About the Program
Bronx Community Solutions is seeking a Social Worker for their adult intervention programming. Bronx Community Solutions is an initiative that seeks to reengineer the response to low-level crime in the Bronx. By providing judges with additional sentencing options for non-violent offenders, Bronx Community Solutions reduces the reliance on short-term jail sentences and offers defendants the assistance they need to avoid further criminal conduct.
Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Social Worker will be primarily responsible for the facilitation and coordination of a brief group intervention for justice-involved individuals as well as conducting clinical assessments, making appropriate treatment referrals, and reporting to court. The intervention is grounded in procedural justice, risk-need-responsivity, and trauma-informed care and is designed to help participants reflect on environmental factors that influence, and often constrain, decision-making. The Social Worker will work closely with an interdisciplinary team providing adult case management services.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Facilitate a three- to five- session clinical group intervention, with fidelity to the model, for cohorts of justice-involved individuals ages 25 and up
- Facilitate a range of on-site psychoeducational groups and conduct individual counseling sessions
- Provide comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to a caseload of short- and long-term mandated clients
- Conduct clinical assessments and make appropriate referrals for treatment and other services
- Maintain appropriate client and group information in electronic databases and hard files
- Make appropriate community-based referrals for a variety of social service needs
- Conduct outreach to outside services providers to increase referral sources for clients
- Manage and monitor compliance with service mandates
- Participate in individual and group supervision
- Participate in department staff meetings, interdisciplinary meetings, and on- and off-site trainings
- Assist with administrative responsibilities, including data management, grant reporting and compliance monitoring
- Provide clinical services as described above to voluntary clients if/where needed
The ideal candidate will have an MSW or an equivalent Master’s level counseling degree, with a minimum of two years experience in a related area. Candidates must either be licensed or eligible for LMSW licensure in the State of New York within 90 days of hire. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Extensive group facilitation experience required and co-facilitation experience preferred. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice strongly preferred. Experience facilitating conversations related to identity, oppression, and privilege and must excel at client engagement. Highly organized and excellent time management skills. Sense of humor, critical thinking skills, and ability to manage high-pressure/fast-paced work environment are a plus.
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with ATI Social Worker in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Bronx Community Solutions
Attn: Shlomit Levy
215 East 161st Street, room 212-C
Bronx, NY 10451
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.
Learn more about us at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.