Social Work Supervisor

Social Work Supervisor CFR has an immediate opening for a Social Work Supervisor to help build and sustain our Juvenile Justice Practice (JJP). Responsibilities Working in partnership with the JJP Litigation Supervisor to oversee JJP, including developing and monitoring AO and D/Pins intake schedules, providing formal training to CFR’s JJP staff, developing group supervision routines where appropriate, engaging with the Court and other stakeholders on issues of practice administration; Supervising 4-5 MSW and non-MSW (Family Advocate) Social work staff of varying degrees of experience, who work in interdisciplinary teams with attorneys to represent JJP clients; this Supervisor may also supervise a Youth Advocate (who will be a staff person with lived experience of the juvenile justice system) or Educational Advocate (both may be but are yet to be hired); Helping JJP social work staff develop mastery as well as reinforcing and building upon skills and values introduced in initial and ongoing trainings which include: o Working collaboratively with attorneys, JJP social work staff and paralegals to represent youth in AO Youth part and Delinquency/PINS cases o Providing social work support and advocacy to clients o Preparing mitigation reports, pre-pleading memoranda, and other written advocacy materials on behalf of clients o Intake and client interviews, assessing clients’ needs and goals, and ensuring clients are engaged in appropriate and meaningful service plans o Referring clients for necessary services (mental health services, Alternative to Detention and Alternative to Placement programs, recreational or job programs) o Maintaining contact with service providers to obtain information for court o Advocating for clients with Probation during the Adjustment Process and with any service providers working with a client as a result of a parole or dispositional order o Keeping up to date client legal notes and entering data in CFR’s database o Interviewing clients and their family/community members in various settings o Conducting home, office and field visits (including Correctional facilities) o Conducting psychosocial assessments o Referring clients to programs (for youth – mental health services, Alternative to Detention and Alternative to Placement programs, recreational or job programs) o Providing oral and written advocacy in/for court, including testimony (fact and/or expert), especially at disposition in juvenile cases in family court o Developing dispositional plans and recommendations to prevent out-of-home placement o Preparing youth and their families for Probation adjustment conferences, I&R interviews, and MHS evaluations o Providing educational advocacy and resources for clients. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the law and procedure involving AO/Youth Part and D/PINS cases, service and education options available for juvenile justice involved youth, experience working directly with juvenile justice involved youth and their families, and 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience. LMSW is required and SIFI eligibility is preferred. Fluency in Spanish or other languages and experience with public benefits, education, housing or immigration is all desirable. Individuals who apply should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, an aptitude for productive, team problem-solving, a commitment to interdisciplinary representation of clients and a desire to share in both the exhilaration and challenges of a growing endeavor. Salary: Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package. How to Apply: Applicants should send or email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references (including phone and email contacts) to HR at hr@cfrny.org with “JJP Social Work Supervisor Applicant” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please. Please note we are not able to respond directly to each applicant to acknowledge receipt of materials. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply; CFR is an EOE.

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