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Clinical Coordinator, Pre-Trial Services

Company: Center for Court Innovation
Location: Clifton
Posted on: June 3, 2021

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 Staten Island Justice Center (Justice Center; SIJC) 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 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.

The Staten Island Justice Center is seeking a Clinical Coordinator, Pre-Trial Services for the Supervised Release Program. Supervised Release offers an alternative to jail, providing pretrial supervision, case management, and voluntary social services to people charged with bail-eligible felony and misdemeanor charges. Program participants are monitored to ensure their appearance at court dates, and they receive referrals to community-based programming such as job training, drug treatment, and mental health counseling. Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day clinical operations of pre-trial services, including providing individual and task supervision to Social Workers/Counselors, Senior Social Workers/Counselors, and Case Managers; providing crisis intervention and emergency referrals to participants; and collaborating with other programs and departments at SIJC to ensure continuity of services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide clinical operational support to pre-trial clinical staff;
  • Manage a team of Senior Social Workers and Social Workers in clinical and task supervision;
  • Schedule and facilitate team meetings and clinical group supervisions for clinical and non-clinical staff;
  • Troubleshoot clinical issues as they arise, including providing crisis interventions and de-escalation in conjunction with SIJC staff, as needed; 
  • Provide pre-trial staff with professional development, training opportunities, and management support;
  • Provide coverage for staff, as needed;
  • Support case assignment and auditing process for pre-trial staff;
  • Work closely with senior clinical staff to ensure policies and procedures are consistent across the program;
  • Work collaboratively with managerial staff of other departments to ensure continuity of services;
  • Manage data, track and monitor program performance, and oversee evaluation activities;
  • Assist with community engagement and the implementation of community-based programming options;
  • Coordinate collaboration and communication between operations and clinical staff as needed;
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings;
  • Assist the Clinical Director with the development and implementation of new policies, programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
  • Assist with other Justice Center intakes, assessments, and other related tasks, as needed;
  • Perform individual counseling sessions and provide voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed;
  • Conduct outreach to collateral sources to provide supervision and court monitoring, as needed;
  • Attend Staten Island Justice Centers’ events after hours, as needed; and
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a licensed mental health professional (LMSW or LMHC required, LCSW preferred) with 3-4 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 2years of experience in the criminal justice field. Supervisory experience required. Must be SIFI certified or eligible. 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. Preferred candidates will possess experience with the homeless and/or unstably housed population and familiarity with housing programs and related community resources to assist participants facing housing instability, and/or experience with drug /alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches. The candidate will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent and culturally-humble manner. The candidate must be a skilled communicator who can work professionally and collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, and must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of judges, court personnel, and partner agencies in a high-pressure and fast paced work environment. Excellent organizational and interpersonal, communication and writing skills required. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Position Type:  Full-time; some additional night and weekend availability required, as needed. 

Compensation:  Salary starts at $65,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, 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.


Keywords: Center for Court Innovation, Clifton , Clinical Coordinator, Pre-Trial Services, Other , Clifton, New Jersey

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