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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: June 8, 2021
RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY: 07/06/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Police Department
Job Title: Case Manager, Family and Social Justice Section
Job Code: M210-702
Civil Service Position: Subject to Civil Service rules and regulations
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 31 hours per work week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Cambridge Police Department's Family and Social Justice Section is committed to serving our vulnerable populations in the City.  The strategy consists of a case management approach to develop and implement outreach, social service, and -when needed- targeted enforcement strategies. The FSJS programs include but are not limited to the Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative, Focused Deterrence, Recovery and Community Court Sessions, PARTNER Substance Abuse Initiative, Juvenile and Young Adult Diversion programs.

The Case Manager will report directly to the Director of the Clinical Support Unit and will work with other members of the Cambridge Police Department to assist with the CPD Family and Social Justice Section's work with vulnerable populations.  The case manager will work primarily within the Family and Social Justice Section in implementing and administering the policies and practices of the City of Cambridge and the Police Department.  Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform a full range of assistance to individuals enrolled in the programs listed above.  Examples of duties include making referrals or coordinating resources and tracking outcomes.
  • Based on experience, practice as an interdependent member of the FSJS team and provide important components of case management through assessment of needs for services, advocacy, consultation, direct case management services, mediation, referrals to resources and collaboration with partners.
  • Conduct regular reviews of progress for individuals enrolled in the programs and create and manage CPD databases for required reports and statistical analyses.
  • Initiate and maintain communication with persons inside and outside of the organization in promoting the care of others, policy or organizing efforts.
  • Both assist CPD clinical staff and take the initiative to seek out opportunities to present programs or resources that meet the needs of individuals who are identified as high-risk in the community.
  • Develop and maintain positive, constructive, and cooperative working relationships with community resources, city and state departments, and community leaders, including collaborating with the Department of Corrections in outreaching to individuals returning to the community from jail/prison. 
  • Assist with providing and facilitating trainings within the Department during in-service trainings and as needed.
  • Ability to convey information and explain actions to residents with varying expectations, needs, cultures, and languages to determine the best means to inform clients concerning what actions are needed or to assess action plans. Collaborate with service providers, teachers, doctors, and representatives for the benefit of residents.
  • Act as a human services resource and use professional judgment and knowledge to provide information.
  • Participate in home and community visits to individuals involved with the Family and Social Justice Section.
  • Manage special projects and other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required; Master's degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as being highly self-directed.   Excellent communication skills both oral and written and working knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Office.  Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and sensitively across cultural, racial, age, and other differences.  Knowledge of research in the field of social sciences including domestic and gender-based violence prevention and intervention.  Ability to develop and sustain partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders.   Experience in or familiarity with public policy, public health, the City of Cambridge, and community relations.  Excellent, negotiation, organizational, planning and management skills required.  The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintain multiple files and be able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds. Ability to travel throughout the City of Cambridge to meeting sites.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment with fluorescent lighting, carpeted floors, and air conditioning.

RATE: $23.56 - $28.92 per hour + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to:  employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02139.   Fax: (617) 349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 07/06/21. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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