Intersection to Care Resource Liaison             

Intersection to Care Resource Liaison             

Responsibilities

The primary function of the Intersection to Care Resource Liaison (RL) is to provide women leaving incarceration with the resources and skills to reintegrate into the community and obtain meaningful employment. RL will be responsible for evaluating and meeting with women, pre-release, to coordinate and provide direct resources, referral to community assistance, and reintegration services for women being housed in the Shawnee County Adult Detention Center (SCADC), thereby increasing their opportunity to become productive members of the community, and thereby reducing recidivism. 

  • Using trauma-informed and victim-centered practices, create relationships of trust with at-risk incarcerated women (clients) at SCADC.
  • Offer relevant services to eligible and interested clients of the Intersections to Care (ITC) Program.
  • Collaborate and work directly with SCADC personnel, parole, and probation to evaluate needs of each individual and create individualized ITC Plans.
  • Coordinate care for clients leaving incarceration. This includes collaborating with local organizations to develop and maintain access to services for women leaving incarceration, including housing, food and clothing, mental/physical health care, substance misuse treatment, employment, transportation, training and education or other services as needed. 
  • Schedule appointments, services and transportation as needed before a client leaves incarceration.
  • Upon release, ensure each client is met by you, a trained mentor, or appropriate agency to meet immediate needs.
  • During first 4 weeks post incarceration, follow-up with clients /mentors–weekly or daily as needed. Follow-up monthly once client has reached stabilization. 
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate mentors for client’s post-incarceration.
  • Track services, Rotary Cares bags and volunteers for program, and report monthly to Rotary Global Grant/Intersection to Care Committee.
  • Identify, develop, and coordinate workshops and training for clients.
  • Attend meetings as required. 
  • Work closely with community partners and designated Rotary members (Sharon Sullivan/Patti Mellard) to solve complex problems, address needs of clients, ensure Rotary Care bags and Commissary are adequate in number and addressing needs of clients. 
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development to provide best practices. 
  • Develop and update available services for formerly incarcerated women, as needed. 
  • Ensure documentation of all client services provided by RL and mentors, all trainings, referrals, and resources provided are complete and accurate.
  • Respond promptly to crisis, developing appropriate plans with community partners to meet client needs.
  • Develop intervention plans to prevent or reduce recidivism or additional admissions to jails.
  • Promote a positive image of the ITC program by initiating, developing, and sustaining effective professional relationships in the community, and ensuring a victim-centered focus.
  • Suggest, support, and participate in the quality initiatives undertaken by the ITC program, assist in in refining systems and processes that improve positive program outcomes.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

  • Current licensed master’s level clinician required (LMSW, LSCSW, etc.).
  • Three (3) years employment as a victim advocate preferred.
  • One (1) year crisis service experience preferred.
  • Experience with the CMHC system preferred.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and ask for support, as necessary.
  • Maintain effective, cooperative working relationships, both internally and externally, as it relates to the operations and business of the ITC program.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with professionals and clients.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Must have knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to complete program trainings as required, including SCADC training and SHRM Getting Talent Back to Work course.
  • Ability to maintain client and program confidentiality at all times. Adhere to all HIPAA standards for confidentiality.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history check and KDADS Child and Adult Abuse Registry check. 

Must be able to perform day-to-day physical requirements of the job, including, but not limited to:

  • Frequently required to interview, record data, and identify clients.
  • Constant requirement to communicate via telephone, computer, and in person.
  • Frequently required to use computer to research, record data, and update files.
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, or carry 30 pounds.
  • Frequently required to move around the building and community.

 

Salary Range   

$22.25 – $26.70 – $32.71

 

Hours

F/T – Monday – Friday

How to Apply

Please submit resume or completed application to:

Human Resources

5401 SW 7th St.

Topeka, KS 66606

OR

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Phone: (785) 273-2252

Fax: (785) 273-7489
Email: apply@valeotopeka.org

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