The Geo Group
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POST RELEASE CASE MANAGER - JRP
at The Geo Group
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a network of countywide community-based service providers and referral sources to assist and support returning citizens in their successful reintegration. This position is also responsible for ensuring that returning citizens are actively linked with resources in their communities upon their release.
This is a Full Time role: Monday and Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide information on services provided at Day Reporting Centers, Probation Service Centers, outpatient and residential treatment programs, and any additional transitional services developed by Community Supervision or the Counties;
- Establishes and maintains a network of community-based service providers that address the needs of returning citizens to improve successful reintegration. Providers should include state agencies, employment services, employers, housing resources, behavioral health providers and mental health providers.
- Identifies and recruits community-based service providers to ensure all returning citizens needs and geographies are addressed and met.
- Meets with returning citizens and Transition Case Manager prior to release via conference call to review Transition Plans and connects returning citizens to needed services.
- Develops and maintains working relationships with state, county, and federal program administrators who can provide assistance to returning citizens upon release.
- Actively engages community resources to work with returning citizens emphasizing on the critical first months of release. Works to connect community resources and pro-social people with inmates prior to release via face-to-face meetings.
- Works to assist returning citizens with obtaining eligible benefits and proper identification upon release.
- Acts as primary liaison between community providers and facilities.
- Assures timely communication and follow-up with City and County personnel in the best interest of the returning citizens successful reintegration.
- Schedules regular post release follow-up calls with returning citizens and monitors progress.
- Reviews opportunities for returning citizens transitioning into their communities through community-based services such as transition centers, community-residential centers, support groups, and community-based organizations.
- Conducts provider site visits to ensure fidelity and create a Company preferred provider list.
- Keeps current with latest reentry research and best reentry practices.
- Attends scheduled staff meetings, promotes communication and the proper flow of relevant information between administration, staff and inmates.
- Compiles statistical data as needed for reporting purposes.
- Communicates effectively and coherently to administration, staff, inmates, and the public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness, and good judgment.
- Assists returning citizens in completing the appropriate forms regarding the aftercare/successful reentry phase of the program services.
- Provides general classroom guidance in the areas of career planning, social adjustment, personal management, general life/skills knowledge, and family reintegration.
- Communicates with returning citizens regarding the reality of their post-release activities and plans, defining terminology and identifying community resources.
- May report returning citizens for failing to attend assigned classes as an offense.
- Assesses returning citizens needs and makes referrals to appropriate staff.
- Participate in formulation and development of aftercare plan.
- May secure supplementary information, such as employment, medical records or school records.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Bachelor’s degree in social services, criminal justice or a related field of study preferred.
- Two years’ experience working in a criminal justice, treatment or social services setting.
- Thorough understanding of evidence-based practices especially as it relates to successful reentry.
- Ability to read, analyze, comprehend and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations, legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons and other legal writs.
- Ability to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards or contracts.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; apply management techniques to problems of administration and devise workable solutions.
- Ability to efficiently work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.