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Jail Screening Specialist – 3rd shift
Position Summary:

The 3rd shift Jail Screening Specialist assesses the needs of individuals who are arrested and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail who are pending a bail setting decision. Using an actuarial risk assessment, the Jail Screening Specialist determines an individual’s risk for pretrial misconduct (defined as risk to miss court or be rearrested while out on bail) and prepares a detailed report used by criminal justice stakeholders to assist in making informed bail decisions. The Jail Screening Specialist also conducts a more in-depth assessment to identify individuals who may be eligible for treatment and diversion programming in Milwaukee County. Finally, this position will assist with location monitoring in the GPS program. Many of the individuals served experience mental health and/or substance use disorders; as such, this role requires an individual who is both empathetic and compassionate.

Duties include completing face-to-face interviews, pretrial risk assessments, and actuarial risk assessments for defendants booked into the Milwaukee County Jail; conducting criminal history and records checks; provide written reports for electronic submission to the court that include recommendations for bail and release conditions; entering and maintaining case information in the electronic database; processing and requesting release for individuals in custody to JusticePoint’s Pretrial Supervision program; and assisting with location tracking and device maintenance for the Electronic Monitoring program outside of regular business hours.

Salary:
$38,500
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; 3rd shift (Thurs-Mon or Tues-Sat, 10p-6:30a)
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Support Assistant
Position Summary:

The Support Assistant is an essential role which serves as the first point of contact for work orders from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  This position will work with Installers, clients, and probation agents to ensure work orders are being fulfilled within the required timeframe.  The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication, ascribe to a servant leadership philosophy, and have a strong attention to detail.

This position is responsible for assigning work orders based on Installer location and timeframe & will work closely with Installers across the state by assisting with basic troubleshooting of various electronic monitoring devices and with any service-related questions. The Support Assistant will occasionally handle installations and other maintenance-related requests with clients.

Salary:
$20/hour
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Electronic Monitoring
Location:
Milwaukee
Terms:
Part-time; M-F 3p-7p
Case Manager
Position Summary:

Case Managers are the nexus that serves the needs of defendants who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse and assist those clients in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable and help ensure court appearances and remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is both empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the District Attorney’s Office, and defense.

Case Managers complete pretrial risk assessments for defendants booked into the Racine County Jail; provide written reports to the court that include recommendations for release conditions; administer drug screens to male clients (collector must be the same gender as the client providing the sample); provide electronic monitoring services; refer to & have knowledge of available community resources; help ensure the defendant attends all court appearances & remains arrest-free; enter and maintain case information in the electronic database.

Salary:
$39,000 annually
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Racine, WI
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; occasional weekend hours
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Jail Screening Specialist – 2nd shift
Position Summary:

The 2nd shift Jail Screening Specialist assesses the needs of individuals who are arrested and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail who are pending a bail setting decision. Using an actuarial risk assessment, the Jail Screening Specialist determines an individual’s risk for pretrial misconduct (defined as risk to miss court or be rearrested while out on bail) and prepares a detailed report used by criminal justice stakeholders to assist in making informed bail decisions. The Jail Screening Specialist also conducts a more in-depth assessment to identify individuals who may be eligible for treatment and diversion programming in Milwaukee County. Finally, this position will assist with location monitoring in the GPS program. Many of the individuals served experience mental health and/or substance use disorders; as such, this role requires an individual who is both empathetic and compassionate.

Duties include completing face-to-face interviews, pretrial risk assessments, and actuarial risk assessments for defendants booked into the Milwaukee County Jail; conducting criminal history and records checks; provide written reports for electronic submission to the court that include recommendations for bail and release conditions; entering and maintaining case information in the electronic database; processing and requesting release for individuals in custody to JusticePoint’s Pretrial Supervision program; and assisting with location tracking and device maintenance for the Electronic Monitoring program outside of regular business hours.

Salary:
$36,500
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; 2nd shift (Tuesday-Saturday, 2:30p-11p)
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Service Facilitator
Position Summary:

Youth Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary program designed to provide in-home mental health support and services to youth and their families who have mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. CCS helps individuals live their best lives by providing client-centered and selected services tailored to their unique needs including case management, therapy, mentoring, and other services as needed to meet self-identified goals.

The Youth CCS Service Facilitator will be responsible for community-based support for the mental health and behavioral needs of youth and families. Service Facilitators support families through connection to community resources, client-centered services, and a strengths-based approach to healing. Additionally, they are responsible for completing clinical assessments and for developing a network of community support and resources.

Salary:
$46,000-$48,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Recovery Support
Location:
West Bend, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits
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Program Director/Mental Health Professional
Position Summary:

Youth Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary program designed to provide in-home mental health support and services to youth and their families who have mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. CCS helps individuals live their best lives by providing client-centered and selected services tailored to their unique needs including case management, therapy, mentoring, and other services as needed to meet self-identified goals.

The Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CCS program, including providing direct supervision to staff, assuring contractual guidelines and policies/procedures are met, and overseeing quality assurance and improvement. This role will also provide clinical supervision and oversight for the team to deliver targeted services so the consumers can overcome barriers, growing through the CCS program to meet their goals.

Salary:
$60,000-$65,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Recovery Support
Location:
West Bend, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits
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Care Coordinator
Position Summary:

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a recovery-focused, rehabilitative, and integrated behavioral health program for adults with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The program is person-centered and uses consumer-directed service plans to describe the individualized services that will support the consumer in achieving their recovery goals.

The Care Coordinator will work under the CCS system of care which includes a set of values that emphasize individualized, strengths-based, trauma-informed, person-centered, harm-reduction focused, community-based, and culturally sensitive care. The Care Coordinator is responsible for helping our consumers understand, navigate, and grow through the CCS program. They meet and work with the individual’s service providers and other team supports that assist in their progression through the CCS program. The Care Coordinator receives consultation from the mental health and substance use professionals while working on the individual’s recovery plan of care.

Salary:
$44,000-$48,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Recovery Support
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time (M-F 8a-430p); salary w/benefits; hybrid remote and office; some travel required.
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Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor
Position Summary:

The Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor engages and encourages peers in recovery. They provide support, supervision, and oversight of Certified Peer Support Specialists. The Peer Specialist Supervisor will function as a role model to peers by demonstrating competency in personal recovery and the use of coping/recovery skills. The goal is to promote engagement, self-direction, and recovery skills so the peers can gain independent mastery over their own recovery. The Peer Specialist Supervisor works with peers as equals who are a diverse group of high-risk, high-need, justice-involved individuals. This position requires that the applicant have a history of a diagnosed substance use disorder and be willing to share their recovery story.

This is not a general case management or social work position. It is specifically for individuals who have or are seeking Peer Specialist certification, have a history of diagnosed mental health and/or SUD needs, and are willing to openly share their recovery story. You must understand and articulate the role and duties of a Peer Specialist.

Salary:
$44,500-$45,760
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Peer Support
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; Monday-Friday
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Case Manager
Position Summary:

Pretrial Case Managers are the critical link between clients who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable, help ensure appearance at court, and aid in remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is empathetic, compassionate, and flexible in where they work in the community. The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys.

The Case Manager will provide supervision and assist clients in reaching successful pretrial supervision outcomes through case management that targets individual barriers and needs; help ensure the client attends all court appearances and remains arrest-free; refer to & have knowledge of available community resources; prepare and submit accurate court reports on the client’s status and progress; provide electronic monitoring services (installing equipment and required field maintenance); other duties as assigned.

Salary:
$42,500
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
St. Paul, MN
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; M-F 8a-430p
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GPS Case Manager
Position Summary:

GPS Case Managers work with clients ordered by the Court to Milwaukee County’s 24/7 Electronic Monitoring Community Supervision Program. The Case Manager is a critical link for clients who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse who are navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable, help ensure appearance at court, comply with court ordered conditions, and aid in remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have some knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys.

The Case Manager will provide electronic monitoring services (installing and removing bracelets/entering schedules/location tracking/reviewing violations, etc.); complete assessments aimed at identifying barriers and needs and provide services associated services targeted at successful pretrial outcomes; assist the client to ensure they attend all court appearances and remain arrest-free; help clients understand and follow all release conditions; provide referrals for available community resources; prepare and submit accurate court reports on the client’s status and progress; and maintain accurate and verified data records in the client database.

BONUS: If you are hired and remain in this position for at least 90 days, you will receive a $500 bonus and an additional $250 if you stay for six months!

Salary:
$42,500
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits; M-F 8a-430p (4 days in office, 1 day remote)
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Diversion Case Manager
Position Summary:

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office Diversion Program is a voluntary alternative to criminal prosecution for eligible participants. The offer is extended by the County Attorney’s Office as well as the other jurisdictions in the county. The Diversion Program offers individuals the opportunity to have pending, pre- and post-charge cases resolved after addressing barriers and needs with pertinent, required interventions determined by the diversion team, which consists of JusticePoint Case Managers, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys. The Diversion Case Manager is critical in assisting clients as they navigate this process.

Diversion Case Managers are responsible for managing assigned caseloads and providing an appropriate level of supervision to aid participants in reaching successful program outcomes. Case Managers will utilize an evidence-based approach to determine barriers and needs via risk/needs assessments that identify underlying barriers. They will identify interventions, refer individuals to culturally appropriate resources including chemical and mental health services, employment, education, and housing agencies, closely monitor participant progress and maintain accurate documentation in the client database, and prepare and submit detailed reports to the courts outlining participant’s progress with recommendations.

Salary:
$42,500-$45,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Case Management
Location:
Ramsey County, Minnesota
Terms:
Full-time; salary with benefits (Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p)
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Care Coordinator
Position Summary:

The Care Coordinator is the point person for Supportive Services to residents in Permanent Supportive Housing programs, serving individuals that live with mental health, substance abuse, chronic homelessness and/or are prone to or at risk of homelessness and need supportive services to maintain housing stability.

