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 Center’s RISE Project seeks to respond to the intersection of gun violence and intimate partner violence. RISE builds community capacity to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence, engages individuals who are causing harm to take accountability and change their behavior, and supports positive community norms around relationships. RISE’s approach is community-centered, survivor-informed, and holistic, rooted in principles of safety, accountability, and transformative justice.
RISE seeks a Social Worker to join the Transformative Initiatives team, focused on working with people who cause harm in their intimate relationships. Reporting to the Program Manager, Transformative Initiatives the Social Worker will provide counseling and resources coordination services. This will include individual and group-based interventions.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct outreach, engagement, and program enrollment;
- Provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, individual counseling in community-based settings to youth and adult participants;
- Create engagement and aftercare plans for all participants in collaboration with other RISE staff;
- Identify and engage client’s support system if needed;
- Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services and maintain communication with service providers to ensure appropriate follow-up;
- Accompany participants to community-based appointments and provide advocacy;
- Facilitate workshops and group sessions with RISE participants;
- Attend community stakeholder meetings, including community board, resident association, precinct council, and other related recurring meetings;
- Provide referrals related to health, school, employment, housing, food security, as needed;
- Provide 24/7 crisis management services as part of a rotating on-call schedule;
- Utilize online databases to track participant activities and outcomes;
- Submit regular monthly reports to Program Manager to capture pertinent program data;
- Develop and maintain thriving relationships with community partners and attend community meetings and events which may take place in evenings and on weekends;
- Provide coverage and support for other RISE programming as needed;
- Participate in staff meetings and staff development activities as required;
- Perform other relevant program duties as assigned
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a LMSW or have an equivalent Master’s level counseling certification and a minimum of two years' experience working in community-based settings. Candidates will have experience providing trauma-informed counseling, group facilitation, and crisis management services with a commitment to an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and social justice-centered practice. Additional qualifications include:
- Familiarity with restorative and transformative practices, healing centered approaches, and strengths-based approaches;
- Good judgement, excellent communication skills, and organizational and multi-tasking abilities;
- Car and driver’s license a plus;
- Experience with technology and video platforms such as Zoom preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, 10am-6pm (Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, holidays and weekends).
Compensation: Salary is $66,000 and is commensurate with experience. Center for Court Innovation offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, free basic dental coverage, vision insurance, short-term and long term disability, and life insurance. All healthcare benefits are effective on the date of hire. Paid time off includes 20 days of paid vacation per year, 15 paid sick days, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, commuter FSA and offers a 10% employer match on the 403(b) retirement plan.
The 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.