The Second Chance Act Grant (SCAG) Case Manager assists individuals exiting a Department of Corrections facility. Approximately three months before release, eligible offenders meet with their Institutional Probation Officer (IPO) to determine if post-release case management is wanted. If so, the IPO makes a referral to the SCAG program point of contacts (Reentry Probation Officer and SCAG Program Coordinator). The IPO will coordinate and discuss needs and plans for the individual. The SCAG Case Manager will develop the first written Transition Plan, when the incarcerated person releases, the Case Manager will meet with each one and his/her Field Probation Officer (FPO) to review and update the Transition Plan. The Transition Plan will continue to be updated with the goal of moving the SCAG participant to self-sufficiency with established services. An aftercare plan is developed and then the SCAG participant will graduate from the program.
- Responsible for working the required work hours (.75 FTE/30hrs).
- Responsible for contacting supervisor if sick or unable to work.
- Responsible for following the Valley Charities Inc employee policies and procedures.
- Responsible for appropriate use of Valley Charities Inc cell phones, laptops and other agency property for work related duties.
- Attending supervision meeting with the Program Coordinator.
- Responsible for completing the Valley Charities Inc time sheet accurately with date, and hours and turning it in bi-weekly.
- Reviews referral information and enters data; enters detailed case notes for current clients; scans plans and other documents into data base.
- Coordinates and facilitates an in-reach introductory and planning meeting within 30-45 days of release with the SCAG participant, the IPO and the FPO.
- Provides information to the IPO that can be incorporated into the Offender Management Plan(OMP).
- Works with the participant, the IPO and the FPO to produce writen transition plans.
- Meets regulary with the participant to connect with services and prepare for self-sufficiency. This orientation includes an introduction to the program and a reivew and signing of any necessary agency paperwork(e.g., releases, behavioral contracts, the transiton plan).
- Works with the FPO to ensure participant compliance with efforts.
- Works with the Coalition Reentry Coordinator to develope and update lists of providers and community resource specialist who can provide coaching and assistance with housing, employment, transportation, treatment, and wellness.
- Keeps comprehensive records of participants’ progress throughout the processs, including calls, referrals, and visits/appointments.
- Maintains confidentiality, respects the privacy, and preserves the routine and independence of clients as much as possible.
- Periodically reviews and updates new client availability, referrals, and pending applications.
- Assisting participants with transportation needs and submitting mileage logs.
- Six months experience with case management.
- Education, training, and work experience that shows a history of learning and applyling the skills needed to work with a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diverse backgrounds.
- Experience working with records management, data entry, Microsoft Office programs, copiers and printers.
- Effective communications skills, written and verbal.
- Must be able to work independently and efficiently with a team.
- Knowledge of community resources in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Familiiarity with professional and technical emerging knowledge.
- Current Alaska drivers license and proof of current vehicle insurance.
- Strong problem solving skills, strong attention to detail.
- Ability to use effective team building skills with interpersonal interactions.
- Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Physical and Environmental Requirements:
- While performing duties of this job, would occasionally be required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to work in Alaska weather extremes.
- Job will be performed in an office environment and within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough community.
- *Must be able to pass an Alaska Department of Corrections back ground check.
- *Case management experience preferred.
Please drop of the completed job application at "turn A leaf" Thrift Store. We are located at:
400 N Yenlo Street
Wasilla AK 99654