Juvenile Case Manager Supervisor

Title:

Juvenile Case Manager Supervisor

Status:

Full-time Exempt

Reports to:

Director of Holistic Social Services

Supervises:

Juvenile Case Managers

Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Hire Date:

LCLC will close the posting as soon as we find an exceptional candidate

Who We Are 

Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) specializes in providing a unique form of holistic community- based criminal defense representation grounded in restorative justice principles to minors and emerging adults (24 and under) from North Lawndale. This highly relational and innovative model is performed by an interdisciplinary team of attorneys, case managers, outreach workers, and strategic community partners that provide developmentally appropriate supports for minors and emerging adults. The team identifies and meets the various needs of our youth at every phase of the criminal justice system: from diversion, arrest, through trial, and the completion of any period of probation, supervision, or parole, and beyond. By serving justice-involved minors and emerging adults holistically in their community, LCLC is leading the transformation of the traditional criminal justice system and establishing new best practices in community-based holistic interventions grounded in restorative justice that are more effective, cost less, and result in greater public safety for all. We believe our holistic, community-led (approximately 70% of our staff and Board of Directors are from North Lawndale) restorative justice model will transform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. More information on LCLC can be found at www.lclc.net.

About North Lawndale

North Lawndale is a vibrant and resilient community and we are proud to be a part of it. Our office is located just next door to the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Apartments and Exhibit Center, built on the site where Dr. King lived for six months during his Chicago Freedom Campaign in 1966. North Lawndale is tightly-knit, and we are gratified by our affiliation with the Lawndale Community Church, an organization that has done so much to bring necessary health and legal services to the community. Unfortunately, following decades of disinvestment, “white flight”, redlining, and other harbingers of systemic poverty and violence, North Lawndale still suffers from high levels of poverty, economic hardship, violence, and over- policing. 

In North Lawndale, approximately 850 officers are assigned to the two police districts that patrol 35,000 residents. In addition, a significant percentage of specialized units (which are historically aggressive and abusive) have been ordered to rove in our community. More than 1,500 youth are arrested in North Lawndale yearly, the second highest rate in Chicago. Indiscriminate stops and searches of North Lawndale residents are a daily occurrence; 66% of adults surveyed perceived no legitimate reason for their most recent police stop. A startling 59% of adults in North Lawndale have been arrested, 30% convicted, and 27% jailed. 

Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds that our youths encounter within North Lawndale, namely the violence, poverty, and police brutality, they demonstrate hope, resolve, and a drive to make their neighborhood a better place. We are continually inspired by our clients’ resilience and positivity in the face of external challenges. It is both an honor and a privilege to help them walk them away from the criminal justice system and equip them to take control of their future.

Job Description

The Juvenile Case Manager Supervisor is responsible for supervising the LCLC Juvenile Case Managers. The Supervisor works with his/her team to ensure clients (ages 17 and under) set and achieve educational, and personal goals and are supported in their development of positive pro-social attitudes and behaviors and court compliance, while decreasing their engagement in violent behavior. The Supervisor reports directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and support Juvenile Case Management staff. 
  • Ensure Juvenile Case Management staff are regularly monitoring client activity related to achieving personal and programmatic goals, and providing support and guidance in revising case plans as needed.
  • Coordinate assignment of cases.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of service objectives and outcomes as well as other services in accordance with City of Chicago and organizational guidelines.
  • Maintain related administrative record keeping and reporting systems required by contracts.
  • Attend program-related community, coalition and committee meetings as assigned. Participate in community presentations to promote the agency programs in general.
  • Create and implement programming centered around contract deliverables.
  • Manage grants in conjunction with the Development department.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master of Social Work required or combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience engaging and building mentoring relationships with court-involved, urban minority youth.
  • Self-starter who is passionate about supporting underserved youth.
  • Experience with working with high-risk justice-involved youth.
  • Ability to lead in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to manage and perform in high stress situations
  • Management or supervisor experience.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage the team. 
  • Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Travel to meetings in the community, including home and school visits.
  • Valid driver’s license, car, and proof of insurance required.
  • Individuals from, or with connections to, North Lawndale or adjacent neighborhoods will be given special consideration.
  • Willingness to live in North Lawndale preferred.

Application

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript of court proceedings in which you appeared (if available), and a list of three references to: Robin Moore, Director of Holistic Social Services at rmoore@lclc.net. Include position title in email subject. The position, which is available immediately, will remain open until filled.

Lawndale Christian Legal Center is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of those we serve. 

North Lawndale residents and minorities encouraged to apply.