About the Program:
I-CAN is an innovative jail-based community reentry program that is expected to reduce recidivism by 10% by focusing on people assessed to be at highest risk for re-incarceration – and to support them in achieving a successful reintegration into their families and communities.
Responsibilities: The Re-Entry Specialist is responsible for securing appropriate program placement; maintaining records of progress; and providing written reports and statistics to funding sources and other regulatory agencies. Conducts group counseling in jail setting for program participants and includes motivational groups that teach participants how to work through the ambivalence they may be feeling towards post release and I-CAN aftercare services. Conducts discharge planning for each participant of the program, including assisting inmates in obtaining necessary documents for needed work. Works with client and the case manager assigned to the participant to arrange post release housing, employment and education assistance as well as substance abuse treatment.
Education Requirements: Associate's Degree; Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Public Administration preferred, Human services preferred or a combination of education and experience.
Experience Requirements:The successful candidate will have at least two to four years of direct care experience, in an individual and group setting.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Knowledge of or experience working in a jail or prison setting required;excellent interpersonal and problem resolution skills are necessary; excellent assessment, treatment planning and problem-resolution skills are necessary; knowledge of the criminal justice system desirable. Basic computer skills are required. Candidate must meet NYCDOC eligibility requirements obtain clearance to enter correctional facilities.
This position requires evening and/or weekend hours as part of its normal schedule.
Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association: Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals. Generous time off policy including four weeks' vacation. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits and 403(b) plan with generous match and additional contributions from the Osborne Association.
The Osborne Association provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement to all employees and applicants for employment. The Osborne Association does not discriminate against any individual because of race, creed, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, religion, color, age, political belief, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or self-image, gender appearance, behavior or expression, transgender status, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, family medical history or requests for or receipt of genetic services, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest or conviction history, or unemployment status in employment decisions including recruitment, hiring, compensation, fringe benefits, staff development and training, promotion or transfer, lay-off or termination, or any other condition of employment. The Osborne Association is committed to fostering diversity at all levels. The Osborne Association takes Affirmative Action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Areas of focus:
809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY, US 10455
Start date:January 27, 2017
Employment type:Full Time
Benefits:403B, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision, generous PTO package.