Re-Entry Case Manager

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Employment Application - Re-Entry Case Manager

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Please note: This posting closes on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4 p.m.

STATUS: Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: 2201 Hogback Rd.
SALARY RANGE: $43,027.14 - $61,671.48
GRADE: 28
UNION AFFILIATION: Sheriff Non-Union

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of a higher classified employee within the Washtenaw County Jail, conducts assessments, develops treatment plans, appropriate program interventions, and provides case management services to inmates based upon identified needs. Develops and assists in the coordination of discharge plans for offenders returning to the community. Responsible for working directly with reentry participants while they are incarcerated, as they transition back into the community, and assist in the ongoing support of participants. Works with a variety of Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office programs, outside service providers, courts, and community partners to support the successful transition of individuals from jail to the community. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES 

  • Maintains a caseload of incarcerated individuals, identified by the Reentry Services team, with the purpose of promoting successful transitions to the community.
  • Maintains contact with service providers, courts, probation, parole, and other criminal justice officials as necessary and appropriate to support and facilitate successful reentry, system and individual program compliance, and options.
  • Completes comprehensive consumer needs assessment, including updated assessments based on changes in consumer needs or circumstances.
  • Assures that all outcomes are specific with regard to amount, scope and duration of service.
  • Calls treatment programs and referral agencies on a daily basis or as required to coordinate appropriate client placements.
  • Conducts assessments to identify needs of offenders.
  • Refers individuals to the appropriate intervention/treatment services.
  • Work with Reentry Services team to develop treatment plans and assists with the coordination of discharge plans for participants returning to the community.
  • Follows up with recently released individuals and their assigned service providers in the community to track progress on discharge plans.
  • Coordinates with Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement – Street Outreach program to support successful transition of offenders to community programs and services.
  • Maintains essential case documentation, writes reports, prepares orders, and submits letters to courts and/or probation departments.
  • Maintains complete and detailed records consistent with agency standards, procedures and requirements of third party funding and accreditation sources.
  • Maintains essential case documentation, writes reports, prepares orders, and submits letters to courts, probation departments, and community partners.
  • Provides jail programming support as needed.
  • Participates in the evaluation of existing programs as well as the development and implementation of new programs within the jail that support successful offender transitions.
  • Maintains a practical familiarity with the criminal justice and human services systems.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with local criminal justice system officials, human service agencies, and peer professionals.
  • Represents the Office of the Sheriff to the community, relatives of offenders, and other parties in a manner consistent with Office mission, strategies and values.
  • Attends meetings and trainings as required.
  • Uses standard office equipment and computers as well as other various technologies in the course of the work.

Performs all other duties as assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. 

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Criminal justice system operation, principles and practices.
  • Concepts and functions of criminal justice agencies as related to alternatives to incarceration and community-based corrections.
  • Applicable federal, state and local legislation which may have an impact upon community and alternative correctional services.
  • Community resources and local service agencies in the areas of housing, substance use, mental health, advocacy, education, and employment.
  • Research, data, and information recordkeeping, management and analysis; report preparation techniques.
  • Office administrative principles and practices, including the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Planning, directing, supervising, and controlling the activities of others.
  • Managing confidential and sensitive information.
  • Impacting and influencing an individual’s beliefs, opinions, judgments and behaviors.
  • Performing effectively under stress; meeting specific operational and functional standards, tolerances and time constraints.
  • Effective interpersonal communication and motivational interviewing.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Using sound independent judgment within established policy and procedures and other guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate files and records.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work including individuals of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Working cooperatively and effectively within a team and the larger organizational setting. 

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to work at any designated work site.
  • Must meet qualifications to be a Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) operator.
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain Substance Abuse Assessment Certification is preferred. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
  • Must be willing to work varied hours and be on-call. 

These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 

EDUCATION 

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or a closely related field. 

EXPERIENCE 

Two (2) years of experience working in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, probation, the courts, social work or in a comparable setting is required. 

This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to increase specific job-related competencies, knowledge, skills or licensing and certifications for successful job performance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER