Case Manager, Alternative to Incarceration (ATI)
- Job posted by Women's Prison Association and Home, Inc.
2632 Atlantic Avenue
For over 170 years, the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) has worked to create opportunities for change in the lives of current and formerly incarcerated women and their families. WPA provides programs through which women acquire life skills needed to end their involvement in the criminal justice system and to make positive, healthy choices for themselves and their families. We draw strength from our history and vitality from twelve years of consistent growth and expansion.
We are currently recruiting a Case Manager in WPA’s non-residential Alternative to Incarceration Program, located in East New York, Brooklyn. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based case planning and support services to women enrolled in the program, and is responsible for promoting overall client stability and criminal justice compliance by helping women connect to community services
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Participate in home visits to engage clients, determine strengths and assess overall stability and areas requiring connection to community supports
- Collaborate with clients to develop service plans and goals responsive to identified needs and to support in criminal justice compliance
- Maintain casework contact frequency appropriate to the clients’ needs, and consistent with WPA’s expectations of intensive case planning services
- Help clients access other needed services through referral, advocacy with providers, and, as needed, field escort
- Conduct random drug and alcohol screenings to monitor participants’ sobriety
- Complete reassessments and service plan updates as required by WPA standards
- Document all activities with, and on behalf of enrolled clients in WPA’s electronic database on a weekly basis
- Maintain paper client files containing all essential client materials including (but not limited to), copies of client identification, intake, progress notes, substance use treatment records, medical/mental health records, etc.
- Participate in case coordination efforts with Program Director, Court/Community Liaison, and external providers, to ensure consistent service delivery and accurate court reporting.
- Prepare for and actively participate in weekly supervision and staff meetings
- Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor
Qualifications should include (but are not limited to):
- BSW or comparable human-services related BA required; MSW or equivalent masters level human services degree preferred
- At least 2 years of documented relevant human services experience preferred
- Strong assessment and engagement skills essential
- Must be able and willing to travel locally using public transportation and to conduct home visits in low income neighborhoods
- Familiarity with government sponsored benefits and criminal justice issues helpful
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Experience with office computer applications required
- Bilingual Spanish/ English a plus but not required
Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, commuter benefits, 403b retirement savings plan
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required