The Center for Court Innovation, a project of the Fund for the City of New York, is a unique public-private partnership that promotes new thinking about how courts and criminal justice agencies can aid victims, change the behavior of offenders and strengthen communities. The Center's problem-solving courts include the nation's first community court as well as drug courts, mental health courts, youth courts and others. The Harlem Community Justice Center is a project of the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the New York State Office of Court Administration.
Reporting to the Deputy Project Director of Reentry, the Harlem Community Justice Center seeks a Case Manager who will work with individuals who have been imprisoned for violent and non-violent offenses and are making the transition from life in prison to responsible citizenship. The Case Manager would be part of a team of Reentry Specialists including Parole Officers and a Clinical Staff to provide assessments, counseling, service referrals and linkages, compliance monitoring, computer-based recordings with the goal of reducing recidivism and assisting clients succeed in the community.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct in-reach and assessments with clients incarcerated in New York State Correctional Facilities;
- In consultation with parole officers and clients, create a supervision plan that addresses the conditions of the client's release and the participants criminogenic needs;
- In ongoing counseling sessions, assist clients identify and address the barriers to a community reintegration;
- Conduct field visits, including home visits, when necessary.
- Provide crisis intervention as needed;
- Participate in case management team meetings;
- Maintain records of all case management meetings and regularly update reentry database;
- Provide reports and recommendations to the Reentry Team regarding clients' progress in all treatment and service areas;
- Participate in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals as necessary;
This position requires a creative, aggressive self-starter who can thrive in a diverse workforce and get things done in a high-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a High School Diploma, GED or a Bachelor's degree. Excellent written and oral communication and computer literacy skills a must. Additional qualifications include:
- A minimum of two years' experience working with formerly incarcerated persons;
- A proven ability to engage formerly incarcerated clients towards achieving the goals of a supervision/treatment plan;
- Must be an energetic team player who can work with multiple stakeholders including parole staff, corrections counselors, case managers and service providers;
- Training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy highly desired;
- Familiarity with the COMPAS assessment tool highly desired;
- Familiarity with the greater Harlem community highly desired;
Available some evenings and weekends.
How to apply
Send cover letter and resume to: Ms. Debbie Boar Deputy Project Director Harlem Community Justice Center 170 East 121st Street New York, N.Y. 10035 Fax: (212) 828-7416 HR@courtinnovation.org
No phone calls please.
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Ms. Debbie Boar
Fax: (212) 828-7416
170 East 121st Street, New York, NY, 10035, US