BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
(Sr. Case Manager -LMSW)
QUEENS SUPERVISED RELEASE PROGRAM
Location: Queens (Long Island City) Hours: TBD
Salary: $60,000 Status: Full Time; Exempt
The Criminal Justice Agency (CJA), a non-profit organization under contract with the City of New York to provide pre-trial and research services to the courts, operates a Supervised Release Program in Queens Criminal Court.
The program, which operates during the day and night court in Queens, screens targeted defendants for release at criminal court arraignment, subject to specific conditions including maintaining face-to-face and telephone contact with the program, participating in a an assessment process to identify needs such as substance abuse and mental health, and agreeing to program monitoring of court appearances and re-arrests.
This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, knowledgeable individual, experienced in dealing with high needs populations such as those with mental health diagnosis, at-risk youth and others with social, emotional or developmental challenges; who have criminal court involvement.
LMSW or LMHC required, and 3 years of related experience working with SMI or SUD adults or adolesdents.
Knowledge of NYC Court operations, preferred
LCSW, a plus
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: May 14, 2017
TO APPLY: Submit Cover Letter and Resume to the attention of the Director of Court Programs
Note: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CJA offers a very generous benefit plan including health, dental and vision insurance, four weeks vacation, paid holidays and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions.
The New York City Criminal Justice Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer