About the Program
Operating through Bronx Community Solutions, the pretrial Supervised Release Program will provide regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants 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.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Case Management Services, the Social Worker will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of program participants, providing supervision, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. Social Workers will stay in regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and sending frequent court date reminders. Additionally, they will draft memos to keep the court informed on participants’ compliance and will work with program staff to notify court parties if a participant is non-compliant with their supervision model.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Complete intakes of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program and administer assessment tool;
- Provide case management services to participants including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;
- Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions as needed;
- Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services as needed;
- 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 on compliance to court stake holders and work with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance as needed;
- Must be detailed oriented with great time management and organizational skills;
- Participate in on-going trainings and staff meetings;
- Assist with data collection and provide support with grant reporting requirements.
The ideal candidate will have an MSW degree or an equivalent Master’s level counseling degree with a minimum of 2 years in a related area, preferably as a criminal justice practitioner. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with BCS/SRP 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:
Attn.: Doreen Gonzalez
215 East 161st Street
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.
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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.