Case Manager, Overdose Avoidance and Recovery (OAR) (North Tonawanda)

Center for Court Innovation in North Tonawanda, NY

  • Industry: Nonprofit - Program Development/Management
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

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.

Operating out of Bronx County Criminal Court, Bronx Community Solutions (BCS)offers criminal justice programming in the areas of pretrial diversion programming through regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants whose cases are pending; and alternative to Incarceration programming for non-violent crimes by providing additional sentencing options for non-violent offenders. These programs reduce the reliance on pre-trial detention and short-term jail sentences and offers defendants the assistance they need to avoid further criminal conduct.

The Overdose and Recovery Avoidance (OAR) program is a pre-plea diversion program being implemented in collaboration with the Bronx Judiciary, District Attorney's Office, Defense Counsel and several community-based health providers. The program provides meaningful engagement treatment opportunities to individuals in the Bronx arrested for possession of a controlled substance. This is an innovative, new response to low-level possession of a controlled substance, an effort to be smarter about prosecuting opioids addiction -- those who are high utilizers of multiple systems and at risk for overdose -- by providing a public health approach to conventional court proceedings that rely on jail or the threat of jail as the corrective measure.

Bronx Community Solutions is seeking a Case Manager to provide extensive case monitoring to program participants and service providers to help promote and facilitate program treatment outcomes of meaningful engagement. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Case Manager will coordinate the treatment referral process, initial assessment and compliance monitoring to ensure timely and responsive participant engagement and outcomes. This position is also responsible for providing court coverage to arraignments and specialized OAR court initiatives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Screen appropriate misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants at arraignments and felony parts to determine program eligibility;
  • Collaborate with treatment service providers to provide overall intensive case management services to help facilitate program referrals and assessments, as needed, and follow up with service providers on participants' progress;
  • Monitor and report on meaningful engagement in treatment and work to bring non-engaged program participants into treatment compliance, as needed;
  • Provide court reports and recommendations for participants;
  • Assist Program Coordinator with court coverage, as needed;
  • Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files, including program screening tool, court assessment, screening and outcome information;
  • Participate in on-going trainings and attend staff meetings;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed.
  • Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a 3-4 years of relevant experience or Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2 years of experience in a related area, preferably working with clients with substance abuse.Master's in Social Work, Counseling or related degree preferred. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.Must have experience working with high-need populations. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner required. Must be comfortable working on a new project that requires entrepreneurial attitude and skills. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

    Position Type:Full-time; flexible hours with some shifts being 11:00am-7:00pm, and a rotating weekend schedule.

    Compensation: Salary range starts at $43,000and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits packageincluding comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation,paid sick time, TransitChek,Flexible Spending Account plans for healthand dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

    The Fund for the City of New York/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.

    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.

    Associated topics: business development, case management, development, liaison, plan, project, program development, program management, project management, resource development

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