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Re-Link Program Coordinator
The Fortune Society
Title: Re-Link Program Coordinator
Unit: Care Management Unit
Reports to: Senior Director, Care Management Unit
Status: Full Time; Regular; Non - Exempt
Location: Long Island City
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (subject to change based on program needs)
Date Prepared: January 30, 2017
The Re-Entry Community Linkages (Re-Link) grant is a multi-year, federally-funded program from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, geared toward the reduction of recidivism and the improved health and well-being of minority and/or economically- or environmentally-disadvantaged populations returning to their communities after jail (not prison) incarceration. The target population for this grant is men and women ages 18-26 who have been discharged from jail to their communities and are in need of social and communal support, health care services (including behavioral and mental health care), health coverage, education, employment, and other social services. Significant linkage to community partners is a strong component of this grant. The Re-Link Program Coordinator is responsible for the attainment of Re-Link contractual outcomes, the internal and external reporting of those outcomes, and the procurement of key community stakeholders as program partners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Screen, enroll and monitor the programmatic success of individuals eligible for services under the Re-Link grant;
• Track, analyze and report out on all client outcomes, using both agency-based and external grant-based reporting systems;
• Coordinate with internal program units to develop a service plan for each individual client;
• Draft quarterly progress reports and coordinate and participate in monthly conference calls with grantor and fellow grantees;
• Ensure completion and submission of all required reports to OMH by established due dates;
• Facilitate engagement of appropriate local partners in the Health and Social Services network (HSSN) to ensure the availability of benefits, services, and community-level support to address the criminogenic and stabilization needs of the re-entry population and to ensure their successful re-entry into the community;
• Secure letters of commitment from HSSN network partners and coordinate the scheduling of quarterly meetings of the HSSN to review program progress in meeting the Re-Link contractual milestones and current re-entry issues;
• Coordinate a minimum of two public education/outreach activities;
• Educate relevant departments within the agency about Re-Link’s role as a referral service designed to link returning individuals to necessary services;
• Serve as the primary liaison, both within and outside of Fortune, to solicit and receive appropriate referrals;
• Ensure prompt notification to the OMH program manager of any barriers and limitations to the provision of Re-Link services; and
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in criminal justice, social work, psychology, project management or related field strongly preferred, along with at least two years of proven program management or project coordination; OR
• Associate degree in the aforementioned areas of study and four years of experience in program coordination and analysis;
• Strong verbal, written and organizational skills a must;
• Familiarity with Alternative-to-Incarceration populations/programs a significant plus;
• Demonstrate knowledge of community based service organizations;
• Demonstrate ability to coordinate service delivery in a multidisciplinary environment which provides services to justice involved individuals;
• Demonstrate proficiency with computer applications specifically knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications such as Word and Excel and/or database programs;
• Demonstrate ability to work in a fast paced work environment;
• Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks necessary to accomplish goals; and
• We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus.
Travel Requirements - Ability to travel to and from various meetings at partnering organizations throughout the five boroughs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.
Posted on 01/30/17; CVMHA ID #10705