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Reports To: Director of Family Court and Mentoring Programs
Overview: CASES’ Choices Alternative to Detention (ATD) Programs in Manhattan and the Bronx serve New York City youth with delinquency matters pending in the Family Court. The program objective is to help youth avoid juvenile detention and to gain competence, confidence, positive connections with peers and adults, build character, contribute to their communities, and live crime-free lives through youth development centered services. The Team Leader works one-on-one and in collaboration with young people and their families to develop goals around health and well-being. The Team Leader will work in the Harlem and Bronx Choices programs supervising the Case Coordinators. The objective of this role is to ensure participants and their families receive opportunities to engage in creative and enriching services that are strengths-based, culturally-sensitive, are adherent to the core principles of risk, need and responsivity, support participants and their families in achieving their self-identified goals, and aid in the process of reducing recidivism.
• Supervise team of Case Coordinators;
• Assign cases to Case Coordinators;
• Supervise and support staff in the use of youth development principles and motivational interviewing to engage and retain participants in services;
• Lead weekly Team Meetings;
• Identify services youth should receive and recommend treatment objectives based on assessment of history, current relationships and supports, immediate needs;
• Conduct assessments using validated tools to inform individual treatment planning and service delivery; also screen participants for signs of symptoms and exposure to trauma using standardized trauma screening instruments
• Provide one-on-one supportive counseling services to youth based on their risk and need;
• Provide written mental health assessment and treatment plan detailing services youth need based on risk;
• Significant travel to provide supportive counseling services in the home/community and with family members;
• Review Program plans, conduct case conferences, and folder reviews.
• Conduct weekly individual supervision.
• Act as an advocate and link participants to treatment based on their eligibility, preferences and needs and provide escort to community services;
• Provide crisis-intervention when necessary;
• Any other duties as required by the Director.
• Masters of Social Work or similar degree;
• Commitment to youth engagement through collaboration with youth and their families;
• Demonstrated ability to engage and motivate youth (preferred experience engaging and motivating youth that have academic challenges, truancy, behavioral health challenges, mental health challenges, have experienced trauma and have justice involvement);
• At least one to two years of experience providing assessment and case management services;
• Trained in or committed to training to become competent in a motivational interviewing approach as a means of engaging participants;
• Thorough understanding of a strengths-based youth development approach to working with young people;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with participants and staff alike;
• Ability to work in interdisciplinary and diverse team; and
• Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks under difficult and often stressful conditions.
Benefits: Here at CASES we offer benefits that will assist you in making the most of your career and your life. Our programs include health and wellness insurance which is offered through Aetna. A retirement 403(b) plan is held with Principal, education, and training. Additionally, our portable ancillary benefits are offered through Aflac, Legal Shield, and ADP Flexible spending account; which is then deducted through payroll along with commuter benefits, additional short-term disability, cancer, additional income protection, hospitalization coverage, and identity theft protection.
Please apply through: http://smrtr.io/Q3uoBA.
Posted on 10/18/17; CVMHA ID #11488