Re-Employment Specialist – Waukesha DRCJob Code:
Court Services & Community AlternativesDepartment:
Day Report CenterFT/PT Status:
The DRC Case Manager/Employment Specialist will provide case management with intensive support, supervision and monitoring of released Huber inmates and others as determined by court officials participating in the Day Report Center (DRC). The DRC is an alternative to incarceration for adult offenders eligible for release with electronic monitoring. This position places an emphasis on employment services to DRC participants who are under or unemployed. Individuals will work as a team with all staff and in daily operations to ensure protocol is followed, reporting directly to the Assistant Program Director (APD).
The Re-Entry Employment Specialist is responsible for all program coordination and daily operations, including new program referrals, case management, collaboration with the Sheriffs Department staff, program reporting, reporting directly to the APD.
- Responsible for a range of case management duties, providing structure, accountability, and support for successful compliance while in the community.
- Make referrals and monitor community-based services including treatment, employment, education, and other supportive services.
- Assist in determining sanctions and incentives as may be appropriate for individual program participants with final approval by the APD and Administrator.
- Produce accurate and high-quality written and electronic files and internal and external system communications.
- Conduct timely and complete data entry.
- Assist Administrator with developing appropriate employment assessment tools to evaluate the needs of program participants.
- Follow the Day Report Centers supervision model and its core elements, including agreed upon risk and need assessment tools.
- Assist and contribute to a DRC Team staffing to determine the level of monitoring and release for inmates/DRC program participants.
- Work with DOC in regard to DRC program participants treatment follow-through and other conditions of probation.
- Coordinate with Huber staff for new and current Re-Entry Employment participants.
- Conduct alcohol breath tests.
- Assist Huber staff with utilization of the DOC Electronic Monitoring Systems and assist in monitoring participants as needed.
- Collaborate with other WCS Waukesha programs to obtain participants pretrial compliance record.
- Assist to train new staff (cross-training for the employment programs and assisting teammates in the DRC), ensuring all program protocol is followed.
- Must adhere to confidentiality with all personnel issues and ensure that a professional environment is adhered to.
- Coordinates all aspects of the daily operations of the Re-Entry Employment Program and DRC employment services, including new referrals and ongoing case management (Job readiness, job placement, job retention).
- Responsible for all necessary coordination and documentation regarding collateral contacts for job placement or verifications for DRC and Re-Entry Employment (may include driving to work sites for verification with employers).
- Responsible for reporting all program concerns directly to the Assistant Program Director or the Director, in the APDs absence.
- Coordinating activities with the Sheriffs Department staff, (weekly Huber job orientation meetings or questions regarding inmates i.e. work search passes).
- Responsible for tracking and reporting on all DRC Employment Services and Re-Entry Employment Program activity, (including the development and ongoing management of Excel reporting documents for Re-Entry and DRC Employment Services), assisting the APD and Administrator with monthly report statistics, as well as quarterly reports.
- Weekend drug and preliminary breath testing as scheduled, Saturdays 7:00-10:00am.
- Attend and volunteer during at least one Victim Impact Panel per year.
Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work or other related field; consideration of students working on degree; ability to work with criminal justice system and Huber Facility staff; possess a valid Wisconsin Drivers License and insured auto; must pass criminal background check.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System; knowledge of local treatment programs and community resources to include housing, education, public transportation; knowledge of the Circuit Court Access Program (CCAP) and jail data systems; Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues; good organizational, computer and typing skills; ability to read and understand drug and alcohol testing results; good judgment. Must be trained in all WCS required Evidenced-Based Principals within 90 days of hire and follow models for fidelity.