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Position Title: Juvenile Justice Coordinator

Supervisor: Assistant Director for System-Involved Youth

Overview: The goal of The Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. Programs within the Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help both in-school and out-of-school youth to set and attain their educational and career goals. CareerED services allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps he/she will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence. The Door’s Bronx Youth Center and EPOCH Program aims to prepare out-of-school and out-of-work young people for meaningful placements in college and/or employment through the provision of comprehensive education and career services, which develop potential for economic self-sufficiency.

As part of The Door’s Annie E Casey Foundation-funded Learn and Earn To Achieve Potential (LEAP) Back-On-Track (BOT) initiative to improve long-term career and education outcomes for system-involved youth, the Juvenile Justice Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all case management and supportive services for LEAP BOT youth, who are currently or have been involved in the justice system, foster care, or experienced homelessness. They will also be responsible for managing partnerships with juvenile justice service providers throughout New York City. The Juvenile Justice Coordinator position requires that this person embody an innovative and collaborative spirit and a demonstrated commitment, passion and experience in addressing the needs of system involved young people to help them achieve career and education success.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Career Advancement Coaches at the Bronx Youth Center (BYC) and the EPOCH Program in Soho to identify any youth, who are currently or have been involved in the justice system and provide advocacy services or referrals.
  • Coordinate partnerships with juvenile justice service providers and government agencies serving youth involved in the justice system and serve as the main point of contact for agencies referring justice-involved young people for LEAP services.
  • Work with the Assistant Director for System-Involved Youth to recruit system involved youth for the LEAP initiative.
  • Work with The Door’s Education team to connect system involved youth with pre-HSE, HSE, college access and bridge programs.
  • Work with the job placement staff at the BYC and in EPOCH to support system involved youth in attaining paid internships and unsubsidized job opportunities.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to Bronx Youth Center and EPOCH staff on issues related to the justice system.
  • Responsible for collecting and tracking data on youth in LEAP including assessment information, progress notes, education services and outcomes, internships, training, employment, and retention data. Regularly review data to identify participant needs and inform program services.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of System-Involved Youth and The Supervisor of Foster care and their team to promote the efforts of the Bronx Youth Center and the larger Door in addressing the career, education and youth development needs of system-involved youth.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings related to data collection, evaluation, and program service delivery for the LEAP initiative.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary staff to develop and facilitate Career and Education and Door-wide programming and events.
  • Coordinate the LEAP fellowship, a year long leadership opportunity for two young people annually.
  • Participate in our Behavioral Support Team which helps to ensure our space utilizes a Restorative Justice framework while supporting young people.
  • Provide case management/advocacy to young people assigned to their case load. This work may take place onsite at The Door or in the community.
  • Will be encouraged to obtain SIFI to supervise one MSW intern annually.
  • Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience working with youth involved in the justice system, foster care, or youth who have experienced homelessness strongly encouraged.
  • Understanding of New York City’s Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Systems, homeless system and Foster Care system a plus.
  • Two years of experience in a social service setting working with a multi-cultural young adult population required.
  • Two years of experience providing employment-related case management, career readiness, and employment retention services strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent written, oral presentation and computer skills
  • Previous experience doing outreach and conducting presentations.
  • Must be organized and creative with the ability to closely collaborate with colleagues and lead teams.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and model work readiness skills and appropriate workplace behavior at all times.
  • Must work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • If you hold a LMSW this role can provide supervision hours towards your LCSW.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Salary: Low 50’s

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We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.