Reentry Case Manager

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Our House team has defined a set of seven Guiding Principles that characterize our culture and that we intentionally seek to uphold: Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart.

Duties

Provide leadership in the implementation of Our House programs & services by drawing on best practices in the field, innovation, and sharing of resources.
Support the development, implementation, & growth of all aspects of the Reentry Program, including program design, grant applications, partnership development and case management best practices.
Provide the following direct services to clients of the Reentry Program and the Career Center:
Recruit clients for the program, conduct enrollments, perform comprehensive assessment of client needs, and screen for program eligibility
Engage clients in case management on a regular basis and develop individualized goal plans. Plans may include acquiring documentation, applying for public benefits, seeking mental health/recovery resources, communicating with probation/parole/courts, transitioning into permanent housing, and navigating the challenges of experiencing involvement in the criminal justice system.
Connect clients to community resources, including but not limited to: transportation assistance, housing assistance, family support, legal assistance, food aid.
Provide job search and job retention services including direct services and referrals to partner agencies with goals of improving soft and hard skills, helping clients find higher paying jobs, and creating sustainable career paths.
Refer eligible clients to enroll in occupational training, work experience, and supportive service programs that align with their goals

Qualifications

High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience working with individuals and families in poverty, distress, and/or homelessness and near-homelessness.
Experience working with individuals and groups in a social service setting, such as through case management, therapy, counseling, or mentorship.
Interest in the criminal justice system and successful prisoner reentry.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Position requires some travel within Central Arkansas.
Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

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