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Case Manager

Company: Volunteers of America Massachusetts
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
The Opportunity: Re-Entry Case Manager, Pathway Home Who We Are -- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start. At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person.
What We Do -- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housing. As The Re-Entry Case Manager, you'll have a dynamic and critical role providing continuous advocacy and education around support services in the community in order to reduce recidivism, homelessness, and advocate employment. The Case Manager will seeking qualified client referrals from Essex County Sheriff's Department facilities to participate in the Pathway Home program. This role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. You'll bring the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, rehabilitative counseling, or related human services field and one year of experience in providing intake, outreach, or case management activities.
  • Demonstrated experience/work history working with corrections or re-entry field, mental health and/or substance abuse programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • This position will require independent travel between worksites, thus requires a valid Driver's License and insurance coverage on a personal vehicle at all times during employment.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily pass ECSD background clearance process including attending the required week-long orientation through the correctional facility. Key Responsibilities: 1. Participate in outreach and advocacy efforts to help inmates in Essex County both at the correctional facilities and upon release in the community. 2. Develop, maintain, and document a strong network of referral sources designed to generate positive outcomes for program participants. Connect with other providers, employers, and employment placement agencies, including housing providers, for referrals and linkages. 3. Provide pre-screen, intake, and assessment on qualified participants, and work with community partners to attain housing, employment, treatment, and other supportive services. 4. Provide day-to-day support and services for participants with a specialization in employment placement and support, homelessness prevention/rapid re-housing, and transitional supportive services. 5. Assist the prospective clients in gathering the documentation necessary for enrollment. 6. Conduct regular reviews referral log to determine applicant trends and percentages of applicants accepted to and attending the program. Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960's to leading today in the field of mental health prison diversion programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For full-time employees, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
    • Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance
    • Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account
    • Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability
    • 403(b) matching retirement plans
    • Tuition Remission Programs
    • Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
    • Fitness/Wellness reimbursement
    • Employee Discount Program
    • Pet Insurance
    • Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)
    • Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits
    • 13 Paid Holidays
    • Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap Transparency in Coverage Information is available from BCBCMA via to get accurate, real-time estimates of cost-sharing liability for health care and services from different providers Requirements:
      Vaccination Policy: In accordance with VOAMASS' duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. PI185588777

Keywords: Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Lawrence , Case Manager, Executive , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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