Building new lives

beyond prison walls.

Pre-Release Care Manager

Changed Choices is accepting applications for a part-time Pre-Release Care Manager, who will function as the initial point of entry for incarcerated women seeking to enter the CARE I (Comprehensive Approach to Re-Entry) program and who will advance the women’s comprehensive care during their incarceration.

The Pre-Release Care Manager must be highly relational and possess an ability to quickly connect with people from diverse backgrounds—religious, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational and social.  She must have strong interpersonal skills, a high level of discernment,an innate ability to perceive needs, and an ability to advocate for the women in her care. She will be a problem solver, energetic and self-driven, able to create and evaluate programmatic needs as well as work effectively with officials in the judicial system. 

Applications will be accepted until March 18th.

PURPOSE STATEMENT: 

Changed Choices exists so that women who have experienced incarceration lead restored lives marked by healthy decisions, self-sufficiency, and contribution to their communities. As followers of Christ, we empower currently and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive change through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical and spiritual support.

The Pre-Release Care Manager will function as part of the Changed Choices team to ensure the continued low recidivism rate that is the result of the comprehensive approach to the incarceration and reentry of the women.  She must be an advocate and safeguard for Changed Choices’ vision, mission and values. 

EMPLOYEE STATUS:      Part time, (25 hours/week)  

REPORTS TO:            Program Manager

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Oversee the Client Admissions Process

  • Ensure training of the Admissions Team
  • Verify the members of the Admissions Committee
  • Prior to an Admission Committee Meeting, review the slate of perspective applicants prepared by the Admissions Team

II. Manage Ongoing Inmate Care

  • Serve as the primary Case Manager for all Pre-Release Clients.
  • Develop Initial Pre-Release Client Care Plan within 30 days’ post admissions, matching programs and support with hierarchy of client needs (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) identified in the admissions process.
  • Oversee the teams that deliver CARE I programming, including Correspondence Bible Study team, pen pals, Phone Team, Adapt Program Coordinator, and the Communications Volunteer.
  • Shepherd women in decisions and lifestyles that reflect Changed Choices client expectations and demonstrate their continued mental, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.
  • Establish positive client relationships quickly and address client needs in a manner that leads, encourages, and holds clients accountable for their progression of growth.
  • Utilize written tools to document client progress. 
  • Maintain a high degree of relational communication within the staff team.
  • Communicate, manage, and maintain current status reports among all staff that directly or indirectly serve the client. 
  • Working together with Reentry Care Manager, create recommendations for client reentry plans. 


III. Program Development & Effectiveness

  • Identify and create opportunities that will enhance womens’ successful transition from incarceration to the community. 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships within the judicial system (jail/state/federal prison) and community agencies that directly impact the successful implementation of Changed Choices Pre-Release Programs and Services.
  • Discern and communicate opportunities to collaborate with colleagues on projects that further institutional goals.
  • Safeguard the scope and volume of work by establishing healthy boundaries.


REQUIREMENTS:

Personal experience in the judicial system strongly preferred.

Educational or professional background in human services, substance abuse or mental health preferred with three or more years of management experience.

Must have strong interpersonal skills with a discerning ability to read “between the lines” regarding what is stated and not stated (written or verbally).

The successful candidate understands that Changed Choices is a non-profit organization led by followers of Christ. 

Must be highly relational with an ability to quickly connect with people from diverse backgrounds—religious, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational and social.

Motivated by love for others, possessing an innate ability to perceive needs and to advocate.

Must possess flexibility and exceptional problem solving skills in a team environment.

Strong computer/technology aptitude a plus; excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter stating why you are applying to Changed Choices for this position to Steph@changedchoices.org.  

Vision Statement: Changed Choices exists so that women who have experienced incarceration lead restored lives marked by healthy decisions, self-sufficiency, and contribution to their communities. 

Mission Statement: As followers of Christ, we empower currently and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive change through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical and spiritual support.


Changed Choices is non-discriminatory in the provision of services for and accepting women into our CARE program regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.