Community Reentry Specialist / Case Worker

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/03/2018

Start Date

08/17/2018

Application Deadline

08/17/2018

Address

1525 Newton Street Northwest
Washington
District of Columbia
20010
United States

Description

THRIVE DC provides meals, crisis assistance, employment training, and comprehensive support services to homeless and low-income men, women, and children in downtown Washington, DC. THRIVE DCs mission is to provide a safe, stable, and welcoming environment in which a person can have his or her immediate needs met and be given the support, services, and opportunity need to reach his or her full potential.  

 

Job Title:                Community Reentry Specialist / Case Worker

 

Immediate Supervisor:           Yukia Hugee

 


Hours:                                    up to 25-29 hours/week

 

 Qualifications:

(Required):    Bachelor’s degree in a social work or similar human services field. 2 or more years of related experience in a community-based, nonprofit setting. Positive communication and interpersonal skills; strong work ethic and ability to work as part of a team; enthusiasm, sense of humor, creativity, flexibility, and patience. Ability to work in intense emotionally charged situations and to model constant patience and calm in a busy, direct service environment. 

 

(Preferred):    2 or more years of direct social service experience preferably in the area of reentry ; knowledge of and experience with workforce development strategies; reentry and homeless services in DC; previous experience working in the area of workforce development, employment readiness with persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Crisis management, job development, reentry mental health experience a plus. Proficiency in Spanish Language a plus

 

Key Responsibilities:             

 

  • Conduct outreach to clients to engage them in services that will help them obtain gainful employment after incarceration, particularly employment readiness-related activities
  • Conduct intakes and assessments, provide individual counseling and case management for individuals in our Workforce Development/Reentry programs
  • Provide information and referrals to THRIVE DC clients and serve as their advocate in the community.
  • Design and facilitate groups in support of employment, education and other rehabilitation goals for THRIVE DC clients.
  • Provide support to trainees in THRIVE DC’s Real Opportunity Employment Training Program.
  • Coordinate and conduct employment readiness workshops for clients participating in Thrive DC reentry Workforce Development activities.
  • Data entry into Workforce Development/Reentry databases

 

 Additional Responsibilities:   

 

  • Maintain client records, including intakes and referral and outcome tracking, and help manage program supplies and track inventory.
  • Strengthen relationships with community service providers and employers to facilitate placements of clients into employment opportunities.
  • Work with fellow staff members to help develop new resources and programs for clients.
  • Deal with conflict in a manner that produces positive results and while maintaining a professional and confidential manner at all times.
  • Take initiative and work independently with little supervision.
  • Have the ability and willingness to do occasional physical labor including lifting, carrying, cleaning, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 


Benefits

competitive benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications:

(Required):    Bachelor’s degree in a social work or similar human services field. 2 or more years of related experience in a community-based, nonprofit setting. Positive communication and interpersonal skills; strong work ethic and ability to work as part of a team; enthusiasm, sense of humor, creativity, flexibility, and patience. Ability to work in intense emotionally charged situations and to model constant patience and calm in a busy, direct service environment. 

 

(Preferred):    2 or more years of direct social service experience preferably in the area of reentry ; knowledge of and experience with workforce development strategies; reentry and homeless services in DC; previous experience working in the area of workforce development, employment readiness with persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Crisis management, job development, reentry mental health experience a plus. Proficiency in Spanish Language a plus

 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hr@thrivedc.org
http://www.thrivedc.org

To join our team, please submit a resume, salary requirements and/or salary history, and detailed cover letter describing why you are interested in the position. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.



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