Employment Opportunities

 

We at Pretrial Diversion Project comply with the “Minimum Compensation Ordinance” from the San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 12P, sec.12P.3.

Pursuant to the San Francisco “Fair Chance Ordinance”, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Parole Revocation Court Case Manager

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Salaried, Exempt
SCHEDULE: Full-time

The Case Manager for Parole Revocation Court will provide intensive case management and assessment to a small case load of high-risk parolees, participating in the Parole Revocation Court, a collaborative program of the San Francisco Superior Court, with the ability and need to act independently, exercise independent discretion, and have excellent judgement. This position is for one year only.

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CASE MANAGER POSITION

  • Provide assertive case management to a case load of parolees (up to 15 max)
  • Independently conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups, providing clinical supervision for Parole clients, utilizing “Thinking for a Change” curriculum
  • Conduct thorough and strategic Risk/Needs assessments of clients both in and out of custody
  • Independently design effective individual treatment plans with clients, assessing the client’s needs and independently re-evaluating and adapting plans as necessary
  • Establish and cultivate mutually respectful relationships with clients
  • Monitor and supervise clients as necessary to ensure compliance with court requirements as well as client individual re-entry plans
  • Accurately document client attendance, progress and assessment by thorough case management reporting in database
  • Attend case conferences in court once a week to update the Judge and team on client progress and plan
  • Counsel clients on a regular basis regarding conditions of release including meeting personal service need objectives
  • Assess and refer client to appropriate services agencies, including Department of Public Health’s Treatment Access Program, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care providers and report on progress
  • Identify individual or environmental behaviors or conditions that demonstrate unacceptable safety risks
  • Deescalate clients in crisis and inform program manager of any safety concerns that may need intervention
  • Assess and summarize client progress/issues and translate into application by independently preparing concise, accurate notes and reports
  • Initiate and maintain ongoing relationships with other social service organizations through site visits and regular follow up.
  • Schedule individual meetings with clients
  • Keep direct supervisor updated on assessments, activities with clients or concerns as appropriate
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance
  • Regularly exercise independent discretion and judgement

Assertive Case Manager

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Salaried, Exempt
SCHEDULE: Full-time (some evenings and weekends required)

We are seeking a full-time Assertive Case Manager to provide services to our Court referred clients. Applicants with significant experience and training in group facilitation are encouraged, and such candidates will be considered for a dual Case Manager/Group Facilitation role.

This position will work directly with court referred clients, as well as with the SF Superior Court, and other social service and community organizations. This position closely collaborates with other Case Managers and the Court team, as well as the SFPDP team as a whole. Accuracy and timeliness in the entry of case notes and reports in our case management database is essential for this role. More details as to the specific duties of each role are as follows:

Assertive Case Manager, Continued…

  • The Case Manager assists in the formation and modification of client treatment plans in order to satisfy court requirements, as well as the client’s personal service needs. Our Own Recognizance Team investigates criminal history and generates a Risk Assessment score provided by the Arnold Foundation’s Public Safety Assessment Tool. The judges then make a recommendation for client’s release to our Assertive Case Management program based on this information. The Case Manager establishes and cultivates a mutually respectful relationship with released clients, and supervises and counsels the clients to ensure they are complying with court requirements and treatment plans. We assist clients in accessing social services and community resources, and frequently work with clients who struggle with homelessness, mental health issues, and substance abuse. We’d like to find someone with experience and a passion for helping a diverse group of clients who may struggle with one or more of these issues. This position collaborates with colleagues in reviewing and monitoring active cases to ensure timely programmatic completion and preparation of appropriate reports to the Court. Our case management team works closely together and shares a caseload, so reliability, timeliness, strong communication and teamwork are essential for success in this position.

    The Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitating groups for SFPDP’s Court Accountable Case Management Center (CACMC). The Group Facilitator is responsible for establishing and cultivating respectful relationships with clients, tracking and reporting group attendance, and for keeping groups respectful, on-topic, and productive for participating clients. We facilitate a range of groups offsite on a weekly basis, including Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Thinking for a Change, and Latino group (for Spanish speakers).

    Certification through California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE), or experience or training in substance abuse, harm reduction, anger management, or in Thinking for a Change, are strongly preferred for all applicants, and are required for group facilitation.

    Due to the diverse population we work with, a Spanish speaker would be strongly preferred.

