About the Program
The Midtown Community Court is seeking a Social Worker for its court-based programs, which currently includes a youth justice program, a treatment readiness track, a human trafficking intervention program, and various alternative to incarceration programs that offer post-plea opportunities for non-violent misdemeanors. Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Social Worker will be responsible for providing clinical assessments and providing short-term individual and group counseling sessions for eligible defendants.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to clients (and, where appropriate, their families) that address issues such as substance use, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, housing and vocational needs
- Conduct clinical assessments and providing recommendations for services and treatment both in the clinic setting as well as in the NYPD secured holding cell area of the court
- Provide case management services to a caseload of short- and long-term court involved clients
- Provide clinical recommendations to the court for mandated services and treatment
- Serve as a resource coordinator in court, as needed
- Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and paper files
- Make appropriate referrals to community based organizations for additional services
- Manage and monitor participant compliance with treatment mandates
- Establish and maintain linkages with community partners who can provide appropriate interventions and services to court-involved individuals
- Provide written and verbal participant reports to the court and other court staff (e.g. prosecutors, defense attorneys)
- Facilitate and help to develop a range of on-site psychoeducational groups and conducting individual counseling sessions
- Provide clinical services as described above to program participants on a voluntary basis post-mandate
- Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and off-site visits
- Participate and staff evening and weekend community meetings, events and programming, when necessary
The ideal candidate will have an MSW and either be currently licensed or obtain their New York LMSW licensure within 90 days of hire. A minimum of 2 years experience working in a social justice or social services setting required. Experience with/or comfortability in learning to facilitate conversations related to identity, oppression, and privilege is a must. Ability to effectively work with diverse client populations, as a team member in a multiracial setting, and collaborate with on-site partner agencies and court personnel is required. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice strongly preferred. Candidate must excel at client engagement and be comfortable working with adults, adolescents and families and be highly organized and excellent time management skills. A sense of humor is a plus!
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Email , with Social Worker as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn.: Alexandra Haselbeck, Clinical Director
Midtown Community Court
314 W. 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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.