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Open until 9:30 PM

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  • Friday - Saturday11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Sunday11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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SAMHSA Re-entry Case Manager

SAMHSA Re-entry Case Manager

BRIDGES

10/31/2020

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for the daily operations and expansion of the SAMHSA Re-entry Program.  Duties include but are not limited to intake, case conferencing, transitional planning, case management, treatment referrals, and advocacy for persons participating in the Re-entry Program.  Service is provided using person-centered, evidence based practices while collaborating with community, mental health and substance use treatment providers.  Under the direction of the SAMHSA Re-entry Project Director the SAMHSA Re-entry Case Manager will assist persons being released from state and local correctional facilities by addressing their stabilization, mental and behavioral health needs while connecting them to community and peer support.

QUALIFICATIONS:

General

  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or 3 to 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bilingual a plus
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to travel locally and regionally throughout the Mid-Hudson Region

Job Specific

  • MSW, MHC, CASAC/CASAC-T, or Recovery Certification
  • Certified Thinking for a Change (T4C), Interactive Journaling, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

(may be completed after hire)

  • Understanding the NIC’s Transition from Prison to Community Model
  • Experience assisting or lived experience with formerly incarcerated persons and/or justice-involved individuals
  • Ability to communicate with behavioral health providers, treatment centers, and county and state agencies located in, but not limited to, the Mid-Hudson Region, including: Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, and Ulster Counties specifically, County Jails, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision locations
  • Must be person-centered and passionate; able to build rapport and relationships, as well as provide positive reinforcement and empowerment
  • Maintain a creative, flexible, positive & non-judgmental approach
  • Strong ability to set boundaries and clear expectations
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Efficient with time management and strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a member of a case management team
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Required to disclose associations and/or family members currently incarcerated or under any type of Community Supervision in NYS
  • Satisfactory background check required
  • Conduct eligibility screenings and assist clients in obtaining benefits as indicated, including public assistance, SSD/SSI, housing, medical and other needs
  • Arrange for and implement placement into appropriate services
  • Provide CBI including: skills building, counseling, advocacy, and interactive journaling
  • Maintain complete client records in a timely manner and have available for inspection at any time.
  • Complete data entry within program standards
  • Case conference with service providers
  • Maintain caseload through ongoing client contact
  • Complete SAMHSA required assessments in a timely manner

BRIDGES is committed to its mission to provide advocacy and leadership towards an accessible integrated community, promoting health and autonomy for people with disabilities. Each employee is expected to focus on:

Synergy; Dignity & Worth; Acceptance; Empowerment; Leadership

Note: Required to drive agency vehicle

Orientation training must be completed within the first 30 days of employment.

Job Specific

  • Attend all required trainings
  • Participate in all webinars and distance learning modules required by SAMHSA
  • Attend all annual TASC conferences required by SAMHSA
  • Re-entry specific training as directed
  • As Requested by Employee or Directed by Immediate Supervisor

Note: Training may require pre-approval of Executive Director or designee.

Performance & Quality Improvement

General

  • Maintain confidentiality for all persons served in all situations
  • Maintain accurate record-keeping, including and not limited to: correspondence, calendars, notes, and messages

Job Specific

  • Keep stringent case file documentation and group attendance records
  • Comply with all SAMHSA reporting in a timely manner
  • Maintain all data generated and share with other Program staff
  • When working with outside entities, control amount of information provided

Duties & Responsibilities:

General

  • All responsibilities for this position should be carried out with the Mission and Goals of the Agency in mind; including interactions with people who come to us for assistance, members of the public, representatives from other agencies and county offices, as well as with co-workers
  • Comply with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and protect Agency operations by keeping information confidential and secured
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Adhere to all Agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to corporate compliance, personnel and fiscal policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain a strong attention to detail, ensuring work is accurate and complete, and adhere to all established deadlines
  • Effectively and professionally interact with all levels of associates
  • Excellent interpersonal, active listening, observation, analytical, problem-recognition and problem-solving skills

Job Specific

  • Advocate for persons we serve as appropriate
  • Reduce stigma for persons served in our community
  • Communicate with behavioral health providers, treatment providers, vocational and educational providers, county and state agencies including correction facilities and NYS Department Of Corrections (DOCS) and other community support
  • Engage and empower participants towards pro-social supports and person-centered goals
  • Provide case-managed services to individuals for successful community re-entry of those released from State and Local Correctional Facilities to meet stabilization and criminogenic needs
  • Provide case-management services to persons in SAMHSA Re-entry Program
  • Process referrals and manage all case file documentation for SAMHSA Re-Entry Program
  • Field visits with participants for engagement and case conferencing throughout the Mid-Hudson Region
  • Responsible for procedures from pre-release through program discharge/6 month follow-up
  • Complete GPRA intake/follow-up/discharge and mental health and substance use disorder screening tools
  • Participate in Case Conferencing to develop person-centered service and treatment plans
  • Facilitate cognitive behavioral interventions such as Thinking for a Change, Interactive Journaling,  Moral Reconation Therapy, and maintain group attendance records and documentation
  • Maintain communication with treatment providers and the SAMHSA Re-entry Project Director
  • Attend other workgroups, collaborative meetings and case conferences at supervisor’s request
  • Attend all webinars, meetings and trainings related to SAMHSA
  • Be responsible for accurate reporting for SAMHSA including assisting in end of year reporting by month reporting for evaluation
  • Additional duties and responsibilities per Supervisor as needed