Social Worker, Center for Carceral Communities (Hybrid Eligible)
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Social Worker, Center for Carceral Communities (Hybrid Eligible)
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The School of Social Policy and Practice's Center for Carceral Communities (CCC), a prison abolitionist and harm reduction agency, seeking a Social Worker to manage and implement programs that address the psychosocial needs of people with a history of incarceration. Under the supervision of the Center Directors and the Reentry Diversion Coordinator (RDC), the Social Worker will meet weekly with clients in clinical case management sessions, where they will conduct psychosocial assessments, connect them with services, and engage them in ongoing one-on-one and group sessions. Responsibilities include making a collaborative psychosocial plan with each client, monitoring client's appointments with service providers, supporting them in accessing resources around their legal and psychosocial needs, conducting ongoing psychosocial assessments, supporting the RDC in meetings with City officials and community service providers, and supporting research initiatives at the Center. Interested applicants should be aligned with CCC's prison abolitionist orientation and have experience with the criminal justice system in some capacity.
* All SP2 staff are required to participate in convocation and graduation ceremonies as needed.
Position is contingent upon funding.
Psychosocial service provision under the supervision of the Center Directors and the Reentry and Diversion Coordinator (RDC): Meet weekly with a caseload of about 30 clients, conduct psychosocial assessments using validated assessment tools, assess client needs based on these measures, connect clients with services, and engage them in ongoing one-on-one and group sessions. The Social Worker will draw on Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing modalities to meet one-on-one and in group with clients to address their psychosocial needs. They will support clients in engaging with external service providers in order to address clients' psychosocial needs.
Referral Development and Expansion: Under the general supervision of Center Directors, and the Diversion and Reentry Coordinator (RDC), develop and expand a list of referrals of community partners who provide housing, employment, education, childcare, and parental support. Help RDC to develop protocols to disseminate this list to service providers and clients. Support RDC's outreach efforts to community service partners by attending meetings with them to establish service relationships.
Community Outreach and Partnership: Meet weekly with educational counselors, GED program officers, employers, legal aid providers, and housing providers to suggest and discuss assess possibilities of developing and implementing collaborative programs; present program ideas and suggestions to Center Directors for their review and approval.
Support RDC in advocacy and information-sharing activities: Support RDC in meetings with Judges, City Offices/Officers such as the District Attorney's Office, parole and probation officers, and city re-entry service officers: Support and help DRC in presentations on Center activities, and in preparing reports for funders, and conferences.
Research activities including participate in data collection from program attendees and Center clients using instruments and methods provided by Center's research investigators to support the analysis and evaluation of the success/effectiveness of Center programs and initiatives, and to support the creation and implementation of program changes and the development of new programs. Help in drafting Center reports for, and participate in the presentation of research results to, funders.
Supportive administrative oversight of peer outreach workers. Responsibilities include supporting RDC in meeting with outreach workers, helping them to maintain contact with clients, helping RDC to prepare trainings for them.
Perform additional duties as assigned, including participation in convocation and graduation ceremonies as needed.
Qualifications: An MSW degree, with 1-2 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Experience working with people who have been incarcerated, group facilitation experience, and experience working with other marginalized communities required. Interested applicants should be aligned with CCC's prison abolitionist orientation and have experience with the criminal justice system in some capacity.
Working Conditions: Office, library, computer room.
Physical Effort: Typically sitting at a desk or table, Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less, Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Social Policy and Practice
$43,919.00 - $66,183.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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