Reentry Case Manager

             

The Benedict Center is seeking a Reentry Case Manager to provide services inside the House of Correction (HOC) in our Women's Reentry Program. This person will join a team dedicated to helping women in the criminal justice system live healthier, safer lives.

The Benedict Center is a leader in providing case management, counseling, advocacy and support for women in the justice system. As advocates for social justice, you will be supported in providing culturally relevant, trauma-responsive and gender-responsive care for women as we help them navigate out of the maze of the criminal justice system.

The primary responsibility for this position is to provide individualized, strength-based case management, support, and advocacy services to women at the House of Correction (HOC). This position will also provide assessments, individual and group therapeutic. 

This position is located at the House of Correction in Franklin, Wisconsin. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct needs assessments with client and develop individualized pre and post-release reentry plans.
  • Provide individualized, strength-based case management to women throughout their time at the House of Correction and refer women to work in the community with the Women’s Reentry Program prior to women being released from custody in order to provide women with continuum of care from incarceration to after they return to the community.
  • Facilitate weekly evidence-based, gender-responsive treatment groups, like Moving On, Seeking Safety, Beyond Violence, Nurturing Parenting, and others as assigned.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and supportive counseling to clients who are in crisis.
  • Plan for a client’s immediate needs post-release (e.g. ensuring that women have adequate clothing, shelter, medications, etc.).
  • Coordinate with other service providers at the House of Correction and with outside community agencies to provide clients with continuity of care and to optimize available resources; address bio-psycho-social needs by coordinating and referring clients to appropriate treatment agencies.
  • Connect women with family or supportive persons who can help them navigate their return to the community.
  • Collect data to track women’s progress towards meeting goals of pre and post-release case plans as well as recidivism.
  • Attend other trainings as is deemed necessary to provide services.
  • Coordinate orientation sessions and develop program schedules for participants.
  • Coordinate services with other Women’s Reentry Program staff.
  • Assist with other group facilitation when needed.

Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or other related human services field or commensurate experience. Experience working with women with substance abuse and criminal justice involvement preferred. 

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Requirement:

License by the State of WI as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC or SAC-IT). Must be in good standing by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience working with women impacted by the justice system
  • Experience working with women in Stages of Change Model and Women’s Relational Theory
  • Commitment to the mission to create a system of justice that is just and fair and treats victims, offenders and the community with dignity and respect
  • Training in Trauma-Informed Care principles and Motivational Interviewing practices
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to advocate on behalf of clients within the criminal justice system and the community
  • Commitment to providing services that are gender-responsive, evidence-based and that reflect the practices of Stages of Change Theory, Harm Reduction and Women’s Relational Psychology
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of one’s chosen profession
  • Ability to work well with women from diverse economic, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds in an open and respectful environment
  • Commitment to self-reflection, accountability and cultural competence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including experience with group facilitation
  • Sound judgement and ability to deescalate situations with clients
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and as a team-player
  • Computer literacy and experience with databases and excel worksheets

POSITION TERMS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation and personal/sick time
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Fully-paid single health coverage (family coverage available)
  • Dental and vision insurance available
  • Short-term disability, life, accident and other insurances also available
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Located at the House of Correction in Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Reports to the Associate Director of the Women’s Reentry Program

Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.  Benedict Center is committed to a diversified workforce

BENEDICT CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Email Cover Letter and Resume to:

lpittman@benedictcenter.org