Mission: To create opportunities for individuals with barriers to achieve economic well-being www.wildcatnyc.org.
Wildcat Service Corporation was founded in July 1972 by visionary social entrepreneur, Herb Sturz. It was the first organization in the United States to design and implement a transitional work program for unemployed persons with criminal convictions. Transitional employment helps individuals with barriers to employment acquire the habits, demeanor and experience necessary to work in the private or public sectors. Each year Wildcat helps thousands of individuals transition successfully from incarceration to their community so they can find jobs, build careers, and receive the training and guidance necessary for economic well-being.
Wildcat joined The Fedcap Group in 2011.
Job Title: LMSW
Location: New York, NY
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Type: Full-time
The Women’s Project (TWP) at Wildcat is a community of women aimed at securing the release of women held in New York City’s jails. Our community serves as an alternative to unaffordable bail and incarceration (ATD/ATI) in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. In our collective space, women work, heal, and grow together.
TWP staff provide comprehensive care coordination, individual clinical support, advocacy, educational workshops, therapeutic groups, restorative circles, connections to transitional/permanent employment, and opportunities for civic engagement. We strive to support every participant in building a plan toward achieving holistic wellness, economic stability, and strong community supports.
The Project seeks a Social Worker (LMSW) with criminal legal system experience to provide individual and group-based services to TWP participants. Each Social Worker is part of an interdisciplinary team.
Essential Job Functions:
• Develop individualized service plans employing a trauma-informed, culturally relevant, person-centered approach.
• Provide clinically informed individual and group support.
• Monitor individual outcomes.
• Create and adapt curricula, employing evidence-based interventions.
• Coordinate care for women from point of detention through successful re-entry in the community.
• Conduct assessments provide crisis intervention and engage in safety planning.
• Lead therapeutic groups and educational workshops.
• Facilitate communication and/or case conferences with legal teams, the Court, government agencies, and other community partners.
• Fulfill the Project’s and/or funders’ documentation requirements, which may include but are not limited to completing intakes, psychosocial assessments, individualized service plans, progress notes, termination, and transition plan summaries and/or other relevant reports.
• Engage in a holistic approach in a culturally relevant manner when providing care and service delivery for participants and family members.
• Connect participants to appropriate agencies for ongoing services, supporting and advocating as necessary.
• Connect participants to immediate and/or long-term resources for food, clothing, shelter and medical or behavioral healthcare.
• Assist in accessing prescribed medication upon release from jail and in the community, as needed or requested.
• Contribute to the development of program documentation, which may include but is not limited to policies and procedures, treatment protocols, and administrative forms, as needed or directed.
• Maintain ongoing contact with other agencies involved in individual cases and provide advocacy as needed.
• Perform other related duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities.
Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Work from a nationally accredited institution.
• Valid LMSW license.
• Must obtain and maintain all licensure/certifications for which employee is educationally and professionally eligible in New York State.
• Experience providing service to those impacted by criminal legal system; directly with the detained/incarcerated population; trauma survivors; and/or with behavioral health needs is preferred.
• The position requires mobility and flexibility, including providing services in city jails, state prisons, courts, and other areas outside of central programming office.
• Ability to work in a team setting.
• Excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply, visit the recruiting site of our parent company, The Fedcap Group: The Fedcap Group – Licensed Master Social Worker.