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Job Title

Senior Advisor, Youth Social Services

Company : Center for Court Innovation

Location : Brooklyn, NY

Created : 2023-03-11

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

THE ORGANIZATIONThe 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 ProgramsThe 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.ResearchResearchers 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 AssistanceThe 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 OPPORTUNITYThe Brownsville Community Justice Center ("Justice Center") seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system by providing much needed services to young people arrested in Brownsville. The aim is to provide the kind of support that young people need to become law-abiding members of society. The goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same time restoring local faith in the justice system.The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a part-time Senior Advisor, Youth Social Services to oversee all of the Justice Center's Individualized and group youth services. Reporting to the Project Director, the Senior Advisor, Youth Social Services is responsible for the management and implementation of the Justice Center's wrap-around social services and gender-based programming for Justice Center youth. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Provide clinical supervision to MSWs, Social Work Interns and Case Managers and all staff who provide direct services to youth participants;Design and lead Case Conference group sessions with MSWs, Social Work Interns and Case Managers and all staff who provide direct services to youth participants;Design and lead the Brownsville Girls Collaborative Gender-Based program utilizing rites of passage framework and integrating wellness;Design and lead the execution of the Brownsville Girls Collaborative Induction Retreat;Facilitate weekly brainstorming and strategy meetings with the BCJC retreat committee to provide updates on action items, suggest improvements, gather feedback and generate action steps;Actively maintain a work culture conducive to innovation and team building;Develop training and support systems for supervisees and subcontractors;Model and facilitate creative problem solving and youth development strategies for supervisees and subcontractors;Additional relevant tasks, as needed. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a LMSW and have at least 4 years of experience working with youth and/or other relevant program administration experience. SIFI eligibility required; certification preferred. This demanding position requires a creative, highly organized, aggressive self-starter who can get things done in a high-paced environment. Candidates must be comfortable navigating interdisciplinary settings and must be willing to roll up their sleeves and be actively involved in day-to-day operations. Candidates must possess in-depth knowledge of best practices in youth work including leadership development, strengths-based practices, and trauma informed approaches. Additional requirements include:LMSW and significant experience in leadership roles in non-profit or government organizations required;SIFI Certified preferred;Prior management experience required;Experience with anti-violence program development strongly preferred;Strong ability to set and adhere to timelines;Ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities;Excellent administrative and computer, written, and oral communication skills;Ability to manage many projects and assignment simultaneously;Experience working closely with delinquent, court-involved youth and families;Ability to work well with colleagues, partners, and others in a fast-paced environment;Familiarity with the Central Brooklyn and/or Brownsville communities is a plus.Position Type: Part-time hourly; 21 hours per weekCompensation:  Salary range starts at $50 - $60 hourly and 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.Location:  Brownsville, Brooklyn, NYThe 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.Powered by JazzHR