The Care Coordinator will work with the residents’ outside case managers, Sirona Recovery Certified Peer Support Specialists, and the resident to offer recovery-oriented services. This position completes intake assessments and assists residents with service planning, surveys, and maintains documentation in individual resident files. The Care Coordinator works in conjunction with the Certified Peer Support Specialist to facilitate recovery-oriented groups and fostering a positive community. Coordinating with outside case managers, the Coordinator helps with referrals to community services and resources. The Care Coordinator facilitates communication with case managers, property management, Milwaukee County Housing Division, and housing subsidies, including leading a monthly meeting to coordinate care for the residents with those parties.

Salary:
$17-$19/hourly
Deadline:
Until Filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Housing
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Part-time; Hourly
Peer Support Specialist
Position Summary:

The Peer Support Specialist provides services to residents with mental health and AODA barriers to maintain permanent housing. As an active member of the supportive services team, the Peer Support Specialist serves as a role model and advocate to help residents navigate their daily lives. This role helps to promote a positive living environment and community for those living at United House.

Through individual engagement and group facilitation, the Peer Support Specialist helps residents increase their recovery, social, and independent living skills, empowers residents through strengths-based interactions and support, encourages connection with natural supports and community involvement, provides community resources, and builds rapport with residents to provide support with maintaining housing.

Salary:
$15-$16.50/hourly
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Housing
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Part-time (24 hours/week)
Peer Support Specialist
Position Summary:

The Peer Support Specialist has a personal, shared experience with substance abuse and recovery to provide services to clients struggling with substance use disorder issues who are in outpatient treatment and targeted case management programs in West Bend, WI. The Peer Support Specialist meets one-on-one with clients in a variety of community settings to develop and support recovery goals.

Through engagement and developing rapport, the Peer Support Specialist provides emotional support, compassionate listening, and community resource navigation. In collaboration with clinical staff, this position delivers evidence-based interventions to promote recovery. The Peer Support Specialist assists clients with issues related to housing, transportation, developing a social network, crisis support, personal and system advocacy, education, and employment in line with their recovery goals. To support clients’ self-advocacy, the Peer Support Specialist attends mental health and other provider appointments as needed. This position facilitates communication with other team members and encourages connection with natural supports and community involvement.

Salary:
$15-19/hourly
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Peer Support
Location:
West Bend, WI
Terms:
Part-time
Recovery Support Coordinator
Position Summary:

The Recovery Support Coordination program uses a strengths-based approach to help clients develop a recovery plan of care. The Recovery Support Coordinator (RSC) assists clients to establish their own path to recovery, address barriers, and meet their individualized goals. They provide support and coordinate services to address a client’s unique needs related to mental health and substance use. The RSC develops collaborative relationships with community service providers to support the client and meets with the client at the client’s location of choice (including the client’s home, the RSC office, and other community locations).

Salary:
$47,000-$51,000/annually
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Recovery Support
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits
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Electronic Monitoring Installer/Specialist
Position Summary:

NO EXPERIENCE OR DEGREE REQUIRED!

Electronic Monitoring Installers/Specialists are responsible for installing, retrieving, and basic troubleshooting of various electronic monitoring devices (GPS, Remote Breath, & Continuous Alcohol Monitoring) within 24 hours of request for service.  Installers will receive notification of the service request, secure the necessary devices/equipment, and meet clients at community locations and client homes. This position requires significant driving as you will be traveling to various work sites within your assigned area so you must have a valid license, reliable vehicle, and auto insurance – mileage is reimbursed! This opportunity is ideal for college students, parents with kids in school, retirees, and/or someone looking for experience in the criminal justice field.

Salary:
$18/hour (benefits for full-time employees)
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Electronic Monitoring
Location:
Statewide - WI
Terms:
Part-time & full-time
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Case Manager
Position Summary:

Pretrial Case Managers are the critical link for clients who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse who are navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable, help ensure appearance at court, comply with court-ordered conditions, and aid in remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. The Case Manager will work with the client to identify any barriers for appearing in court and refer clients to resources in the community to help address any identified individual needs and goals.  Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is empathetic and compassionate.  The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys.

The Case Manager will provide supervision and assist clients in reaching successful pretrial supervision outcomes through case management that targets individual barriers and needs; complete assessments to help identify barriers and needs; help ensure the client attends all court appearances and remains arrest-free; refer to & have knowledge of available resources; prepare and submit accurate court reports outlining the client’s status and progress; maintain accurate records in the client database; and perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This position is Monday-Friday, 8a-4:30p. Each week, you are required to work in the office four days and you may work remotely one day.

BONUS: If you are hired and remain in this position for at least 90 days, you will receive a $500 bonus and an additional $250 if you stay for six months!

Salary:
$38,300
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits; M-F 8a-430p (4 days in office, 1 day remote)
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