HIRING: REENTRY CASE MANAGER
Reentry Case Manager
About the Florida Justice Center
To reduce the number of justice-involved people in Florida.
What We Do
Florida Justice Center is a nonprofit legal aid and reentry organization that is at the forefront of an emerging model of holistic legal services. By combining quality legal representation with social services, we are able to treat the whole person and address the issues that brought about their involvement in the justice system.
The Reentry Case Manager specializes in post-incarceration services. The Reentry Case Manager provides risk-based case management services to clients being released from prison and makes appropriate referrals to address identified client needs. The Reentry Case Manager is responsible for documenting all client services provided, building additional community referral resources, and maintaining regular contact with their assigned clients
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct pre- and post-release client intake.
- Administer needs assessments to determine services that would benefit program participants.
- Identify and refer clients to community resources including employment training and placement, housing assistance, mental health and substance use treatment, public benefits, identification obtainment, legal services, and more.
- Develop and monitor the client’s progress relative to their Case Management Plan through all phases of the program.
- Serve as a liaison between program participants, community organizations and family to ensure networks of support are effectively communicating.
- Regularly contact clients to ensure program compliance, referral attendance, probation requirements are being met, and to provide additional assistance.
- Attend training seminars, staff meetings and supervision on a weekly basis.
- Participate in staff meetings to coordinate information on target population and client release dates, needs, program progress, and general well-being.
- Ability to assess client’s current and potential strengths, abilities, and needs; determine how these impact client’s ability/inability to function autonomously.
- Review reentry plans to develop realistic goals and personal action plans to ensure successful reintegration and client well-being.
- Assist the Director of Reentry Case Management in developing and maintaining cooperative agreements, relationships, and liaisons with local, county, state, and federal governments, community groups and local businesses.
- Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, human services, or related field, MSW or similar preferred.
- Ability to comply with program documentation requirements, applicable ethical and professional standards of conduct.
- Ability to conduct assessments and/or evaluations.
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system including halfway houses, court, probation, supervised release, reentry programs, and correctional systems.
- Ability to complete tasks and objectives prior to deadlines.
- Ability to appropriately use strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models with participants with substance use and other criminogenic risk factors.
- Ability to establish rapport with clients, including management of crisis situations and determination of need for additional professional assistance.
- Ability to remain calm and supportive with all clients, with an emphasis on clients in a state of crisis.
- Appropriately personable and professional presentation.
- Pass a level-two background check, if required.
Compensation and Benefits
- Base salary range is $42,000 – $50,000 depending on education and experience.
- 100% paid health, dental, and vision insurance.
- Paid time off.
- This is an FLSA-exempt position.
- Travel within Florida may occasionally be required.