This position is responsible for providing casework and subsistence coordination to inmates of the Residential Reentry Center Service; maintain documentation and perform related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates with the U.S. Probation Officer, family and other agencies as appropriate, the establishment and management of an approved Individual Program Plan for each inmate.
- Documents services and ensures that records are completed according to established policies and procedures.
- Implements intake and orientation, evaluates inmates’ job readiness and formulates employments and or training goals for their Individual Program Plans.
- Manages and implements approved daily and weekly accountability plans.
- Counsels inmates on personal, family, financial, employment behavioral, crisis, substance abuse, educational and training matters; and coordinates all requests by inmates for permission to drive.
- Conducts on-site visits to inmates; home and work locations as required by the Statement of Work and monitors and records their progress. Responsible for collecting subsistence of residents, creating plans for payments, and producing monthly quality control plans and corrective actions.
- Advises other staff on treatment matters coordinate team treatment as appropriate and participates in scheduled treatment staffing.
- Coordinates release planning with Program Director, inmate, and the U.S. Probation Officer.
- Prepares release plans, release papers, terminal reports, and related documents.
- Monitors facility operations when on call and make decisions on case-related matters; advises the Program Director and on-duty staff on issues regarding inmates.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
This position requires the incumbent to have completed education at the Bachelor’s degree level and two (2) years of transferable experience. Requires proven ability in communications, social casework and personal and family budgeting and demonstrate a knowledge of the criminal justice system, human behavior, and social work skills is required. Must have the ability to work with individuals with criminal, asocial, and addictive personality types. Must be knowledgeable of community resources, assist and develop an understanding of the local employment market, and develop knowledge of available education, training, and vocational resources and the ability to be a role model.
The employee may be required to stand, bend, lift and stoop in performing work.
Must be able to pass a National Criminal Identification Center clearance. May have to work outside of normal working hours; must have a valid driver’s license and have access to a registered, insured vehicle
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