Re-Entry Specialist/Justice Involved Services

Summary of Duties & Responsibilities

Jewish Family Service’s Jail Re-Entry Program provides discharge planning for inmates preparing for transition from incarceration to society. The duty of the Re-Entry Specialist is to provide an outreach service inside the Atlantic County Justice Facility specifically by engaging, providing case management, advocacy and participating in release planning. The Re-entry Specialist carries a caseload of incarcerated clients, yet work with a multitude of team members to carry out the utmost appropriate discharge plan tailored each client. Team members include, and not limited to; a GED Specialist, Vocational Specialist, Mental Health Justice Outreach Specialist, and Licensed/Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors. The Re-entry Specialist refers clients to outside agencies and also works closely with a large extent of other community services and partners. The position ensures contract commitments under professional, county, and agency standards. Knowledge of local resources and basic knowledge of the criminal justice system, is a plus.

  • Individual group and family intervention.
  • Outreach case management and support
  • Referral, advocacy for linkage to essential services after analysis and evaluation of consumer needs and goals
  • Connection of the consumer to social, spiritual and other community resources as expressed by the consumer; and Development of a wishes and services plan.
  • Provides or arranges client transportation.
  • Provides skills development training, coupled with or based upon an assessment of development and progress.
  • Organizes and supports recreational and/or socialization activities.

Burlington County Program

  • Provides individual substance abuse education counseling sessions as per contract with Burlington County Social Services.
  • Facilitates substance abuse support groups.
  • Discharge planning

Position Requirements

Education/Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Behavioral Health, Counseling, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, or Criminal Justice. One year of experience in MH setting required for case managers with Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ability to engage, assesses individuals in a correctional institution, abiding by polices of the institution.

Please send resume in confidence to careers@jfsatlantic.org