COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.
Reentry Case Manager
The Reentry Case Manager is a vital team member of two teams. The first team is within the Recovery Services Department and guided by the Reentry Supervisor. The second team is the Anchorage Reentry Coalition, a coalition of reentry stakeholders committed to providing opportunities and resources to Anchorage’s returning citizens (people coming out of incarceration). As this position is coalition-driven, the Reentry Case Manager will be a member of, and engage often with, the Coalition through participation in committees, and working closely with the Steering Team.
The Reentry Case Manager provides in-reach (pre-release) case management services to returning citizens within the Anchorage area prison and halfway house facilities. The position will support the Offender Management Plans (OMP) created in partnership with the Department of Corrections and will link each returning citizen with the services outlined in the OMP. Returning citizens will also receive reentry case management services post-release, to ensure they’re connected to services in Anchorage; as such, this position will have regular contact with Anchorage’s Field Probation staff. The Reentry Case Manager will work directly with the grant funder, the State of Alaska’s Division of Behavioral Health, to establish an effective documentation platform for the position, as well as work closely with the Anchorage Reentry Coalition’s Integrated Healthcare Committee.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work directly with ex-offenders, the Anchorage Reentry Coalition, Department of Corrections and local service providers to plan for reintegration from incarceration into the community.
Support and assist the Institutional Probation Officers and returning citizens in crafting Offender Management Plans.
Provide in-reach case management services to men and women 45 days prior to their release date, and continue to provide case management and referrals post-release to returning citizens.
Participate in regular community case management meetings at the Partners Reentry Center.
Document case notes in AKAIMS, adhering to State of Alaska guidelines.
Utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques while engaging participants and assisting with case management.
Utilize Trauma Informed techniques while engaging participants.
Coordinate with referral sources, involved family members and other reentry providers to provide the best options for participant.
Attend staff meetings, trainings, Anchorage Reentry Coalition Meetings, and other community meetings as requested.
Ensure connections are made with community providers pre and post release with a primary focus of in-reach connections to community providers.
Participate in training in areas related to improvement of service delivery.
Maintain a respectful relationship with participants, former participants, and family members.
Use culturally responsive practices with returning citizens.
Maintain a positive working relationship with the Anchorage Reentry Coalition Steering Team.
Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
Perform all related duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient with PCs and standard office equipment.
Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload.
Strong public speaking and organizational skills.
Strong problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.
Excellent time management skills.
Must have strong writing skills with attention to detail and accuracy of fact reporting.
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be substituted.
Ability to gain access to all DOC facilities or the ability to gain access and remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
Experience providing case management services.
Valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.
Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Human Services, Psychology or related field)
Current access to all DOC facilities or the ability to gain access and remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
One year experience working with reentry population.
Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.
The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.