BOOST Reentry Case Manager

SHIP Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

job description

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan with the Program Director and Lead Case Manager for optimal program success by beginning of participant enrollment; provide intensive, face-to-face case management to enrolled participants; meet with participants at least weekly at enrollment, or more or less as needed by participant; continue to communicate with participants as they transition to the follow-up period

  • Assess BOOST Reentry applicants to determine individual and family needs, independent living skills, academic needs, and employability

  • Assist participants in setting realistic and achievable goals through an Individual Career Plan (ICP)

  • Screen participants admitted to the program for indicators of mental health and substance abuse issues

  • Refer participants to partners and community providers for needs not provided by BOOST Reentry (housing, mental and physical health services)

  • Ensure that participants understand and consent to services

  • Contribute to the development of outreach materials, including social media, to recruit participants and employer partners

  • Perform career exploration and referral to Job Training Partners for employment-related services

  • Assist participants in selecting vocational training, meeting training admission requirements and facilitate the enrollment into the training

  • Assist participants in their need for transportation, appropriate clothing, classroom equipment or materials, training materials and /or childcare

  • Guide, oversee and monitor service learning and community involvement

  • Prepare participants for employment

  • Contribute to the development and submission of quarterly reports per U.S. Department of Justice grant requirements

  • Train in the data collection system, and regularly input case notes and data into the system

  • Establish and coordinate accurate records of all case management activity

  • Serve as a liaison between participant and employer

  • Provide resume-building and interviewing support to participants

  • Provide problem-solving skills to participants to remove barriers to employment

  • Be knowledgeable about current workforce needs in the service area

  • Collaborate and communicate with other BOOST Reentry staff and partners about service needs

  • Keep accurate and complete records of participant’s employment-related activities, participant and employer satisfaction surveys and maintain documentation of all case management activities

  • Attend weekly BOOST Reentry staff meetings, all BOOST Reentry sponsored events, community presentations, celebrations, and all appropriate program professional development activities

  • Develop and maintain local, state, and federal collaborations and working relationships with volunteers, staff and grant personnel

  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with program partners, including Iowa Workforce Development, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, and priority employer partners and referral sources

  • Ensure that case management includes culturally responsive elements to ensure services are inclusive to all

  • Help create an environment that is safe, drug free, and conducive to teaching and learning; report any observed participant problem to the Program Director

  • Assist in giving presentations and outreach for the BOOST Reentry program to stakeholders, potential employer partners and the SHIP Board of Directors

  • Participate in ongoing training and webinars from the U.S. Department of Justice

  • Assist in securing and purchasing of materials for participants needs as directed

  • Contribute as a positive and productive role model for the program staff and participants

  • Assist with over all communication for the success of the BOOST Reentry program

  • Perform any other appropriate duties requested by the BOOST Reentry Program Director, Lead Case Manager, or SHIP Executive Director


Education Requirements

  • BA or BS Degree in Social Work, Education or closely related discipline preferred, or the equivalency in years of case management


Experience/Qualification Requirements

  • At least 3 years of case management experience

  • Experience working with justice-involved youth or young adults

  • Good written and verbal skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Self-motivated to take responsibility for the success of BOOST Reentry

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities with limited supervision and/or structured guidance

  • Ability to build collaboration

  • Ability to motivate people, particularly justice-involved youth or young adults, to succeed

  • Computer skills

  • Good advocacy skills

  • Must be able to pass a background check to enter County or State run correctional facility

  • Ability to form relationships and build partnerships with businesses and stakeholders

  • Ability to travel throughout the service area (Woodbury County) as necessary, to monitor and assess program, young adults and program partners (must have a clean driving record)

  • Dedication to success for justice-involved youth or young adults


*SHIP is an equal opportunity employer.


contact information

business: SHIP
contact: Joli Gehring
address: 2540 Glenn Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
phone: 712-222-6983 (Call Now)