JOB TITLE: Caseworker 1
LOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for development, implementation, modification, and monitoring of client’s individual program plans based on identified client criminogenic needs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Corrections, or related field required. Six (6) months experience in Corrections and/or Social Service preferred. Must obtain and maintain required level of proficiency for the ORAS as certified by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in partnership with the University of Cincinnati. Failure to do so means the employee is not qualified to perform the essential functions of this position. Must have strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must possess reliable transportation, a valid Ohio driver’s license, and a driving record that does not preclude the employee from being covered by Agency liability insurance. Must have the ability to work effectively with Agency employees, outside contacts, and a diverse client population.
STARTING RATE: $16.00 per hour
Essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
· Reviews all available referral information and requirements, including previous ORION information, prior to initial meeting with the client.
· Administers or utilizes a current quantitative assessment of clients’ risk and criminogenic needs, including: criminal history, education/employment/financial, family/social support, neighborhood problems, substance use, peer associations, and criminal attitude/behavior patterns.
· Enters ORAS results into Gateway and ORION in an accurate and timely manner.
· Identifies clients’ barriers to successful program completion. Responds to barriers such as: age, education level, medical, mental health, transportation, housing etc.
· Introduces client to program utilizing the Role Clarification skill with emphasis on the client’s specific program.
· Completes and/or reviews intake/release packets.
· Completes/reviews PREA screening results.
· Completes intake CCIS/OhioMHAS forms in required time frame.
· Assists clients with becoming more positive, productive, and prosocial members in the community.
· Acts as an advocate for clients and holds clients accountable to program rules.
· Administers assessment tools properly. Ensures updates are completed as needed.
· Completes individual program plan (IPP) using the following criteria/standards:
· Utilizes assessment results to develop an effective IPP.
· Negotiates and executes a clear, mutual, flexible and realistic IPP based on risk, criminogenic needs, and referral source requirements. Addresses issues including, but not limited to: education/employment/financial, family/social support, neighborhood problems, substance use, peer associations, criminal attitude/behavior patterns, and program attendance.
· Completes IPP within established time frames.
· Negotiates goals and steps with assigned clients.
· Refers clients to appropriate community resources and/or Agency program(s) based on the clients’ identified areas of need.
· Monitors IPP compliance and evaluates overall progress as well as goal achievement with the client on a regular basis at a minimum of once a month.
· Renegotiates IPP and weekly goals with clients and documents any changes. Ensures revised IPP is signed and dated by client and staff.
· Ensures IPP goals and steps are “S.M.A.R.T.” and individualized.
· Prepares and maintains a confidential, organized, accurate, and updated case file for each assigned client.
· Utilizes EPICS II (Effective Practices in a Correctional Setting II) appropriately based on client’s needs:
· Uses the Agency’s Oriana Resource Information and Operations Network (ORION):
· Completes release checklist.
· Ensures client engages in a minimum of 40 hours of structured time via the use of the weekly trackers as required by specific program.
· Participates in team meetings as scheduled with program staff and supervisor. Discusses client issues and case reviews.
· Is knowledgeable and utilizes community resources. Completes appropriate release of information forms as required for making a referral and/or releasing information.
· Transports clients to appointments in a safe manner as needed.
· Notifies referral sources and service providers of any positive drug/alcohol test results. Requests approval from program specific designee for Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS).
· Facilitates programs as needed (e.g., TFAC, Motivation for Success, Client Orientation, Family Orientation, etc.).
· Makes referrals based on client’s ongoing needs and recommended targeted dosage hours as reflected in the Community Plan.
· Ensures post-tests and/or exit evaluations are completed prior to client’s release.
· Assists clients with making suitable housing arrangements.
· Prepares clients for release from the program with approved and appropriate Community Plan.
· Completes release CCIS/OhioMHAS forms in required time frame.
· Completes all necessary release forms upon client’s release from the program.
· Prepares final report per program guidelines and submits to referral source.
· Completes file closing procedures in a timely manner and submits all closed files to supervisor for review and approval.
Full Time Benefits Package includes:
· Medical Insurance and Prescription Card
· Paid Hospital Days
· Eight Paid Holidays
· Life Insurance
· Dental Insurance
· 10 Vacation Days per year
· 10 Personal-Sick Days per year
· Tuition Reimbursement
· Long-term Disability Insurance
· 403(b) Retirement Plan
· Wellness Program and Incentives, including FitThumb Wellness App.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Oriana House Recruiters may reach out to applicants via text messaging.
Oriana House Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (including veterans, disabled, and other protected categories) and a Drug-free Workplace
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.00 /hour
- Valid Ohio Driver's License (Required)