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Team Leader LCSW - Supervised Release Program



Reports To: Director, Manhattan Supervised Release Program

Overview: Manhattan Supervised Release provides bail supervision services to individuals arrested in Manhattan for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. Supervised participants are mandated to comply with release reporting conditions in the community and may seek voluntary help with connection to behavioral health treatment and a variety of community-based supports and services.

CASES seeks a Team Leader for its Supervised Release Program, pretrial community case management services. The Team Leader functions in a hybrid role which includes providing task and clinical supervision to a team of Licensed Social Workers as well as managing a limited caseload of high-risk participants who require a clinician with significant experience. The Team Leader will ensure participants receive services that are strengths-based, gender-specific, and culturally sensitive while adhering to the core principles of risk, need and responsivity to reduce recidivism, increase engagement in community treatment services and support participants to achieve their self-identified goals for treatment, recovery, rehabilitation, and crime-free community integration. This position is based in the Harlem office as well as field work in the larger NYC community as needed to assist participants.


Support the overall clinical and administrative operations of the community supervision, case management, peer support, health, and rehabilitation services
Manage a specialized caseload of program participants who present with significant behavioral health needs, co-morbid conditions and/or complex presentations requiring collaboration with various partner providers
Provide recovery-oriented, trauma-informed and gender-responsive services
Assess participant’s; immediate needs, legal circumstances, substance use, mental health, trauma, psychosocial, vocational, educational, and housing needs to complete assessments and develop service plans
Conduct outreach to families and significant others to gather collateral information for service planning
Use evidence-based counseling approaches to develop a rapport with participants and develop insight into specified need areas
Help run organizational and weekly team meetings under supervision of the Director
Take leadership in management of high risk and complex care cases, including conducting direct work in the community and with other members of the team as needed to manage risk
Complete assessments, progress notes and program data reporting as required by program funders
Adhere to Supervised Release program protocols ensuring participants at higher risk for criminal recidivism and supervision failure receive intensive supervision
Support internal program auditing activities of progress notes, service referrals, service plans, discharge summaries and court reports with additional reinforcement during supervision
Complete electronic chart-keeping activities in accordance with confidentiality regulations and policies and procedures
Ensure the program achieves expected performance milestones in accordance with contract goals
Provide culturally competent and anti-discriminatory services in accordance with CASES policies
Supervise social work and peer intern students, where applicable
Any other duties as identified by the Program Director


NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Three years of experience providing services to youth and adults with mental illness, substance use and co-occurring disorders
Knowledge of the NYC criminal justice system, court processes and diversion services




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Posted on 08/01/18; CVMHA ID #12240