Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Re-Entry Case Manager
Department: Sheriff Updated: 02/2018
Division: Corrections FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Teamsters #214 Wage Range: Not Available

Makes an initial assessment to determine rehabilitation needs and assist the inmates in developing a plan that will address these needs while incarcerated and after release. The Re-entry Case Manager will assist corrections officers in administering a basic assessment to determine needs, monitor progress of the inmate while incarcerated and assist the inmate in developing a re-entry plan that will link the inmate to services in the community that will support successful re-entry into the community.  The goal of successful re-entry is to reduce risk and avoid recidivism.  The Re-entry Case Manager will maintain close communication with jail staff, probation officers, jail programs and community service providers to insure inmate follow through on re-entry planning.


·         Assist in the administration of the COMPAS assessment tool to qualified inmates.

·         Develop an individualized program plan based on information obtained from assessments.

·         Explain what programming should be provided during the period of incarceration to ensure that inmates return to the community is safe and successful.

·         Monitor inmate progress toward plan goals while incarcerated.

·         As possible and appropriate based on length of stay and need:

·         Prepare strategy with community-based health care and treatment providers prior to the release of an individual to receive that person and to ensure that he or she receives uninterrupted services and support upon his or her return to the community.

·         Connect inmates to employment, including supportive employment and employment services before their release to the community.

·         Prepare family members, victims, and relevant community members for the released individuals return to the community and provide them with referrals to facilitate protection, counseling, services and support as needed and appropriate. 

·         Ensure that individuals exit jail with appropriate forms of identification and that those eligible for public benefits receive those benefits immediately upon their release from jail.

·         Facilitate an inmate’s access to stable housing upon his or her re-entry into the community.

·         Insure that probation officers or other monitoring agencies are informed of the inmate community re-entry plan.

·         Maintain data and reports as required.

  • Develop forms, procedures and reporting systems as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Re-entry Case Manager will report directly to the Inmate Program Services Coordinator and the Jail Administrator.  The re-entry case manager will receive ongoing supervision from the Program Services Coordinator and the Jail Administrator.




·         Associates degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other Human Service field required.  

·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience with corrections populations and the needs of the incarcerated population as a case manager.

·         Experience as a community case manager and/or discharge planning preferred.

·         Knowledge of local community resources preferred.

·         Experience with COMPAS or closely related assessment tool preferred.

·         Knowledge of substance abuse and mental health treatment is preferred.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgement and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.        

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.

  • Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                
  • Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              
  • Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgement.                                                                      
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             
  • Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.               


  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.





Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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