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CASE MANAGER in Lancaster, PA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lancaster, PA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/14/2020

Job Description

Facility: RS LANCASTER COUNTY PA DRC

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

THIS IS A FULL TIME POSITION AT OUR LANCASTER DAY REPORTING CENTER

WORKING HOURS ARE MON - FRI 930am - 530pm

Summary

This position provides support and structure to participants in programs contracted through the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Position involves developing behavior change/treatment plans to effectuate reduction of criminogenic risks and needs, as well as facilitating cognitive-behavioral group treatment, with evidence-based curriculum. This Position involves strict adherence to policies and procedures as directed by the Reentry Services Division and the contracting agencies. Learns, uses and models the principles of the “What Works” system through evidence-based practices in all interactions with participants and other staff members in a rewarding environment to help each client achieve behavior change.  



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts cognitive-behavioral group therapy sessions, with structured curriculum
  • Prepares written personalized programs for each participant to establish measurable criteria of expected behavior and accomplishments and a time frame for achieving specified goals.
  • Reviews plan with participants on a regular basis and document progress or revisions so that they are gaining the life skills necessary to make a successful reentry into the community.
  • Assists participants to establish personal budget, locate suitable housing, enroll in educational and vocational programs and participate in family and community activities, as appropriate, to ensure that they are working towards financial independence.
  • May orient participants upon arrival at facility to provide smooth assimilation into program including having them complete paperwork, take facility tours, or introduce to other participants.
  • Make entries into confidential participant files to provide the structure for case analysis and program planning and to provide documentation of program participation. Ensure files are secure to protect participant confidentiality.
  • Prepares terminal reports within established time parameters upon participant release to summarize program performance and to satisfy contract requirements.
  • Participates in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, participants and staff relations to identify and solve problems and function as a unified team.
  • Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, participants, and outside agencies so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
  • Monitors participant’s compliance with alcohol and drug counseling when required.

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or other Human Service discipline
  • One (1) year of case management experience, preferred
  • Familiar with community corrections systems and current community corrections practices.
  • Ability to write clear concise reports in English using correct grammar.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate percentages.
  • Must be able to react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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