Employment Specialist Re-entry Day Report Center

Employment Specialist Re-entry Day Report Center

Wisconsin Community Services | Milwaukee, WI, 53208, US
Job Type: Full TimeSalary Range:$42,000 – $50,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 11 days ago

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Employment Specialist Re-entry Day Report Center
Job Code: 2022-CSCA-015
Location: Court Services & Community Alternatives
Department: Day Report Center
FT/PT Status: Full Time

Job Responsibilities:

Employment Specialist - Re-Entry Employment and Day Report Center

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for a range of case management duties, providing structure, accountability, and support for successful compliance while in the community.
  • Make referrals and monitor community-based services including treatment, employment, education, and other supportive services.
  • Assist in determining sanctions and incentives as may be appropriate for individual program participants - with final approval by the APD and Administrator.
  • Produce accurate and high-quality written and electronic files and internal and external system communications.
  • Conduct timely and complete data entry.
  • Assist Administrator with developing appropriate employment assessment tools to evaluate the needs of program participants.
  • Follow the Day Report Center's supervision model and its core elements, including agreed upon risk and need assessment tools.
  • Assist and contribute to a DRC Team staffing to determine the level of monitoring and release for inmates/DRC program participants.
  • Work with DOC in regard to DRC program participants' treatment follow-through and other conditions of probation.
  • Coordinate with Huber staff for new and current Re-Entry Employment participants.
  • Conduct alcohol breath tests.
  • Assist Huber staff with utilization of the DOC Electronic Monitoring Systems and assist in monitoring participants as needed.
  • Collaborate with other WCS Waukesha programs to obtain participants' pretrial compliance record.
  • Assist to train new staff (cross-training for the employment programs and assisting teammates in the DRC), ensuring all program protocol is followed.
  • Must adhere to confidentiality with all personnel issues and ensure that a professional environment is adhered to.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the daily operations of the Re-Entry Employment Program and DRC employment services, including new referrals and ongoing case management (Job readiness, job placement, job retention).
  • Responsible for all necessary coordination and documentation regarding collateral contacts for job placement or verifications for DRC and Re-Entry Employment (may include driving to work sites for verification with employers).
  • Responsible for reporting all program concerns directly to the Assistant Program Director or the Director, in the APD's absence.
  • Coordinating activities with the Sheriff's Department staff, ( weekly Huber job orientation meetings or questions regarding inmates - i.e. work search passes ).
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on all DRC Employment Services and Re-Entry Employment Program activity, (including the development and ongoing management of Excel reporting documents for Re-Entry and DRC Employment Services), assisting the APD and Administrator with monthly report statistics, as well as quarterly reports.
  • Weekend drug and preliminary breath testing as scheduled, Saturdays 8:00-11:00am.
  • Attend and volunteer during at least one Victim Impact Panel per year.

  • Job Qualifications:
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System; knowledge of local treatment programs and community resources to include housing, education, public transportation; knowledge of the Circuit Court Access Program (CCAP) and jail data systems; Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues; good organizational, computer and typing skills; ability to read and understand drug and alcohol testing results; good judgment.

    Minimal Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work or other related field; consideration of students working on degree; ability to work with criminal justice system and Huber Facility staff; possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License and insured auto; must pass criminal background check.

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