Company: Abraxas (A GEO Company) ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

This position is responsible for a caseload of ARCH clients. This position will work at 2929 Wabash, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains a client caseload with appropriate service plans.

Enforces program norms, rules, and behavioral standards.

Coordinates and develops appropriate service plans through the utilization of various identified resources to assist the client in making the transition from a residential placement or institution to the community in lieu of incarceration.

Prepares service plans and aftercare plans which may include utilizing services such as Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD), legal, behavioral, medical, educational, vocational, family, and psychosocial for each client and update and monitor such plans in a timely manner.

Supervises client activities and prepare required reports of the behavior and progress of clients. Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports in a timely manner as well as month-end reports, and incident and arrest reports as needed.

Supports clients and their families in completing any court ordered conditions including restitution, community service, or specific counseling needs and assessment.

Coordinates efforts with the courts, probation department, schools, employers, job training, recovery programs, counseling, family, or other social service agencies and community programs to meet the clients individualized needs.

Maintains regular contacts with referral agency staff assigned to each client in order to maintain communication and consistency with client and family treatment to meet contractual or licensing obligations and ensure regulatory compliance with outside referral agencies.

Develops and maintains resources for clients including a community based resource listing and curriculums. Performs groups and training on a weekly basis for clients to include a regular schedule of client curriculums and informative materials.

Maintains contact with client at institutions and placements prior to release to the community.

Attends and acts as advocate or liaison to all client court hearings, school meetings, and reviews.

Arranges and conducts home visits with the client's family on weekly basis throughout the referral. Meets required guidelines for number of hours spent with each client and family.

Facilitates groups for clients and families and assist in facilitating life skills workshops and seminars.

Provides information, training, or workshops to external agencies and funding personnel regarding the program/facility mission statement and treatment philosophy.

Provides transportation for clients as needed for program/facility related meetings and activities as needed.

Develops a weekly work schedule to best service each client. Coordinates with clinical staff regarding optimum client services. Arrange and conduct visits with the client and family at the facility, home, and community based locations before and after release.

Implements and supports organizations mission, goals, and objectives and follows policies on professional expectations, code of conduct and other practices and procedures.

Communicates effectively with staff, clients and with support services and customers.

Maintains confidentiality of information as it relates to client information.

Demonstrates Professionalism in Performance of Job.

Demonstrates effort in professional development for self and others.

Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management.

Performs other duties as required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

• The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

Ø BA/BS degree in related field and minimum of one year of related experience in the adult field, or
Ø MA/MS in related field and minimum of six months related experience in the juvenile field.
• Ability to compose correspondence such as memorandums, letters, or emails, in a clear and concise manner. 
• Ability to speak clearly when interacting with others in person or while on the telephone.  Must be able to ask questions when assignments are unclear or ambiguous.  Must be able to communicate with customers, clients and the general public.
• Ability to work independently and in group settings.  Must be willing to lead the work of others on occasion.
• Working knowledge of all software applications used by the supported group.  This typically includes using word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, charts and database software applications. 
• Working knowledge of various equipment typically found in an office environment.
• Other Qualifications:
Ø At least twenty-one (21) years of age
Ø Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI)
Ø Non-communicable diseases physical exam
Ø Valid driver's license
Ø Valid registered vehicle insurance


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