About the Program
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives (BJI) seeks to reengineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. 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 participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking an Intake Specialist. The Intake Specialist provides coverage and services for an array of court-based programs operated by BJI. This includes the pre-trial supervised release program, the Brooklyn Young Adult Court serving youth ages 17-24 charged with misdemeanor level offenses, and adult Alternative to Incarceration programming, providing both pre and post-plea services 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 at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives offices. The Intake Specialist may be called upon to assist with community-based events and attend offsite Brooklyn Justice Initiative/CCI events.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct intakes and needs-based screenings for newly mandated clients;
- Complete rescheduling of services for clients both in-person and on the phone;
- Explain program requirements and expectations to clients;
- Assist with scheduling clients to a variety of on-site and off-site services;
- Assist in 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;
- Manage an active caseload and monitor compliance of court-mandated services;
- Prepare compliance reports to be submitted in court;
- Assist the Clinical Department and/or Court Operations department with data entry;
- Ensure accuracy of information input into electronic client database;
- Maintain accurate information regarding enrollment in services;
- 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;
- Conduct intake screenings and complete rescheduling of services at various BJI offices;
- 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.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred and at least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field strongly preferred. Candidate is 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).
Position Type: Full-time; rotating schedule, which includes day and some evening hours, as needed for BJI operations.
How to Apply
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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.