CRJ

  • Community Case Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    ID
    2019-4167
    Type
    full-time
    City
    Boston
    State
    MA
  • Overview

    Community Resources For Justice is a unique, 140 year old nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, that provides direct care as well as research/consulting services within the areas of the Mental Health and the Criminal Justice/Public Policy field around the country. Our three divisions, Social Justice Services, Community Strategies, and the Crime and Justice Institute are recognized for their effectiveness and contributions to this important work.

     

    The Community Case Manager (CCM) will be responsible for a caseload of up to 25 individuals on pretrial status with Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office Pretrial Justice Program (PJP) pilot, assisting them with their transition from pretrial incarceration to the community, and assisting them with meeting their court dates and requirements, and addressing needs. 

    Responsibilities

    The CCM will report directly to CRJ’s Director of Innovation, Implementation and Development (DIID) and will perform duties including but not limited to:

     

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Meets with each identified potential client to discuss PJP program and to prepare them for the program and participation in the program
    • Assists with intense support and service linkages during first 48 hours post release
    • Actively tracks and supports clients to ensure they are following their plan and meeting any supervision requirements
    • Provides comprehensive case management services to include: linkage with community resources to meet individual needs (treatment, health care, employment, family reunification, education/vocational training, etc); procurement of personal documents (ID, birth certificate, social security card); act as liaison with community
    • Serve as coach to guide and encourage individuals through the barriers (real and perceived) faced during their transition
    • Maintains ongoing communication with CRJ’s DIID and other PJP partners (courts, probation, attorneys, sheriff’s office, community providers)
    • Evaluates and assesses individual needs and progress, identifying concerns or conditions that impact successful return to court
    • Attends all relevant meetings or court dates with CRJ and PJP partners to update individual progress and status
    • Provides all related data and information to track and document participation in the PJP
    • Participates in required and relevant training for personal and professional growth

     

    Qualifications

    • BA/BS in Criminal Justice/Human Service or related field, or minimum of two years of relevant experience for education
    • Minimum of one year of case management/counseling experience preferred
    • Experience working within the criminal justice system and diverse resident/client populations
    • Strong interpersonal and sound judgement skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Ability to work as a team player as well independently
    • Personal insured automobile and current driver’s license required

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