About the Program
The Harlem Community Justice Center is seeking a Reentry Coordinator for the Harlem Parole Reentry Court. Reporting to the Director of Reentry Services, the Coordinator is responsible for managing the delivery of case management services for the Harlem Reentry/ Manhattan Reentry Task Force, and Men’s Empowerment Program. These programs seek to improve public safety in Manhattan by using evidenced based practices to address the essential needs of individuals returning home from prison, and by altering community responses that inhibit the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals. The reentry coordinator will be part of a team of Reentry Specialists providing assessments, counseling, service referrals and linkages, and compliance monitoring with the goal of reducing recidivism and assisting clients in making a successful transition back into their communities.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide clinical and task supervision for a team of Reentry Case Managers, interns, and volunteers, that will conduct in-reach in correctional facilities, client assessments, and offer on-going intensive case management;
- Coordinate the enrollment and case assignment of 250 parolees to the programs annually;
- Convene regular case management meetings with the Department of Parole and Community Supervision;
- Maintain collaborative relationships with key partners and stakeholders including but not limited to; the New York City District Attorney’s office, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and New York State Division of Criminal Justice
- Coordinate training for reentry staff and facilitate groups, workshops;
- Provide regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports required to manage program outcomes and respond to grant reporting requirements;
- Conduct Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups;
- Assist the Director in program enhancement and development of new reentry programming;
- Assist the Director in fundraising and grant management activities, including pre-proposal brainstorm meetings, drafting/organizing of proposals and progress reports, and tracking of deliverables for each funding stream;
- Present at trainings and conferences.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a minimum of four years in a related area, preferably as a criminal justice practitioner. LCSW with SIFE certification preferred. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Individual must be trained in, and be able to demonstrate an ability to use motivational interviewing. Experience using cognitive behavioral interventions desired.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Email , with Reentry Coordinator as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn.: Bradley Pierre
Center for Court Innovation [or Project]
Harlem Community Justice Center
170 E. 121st
New York, NY 10035
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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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.