Case Manager, Academy
Job Details
Harlem - New York, NY

Title:                           Case Manager

Unit:                           Academy/Castle Gardens

Reports to:                 Manager of Residential Services

Location:                    Harlem, NY

Days/Hours:               Day and Evening hours.


Position Summary:

The Fortune Academy is designed to assist residents in making the transition from criminal justice history to positive, legitimate and productive lives. The Case Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities of his/her assigned caseload.  These activities include, but are not limited to: screening, assessing, counseling and linking homeless, formerly incarcerated residents with histories of mental illness, substance use and/or HIV/AIDS to needed permanent housing.  Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Residential Service Case Manager will be responsible for the following:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions;
  • Aide clients in accessing community resources, including public assistance, housing, and day care;
  • Maintain accurate records in a timely and orderly fashion;
  • Maintain liaisons with relevant city, state and private not-for-profit agencies;
  • Write court reports;
  • Work with clients in developing treatment plans;
  • Perform urinalysis; and
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
  • High school diploma or GED required, some college preferred;
  • At least 2 years of experience working with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and/or criminal justice issues;
  • Experience working with clients, at-risk youth and other disenfranchised populations;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs and database case management systems;
  • Able to encourage disenfranchised populations to seek and obtain needed social services;
  • Strong follow-up, time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well on your own and be self-directed, but also keep supervisor updated and share information with a team;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • A valid driver’s license preferred; and
  • We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission.  Relevant personal experience is a plus.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.