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.
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.
· 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.
· 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…
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…
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.