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COURT ADVOCACY_QCRTF Coordinator

Long Island City, 2976 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York, United States of America Req #159
Monday, July 11, 2022
The Fortune Society, Inc. (Fortune) has been working for over 54 years in service to our mission: to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. The organization has evolved into one of the nation’s preeminent reentry and justice-informed service organizations, providing formerly-incarcerated people with the skills and wrap-around services needed to break the cycle of crime and incarceration and to build productive lives in their communities. Fortune has a highly specialized skill set to serve this population, with over 54 years of experience serving formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City and over 20 years of experience managing supportive housing. 

Title:                               CRTF Coordinator
Unit:                               Court Advocacy
Reports to:                     Director of Outreach
Status:                            Full-Time; Regular; Non-Exempt
Location:                        Long Island City
Days/Hours:                   Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, subject to change based on program needs


Position Summary:

The CRTF Coordinator is responsible for the overall performance of the Queens County Reentry Task Force and serves as the primary liaison between DOCCS, CRTF and DCJS in the coordination and management of services provided to clients for successful re-entry into the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate engagement of appropriate state and local partners in the CRTF to ensure the availability of benefits, services, and community-level support to address the criminogenic and stabilization needs of the re-entry population;
  • Assist in the coordination and management of services provided to individuals to ensure their successful re-entry into the community;
  • Coordinate the scheduling of bi-monthly meetings of the CRTF to review program progress in meeting DCJS contractual milestones and current re-entry issues;
  • Facilitate the bi-monthly meetings of the CRTF;
  • Coordinate bi-weekly case conference meetings;
  • Coordinate monthly CRTF orientations, held at Bronx Parole;
  • Coordinate 4 public education/outreach activities;
  • Ensure notification to DCJS, in advance, of all bi-monthly CRTF meetings and submission to DCJS a copy of the planned meeting agenda along with attendance roster and minutes of prior meetings;
  • Educate CRTF members about the CRTF’s role as a referral service designed to link returning individuals to necessary services;
  • Serve as the primary liaison with DOCCS to receive appropriate referrals;
  • Serve as a liaison between the CRTF and DCJS;
  • Ensure completion and submission of all required reports to DCJS by established due dates;
  • Ensure prompt notification to DCJS and CRTF Co-chairs of any barriers and limitations to the provision of CRTF services;
  • Ensure prompt notification to DCJS and CRTF Co-chairs of any critical incidents involving CRTF operations, including its members or staff, specific programmatic services, and/or CRTF participants, as well as any negative media reports; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience:
    • Associate degree in criminal justice and five years’ experience working with the justice involved population; OR
    • Bachelor degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology or related field and three years’ experience working with the justice involved population;
  • Knowledge of the Transition from Prison to Community Model and Evidence Based Principles strongly preferred;
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of community based service organizations;
  • Ability to coordinate service delivery in a multidisciplinary environment which provides services to justice involved individuals;
  • Proficiency with computer applications specifically knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications such as Word and Excel and/or database programs;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment;
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks necessary to accomplish goals;

 

We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to our agency mission.  Relevant personal experience is a plus.

 

Travel Requirements - Ability to travel to and from the Queens Parole office and various meetings at partnering organizations throughout the five boroughs.  

 

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

 

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis). Applicants should not provide medical or genetic information in their applications.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, citizenship status, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Long Island City, 2976 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York, United States of America