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Transitional Case Manager

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WPA empowers women to redefine their lives in the face of injustice and incarceration. Together, we forge pathways towards freedom, safety, and independence. This position will be a part of the Transitional Services department, reporting to the Program Director of Transitional Services. No job titles will report to the Transitional Case Manager position.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Conducts hybrid pre-release and post-release transitional planning services for women, including transgender women and others who may identify as non-binary or gender-non-conforming, leaving incarceration on Rikers Island; coordinates with on-island staff to finalize reentry plans and provide referrals for needed services in community; co-facilitates trauma-focused support and CBT groups as needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Conduct WPA-developed intake/assessment based off of Women’s Risk and Needs Assessment (WRNA) collaboratively with participants. 

·       Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with project partners including, but not limited to Department of Corrections, Correctional Health Services, and other DOC-contracted service providers on-island in order to facilitate referrals and access to eligible program participants, implementation of reentry plans, and transportation of participants from Rikers to community.

·       Provide trauma-responsive case management services, collaborating with participants to develop a reentry plan based on assessed needs and participant interests. 

·       Co-facilitate trauma-focused support groups and other groups as needed.

·       Collaborate with Reentry Mentors to implement reentry plan and ensure immediate stabilizing supports are in place for the participant upon release from incarceration.

·       Support participant engagement in services, including referral to and follow-up with external providers in areas including but not limited to health & mental health, substance use treatment, parenting support, and educational programming

·       Maintain casework contact frequency appropriate to participants’ needs and consistent with WPA’s expectations of individualized, trauma-responsive case management.

·       Maintain physical participant files and documentation containing all essential participant materials including (but not limited to), copies of client identification, intake, progress notes, substance use treatment records, medical & mental health records, etc. of all activities in client files.

·       Document services in WPA’s electronic participant database.

·       Provide continuous feedback to Transitional Services Program team during regular supervision and staff meetings.

·       Conduct other duties as assigned that are reflective of the mission of WPA and the program.

QUALIFICATIONS

·       BSW or comparable human-services related BA strongly preferred; will consider equivalent experience

·       Ability to obtain clearance for and willingness to travel to Rikers Island.

·       Experience working with populations impacted by the criminal legal system 

·       Knowledge of trauma-responsive care and harm reduction 

·       Experience facilitating groups and working knowledge of NYC housing options and entitlements 

·       Experience working with and sensitivity to individuals with substance use and mental health diagnoses

·       Experience working in a prison, jail, or other correctional facility preferred, but not required.

·       Strong advocacy skills

·       Team Player

·       Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

WPA empowers women to redefine their lives in the face of injustice and incarceration. Together, we forge pathways towards freedom, safety, and independence. This position will be a part of the Transitional Services department, reporting to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 1, 2021

Compensation

USD 41,000 - USD 45,000
The expected salary range for this position is $41K-$45K.

Benefits

WPA offers a competitive benefits package and generous time off policy, including medical, dental and vision insurance; pre-tax parking and transit benefits; and a time off policy including personal days and floating holidays.

WPA offers a competitive benefits package and generous time off policy, including medical, dental and vision insurance; pre-tax parking and transit benefits; and a time off policy…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@wpaonline.org with "Transitional Case Manager" in the subject line.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@wpaonline.org with "Transitional Case Manager" in the subject line.

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