Assistant Case Manager at Geo Reentry Services

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois





Job Description:

Facility: RS CHATHAM IL DRC

Pay: $17.00 hr.

Bonus (if applicable):

Shift:

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:


  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.

  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.

  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.

Summary

The Assistant Case Manager provides case management support for a Reentry Service Center, checking in participants and assisting Case Managers, Substance Abuse Counselors, Employment/ Education Coordinators, and Supervising Case Managers with case coordination, case management, and documentation. Learns, uses and models the Principles of Effective Intervention (What Works) through evidence-based practices in all interactions with participants and staff members.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Checks-in all participants entering the facility. Complete drug screens according to assigned random schedule for each participant check-in and documents results within GEOTrack.

  • Performs breath analysis on each participant who enters the facility for any purpose, provides a written or computerized result, and documents within GEOTrack/Company database.

  • Completes initial “Starting Point” process with participants to completion, including Starting Point paperwork, input into Company database, and assignment of groups and other services.

  • Provides general office administration duties, including answering phones; provides general customer service to all who enter the facility, including participants, customers, and the general public.

  • Assists all RSC staff with case coordination, communication with appropriate official agencies, and preparation and distribution of reports.

  • Assists in managing a participant caseload using the Principles of Effective Intervention (What works). Conducts risk/need assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each assigned participant. Meets regularly with participants and documents participants’ progress or regress in GEOTrack/Company database.

  • Facilitates evidence-based CBT programs and other life skills programs to participants ingroups each week. Documents participants’ attendance, participation and progress in GEOTrack/Company database.

  • Develops and monitors the participant’s progress relative to their Behavior Change Plan/Parole Board Orders through all phrases of the program.

  • Files, prepares charts, and performs data entry as assigned

  • Responsible for office opening and closing procedures as directed by Supervisor.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Requirements


  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.

  • College coursework in Human Services or Business discipline preferred

  • Minimum of six (6) months experience in Human Services field with direct participant services preferred.

  • Minimum of six (6) months experience working with under-served populations preferred.

  • Good customer services skills.

  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word and Excel. Basic database and math skills.

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills may be required.

  • Effectively communicate with participants, program staff, corporate management, and agency personnel. Ability to work with public officials.

  • Logically express thoughts in English, in written and verbal form using correct grammar.

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.

  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


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