LSP Ryer - Caseworker

US-NY-Bronx
1 week ago
Job ID
2017-1176
# of Openings
1
Category
Customer Service/Support

Overview

Leake & Watts is a leading non-profit organization providing children, adults, and families in need in the New York City area with the resources and skills needed to rise above adversity and positively direct their lives. Gold winner of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, Leake & Watts provides innovative and result driven programs involving education from early childhood to high school, family support and stabilization, intellectual/developmental disabilities services, foster care, community based health initiatives and juvenile justice services through the support of approximately 1400 dedicated staff. Our work is a positive force in the lives of more than 11,000 individuals annually through 43 programs at 27 sites with an annual budget of over $100 million. In addition, we are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusivity. We deeply value the full spectrum of backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences of all our employees.

Responsibilities

Performs case management services for the Limited Secure Placement Program (20 beds), for adjudicated youth. Case management responsibilities include all necessary tasks to complete case file reviews, case planning, family involvement, and group service delivery. Develops and maintains contact with youth, their families, and service providers for medical, social, educational, and other related service needs. Performs discharge and release functions to ensure coordination of service delivery throughout the youth’s commitment in the LSP program. The objective is to create a nurturing supportive environment which redirects the youth to make positive life choices. This will be achieved by promoting interventions and rehabilitative approaches that are evidence based/informed and therapeutic. The goal is to reconnect youth with family and community while enhancing public safety.

  • Performs all LSP case management related responsibilities
  • Connects youth and families to needed services in the community.
  • Attends court hearings and makes recommendations in court.
  • Liaison between courts and the LSP program
  • Documents client contacts and other case required paper work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform to insure all ACS, OCFS, and Department of Education (DOE) mandates and requirements are met.
  • Works collaboratively with LSP social service and other program staff.
  • Participates and attends all required program related meetings and conferences.
  • Works effectively with other professionals in the field.
  • Maintains knowledge of the juvenile justice system and issues affecting juveniles.
  • Supports and participates in the group interaction process.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours as part of a regular schedule.
  • Some evening and weekend hours
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in a Human Services.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and juvenile justice related legislation
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, knowledge of Connections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of family court procedures
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish ) a plus

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