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Case Manager, Correctional

Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationSanta Barbara DRC (CA) - Santa Barbara, CAPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelBachelors DegreeTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftVarious Shift HoursJob CategoryNonprofit - Social ServicesCorrectional Case Manager sought to join our staff to help serve our Santa Barbara In Custody program. In this role you will facilitate positive change in client behavior through the use of individually tailored service plans based on assessments made through the use of motivational enhancement strategies. You will work with the CSI team to communicate direction and information and assist the State Director in maintaining a positive relationship with funder and assuring contract fidelity.Community Solutions Inc. (CSI) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the responsible citizenship, accountability, and well-being of individuals and families involved, or at risk of involvement, in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice system. Since CSIs founding in 1962, it has been a pioneer in the community-based service. We have been delivering supervision, treatment, and comprehensive individualized services to help clients interact more effectively in their communities and become productive citizens. Using this plan we built the first ever halfway house in New England which has now been replicated and grown to almost 50 programs in multiple states. For over 50 years, CSI has been building upon its successful foundations and has been expanding its services to serve thousands of adults, youth, and families each year.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:Share strength and needs between the funder staff and CSI staff. Partner with the Area/State Director to determine action steps for continuous improvement.Function as the team leader by providing support, direction, and clarification of contract requirements to all CSI Correctional Counselors.Train new CSI Correctional Counselors as needed.Ensure quality of program delivery.Review all client required documentation regarding content, timeliness and quality and report findings to supervisor.Conducts risk and needs assessment interview in order to develop an individual service plan that will appropriately meet the short and longer-term needs of the client.Coordinates and supports the efficiency of access to mental health support and services via internal jail resources and community-based services.Acting as a conduit of risk and need information, treatment recommendations, and housing and to all units needing information about risk and needs to assist in the reduction of client jail time as guided by best practices in the Criminal Justice system.Coordinates clients participation in evidence-based, curriculum driven groups to educate and assist clients in recognizing and understanding the nature of the problem to assess the need for treatment and services, and to evaluate progress.Develops and implements individualized treatment and service plans based on results from validated risk and need assessment tools.Works closely with Discharge Planning team to make referrals for County health services as needed, confers with probation, parole, and other law enforcement agencies to determine clients legal status and/or develop appropriate discharge plans.Consults with representatives from community treatment programs and recovery facilities to determine the appropriate placement of clients and to ensure continuity of care after release from custody.Maintains robust documentation in CSI and Funder Case Management systems, writing reports and summaries, making recommendations, and documenting client progress; completing forms and maintains client records and charts according to established procedures, guidelines, and legal requirements.Participates in case conferences with other professionals to discuss client care and progress; attending departmental staff meetings to report on client safety, morale, and custody operations.Attends conferences and/or meetings to keep abreast of current correctional practices, criminal and alcohol and drug issues, treatment modalities, and services available.Provide timely and accurate file documentation.Participate in quality assurance review of groups and client sessions.Assist in or solicit client satisfaction feedback.Establish appropriate boundaries with client and significant others.QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelors Degree plus one (1) year experience in social services field.Education maybe substituted with relevant experience on a one year for one year basis.One year experience as a team lead or other supervisory experience preferred.One year experience in teaching, training and/or group facilitation.Excellent oral and written communication skillsBENEFITS:CSI offers great benefits which include:Two (2) weeks' vacation accrued within the first year, bumped to three (3) weeks accrual after 1 year of service.Sick time (7 days accrual basis), floating holiday time (4 days/year).Medical and Dental plans.Voluntary plan options for: Vision, FSA, voluntary STD, Accident, Hospital, Life insurance and AD401(k) Retirement savings plan with automatic enrollment and a company match of 100% up to 4% of your contribution.Tuition reimbursement after 1 year service.Ongoing training.CSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS INC, Santa Barbara , Case Manager, Correctional, Executive , Santa Barbara, California

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