Clinical Coordinator, Diversion Programs

Staten Island, NY
Full Time
Staten Island Justice Center
Mid Level

THE ORGANIZATION
The Center for Court Innovation is committed to reducing crime and incarceration, addressing violence, supporting survivors, and building communities while strengthening public trust in justice. The Center seeks justice for marginalized groups, bringing an equity lens – particularly a racial and gender equity lens – to its work. For 25 years, the Center has worked to foster justice and equity to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities and, ultimately, to transform the justice system.


The Center is an 800-employee, $100 million nonprofit that accomplishes its vision through three pillars of work: creating and scaling operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performing original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and providing expert assistance and policy guidance to justice reformers around the world.


Operating Programs
The Center’s operating programs, including the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center and Midtown Community Court, test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and attempt to achieve systemic change within the justice system. Our projects include community-based violence prevention programs, alternatives to incarceration, reentry initiatives, and court-based initiatives that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration and promote positive individual and family change. Through this programming, we have produced tangible results like safer streets, reduced incarceration, and improved neighborhood perceptions of justice.


Research
Researchers at the Center conduct independent evaluations, documenting how government systems work, how neighborhoods function, and how reform efforts change things. We believe in the “action research” model; accordingly, our researchers provide regular feedback on the results of the Center’s own operating programs. The Center has published studies on topics including youth in the sex trade, reentry, gun violence, and drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Our researchers have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.


Policy & Expert Assistance
The Center provides hands-on, planning and implementation assistance to a wide range of jurisdictions in areas of reform such as problem-solving courts (e.g., community courts, treatment courts, domestic violence courts), tribal justice, reducing incarceration and the use of fines/fees and reducing crime and violence. Our current expert assistance takes many forms, including help with analyzing data, strategic planning and consultation, policy guidance, and hosting site visits to its operating programs in the New York City area.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Staten Island Justice Center (SIJC; Justice Center) offers an array of programming for both youth and adults in Staten Island, focusing on engaging those with current or past justice involvement. The Justice Center’s Alternatives to Incarceration programming provides judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys with alternative community sentencing options that hold individuals accountable in a way that is meaningful, proportionate, and restorative. The goal is to provide participants with individual and group services that help them to avoid future contact with the justice system and promote swift case resolutions that bolster public confidence in justice.

Reporting to the Director of Criminal Justice Programs, the Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for the monitoring and case management of program participants, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pre-plea and post-plea conditions. The Clinical Coordinator will stay in regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and will also facilitate groups and assist in development of onsite services for participants. Additionally, the Clinical Coordinator will be in communication with attorneys’ offices, community-based providers, and draft memos to keep the court informed of participants’ compliance.  The Clinical Case Manager will work closely with and provide clinical support to an interdisciplinary team providing adult case management services.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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 assessments and provide comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services and service referrals to individuals, to help address issues such as substance use, mental health, trauma, domestic violence, housing, and vocational needs;
  • Maintain appropriate client and group information in electronic databases and hard files;
  • Conduct outreach to outside service providers to increase referral sources for clients;
  • Monitor and report on compliance to court stakeholders and work with defense and district attorneys to bring program participants into compliance;
  • Participate in individual and group supervision, 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 needed;
  • Provide clinical support to diversion clinical staff;
  • Manage a team of case managers in clinical and task supervision;
  • Troubleshoot clinical issues as they arise, including providing crisis interventions and de-escalation in conjunction with SIJC staff, as needed; 
  • Provide coverage for staff, as needed;
  • Assist with other Justice Center intakes and assessments, as needed;
  • Assist the Director of Criminal Justice Programs with the development and implementation of new policies, programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
  • Participate in SIJC all-staff meetings, committees, and staff development activities;
  • Spearhead events and special initiatives at SIJC and in the community;
  • Attend SIJC events or community meetings after hours or on weekends;
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support the Staten Island Justice Center and department activities; and
  • Perform additional relevant duties, as needed.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will possess a Master's level counseling degree with two years’ of experience in a related area. Bilingual (English-Spanish) strongly preferred. Excellent written skills are a must. Seeking a highly organized candidate with an ability to multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to provide service in a strengths-based manner and understand the importance of meeting clients where they are. Willingness and interest in engaging individuals (youth and adult) with mental health and substance abuse needs. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-responsive manner required. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with building stakeholders. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills required.

Location:  Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

Compensation:  Salary range starts at $72,000 and is commensurate with experience. Center for Court Innovation offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, free basic dental coverage, vision insurance, short-term and long term disability, and life insurance. All healthcare benefits are effective on the date of hire. Paid time off includes 20 days of paid vacation per year, 15 paid sick days, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, commuter FSA and offers a 10% employer match on the 403(b) retirement plan.

The 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.

As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.

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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