CASE MANAGER in Houston, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

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Job Description

Facility: LEIDEL COMPREHENSIVE SANCTION CENTER

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Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

 

Summary
This position is responsible for providing transition case management services to inmates in accordance with the requirements of the contract and the principles of the GEO Continuum of Care. Key components of the GEO Continuum of Care include specialized staff training, enhanced GEOtrack case management, evidence-based interventions, education and vocational programs, transition planning, and post release support. This position is responsible for working with inmates within one year of release on the development of transition plans and connections to post release community-based resources. It will also provide individual cognitive behavioral treatment sessions and group sessions as warranted.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Participates in appropriate training for designated responsibilities.
• Utilizes GEO’s proprietary electronic case management system “GEOtrack” to record case management notes, track inmate progress with programmatic needs, transition services and final discharge planning with Continuum of Care team.
• Develops detailed knowledge of those assigned to specific caseload. Ensures academic, vocational, evidence based programming, support services and transition needs are addressed through case management plan.
• Develops transition plans in conjunction with inmates and makes appropriate linkages to community resources prior to release.
• Conducts individual and group cognitive behavioral treatment sessions as needed.
• Establishes a relationship with a statewide network of community-based service providers that address inmates’ needs and works with released inmates to eliminate barriers to successful reintegration.
• Actively engages community resources to work with released inmates emphasizing the critical first months of release. Works to connect community resources and pro-social people with inmates prior to release via telephone or through visits at facility.
• Works to ensure inmates obtain eligible benefits and proper identification prior to release.
• Assures timely communication and follow up with State personnel in the best interest of the inmate and successful reintegration.
• Invites community-based providers to participate in resource fairs at the facility.

• Gain an understanding of public domain services such as National Institute of Corrections,
National Re-Entry Resource Center, and FDIC MoneySmart program.
• Review opportunities to transition inmates into their communities through community-based
services such as transition centers and community residential centers.
• Attends scheduled staff meetings, promotes communication and the proper flow of relevant
information between admission, staff and inmates.
• Compiles statistical data as needed for reporting purposes.
• Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, inmates, visitors, and the
general public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness,
firmness and good judgment.
• Maintains appropriate documentation of inmate contacts as detailed in the agency program
procedures.
• Performs other related marginal duties as assigned by management.

 

 

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's Degree or greater required. Bachelor's degree in criminal
    justice, sociology, or a closely related field is desirable.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a correctional setting required.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the Principles of Effective Intervention that empirical evidence has proven to successfully reduce recidivism.
  • Must possess the ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.
  • Must be flexible, cooperative and empathetic to needs of staff and inmates.
  • Ability to prepare written reports; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and
    to learn rules, regulations, and security procedures required by the facility.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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