Case Manager

Allen County, IN - Fort Wayne, IN

Full-time$24 an hour
EducationSkillsBenefits
This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

Medical, dental, vision and more
Generous paid time off and holidays
Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am -5:00 pm; 40 hours/week; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Placement Coordinator and/or Case Management Section Chief, the Case Manager is responsible for monitoring the program compliance of low, medium, and high risk program participants arrested for misdemeanor and felony related offenses, and assisting with program and project development as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for meeting and consulting with program participants, preparing legal documents, distributing informational handouts, answering general questions, and explaining program rules and conditions.
Represents Community Corrections at the Allen County Superior and Circuit Court on a daily basis and files Home Detention Screening Reports in Felony Court.
Designs and develops an individualized case plan for each program participant based on their Criminal Justice Risk Assessment (IRAS) score, clinical impressions, program recommendations, and court ordered sanctions.
Monitors compliance of the rules and regulations for Reentry Court, Restoration Court, and Veterans Court.
Responds and documents all telephone and email correspondence from program participants, program participants’ families, treatment providers, transitional living facilities, and attorneys on caseload.
Enters program participant data into the computer accurately and completely.
Oversees and/or conducts group screenings for all offenders not incarcerated and persons wishing to reside with an incarcerated offender. Ensures offenders and other persons in the household complete and sign all required paperwork.
Prepares and forwards necessary program participant requirements documents to counselors and agencies.
Prepares and forwards necessary program participant requirements documents to counselors and agencies.
Reviews and processes reports from all referral sources, reviews deficiencies when necessary, makes referrals to agencies for additional services, and imposes monitoring sanctions.
Conducts observed urine drug tests on a random basis and maintains drug test records.
Files revocation paperwork with Allen County Superior Courts for all felony and misdemeanor offenders that fail to complete their intake in the allotted time frame as designated by the Courts.
Prepares successful and termination discharge paperwork for all program participants.
Reviews program participants’ files for accuracy and completeness prior to creation of discharge paperwork.
Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.
Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science, or related field of study and three years’ experience in case management or related experience
Ability to be certified in Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS) Tool Training/Application
Ability to be certified in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
Knowledge of all local, state, and federal laws applicable to program operations
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of standard policies and practice of Allen Superior Court
Knowledge of treatment programs and services available to program participants in order to to offer referrals to program participants
Ability to deal swiftly, rationally, and decisively with potentially violent individuals and precarious situations
Strong interviewing skills to investigate, counsel, and work with program participants and their families to complete all the program requirements
Strong supervisory skills to provide intensive case management services and ensure completion of program requirements
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all department records and information
Knowledge of evidence collection and preservation techniques to conduct urine drug screenings
Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The Case Manager works in and out of an office setting with frequent contact with potentially dangerous, violent, and abusive program participants convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses. There is some standing and walking with frequent sitting. Some lifting of up to 40 pounds, bending, reaching overhead, and kneeling is required. Frequent mental/visual effort, attention to detail, detailed inspection, and typing are to be expected.