Case Manager - Forensic Services Support Program at Glade Run Lutheran Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Butler, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Forensic Services Support Program provides early detection, screening, and mental health treatment services for Butler County residents incarcerated in the county jail diagnosed with SMI (serious mental illness). This program works closely with the legal system to provide essential treatment and case management services to this population. The goal of the Forensic Services Support Program is to provide the necessary mental health treatment and case management services to incarcerated individuals to ensure a smooth and stable transition back into the community, prevent further involvement with the legal system and maintain a recovery-based lifestyle. Forensic Services Support Program, works closely with the County Forensic Services Manager, the criminal justice system, and county jail staff in Butler County to ensure coordination of services and supports for this population during and immediately following incarceration.

The Forensic Services Support Program also provides case management to consumers involved in the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program at Butler County Prison. The Forensic Services Support Program (FSSP) case management is designed to achieve the following objectives for the MAT program: Address conditions within the consumer’s life that could contribute to recidivism, joblessness, homelessness, and/or substance abuse relapse, Improve mental health needs of the consumer through individualized goals, Address the individuals’ mental health diagnosis, presenting symptoms, and contributing factors, Reduce the risk of overdose upon release, Reduce the interruption of treatment through prerelease planning, Decrease illicit opiate use and other criminal activity upon release, and to assist the consumer in becoming linked to community support services. 


  1. Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, other related social sciences, criminal justice, theology, nursing, counseling or education; OR be a registered nurse.

  2. One (1) to three (3) years’ experience working with adults in a mental health^ setting or persons involved in the criminal justice system.

  3. One (1) to three (3) years of case management experience.

^Mental health direct care experience is working directly with adult mental health service consumers providing services involving casework or case management, individual or group therapy, crisis intervention, early intervention, vocational training, residential care, or social rehabilitation in a mental health facility or in a facility or program that is publicly funded to provide services to mental health consumers.


  1. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

  2. Must have a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and access to a reliable automobile

  3. Ability to adapt hours to needs of position.

  4. Access to a telephone.

  5. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with agency personnel and community stakeholders

  6. Must be comfortable working in a correctional facility environment

  7. Must have emotional stability to perform essential job functions.

  8. Must be able to work quickly and effectively

  9. Must be able to be able to work in a flexible environment

  10. Ability to remain organized despite pressured situations.

  11. Must have acceptable PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Clearance

  12. Must be able to identify with the agency’s Mission Statement and support the agency’s Core Values.


  1. Establish rapport with the client to provide orientation in regards to how services are delivered including frequency of services, how to communicate with case managers, and crisis planning.

  2. Complete the Psychosocial and Health Assessment to obtain pertinent social, psychiatric, developmental, family, educational, medical and other data essential for planning the treatment for each individual serviced.

  3. Develop a Service plan for the client to identify appropriate resources and supports. Review the Service Plan with clients on a weekly basis to ensure they are receiving the necessary support to aid in their recovery.

  4. Link clients returning to the community with the appropriate support by looking at the individual’s strengths and current needs that were identified in their service plan and then facilitating connections with those resources prior to their release.

  5. Monitor progress of clients. Engage with individuals on a consistent basis fostering a supportive, therapeutic relationship and will meet the individuals wherever they are at to support them. Coach and support the individual to expand their comfort levels in other settings to assist them with connecting to other community supports.

  6. Work cooperatively as part of a team to provide individuals with the best treatment possible including collaborating closely with the County Forensic Services Manager, the criminal justice system, and the county jail staff in Butler County, treatment members of the FSSP, and other community resources.

  7. Provide reports/testimony regarding progress, support and encourage individuals in adhering to any court sanctioned follow up/through, and assist individuals with advocating for themselves as well as providing advocacy as needed.

  8. Complete all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.


  • Familiarity with psychological and psychiatric reports

  • Familiarity with the operations of the criminal justice system

  • Community mental health services

  • Accessing and referring to community resources

  • Mental health diagnosis and issues

  • Drug and alcohol issues

  • Child protective services law

  • Public welfare system

  • Multicultural Competency

Job Location:
Butler, PA, United States (Butler County Prison)

Position Type:

Who We Are: Founded in 1854 by the Rev. Dr. William Passavant in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Glade Run has evolved over the years to meet the changing and increasingly challenging needs of children, adults and families throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond. With a focus on education, mental health, autism, and unique therapeutic offerings, Glade Run has a long tradition of linking faith and service. Last year, Glade Run served over 5,000 individuals with impactful, innovative services in school, home, and community settings. Equal Opportunity Employer

What We Offer
(Must meet eligibility requirements- see policies/plan documents for complete requirements and eligibility)

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid sick time and 401K offerings with agency match

  • Agency provided life insurance and long-term disability coverage

  • Paid mileage for traveling between client sites and offices

  • Paid training and administrative time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee Referral Bonus Incentives

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Partnership with Capella University offering scholarships, tuition discounts, and free professional development opportunities

  • Approved Agency for Public Student Loan Forgiveness

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