Case Manager (Los Angeles) - Alternatives to Incarceration

Job Overview

The Alternatives to Incarceration program is part of the Los Angeles County-wide pilot initiative to re-imagine incarceration, the program aims to divert individuals detained for misdemeanors and non-serious/non-violent felonies to community support services in lieu of the filing of criminal charges. We are developing an alternative system that attempts to address some of the conditions that lead to incarceration such as homelessness, mental health, addiction, lack of employment, and opportunities. We hope to build a sustainable network of providers in collaboration with law enforcement and district attorneys to expand the capacity of the community to support those in need.

Under the direction of the Manager, the Case Manager of Alternatives to Incarceration will provide connections to community-based services to offer a foundation of support to prevent incarceration. They will coordinate and ensure clients’ gain access to housing, healthcare, substance abuse, and social services. The Case Manager will expand the continuum of care through client-centered supportive services. This is a field-based position and may be meeting with client in the community including client home, shelter, or residential facility. The right person for this position is innovative and will draw on trauma informed practices, Restorative Justice, harm reduction, building resilience, and community safety planning to prevent recidivism.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct engagement and enrolling of participants.
  • Collaboratively develop an Individualized Service Plan through needs assessment, identify strengths, and help define goals.
  • Provide intensive case management services with participants for 3 months for a misdemeanor charge and 9 months for felony charge.
  • Referral and linkage to mental health and addiction treatment. Including assistance with housing, benefits, employment, education, transportation, childcare, medical and other services.
  • Provide housing navigation and utilize short-term housing flex funds
  • Engage participants in ongoing follow-up and motivation to support their goals.
  • Communicate with prosecuting agencies within 48 hours if a participant leaves program
  • Co-facilitate and lead evidence-based groups.
  • Empathetic support and feedback that is trauma informed and culturally competent.
  • Responsible for maintaining all documentation at a high standard, completed in a timely manner, and accurate.
  • Maintain confidentiality in compliance with agency, HIPAA and 42-CFR standards.
  • Collect all pre- and post-surveys and outcome measures. Interface with multidisciplinary team service delivery.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures established by HealthRIGHT 360's Health & Safety program, including but not limited to; participating in emergency preparedness drills, reporting any potential safety hazards to the appropriate party, and following proper protocols for response to emergency situations.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED with minimum of three (3) years’ experience providing case management and experience working with justice-involved individuals and families. Desired: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related human service area.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing case management.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with justice-involved individuals and families.
  • Skilled in organizing and maintaining accurate charts/records.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and internet applications.

Required:

  • Live scan DOJ and FBI fingerprint clearance (Must not be on parole or probation for a minimum of two years).
Compensation: $22.00-$24.00
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competative benefits package.
City: Los Angeles, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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