Chicago Torture Justice Center (CTJC) is seeking a creative, flexible and skilled individual to serve as a case manager. Formed following a generations-long campaign against racially motivated police torture that culminated in the Chicago City Council’s historic passage of reparations legislation, CTJC opened in May of 2017. CTJC provides clinical services and case management to survivors of violence at the hands of the police.
Background: On May 6, 2015, in response to a movement spanning three decades, the Chicago City Council passed historic legislation providing reparations to the survivors of racially motivated police torture committed between 1972 and 1991—specifically, the twenty years of police torture orchestrated by CPD Commander Jon Burge and detectives under his command. This makes Chicago the first municipality in the United State to provide reparations to those harmed by racially motivated law enforcement violence. The push for reparations was driven by the lack of redress for systemic harms; the package provides for financial compensation to the survivors; job training; free education at the City Colleges; an official apology; required teaching in the Chicago public schools; and a public memorial. Lastly, the ordinance requires the creation of a community center informed by the needs of survivors of police torture, their family members, and community members. The creation of this center will be the first in the nation to provide specialized trauma services to those tortured by law enforcement officials within the U.S.
The Case Manager implements programming and provides case management services to the CTJC participants. Services include linkage and referral to community based services, assistance with public benefits attainment and ensuring access to the Reparations Ordinance services package.
Collaboratively envision and implement programming with torture survivors and their family members
Engage survivors of police violence to participate in CTJC activities and services
Provide in-home and office based case management services to survivors of police violence
Establish linkage agreements with community based providers
Maintain complete, accurate and confidential case notes, work plans and case files
Complete monthly reporting and administrative tasks
Participate in meetings to foster strategic partnerships externally and internally
Occasional evening and weekend hours required
In-state travel required
Essential skills and experience
Must be able to build and maintain strong collaborative healing relationships with survivors and their families
Bachelor’s Degree required
Experience in case management linkage and referral
Experience working with formerly incarcerated
Experience working with former members of street organizations
Experience working with and within African-American communities
Experience working with communities impacted by police violence
Working understanding of harm reduction, community-based organizing, trauma-informed systems of care, impacts of torture and healing justice highly regarded
Proven success cultivating relationships with program participants, staff, community groups, and other related agencies
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
Familiarity with Chicago
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Deep personal commitment and passion for the Center’s mission
Strong personal and professional integrity
Excellent relationship building skills
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com Please include salary expectations in cover letter. E-mail applications are required, Subject Line: Case Manager. Documents must be Microsoft Word or PDF files only. Resume reviews begin immediately. Anticipated start date is 10/16/17.
Additional Salary Information: The position is a full time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications
The Chicago Torture Justice Center seeks to address the traumas of police violence and institutionalized racism through access to healing and wellness services, trauma-informed resources, and community connection. The Center is a part of and supports a movement to end all forms of police violence.