The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office seeks a social worker passionate about providing services for probationers and parolees who are returning to the community. Candidates must be highly motivated and show a commitment to working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The social worker will be responsible for conducting custodial interviews and needs assessments of the adult parolees or probationers in order to improve legal outcomes and to develop a reentry service plan to assist in their release back to the community. The social worker will also assess and evaluate the needs of individuals incarcerated in San Francisco County Jails for referral to substance abuse and mental health programs, vocational training programs, education, housing and employment opportunities, governmental assistance opportunities and other appropriate services. The social worker will work collaboratively with attorneys in the office and other agencies to ensure that better legal outcomes are achieved and services are provided to the parolee or probationer. This will involve contact with multi-systems such as the courts, probation, health services, education, employment, reentry and mental health agencies. The social worker is expected to develop strong collaboratives with community-based agencies that provide services for the parolees and probationers in our community. The social worker will also prepare and present reports to the courts, conduct outreach and training and monitor the progress of their clients.
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