Assess inmate’s clinical and social needs, and public safety risks. Plans for the treatment and services required to address the inmate’s needs. Identifies required community and county services available and coordinates the transition plan to ensure implementation and avoid gaps in care, assistance, and treatment with community-based services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
(The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Mesa County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
Work with inmates before release to identify needs and strengths using assessment tools for jail populations.
Assess inmate’s needs and arrange proper identification (if needed), placement, housing, medical care, food assistance and when appropriate employment. Assist inmates with special needs in securing housing prior to being released from jail.
Will assist the offenders who meet criteria by facilitating the application for and activations of federal entitlements such as Medicaid.
Must have or be able to develop knowledge of community resources and contact persons from outside agencies so the linkage and referrals can be made appropriately.
Work with District Attorney, Court Liaison, Mind Springs Health and Dept. of Health and Human Services to form a discharge plan (from jail) for people who require Adult Protective Services.
Work with the Medical Personnel, Mental Health Personnel and the Classification Team in the jail to determine individuals in need of assistance.
Assist in coordinating community psychiatric treatment and medication support for the offender upon release, through Mesa County Detention Facility Medical/Mental Health service provider as appropriate.
Work with the County and Community assistance organizations to identify availability of services, scope of assistance and points of contact. Assist inmates with referrals and proper paperwork for the assistance.
Must collaborate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team, including jail personnel, in order to efficiently meet the needs of the consumer.
Expected to demonstrate customer service focus, good communication and professionalism with consumers, co-workers, and outside agency personnel in order to provide high quality services and to enhance community relationships.
Attend and participate in all possible applicable staffings and other meetings pertinent to the position.
Participate in applicable annual trainings to keep updated on Detention operations, inmate programs and suicide prevention.
Provide and maintain accurate documentation of needs assessments and services provided for the inmate, including record keeping required by the Mesa County Detention Facility.
Create and complete monthly data tracking of all inmates assisted by the transition program to track success and recidivism rates.
Create monthly budget expenditures and grant use statistics data tracking reports.
Create monthly report for data collected from internal and external assessments, needs identified, and include services or resources offered.
Must complete all required paperwork accurately, legibly, and within established timelines.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social or behavioral sciences, education or related field.
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must have or be eligible to obtain a valid Colorado Driver’s License upon hire.