Reentry Outreach Care Coordinator
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REACH Mission and Values
The REACH Program of Evergreen Treatment Services works with individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders to help them achieve stability and improved quality of life. Through outreach, engagement, and ongoing relationships REACH focuses on reducing harm and supporting healing. REACH bridges gaps and helps individuals access essential resources such as housing, health care, entitlements and treatment.
The REACH Team is passionate about creating a hospitable and welcoming environment for all people while providing quality services on an individually tailored basis to our clientele. REACH values diversity, is committed to social justice, and appreciates hard work, creativity and a good sense of humor.
REACH Reentry Program
The Reentry Care Coordination Team (RCCT) provides comprehensive transitional reentry care coordination services to adults transitioning out of the suburban jails in South and East King County and supporting reentry from the Maleng Regional Justice Center. The team focuses on providing individualized services to adults who are experiencing behavioral health challenges (substance use and/or mental health), need an intensive level of community-based support, and may be experiencing homelessness. The program goals are to connect with individuals while in custody to ensure a seamless transition from the criminal legal system to successful engagement with community-based services, ultimately reducing further involvement with the criminal legal system.
Recognizing that people of color are disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system and face multiple systemic barriers to accessing needed services, this program will prioritize individuals who have experienced this marginalization. Culturally responsive services will be provided in alignment with a racial equity and social justice framework. The target population is adults who are transitioning out of a suburban jail in South and East King County and/or; Are not tiered or engaged in a behavioral health program; Require transitional support to access and maintain community connections; Are experiencing homelessness; Are cycling through the jails.
The RCCTis an intensive, flexible, community-based team that provides individually tailored services aimed at connecting clients to the community resources needed to help them achieve stability and improved quality of life. Care coordination services will be collaborative and respectful of client choice, supportive of client autonomy, and centered around each participants’ self-determination and individual goals.
All Reentry services will work to assist an individual through identified goals for up to 180 days that could include:
The purpose of the Re-Entry Outreach Care Coordinator position is to engage and support individuals entering the community after incarceration. Our goal is to work alongside clients and communities to reduce difficulties in transitioning into those communities. By working with behavioral health/substance abuse providers, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the client’s community of origin we hope to reduce recidivism and improve the quality of life for everyone involved.
This position involves providing in custody outreach to make contact with individuals who are incarcerated, in order to build rapport, address immediate needs, and provide assistance with accessing longer term services. This position will collaborate with REACH staff, local community resources, first responders, and other outreach providers, and will engage eligible individuals who may be referred or identified through street outreach. The REACH worker will meet with clients on the street after release or at other locations and may accompany clients to community resources as needed to ensure engagement in services.
The target population is adults who are experiencing homelessness and behavioral health challenges and are not effectively engaged in the services they need to improve the quality of their lives. These individual often cycle through local jails and have great difficulty navigating the criminal justice system. The Outreach Care Coordinator will work with individuals who face multiple barriers and are traditionally underserved to access the local behavioral health and primary care services they need. Services provided will be client-centered and strengths-based, utilizing motivational interviewing skills and delivered from a harm-reduction and trauma informed perspective, focused on client choice and improved quality of life.
The Reentry Outreach Care Coordinator must develop positive and collaborative relationships with partners and staff of other agencies providing services to this population in order to effectively coordinate care. The nature of this position is extremely independent, requiring initiative and creative thinking, multitasking, strong time management and organizational skills, and conflict resolution skills. Excellent boundaries and ability to conduct street outreach while maintaining personal safety through best practices and awareness essential.
Job Functions (May Include)
High school diploma or equivalent required. Undergraduate degree preferred. Relevant experience may substitute for degree. Academic training in the social service field and in the area of behavioral health/substance use disorders desired. CDP/CDPT and MSW’s highly desirable.
A minimum of three years of experience in work related to social work or outreach programs. Direct experience providing services from a harm reduction perspective to individuals experiencing behavioral health challenges essential.
Mathematical Skills and Reasoning Ability
Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record required.
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