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Forensic Social Worker, Re-Entry Team
New York County Defender Services has an opening for a Forensic Social Worker in its Upstate Re-entry Unit to provide services to clients who are sentenced to prison in New York State. The primary role for this social worker is to assist clients in preparing for their parole board hearings and with re-entry support upon release. The social worker will facilitate the parole preparation process by helping clients reflect on the topics to be addressed in the interview, conducting mock interviews, and creating a parole advocacy packet which will include an advocacy letter giving the parole board a clear picture of the client’s biopsychosocial background. The social worker will continue to work with clients upon their re-entry into society. This re-entry support will take the form of assisting with the implementation of clients’ discharge plans and providing referrals to organizations in the community that can meet clients’ re-entry needs and goals.
Position: Forensic Social Worker, Re-Entry Team
Organization: New York County Defender Services
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Salary: 75000 - 110000
Posting Start Date: 1/11/2023
Date Posted: 1/11/2023
Requirements This position involves travel to New York State correctional facilities.
Essential duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Interviewing clients to gain information regarding biopsychosocial history, history of legal involvement, experiences during incarceration, and re-entry needs
  • Preparing parole advocacy packets for clients with parole board hearings, including gathering letters of support, letters of assurance, and other supporting documents
  • Collaborating with clients to create a discharge plan that will meet clients’ re-entry needs
  • Interfacing with DOCCS and correctional facility staff; building working relationships with organizations in the community providing services
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) degree, or Master Social Worker (MSW) degree with ability to obtain licensure within six months
Driver’s License preferred.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to apply for this position.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/11/2023
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New York County Defender Services
100 William St, 20th Fl.

New York,  NY 10038
United States
(212) 803-5160
Deborah Cook