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Director of Family Court and Mentoring Services – Brooklyn (LMSW)



Location: Downtown Brooklyn Office

Reports To: Senior Director, Education, Career & Enrichment Services

The Education, Career and Enrichment team is looking for a Director to supervise the Brooklyn Pathways to Education Achievement and Knowledge (PEAK) program as well as two Next STEPS Programs. This position is ideal for someone interested in developing program supervision skills.

PEAK aims to create a safe haven where youth will have access to skill-building, educational and recreational activities, as well as wrap-around services, support services for family members and referrals to promote youth and family safety, resilience and community connectedness. Youth are eligible to participate in the PEAK center activities aged 18 and under referred by DOP staff under the jurisdiction of the Brooklyn Family Court. PEAK Brooklyn aims to maintain a census of 30.
Next STEPS is part of a mayoral initiative launched in 2014 – the Mayor’s Action Plan (MAP) for Neighborhood Safety. This initiative targeted 15 of the most crime-impacted NYCHA developments, including developments in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant and Buschwick neighborhoods. CASES provides a mentoring intervention serving youth age 16-24 residing in NYCHA developments in Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant. Next STEPS aims to maintain a census of 12 participants in each program.

Responsibilities: PEAK Brooklyn
• Supervise a staff of 2 case coordinators;
• Assign cases to case coordinators;
• Develop and maintain relationships with Probation Officers and Supervisors;
• Ensure the timely flow of activities to meet program goals and objectives;
• Administer assessment tools to assist in the development of youth goal plans;
• Assess family needs in order to refer to the appropriate resources/services;
• Supervise and support staff in the use of youth development principles to engage and retain participants in services;
• Write Monthly narrative reports and review monthly data reports;
• Review Case Coordinators Monthly Probation reports prior to sending;
• Lead bi-weekly team meetings;
• Co-Lead Quarterly PEAK meetings with Bronx PEAK;
• Create and maintain a roster of community partners to support activities on -site;
• Review program plans, conduct case conferences and folder reviews;
• Conduct bi-weekly weekly individual supervision;
• Monitor and evaluate the quantity and quality of the Youth Workers’ duties;

Responsibilities: Next STEPS
• Supervise the Program Coordinator for two Next STEPS program, Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant;
• Support recruitment efforts for both programs;
• Monitor and review database entries for timeliness and accuracy;
• Develop program capacity to ensure youth and families’ needs are being met;
• Attend meetings with community stakeholders;
• Monitor data entry;

Responsibilities: Overall
• Participate in Monthly Directors meetings;
• Attend Monthly PEAK meetings with probation;
• Strategize with the Leadership team of the department to implement departmental goals, professional development and team building; and,
• All other duties assigned by Senior Director


• LMSW required – Licensed must be acquired within 6 months of hire if not already licensed at time of hire;
• Two or more years of counseling or program experience with one year in youth services or criminal justice field;
• 2 year of supervisions experience preferred;
• Fluency in Excel and comfort in multiple data systems;
• Ability to support and inspire staff;
• Belief that our youth all have the potential for greatness;
• Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks under difficult and often stressful conditions;
• Capacity for flexibility;
• Commitment to working with court-involved young people and a thorough understanding of the complex systems, issues and factors that affect them, and;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.


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Posted on 05/30/18; CVMHA ID #12107