LSP Ryer - Caseworker

Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/18/2018 2:40 PM)
Job ID
2017-1176
# of Openings
1
Category
Customer Service/Support

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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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