. The Coordinator will also provide supervision to a team of mentors and oversight to youth involved in various programming during after-school hours and will work with stakeholders and staff to ensure effective delivery of services to participants and their families.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage a caseload of youth (12-18), which includes outreach, case management, coaching, crisis response, follow-up, coordination of care, referral services and aftercare;
- Develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive community outreach plan for youth programs;
- Perform strength-based intakes of identified participants’ educational and vocational interests and needs;
- Based on the assessment results, develop goals and an individualized plan of action;
- Regularly review identified participants’ casework and ensure that appropriate follow-up occurs from engagement through comprehensive aftercare;
- Refer families and visitors to appropriate services and resources and respond with innovative solutions when challenges present;
- Maintain records of identified participants’ contacts to produce regularly scheduled reports;
- Develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive community outreach plan with the assistance of the Community Initiatives team;
- Maintain proper communication with school staff to ensure all needs and expectations are being met;
- Work with the Justice Center's Development Coordinator to build and maintain relationships with local service providers and program partners, including law enforcement, faith leaders, stakeholder and community-based organizations to identify neighborhood resources;
- Attending community meetings and events and other partner meetings, as requested;
- Other relevant duties and activities as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in social work or related field. A minimum of 3 years working closely with delinquent, court-involved youth and families. A mature grasp of community organizing and relationship building techniques. Have strong team skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally competent manner that is responsive to the needs of urban youth required.
Position Type: Full-time, some nights and weekends when needed
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Queens Youth Justice Center
149-18 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11435
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.
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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.