June 12, 2017
Lexington Rescue Mission is seeking qualified candidates for a case manager position that will assist men and women in making a successful transition from incarceration to independent living.
This is a new, full-time position in our Breaking Chains ministry, which helps incarcerated men and women make a smooth transition back into the community. This person will report directly to Julius Johnson, our Director of Re-Entry Services.
- Meet individually with men and women who are incarcerated in the Fayette County Detention Center and those who are on probation or parole in Fayette County, including residents of Dismas Charities, to screen for program eligibility.
- Once clients are enrolled in the program, help them develop personal transition plans for their release. The transition plan will include goals for securing housing, obtaining employment or furthering education, strengthening family relationships, and building a community support system.
- Meet bi-weekly with clients for at least three months to monitor their progress on meeting goals and objectives, help them overcome roadblocks, and offer support.
- Record all client records, including transition plans and case management notes, in online client database within two (business) days of meeting with clients.
- Connect clients to services within the Lexington Rescue Mission, including Advance Lexington and transitional housing, as well as other community resources. Provide assistance as needed, including help with birth certificates and IDs, transportation, clothing, felony expungement, support groups, and other resources.
- Work with other organizations, including public agencies, non-profit organizations, and faith-based groups, to create a network of resources that enhance clients’ chances for successful transitions.
- Teach classes to inmates at Fayette County Detention Center, as needed.
- On a monthly basis, contact former clients by phone or e-mail to track recidivism. For those that cannot be reached, utilize the Kentucky Offender Online Lookup (KOOL) to track client re-arrests and record all findings in client files.
- Assist in training re-entry volunteers for effective service delivery both inside and outside of jails and prisons.
- Meet with re-entry team weekly, including Director of Re-Entry Services, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, and AmeriCorps Housing Counselor, to identify gaps and effectively coordinate services for clients.
- Personal: Passion for the mission of Lexington Rescue Mission
- Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or a ministerial degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Experience working with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated men and women is helpful.
- Knowledge: Effective case management practices
- Skills and Abilities: Counseling skills; ability in working with teams; teaching and coaching
Interested candidates may e-mail their cover letters and resumes to Julius Johnson.