Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Aug-2017 to 04-Sep-2017
  • - Public Advocates in Community re-Entry (PACE, Inc.)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

PACE, Inc. provides services to those with criminal backgrounds to assist them in transitioning back to their community. This position is responsible for assisting clients assigned to his/her case load by conducting assessments, developing individualized and client-centered re-entry plans, and connecting clients to evidence-based services that will support successful re-entry, and providing long term care coordination until the plan is fully executed.

Organization Overview:
PACE, Inc. has been providing services to the ex-offender community since 1960.  The mission of PACE is to provide a variety of services to help previously incarcerated persons to lead productive and responsible lives in their community.  Our vision is to ensure that people returning to the community from incarceration have the tools and resources to successfully reenter; to promote public safety through effective reentry; and to enhance community stabilization through reduced crime and increased productiveness.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This will provide non-clinical services intended to aid individuals in establishing and maintaining individual recovery from addiction. The recovery coach promotes a recovery based approach to member care with an emphasis on respect, self-direction, and empowerment by providing peer support, personal assistance, education on community resources, and other supportive services for individuals with a substance abuse disorder (SUD).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
•         Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required;
•         Minimum 2 years demonstrated personal recovery experience;
•         Prior Completion of the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPRC) certification preferred but not required. This credential is intended for individuals who have a lived experience of recovery and who desire to help people in addiction recovery;
•         Experience facilitating recovery groups;
•         Must have knowledge of recovery support systems, including but not limited to, 12-step support groups; and
•         Must have experience and/or a working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.   Demonstrates positive beliefs and feelings regarding clients with varying levels of needs;
2.   Collects client data and conduct follow up surveys to ensure long-term client engagement; 
3.   Helps navigate recovery support systems.
4.   Able to share personal recovery experiences and can model effective coping techniques. 
5.   Provides clients with ongoing education regarding substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, tobacco, nutrition and exercise and other health and wellness information;
6.   Finds creative and effective solutions to complex problems and justifies prioritization
when needed;
7.   Provides peer support in a positive and supportive manner through coaching, role modeling and mentoring in order to assist members in developing skills to achieve their goals;
8.   Serves as a liaison between administration, staff, clients, and volunteers; 
9.   Effective written and verbal communication, including ability to communicate in a professional manner;
10.  Attend any and all meetings and trainings held in the community in reference to the re-entry population;
11.  Ensure emergency basic needs are addressed immediately (i.e. food, temporary housing, transportation, clothing, etc.);
12.  Make follow-up calls after all referrals are made.  Ensure all referrals are documented in case notes and in client's paper file;
13.  Ability to facilitate recovery support groups as needed;
14.  Ensure constant communication is made with the criminal justice monitoring agency (i.e.
Probation/parole/community corrections officers, etc.) to inform them of services PACE is providing and recommendations on any additional service needed;
15.  Provide case notes for every intervention (i.e. appointment, phone call, etc.) in the clients services database (ETO);
16.  Maintain confidentiality and standards of ethical practice;
17.  Assess criminogenic needs of clients to determine how PACE can be of assistance and make appropriate referrals to other agencies when necessary. 
18.  Other duties as assigned;

ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES:
•   Addresses barriers to successful recovery and serves as a role model and advocate;
•   Strong interpersonal skills and customer service skills;
•   Demonstrates good communication skills;
•   Advocate for members, as needed, to ensure delivery of necessary services;

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
•   Be Familiar with all state reporting requirements.
•   Accurately and timely enter all information into all reporting database; including any and all billing to partner agencies.
•   Provide monthly report of clients served, case load report and client success story to Executive Director by the 5th of every month. 
•   Document all information of client employment and retention in the client services database, Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
•   Provide follow-up on clients every 30-60-90-180 days.  Follow-up information is then noted in the client services database.
•   Complete re-arrest forms and enter into ETO as the information is received.  Ensure a copy of the form is turned in with the monthly report. 

PACE, INC. RESPONSIBILITIES:
•         Maintain a confidential and trustworthy relationship with clients.
•         Always represent PACE in the most professional way especially when in the community.
•         Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings.
•         Submit requested information for Monthly Newsletter or other Development activity.
•         Participate in development when requested.
•         Maintain regular and consistent contact with all PACE staff.
•         Share news, information, new sources with staff; especially as it pertains to development.
•         Dress, speak and conduct yourself in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.

TRAINING:
•         Obtain Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPRC) certification
•         Attend relevant trainings when necessary.
•         Remain educated about service agencies in Marion County.

OTHER:
•   Must understand the role of employee's individual position regarding HIPAA requirements and level of access to Protected Health Information as defined in HIPAA hospital-wide policies.
•   Must understand that it is the responsibility of every PACE staff member to provide client safety as a priority response according to evidence based practices.  Encourage clients to be actively involved in their own plan, exhibiting client-centered principles.

***This position is funded by an 18-month grant.  PACE makes every effort to ensure program sustainability but that is not guaranteed. 

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