About the Program
The Staten Island Justice Center is seeking a Social Worker or an Equivalent Master’s level Counselor for a pretrial supervised release program operated out of the Richmond County Criminal Court. The pretrial supervised release program provides regular monitoring, case management, and voluntary referral services to individuals charged with misdemeanors or non-violent felonies whose cases are pending in Criminal Court. The goal of the program is to provide community-based supervision for individuals who would otherwise be detained pretrial on low bail amounts.
Reporting to the Director of Court Operations, the Social Worker will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of program participants, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. The Social Worker will stay in regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and sending frequent court date reminders. The Social Worker will also facilitate groups and assist in development of onsite services for participants. Additionally, they will draft memos to keep the court informed of participants’ compliance.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Complete intakes of participants and administer assessment tool;
- Provide comprehensive, clinically informed case management services to participants including regular in-person meetings and phone calls;
- Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions as needed;
- Facilitate group sessions for program participants;
- Conduct outreach to collateral sources as needed to provide supervision and court monitoring;
- Communicate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;
- Complete all necessary documentation and input data into computer database;
- Monitor and report compliance to court stakeholders and work with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance as needed;
- Attend staff meetings and on-going trainings as well as participate in community events held by the Staten Island Justice Center;
- Assist with data collection
- Assist with other Staten Island Justice Center programming as needed.
The ideal candidate will be a LMSW or have an equivalent Master’s level counseling degree. Excellent written skills are a must. 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.
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Staten Island Justice Center
Attn.: Alyssa Calandra, Director of Court Operations
60 Bay Street, Suite 100
Staten Island, NY 10301
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.