SOCIAL WORKER WITH CAPITAL MITIGATION EXPERIENCE
The Federal Defenders of New York seeks an LMSW or LCSW social worker with at least three years post-masters experience for the SDNY Manhattan and White Plains offices. We are looking for someone with an interest and/or experience in working on federal criminal cases including capital cases.
Capital mitigation duties include:
Non-capital mitigation duties include:
Qualifications: The candidate will serve as a clinician and advocate, and must have an understanding of the intersectionality of the criminal justice system and the lived experiences of our clients. They will embrace the significance of providing advocacy and support using a social justice framework, recognizing the diverse needs of criminal justice involved populations.
The ideal candidate will be a motivated and organized self-starter with excellent communication, writing and advocacy skills. We are looking for an individual who can communicate well with clients, attorneys, prosecutors, judges, experts, BOP staff and community providers. Experience with addiction and mental health treatment, trauma and social service systems a plus. The ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary legal setting and to relate well to incarcerated individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families is critical. Candidate should be comfortable with public speaking and training. Travel to prisons in NYC and Westchester County area required. Candidate will also be expected to visit clients in the community, and establish an ongoing relationship with community based programs. Bilingual in Spanish highly desired.
Salary starts at $68,666 commensurate with experience; Federal Defenders provides excellent benefits. Qualified persons should e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample by December 8, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Social Worker Position in the subject line. Find us online at http://federaldefendersny.org/. Federal Defenders is an equal opportunity employer. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.