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Social Worker, Youth Initiatives

Company: Center for Court Innovation
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. The Bronx Community Justice Center (BxCJC), one of the Center's newest projects, works to create a safer, more equitable Bronx through community-driven safety initiatives, violence prevention, youth opportunity, and economic development efforts. The Bronx Community Justice Center is seeking a Social Worker, Youth Initiatives. Reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Social Worker will provide therapeutic services and individual support, as well as support group programming and community-based projects in collaboration with young people living in the South Bronx. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide individual counseling and support to young people, with a focus on young people who have been most impacted by community violence; Provide holistic advocacy and case management; Provide crisis intervention and support; Engage family and community supports, as needed; Keep appropriate records and communicate with supervisors about participant meetings; Work alongside violence prevention Outreach Workers and Violence Interrupters to engage and support individuals most impacted by community violence; Create innovative group programming to support community care and wellness; Facilitate a range of workshops and programming to support young people; Support community wellness and healing through community-based events and activations; Form partnerships with community stakeholders, organizations, and agencies to strengthen systems of support for participants; Plan group curricula and facilitate therapeutic group sessions for participants; Participate in clinical supervision; Participate (and lead) in case conferencing meetings with non-clinical case management staff, as needed; Participate in agency staff meetings, self-care activities and trainings; Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of violence interrupters, outreach workers, and community programs staff; Participate in promotion of programmatic resources, community outreach, and community engagement; Canvass community alongside the Save Our Streets South Bronx team and other staff at the BxCJC; Attend community stakeholder meetings, including community board, resident association, precinct council, and other related recurring meetings; Additional relevant tasks, as needed. Qualifications: LMSW required; Commitment to anti-oppressive practice and creating space that centers BIPOC communities; Commitment to youth-led practice and belief in the innate capacity of youth to positively impact their community; Extremely punctual and reliable, highly organized and detail-oriented; Strong problem solving skills; Excellent written & verbal communication skills; Ability to work evenings & weekends, as needed; Knowledge of youth engagement, victimization, community violence and intimate partner violence necessary; Understanding of the criminal justice system, ACS, and other related institutions; Understanding of Cure Violence projects desirable; Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and as part of a team; Experience with individual case management and counseling; Understanding of complex trauma reactions; Experience working with youth and families from marginalized communities and youth who have been impacted by criminal legal systems. Compensation : Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, WageWorks, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match. HPAPP

Keywords: Center for Court Innovation, New Rochelle , Social Worker, Youth Initiatives, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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