8 Nov 2011

Reentry Case Manager

Ian ThomasNew York, New York, United States

Job Description

The Harlem Community Justice Center seeks a motivated, enthusiastic, team player with a strong belief in the ability of clients to change their lives. The Case Manager will work with individuals who have been imprisoned for violent and non-violent offenses and are making the transition from life in prison to responsible citizenship. The Case Manager will work as part of a team of Reentry Specialists including Parole Officers and Clinical Staff providing assessment, counseling, service referrals and linkages, compliance monitoring, and employment services to a case load of between 30-50 reentrants with the goal of reducing recidivism.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Conduct in-reach and assessments with clients incarcerated in New York State Correctional Facilities;
    • Complete COMPAS risk and need assessments as required;
    • In consultation with parole officers and clients, create a supervision plan that addresses the conditions of the client’s release;
    • In ongoing counseling sessions, assist clients to identify and address the barriers to community reintegration;
    • Provide crisis intervention as needed;
    • Participate in regular case management team meetings;
    • Maintain detailed and complete records of all case management meetings and client progress and regularly update the reentry database;
    • Provide reports and recommendations to the Reentry Team regarding clients’ progress in all treatment and service areas;
    • Lead groups and conduct workshops to address a range of stability needs;
    • Participate in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals as necessary.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor or Master’s degree and a minimum of two years’ experience working with individuals with drug/alcohol problems and/or a history of incarceration or criminal justice involvement. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Additional qualifications include:

  • A strength based, client-centered philosophy;
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing and Thinking for a Change highly desired;
  • Familiarity with the COMPAS assessment tool highly desired;
  • Experience working successfully as part of multi-disciplinary team desired;
  • Must be available some evenings and weekends as required.

How to apply:

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

 

Ms. Debbie Boar

Deputy Project Director

Harlem Community Justice Center

170 East 121st Street

New York, N.Y. 10035

Fax: (212) 828-7416 or [email protected]

No phone calls please.

 

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