JJI ATP Family Service Specialist
Civil Service Title:
248 E 161St Street, Bronx
Juv. Justice Initiative (YFJ)
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Proposed Salary Range:
$52524 - $63112 (Annual)
Under general direction, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, performs critically important work in the planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the Juvenile Justice Initiative program (JJI). JJI is the first alternative to placement and aftercare program in New York City to use evidence-based therapeutic interventions to improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. JJI serves adolescents that have a delinquency finding and are able to be maintained in the community through intensive services. â€¢ Assess and identify court-involved youth to determine eligibility for JJI program and services. â€¢ Fieldwork to include interviewing youth in detention centers and interviewing family members in their homes to assess eligibility for the program. â€¢ Act as liaison between detention, the Department of Probation, the Family Court, Corporation Counsel (prosecutor), and the youthâ€™s attorney, in the context of individual youthsâ€™ JD cases. â€¢ Develop detailed and comprehensive written reports for judges, attorneys, and other social service providers on the appropriateness of JJI for particular youth â€¢ Testify in court regarding acceptance of youth into the program and in support of the submitted written reports. â€¢ Develop a thorough understanding of evidence-based therapeutic modalities for youth in the juvenile justice system, including Multi-Systemic Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care. â€¢ On occasion, troubleshoot cases of â€œdual jurisdictionâ€ youth (youth involved in both the child welfare and criminal/juvenile justice system) â€¢ Coordinate case conferences with multiple parties involved in a particular case to determine the best outcome for the youth. â€¢ Provide coverage for colleagues in other boroughs as necessary.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or 2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or equivalent; preferably a Master’s Degree in the fields of public administration, business management, environmental planning, or a related field.
A minimum of 10 years of full time satisfactory professional experience in the field of environmental health and safety.
Experience overseeing large teams of staff and vendors performing multiple different types of work at a fast pace.
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer