Job Title: Reentry Coordinator

Employer’s Name:Casa Esperanza, Inc.

Location of the position: Roxbury, MA

Full time, part time, permanent, short-term, contracted position:  Full-Time

Brief (1-2 sentence) organization description:  

Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual/bicultural behavioral health treatment provider serving Boston and the Merrimack Valley. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care. Casa Esperanza has an operating budget of $9 million and more than $9 million in assets.

General instructions to apply:  

Send resume and cover letter to hr@casaesperanza.org

Job role and purpose:

The purpose of Casa’s Reentry Program is to reduce relapse and recidivism among Latino reentering citizens living with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders (CODs) by expanding access to substance use disorder treatment and related recovery and reentry services.  Under the direction of the Project Director, they will be responsible for coordinating with correctional facilities to transition participants from corrections to a recovery-oriented continuum of care and developing and strengthening systems linkages to expand access to the community resources necessary to lay the groundwork for change, support sustained recovery, and facilitate meaningful participation in the community.   S/he will provide supervision and oversight to Reentry Case Managers and work in collaboration with other Casa programs to develop and strengthen systems linkages to enhance and expand access to a recovery-oriented continuum of care, as these are critical to their stability and behavioral health engagement.  The Reentry Coordinator will ensure that benchmarks, timelines, goals and objectives are being met and reported as required.  As part of the Casa Esperanza, Inc. team, they will play a lead role in providing services in a fully integrated, holistic, and collaborative manner using a team-treatment approach, to ensure the coordination of all client services, both across Casa programs as well as with external providers.

Responsibilities:

Program Planning and Service Delivery

  • Coordinate and conduct regular outreach to spaces frequented by active users in the community and service providers. treatment providers, correctional facilities, parole/probation boards, and other community based organization
  • Represent the agency by providing education and participating in community events, including monthly Reentry Panels in correctional facilities
  • Coordinate psycho-education groups and re-entry services inside correctional facilities and/or through telehealth for current and potential patients
  • Build collaborative relationships within the community that support a strong recovery system of care, including linkages to bilingual self-help supports and services
  • Work with residential staff to coordinate internal and external services, i.e. transportation, legal, medical, and housing, employment, and training, etc.
  • Recruit community stakeholders for participating in the Latino Recovery Network to develop a comprehensive, multi-agency approach to improving reentry services and co-facilitate quarterly meetings.
  • Continue to develop a sustainable system of care focused on Reentry services and supports
  • Review pre-release assessments, including screenings for co-occurring disorders, overdose risk, and recidivism risk to determine eligibility. 
  • Manage referral process and monitor case assignments to ensure appropriate caseloads
  • Ensure Reentry Specialists collaborate with Leadership and Staff in correctional facilities to develop transition plans for patients leaving correctional facilities and entering Casa’s system of integrated care
  • Consult with parole officers, providing all necessary information for the parole supervision plan
  • Advocate for Reentry services, wrap-around supports and community care to specialty courts, parole, probation, DCF, DMH and other state-wide agencies in accordance with Casa policies
  • Collaborate with Leadership to address any barriers to implementation or programs & services

Administrative

  • Ensure program is meeting state and federal standards of care and reporting requirements
  • Assist in data collection and outcomes reporting, per grant guidelines, parameters and regulations 
  • Complete periodic review of client records to ensure all client encounters and other data are documented as required and maintain up-to-date client records
  • Maintain up-to-date contacts for key resources (formally documented in Excel Spreadsheets), and ensure the team is trained to leverage these organizational linkages to support client access to care
  • Write and submit all reporting as required by Program funding sources in a timely manner, and as required
  • Establish and Maintain efficient work flow to ensure client utilization meet program goals and objectives
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary team to ensure that client’s treatment and service plans are implemented and client needs are being met
  • Ensure all documentation, including timesheets, related to billing is reconciled and submitted to appropriate parties in a timely manner
  • Attend all relevant case conferences and staff meetings, including MDT
  • Attend grantee meetings and conferences as appropriate or required. 
  • Provide bi-weekly supervision to staff and complete corresponding paperwork, and annual staff performance review
  • Attend bi-weekly supervision 
  • Other duties as assigned and as required

Supervision

  • Will supervise Reentry Specialists and receive supervision from the Project Director.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain clearance for, and willing to travel to, correctional facilities
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and project management ability
  • Ability to understand and manage moral/ethical boundaries with clients/staff.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Familiar with social, health and cultural issues specific to the Latino population
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and crisis management skills 
  • Computer skills, minimum Microsoft Word
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or other Human Services related field preferred (or comparable experience)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Certified Alcohol Counselor required or willing to obtain within one year of hire
  • CPR certified

Preferred qualifications:

To whom the position reports (supervisor):  Project Director

Salary and benefits info:

Salary: $48,000.00 to $52,000.00 /year

Benefits:

  • Relocation Expenses & Assistance
  • Health insurance (75% premium paid by employer)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Long Term Disability Insurance (100% Agency Paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% Agency Paid)
  • Professional Development Incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program

Deadline for application: December 16, 2020