Case Manager/Licensed Social Worker

Reports To: Senior Director of Programs

Job Type: Full-Time

About GOSO: Located in East Harlem, Getting Out Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) empowers 16- to 24-year-olds to avoid involvement in the criminal justice system by reshaping their futures through educational achievement, meaningful employment, and financial independence. Our aim is to promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth through goal-oriented programming and comprehensive social support services. We believe that our focus on career and education is the key to maintaining a recidivism rate under 15% versus a national average of over 60% by helping participants overcome obstacles in reentry and become productive members of society. GOSO also oversees the Stand Against Violence (SAVE) program with a mission to reduce gun violence in East Harlem and beyond.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Provides case management, individual assessment, treatment and service planning, referral, and individual and group psychotherapy services to justice-involved young men, 16 to 24 years of age.
  • Provides educational and employment training and support to participants, while developing partnerships with local educational institutions and businesses.
  • Employs a multi-model approach to individual and group psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), strengths-based, and psycho-educational approaches.
  • Engages in court advocacy, care coordination with ATI and other programs, connects with community supervision to ensure compliance with parole, probation, and any other mandated programming.
  • Ensures participants avoid further involvement with the criminal justice system while assisting them with employment, educational, vocational, and personal goals.
  • Tracks progress in Salesforce database.
  • Distributes resources as needed.
  • Connects participants to internal and external programming, including housing and benefits, vocational training, educational institutions, mental health/substance abuse programming, leadership opportunities, and healthcare.
  • Collaborates with Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), GOSO’s Cure Violence program, to assist participants in developing adaptive coping methods, de-escalation skills, and gang/crew and violence avoidance.
  • Ensures GOSO adheres to the NASW code of ethics including self-determination, service, social justice, the dignity and worth of each person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required. Must possess an LMSW and LMHC. LCSW a plus.
  • English-Spanish Bilingual preferred.
  • Competent, professional, and highly ethical.
  • Energetic, resourceful, assertive, and dynamic.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate and skilled in using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, Google applications, and related programs. Able to learn any necessary proprietary databases and software.
  • Knowledge of the following areas preferred: criminal justice, psychotherapy modalities and approaches, and resource development.
  • Candidates must have a high level of energy to meet performance outcomes, high expectations for success of participants, and a high level of dedication to the mission of GOSO.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Eligible for group health insurance, term-life insurance, and 403(b) after 90 days.

Please send a resume with cover letter to: jobs@gosonyc.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.