About the Program
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, one of the Center’s newest projects, seeks to forge a new response to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants in Kings County, New York. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is staffed by a team of court-based social workers, case managers, and court liaisons. 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 defendant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking an Intake Specialist, who will also be expected to provide coverage and services for an array of court-based programs also operated by Brooklyn Justice Initiatives. They include a human trafficking intervention program, pre-trial supervised release program for misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenders, a young adult part for 16-24-year-old youth, and adult Alternative to Incarceration programming, providing both pre and post-plea opportunities for individuals charged with misdemeanors or non-violent felonies. Reporting to the Coordinator of Intake, the Intake Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting with daily intake operations. The Intake Specialist may be called upon to work evening hours, assist with community-based events, and attend offsite Brooklyn Justice Initiative events.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct intakes and needs screenings for newly mandated clients;
- Explain program requirements and expectations to clients;
- Assist with scheduling mandated clients to a variety of on-site and off-site services;
- Assist with liaising with off-site community partners to complete referrals and secure accurate attendance reporting;
- Assist with conducting client and attorney outreach to ensure all mandated clients are effectively engaged;
- Prepare compliance reports to be submitted in court;
- Manage an active caseload and monitoring for compliance of court-mandated services;
- Assist the Clinical Department and/or Court Operations department with data entry;
- Assist with group facilitation and conducting case management sessions, when needed;
- Greet individuals in the reception area, as needed;
- Attend all staff meetings (Intake, Clinical team, all staff, etc.) and trainings as scheduled;
- Assist with other administrative tasks, as necessary;
- Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed;
- Assist with toxicology testing protocols when necessary; and
- Assist with escorting clients into the community, as needed.
- Minimum of an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
- At least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field strongly preferred;
- Highly organized, ability to multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment;
- Willingness and interest in engaging individuals (youth and adult) with mental health and substance abuse needs;
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner;
- Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with building stakeholders;
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal, communication and writing skills required;
- Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish, or other languages).
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn: Saadiq Newton-Boyd, Coordinator of Intake
Subject line: Temporary Intake Specialist
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
120 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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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