Criminal History Investigator III

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
SCHEDULE: Full-time; early mornings, weekends and some holidays required

The Criminal History Investigator 3 reviews, summarizes and analyzes criminal histories, collects and analyzes pertinent data, and provides relevant information to the Court. The Criminal History Investigator 3 facilitates pre-arraignment releases, instructs defendants on their court obligations, reminds defendants of their court dates, and updates data in multiple databases.

The O.R. Project assists the Superior Court in processing probable cause reviews. As a result of the US Supreme Court Decision, Maclaughlin v. Riverside, every person booked into the San Francisco Jail for an on-view charge (either misdemeanor or felony) MUST have his case reviewed by a judge within 48 hours of arrest. This review is to determine whether there exists probable cause for the incarceration. If the judge finds probable cause, then the defendant remains in custody. If the judge does not find probable cause, then the defendant is ordered released. Every day, including weekends and holidays, the OR Project attempts to gather the necessary police reports for the judge to review.

Criminal History Investigator, Continued…

  • The O.R. Project reviews all jail bookings for eligibility for pre-arraignment release. The O.R. Project will run the criminal history, complete a risk assessment tool, and obtain the police report. The entire O.R. document, called an O.R. workup, is presented to the duty judge for O.R. review. If the judge grants the pre-arraignment O.R., the O.R. Project will process the release.

    Defendants whose O.R. applications were denied by the duty judge and defendants who are not eligible for pre-arraignment O.R. review may have their applications reviewed by the judge at their arraignment. At arraignment, the judge will review the O.R. workup and may choose to release the defendant on Court O.R. or refer their case to ACM (assertive case management) for additional consideration.

    The ideal applicant will have relevant education or work experience in the criminal justice field and be familiar with criminal history information.  This position requires careful attention to detail, organization, and strong computer and data entry skills.  Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged.  Please note this position’s schedule is early mornings through mid-afternoon, 5 days per week. Working Saturdays OR Sundays, as well as occasional holidays required.

Criminal History Investigator II

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, Non-exempt
SCHEDULE: Full-time; early mornings, weekends and some holidays required

We are seeking a Criminal History Investigator 2 to provide support to our Own Recognizance (OR) Project.  The Criminal History Investigator 2 is responsible for running and summarizing RAPs (Record of Arrests and Prosecutions).  Some more detail about the OR Project:

The O.R. Project assists the Superior Court in processing probable cause reviews. As a result of the US Supreme Court Decision, Maclaughlin v. Riverside, every person booked into the San Francisco Jail for an on-view charge (either misdemeanor or felony) MUST have his case reviewed by a judge within 48 hours of arrest. This review is to determine whether there exists probable cause for the incarceration. If the judge finds probable cause, then the defendant remains in custody. If the judge does not find probable cause, then the defendant is ordered released. Every day, including weekends and holidays, the OR Project attempts to gather the necessary police reports for the judge to review.

Criminal History Investigator, Continued…

  • The O.R. Project reviews all jail bookings for eligibility for pre-arraignment release. The O.R. Project will run the criminal history, complete a risk assessment tool, and obtain the police report. The entire O.R. document, called an O.R. workup, is presented to the duty judge for O.R. review. If the judge grants the pre-arraignment O.R., the O.R. Project will process the release.

    Defendants whose O.R. applications were denied by the duty judge and defendants who are not eligible for pre-arraignment O.R. review may have their applications reviewed by the judge at their arraignment. At arraignment, the judge will review the O.R. workup and may choose to release the defendant on Court O.R. or refer their case to ACM (assertive case management) for additional consideration.

    The ideal candidate will have education and/or work experience in the criminal justice field, and be familiar with criminal history information.  Organization, attention to detail, and strong computer and data entry skills are essential for this role.  Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:
Send resume, thoughtful cover letter, and a completed Voluntary Applicant Self Identification form (Fillable PDF form here or standard PDF form here) to Human Resources at jobs@sfpretrial.org. Please clearly list the job title as the subject of your e-mail.  The Voluntary Applicant Self Identification form is voluntary, confidential and has no bearing on your application.  Applications may also be sent by mail to the attention of Human Resources at: San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project, Inc. 115 10th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

General inquiries about open positions can be directed to Human Resources at jobs@sfpretrial.org.