The Correctional Case Manager-Treatment is responsible for conducting the initial clinical assessments for clients seeking services in the Substance Abuse Program, assessing appropriate levels of care based on ASAM criteria, and identification of appropriate services within and outside of the program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct initial and follow-up assessments on assigned clients using the method, materials and criteria established by the organization and SAMSA.
Develop treatment plans that are appropriate to the needs of the individual.
Based on assessment results, provide appropriate referral to other service providers inside and outside of Safer.
Conduct group and one-on-one counseling sessions that promote sobriety and engage residents in real-world discussions regarding choices and consequences
Meet weekly with assigned residents to ensure they are actively engaged in appropriate program activities, whether provided by Safer or other agencies.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests, learning and motivation; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for treatment and rehabilitation of substance abuse
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics and societal trends and influences
Knowledge of computer-based applications, i.e. Microsoft Word
Skilled in active listening and conveying information to others effectively
Skilled in social perceptiveness (being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do)
Skilled in critical thinking, judgment, and decision-making
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (counseling, psychology, criminal justice) with 2 years' experience (preferably in a correctional setting)
CADC or LPC/LCPC required
About Safer Foundation
Safer Foundation is a national leader in prisoner re-entry and employment programs. A nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Safer was founded more than 45 years to help people leaving prison find jobs so they could successfully transition back into their communities. But people with criminal records faced a stigma that made securing employment difficult.The situation is even more dire today, especially in the United States. Despite accounting for only 5 percent of the world population, the U.S. leads the world with its incarceration rate. And an overwhelming majority of individuals returning from prison face more complex challenges to getting and keeping a job. This means the services Safer Foundation provides are even more important. In fact, we know, and an abundance of research has shown, that the most difficult barrier—and the single-most crucial factor—to successful reintegration is a job. When our clients find jobs, they become valuable contributors to their families and their communities, while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.Re-entry is now recognized as an important issue that has captured our nation's attention and support, and Safer Foundation is proud to be a leader in the discussion and advocacy efforts occurring on the local, state and national levels.