MILWAUKEE COUNTY EARLY INTERVENTIONS PROGRAM

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title:                MENTAL HEALTH DEFERRED PROSECUTION/DIVERSION AGREEMENT CASE MANAGER

Program:                       Milwaukee County Early Interventions Unit

Reports to:                     Early Interventions Unit Coordinator

Position Summary:        Provide case management and community supervision for low and moderate risk offenders with diagnosed mental health disorders who have entered into a diversion or deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) through the Early Interventions program. Motivate participants to achieve goals and address identified criminogenic risk and needs.

Position Functions:        

  • Coordinate case plan and service delivery with an emphasis on utilizing evidence based programming.

  • Utilize results of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised risk assessment and develop individualized case plan with the participant that targets identified criminogenic risk and needs.

  • Verify information provided by participants.

  • Provide referrals to risk reduction interventions such as AODA treatment and cognitive behavioral services.

  • Monitor participant’s compliance and progress with risk reduction and accountability interventions.

  • Respond to pro-social and noncompliant behaviors demonstrated by participant.

  • Conduct criminal history checks at prescribed intervals.

  • Schedule and participate in case staffing (meeting with district attorney, defense attorney, and service providers) when necessary.

  • Prepare detailed staffing, compliance, and court reports.

  • Accurately document and track required data in web-enabled database in accordance with established program policies and procedures.

  • Willingness to be trained in and use evidence-based practices and programs with participants such as motivational interviewing, Thinking for a Change, other cognitive behavioral intervention tools as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of effective evidence-based practices with criminal justice involved populations.

  • Knowledge of community-based resources and Mental Health/AODA treatment system.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations in a non-judgmental and personable manner.

  • Effective interpersonal skills in bringing people together to solve problems.

  • Strong organizational skills and willingness to be flexible.

  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel and web enabled databases.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work with emphasis on mental health or other social service field.

  • Training and experience in Motivational Interviewing preferred.

  • Minimum of two years of experience providing case management services to a population with significant mental health related needs or criminal justice-involved individuals.

  • Must pass pre-employment background check.

Position Term

  • Agreement to abide by and subscribe to the mission, vision, and culture of JusticePoint

  • Permanent full-time, with benefits

  • $45,000 base salary