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Reentry Case Manager

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VSC, VOICES FOR A SECOND CHANCE, DC


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November 9, 2020
October 30, 2020
Competitive salary commensurate based on experience

VOICES FOR A SECOND CHANCE (VSC) bridges the gap from incarceration to community by providing services that ensure successful connection of justice-involved individuals to family, community, and resources. To learn more about VSC visit our website at www.vscdc.org

VSC is seeking an experienced Case Manager, to join a dedicated team focused on supporting the needs of justice-involved and returning citizens and their families in Washington, DC through our innovative direct services and community outreach.

VOICES FOR A SECOND CHANCE (VSC) bridges the gap from incarceration to community by providing services that ensure successful connection of justice-involved individuals to family, community, and resources. To learn more about VSC visit…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical health benefits

Annual and sick leave.

Medical health benefits

Annual and sick leave.

Level of Language Proficiency

Reporting to the Program Director, the Case Manager will be responsible for providing direct services to factoring social determinants involving reentry resources for justice-involved and returned citizen individuals with complex trauma issues with the goal of increasing stabilization, safety, and well-being. Direct services include assessment, intervention, education, outreach, and linkage to care with needed community-based resources and services.

Responsibilities:

·      Work from a strengths-based, trauma–informed, and culturally competent perspective

·      Maintain a working knowledge of evidence-based interventions and knowledge of significant developments in the criminal justice and human services field and coordination of care

·      Conduct outreach to provide direct services in high risk underserved areas in DC

·      Assess clients for risk, protective factors, and emotional well-being

·      Assist clients in developing service plans addressing safety, stabilization, substance abuse, and mental health issues from a harm-reduction approach

·      Counsel with clients for stress reduction, stabilization, and crisis intervention

·      Frequently track to assess ongoing changes in the client such as behavior or circumstances and adjust service plan accordingly

·      Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing treatment and results data

·      Serve as a liaison between other organizations, service providers, and Voices for a Second Chance

·      Facilitate and conduct educational classes to clients as needed

·      Serve as an effective spokesperson for Voices for a Second Chance at community events, presentations and speaking engagements

·      Maintain ethical standards

·      Maintain accurate records, files, and other relevant documentation in accordance with the agency policy

·      Other duties as assigned

Skills:

·      Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and other community partners

·      Ability to work with high-needs clients including those with a complex trauma history, mental health and substance abuse issues, poverty issues, housing issues, etc.

·      Must have strong work ethic and take initiative

·      Must relate well to clients in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner

·      Ability to manage multiple clients with various needs and in various stages

·      Knowledge and ability to navigate human services, mental health, and substance abuse systems

·      Effectively manage time and organize activities to ensure deadlines are met and tasks are accomplished

·      Familiarity with DC criminal justice systems and direct services paradigm

·      Flexibility is key

Requirements:

·      Master’s Degree in Social Work or a Human Services related field required

·      LGSW or LPC or related license/certificate preferred

·      Bilingual-English and Spanish preferred but not mandatory

·      At least 3-5 years’ experience in related field

·      Must have valid driver’s license

·      Able to maintain flexible work hours including weekend/evenings as needed

·      Understanding of and ability to utilize a trauma informed approach when working with clients

·      Assists with other duties assigned by the Executive Director, Clinical Director, and Program Director

·      Competitive salary based on experience plus health benefits (PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR COVER LETTER YOUR PROPOSED SALARY RANGE)

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to the Program Director,

Margot Kirkland, margot@vscdc.org by October 31, 2020.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Case Manager will be responsible for providing direct services to factoring social determinants involving reentry resources for…

Location

Washington, DC

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