Facilitator for Logan and Champaign Counties / Justice Reinvestment and Incentive Grant
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WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
JOB TITLE: Facilitator/Justice Reinvestment and Incentive Grant
EXEMPTION STATUS: EXEMPT
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED
LOCATION: 18200 STATE ROUTE 4 MARYSVILLE, OHIO 43040
WORK SCHEDULE: 40 HOURS/WEEK (may include evening hours)
DATE: May 2019R
**This is a grant funded position provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023. ODRC will monitor the program and ensure compliance with all relevant standards. Additionally, continuation of the program beyond grant completion is subject to determination by ODRC and participating courts.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
JOB FUNCTION: Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, assists in the implementation of program services in the community including, but not limited to, chemical dependency, cognitive behavioral interventions, mental health and family counseling. This position is responsible for day-to-day programming including the implementation of specialized group work. They will also ensure continuous quality improvement of services. The Facilitator is expected to participate in activities which foster a safe and secure environment that is conducive to the goals and mission of the program and the referring counties. This individual will work in coordination with the Judges and Court Personnel in Delaware, Champaign, Logan, and Union Counties. They will serve as a teammate with Case Managers in each county and may provide coverage for the case manager if they are out of the office.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participates in supervisor, team/section, and all-staff meetings as scheduled;
- Assures that program policies & procedures are established and maintained in accordance with all applicable governing boards and federal, state & local authority;
- Serves as a liaison to Judges, probation staff, contract providers, and West Central
- Collects, prepares, and submits timely monthly, quarterly, annual reports as directed.
- Will follow and comply with all West Central policies and procedures.
2. PROGRAM OPERATIONS
3. COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL FUNCTION
- Facilitates cognitive behavioral treatment groups
- Reviews documentation on participants during screening process and those assigned to the program;
- Coordinates referral to substance abuse treatment, housing, mental health providers and schedules the first appointment for offender.
- Plans, develops, coordinates treatment services specific to an area of expertise (i.e. chemical dependency, family services, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy);
- Prepares treatment updates/progress reports for referring and supervising authorities;
- Reviews resident reports and/or requests;
- Monitors treatment records according to policy and accreditation standards;
- Ensures confidentiality with respect to information obtained and processed in the operation of the program;
- Documents release of information prior to making contacts with community resources
- Communicates with probation staff and the courts in regards to progress of each offender
- Assists the Case Manager in making referrals for chemical dependency, mental health, and family counseling as needed.
- Assists in covering caseload duties of Case Managers as needed and if they are absent. This includes assessment, treatment planning, case management, individual intervention, and documentation.
- Transports eligible residents from West Central to local community resources such as employment agencies, probation incentive offices, mental health/AOD counseling, etc. and returns them to the facility following West Central procedures and policies.
- Each employee understands his/her role in using cognitive behavioral interventions and develops the necessary competencies to successfully function in the program.
- Facilitates cognitive behavioral treatment groups, uses cognitive behavioral interventions in individualized settings, and provides appropriate reinforcement and disapproval to program participants.
4. PROGRAM EVALUATION
- Participates in continuous quality improvement activities relevant to services.
- Completes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports which reflect the programs participation, successful completions, group hours, individual hours, and success in meeting program goals.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Working knowledge of present and evolving clinical assessment & treatment services, including chemical dependency, cognitive behavioral interventions, mental health, family systems, and criminality;
- Ability to facilitate cognitive behavioral treatment groups
- Interpersonal communication skills required to engage and sustain working relationships with participants, participants’ families, other program staff, probation and court staff, community resources and the general public;
- Knowledge of, and ability to implement, problem-solving principles and counseling techniques appropriate to the criminal justice population;
- Ability to read and prepare reports, mastery of written communication;
- Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License required;
- Associate degree in related field or equivalent work experience; Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science preferred;
- Licensure from the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board (LSW/LPC) or license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC) preferred , willing and eligible to become licensed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board if not already in process;
- Skill in the use of personal computers and related office software;
- Certified in ORAS, or willing to become certified
- Certified Thinking For A Change Facilitator, or willing to become certified
- Potential exists for exposure to disease/illness;
- Involves travel between program sites, courts, probation, and West Central
All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related tasks as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.