Under close supervision, this position provides support and structure to residents in developing program plans by managing a caseload of client cases and administering the policies and procedures of the program as directed by the contracting agency and the Facility Director.
This is a full time position with benefits.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares written personalized programs for each resident to establish measurable criteria of expected behavior and accomplishments and a time frame for achieving specified goals. Reviews plan with residents on a weekly basis and document progress or revisions so that they are gaining the life skills necessary to make a successful re-entry into the community.
Assists residents to establish personal budget, locate suitable housing, enroll in educational and vocational programs and participate in family and community activities, as appropriate, to ensure that they are working towards financial independence..
Orients residents upon arrival at facility to provide smooth assimilation into program including having them complete paperwork.
Make entries into confidential resident files to provide the structure for case analysis and program planning and to provide documentation of program participation. Ensure files are secure to protect resident confidentiality.
Verifies residents' jobs to ensure residents' employment is suitable under established program plan. Counsels unemployed residents by providing guidance in obtaining employment.
Verifies residents' passes according to contract so that the resident is accountable for his/her whereabouts in the community.
Prepares discharge reports within established time parameters upon resident release to summarize program performance and to satisfy contract requirements.
Participates in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and solve problems and function as a unified team.
Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, and outside agencies so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
Reports all program violations to the appropriate agency or official via the established reporting parameters.
Facilitate/Conduct groups and resident meetings
Conducts orientation meetings with new clients to explain program rules and regulations. Verbally explains the client handbook in detail to ensure that the client understands his/her responsibilities. Sets client schedules and specifies all approved activities. Approves temporary schedule changes for approved activities.
Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
Complies with work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and responds positively to directives from managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
Adheres to attendance policy; work overtime as required, to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
Complies with safety rules; take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services/Criminal Justice or a related field is required.
One year experience as a Security Monitor or two years of work experience in a related field.
Familiar with community corrections systems and current community corrections practices.
Familiar with community work force needs public and private agencies and employment services.
Ability to write clear concise reports in English using correct grammar.
Must be able to react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not mandatory.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.