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The Center for Court Innovation, a project of the Fund for the City of New York, is a non-profit organization that promotes new thinking about how to reduce crime and incarceration while strengthening public trust in justice. The Center creates operating projects, including the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center and Midtown Community Court, that have been documented to improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.

Save Our Streets Bronx is seeking a Community Clinician. Reporting to the Director and Healing, the Community Clinician facilitates better access to traditional victim service agencies and delivery of on-site support for people who have been impacted by community violence. The role of the Clinician will be to deliver therapeutic services to community members who have experienced violence and trauma. By combining supportive services with awareness-raising among existing victim service providers about the needs of this population, the Clinician will be able to help improve the response to these unrecognized victims. The Clinician will work on site at the Save Our Streets Bronx. Every effort will be made to hire a Clinician who is familiar with the needs of the young men involved in the community. Professional or personal experience with the criminal justice system is preferred.


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with outreach and recruitment of participants into the program, including public presentations;
  • Provide individual interviews, assessments and intakes of new participants;
  • Meet regularly with participants to provide case management;
  • Keep appropriate records and communicate with supervisors about participant meetings;
  • Schedule appointments for participants based on their needs;
  • Conduct home visits as needed;
  • Attend court appearances with program participants if necessary;
  • Co-plan gender specific group sessions with the Director of Trauma and Healing;
  • Run therapeutic group sessions specific to the needs of survivors of various traumatic experiences;
  • Keep updated records of client interactions and referrals made;
  • Engage families of SOS Bronx participants for wraparound services as needed;
  • Provide psychoeducation groups to family members/community networks for program participants;
  • Plan special events for participants;
  • Canvass community alongside S.O.S. staff;
  • Attend community events with S.O.S. staff to enhance their gun violence intervention work;
  • Assist with planning of physical space to ensure participants confidentiality during workshops;
  • Assist with annual Paving the Way conference planning;
  • Raise awareness amongst traditional victim service providers to help them strengthen their efforts to work with vulnerable victims of harm;
  • Help to plan community round tables on topics related to community trauma and healing;
  • Communicate regularly with the Save Our Streets Deputy Director and Director of Trauma and Healing;
  • And other relevant duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a LMSW or be eligible for licensure in the State of New York within 90 days of hire. Understanding of violence interrupter/Cure Violence projects desirable. Excellent written skills are a must. Experience providing group and individual counseling preferred. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of trauma and trauma reactions in individuals. Bi-lingual English and Spanish a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.

Position Type: Full-time, must be able to work occasional nights and weekends as necessary.

Compensation: Salary range starts at $47,500 and is commensurate with experience.

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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