Reentry Case Manager
Excepted Service, Grade 5 ($57,963 to $86,945)
Open: February 20, 2011
Close: Open until filled
There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.
The Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (MORCA) provides useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community. MORCA's mission is to provide zealous advocacy, high-quality services and products, up-to-date, useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community. To learn more about MORCA, please visit here: https://orca.dc.gov/
Reentry Case Manager facilitates the connection to, and monitors constituents’ progress with, resources and services available to District residents returning from State Prison, or Federal Bureau of Prisons custody. The Case Manager will provide wrap-around services inclusive of the administration of a comprehensive reentry assessment and the creation of an individualized reentry roadmap plan, utilizing the many support services available to returning citizens in the District. The Case Manager works with program participants to address critical needs as identified by the risk and needs assessments and to ensure successful reentry by strategic connection to the resources that will help the residents meet their reentry goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide connection to District services and resources which address critical needs for MORCA constituents and provide monthly follow-up.
- Administer the comprehensive reentry assessment (risk and needs) to MORCA constituents as a part of the intake process.
- Create and monitor the progress on an individualized reentry roadmap plan for MORCA constituents that will utilize the many support services available to returning citizens in the District.
- Coordinate and work with constituents to identify a career pathway and primary or supplemental training/education opportunities to move the participant along their chosen career path and family sustaining employment.
- Refer participants to partner agencies to provide direct service delivery. Monitors and tracks reentry plan progress, working with support team members to document goals achieved to the data management system.
- Provide Director of Operations with a monthly update regarding the process of clients on the assigned case load
- Maintain contact with participants based upon their risk/need and provide appropriate counseling services
- Build and maintain professional working relationships with other team members, community partners, agency partners, Halfway houses and prison personnel, employers etc.
- Attend scheduled meetings deemed necessary by the Director or the Director of Operations to include community meetings and in-services.
- Follow all requirements and guidelines of program funder under guidance of supervisors
- Collect and input data into program evaluation database(s) for ongoing supervisory and funder review
- Other duties as assigned and needed for program support.
Minimum requirements (candidates not meeting this threshold will not proceed)
- Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field. CCM, LCSW, SSW, MSW certification or a master Degree are a plus
- Minimum two (3) years relevant experience in case management, mentoring, and support to at- risk population. Experience in working with at-risk populations returning from incarceration preferred
- Ability to establish working relationships with co-workers and function as part of a cohesive team
- Ability to develop cross-agency partnerships with service providers, educators, business and industry partners, and government agencies
- Demonstrates current knowledge of and the ability to apply instructional technology applications that support the diverse needs of constituents
- Ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision both orally and written
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
- Effective organizational planning and project management skill
- Ability to effectively work and communicate with clients, personnel, and community partners from diverse cultures or backgrounds in
- Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to clients, staff, or stakeholders.
The Bowser Administration seeks qualified candidates for this position. If interested in consideration, please complete the attached questions and attach a resume and cover letter. The MOTA team will contact only those candidates deemed most qualified. No calls please.