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Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary:

This position is responsible for a caseload of adjudicated delinquent clients and their families who are chronic in delinquent behavioral problems by assisting them to transition out of the juvenile justice system.

Essential Functions:

• Maintains a client caseload with appropriate service plans.
• Enforces program expectations, 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.
• Assist clinician in developing 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 prepares required reports of the behavior and progress of clients.
• 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.
• Assist clinician in maintaining 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. Facilitate groups daily for clients to include a regular schedule of client curriculums and informative materials.
• Attends and acts as advocate or liaison to client court hearings, school meetings, and reviews.
• Coordinates 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. .
• Maintains confidentiality of information as it relates to client information.
• Facilitates an hour individual session weekly to assigned clients’ on caseload.
• Maintains bi-weekly contact with client’s guardian.
• Facilitates a weekly phone call with each client on caseload.
• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions:

• None

Minimum Requirements:

• The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
o Bachelors' degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, criminal justice or other related field; OR
o Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, criminal justice or other related field.
o Prior work experience with children preferred.
• Other Qualifications:
o At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
o Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
o Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
o Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
o Valid registered vehicle insurance.
• Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Please apply at jobs.geogroup.com

• Location: Morgantown, Pa, Reading

• Post ID: 35105221 reading
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