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Discharge Case Manager/Planner
Location:County Courthse WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:10/04/2020
Hiring Range:$21.27/hr to $24.32/hr
  
Job Responsibilities:
WHO WE ARE:
Wood County has great passion for serving our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal. If you have a background in Human Services and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 

WHAT WE OFFER:

In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:

-Health Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-Vision Insurance
-Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan
-457 deferred compensation plan
-Income Continuation Insurance
-Vacation, Comp and Sick Time
-Holiday Pay
-Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
-Life Insurance and more!

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR TEAM:

In Partnership with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department the Wood County Human Services, has an immediate opening for a Discharge Case Manager. This position provides support to inmates preparing for discharge from the Wood County Jail. The primary role is to develop goals and a resource plan in order to assist participants in achieving their full potential. This position will support the mission of Wood County Human Services Department. The work is performed under the immediate direction of the Economic Support Supervisor. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Discharge Case Manager will perform the following duties. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Establish rapport with program participants to obtain relevant and adequate information to determine their needs.  
2. Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the Wood County Jail and the Human Services Department. 
3. Conduct interviews with participants in a therapeutic manner to obtain critical and thorough information, and exercise good judgment in evaluating situations, making decisions and implementing effective strategies. 
4. Responsible for providing case management services to all participants scheduled for discharge. Assist in connecting participants to the following services: AODA, mental health, education, employment, housing, and other identified areas of need.
5. Meet with program participants inside the Wood County Jail. Once released, any follow-up appointments will be held within the Human Services Department. 
6. Assist each participant in applying for benefits that will assist them in meeting their needs. 
7. Provide outreach, coordination, and monitoring services during the first thirty 30 days following discharge from the Jail in order to ensure the participant’s follow-up arrangements and needs are met.
8. In conjunction with the participant, develop an individualized discharge plan that focuses on short term goals that will reduce recidivism and promote long-term success. 
9. Develop relationships with community service providers. Work collaboratively with providers to provide successful outcomes for participants.
10. Present with optimism and have a strong belief in the potential of every individual served. 

B. OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Provide appropriate services and interventions to each person served. 
2. Provide monthly updates to the Wood County Jail Captain, Sheriff, and Human Services Director.
3. Attend staff meetings, appropriate training and education, and related conferences.  Demonstrate the ability to constructively utilize training and education provided.
4. Any other duties as may be assigned.
 

 
Job Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social Work, Social Sciences, or a directly related field is preferred. Will consider applicants with an Associate’s Degree in the above-listed fields of study with at least three years of case management experience. Basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions (agency manuals, etc.), and reading and writing (for reports) is necessary. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with individuals and groups. This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites. Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.

Basic office equipment used: computer, printing equipment, dictation equipment, telephone, copy machine, FAX machine.