About the Program
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to forge a new response to misdemeanor defendants in Kings County, New York. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is staffed by a team of court-based social workers, case managers, and court liaisons. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a defendant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Case Manager. Reporting to the Senior Social Worker, the case manager will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of Supervised Release youth participants, providing supervision and referrals to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. The Case Manager will maintain 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:
- Conduct intakes of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program and administer an assessment tool;
- Provide comprehensive case management services including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;
- Provide additional comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to 16 to 19-year-old clients (and, where appropriate, their families) to help address such issues as substance use, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, housing and vocational needs;
- Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions, as needed;
- Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed;
- Conduct outreach to collateral contacts to provide supervision and court monitoring, as needed;
- Communicate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up, and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;
- Complete all necessary documentation and inputting data into a computer database;
- Accompany client to community based appointments, as needed;
- Conduct outreach in the community for missed appointments, groups and phone calls;
- Facilitate group sessions for program participants;
- Conduct visits and sessions in the community, as appropriate;
- Provide graduated responses to non-compliance with requirements of the Supervised Release program;
- Collaborate with the Young Adult Court Part (APY2) staff and Clinical Director to coordinate services;
- Monitor and report on compliance to court stakeholders and working with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance, as needed;
- Participating in trainings and attending staff meetings;
- Assist with data collection and grant writing;
- Assist BJI management with the implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
- Assisting with other BJI intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed;
- Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree a minimum of 2 years in a related area. Experience in a court or criminal justice setting preferred. Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site partner agencies in a high-pressure/fast paced work environment. Court-based social work is an incredibly unique and demanding area of practice, and candidates must be open to constructive engagement with differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Highly organized, excellent time management skills, and strong writing ability required. Candidates must also be comfortable working with adolescents, adults, and families. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches preferred. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Email , with Youth Case Manager as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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.