Sky Ranch Behavioral Services: ReEntry Specialist

SHIP Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

job description

Sky Ranch Behavioral Services


Position:       Reentry Specialist


Purpose:       Reentry Specialist responsibilities are to provide pre- and post-release transitional services to help youth successfully reintegrate into their communities.


Reports to:   Sky Ranch Behavioral Services Executive Director


Geographic Area Served: Woodbury County, Iowa and surrounding communities within the 3rd Judicial District of Juvenile Court Services


Essential Job Functions


  • Support, guide, and mentor youth throughout the program with intensive case management built around evidence-based practices and strategies

  • Assist youth in increasing protective/prosocial factors, strengths, and coping mechanisms

  • Utilize ongoing assessment tools and individualized planning to deliver evidence-based interventions

  • Review youth progress and challenges in partnership with JCS

  • Provide wraparound services to youth to address basic needs, housing, education, etc.

  • Assist in systematic coordination to promote better outcomes for youth

  • Meet face-to-face with the youth while at Juvenile Detention Center, residential placement, and/or the community to engage youth in the programming

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including juvenile court officers, family members, caregivers, JDC Service staff, and placement staff

  • Participate in YCPM (Youth Centered Planning Meeting) transition meetings and support implementation of the plan

  • Complete monthly progress reports to document and celebrate youth successes and update strategies to address challenges and barriers

  • Engage youth family members and caregivers in programming to promote success

  • Complete all documentation, narrative notes, case management plans, end-of-the-month reports, and discharge summaries

  • Collect, track, and report primary indicators of performance in conjunction with the external data evaluator


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or criminal justice related field preferred; consideration provided for education and work experience

  • Demonstrated experience and training in youth justice services and/or mental health, substance use disorder services, and mentoring.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing culturally responsive services to youth and families, primarily youth and families of color.


Personal Job Skills


§  Excellent written and verbal skills

§  Self-motivated to take responsibility for the success of youth reentry

§  Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities

§  Ability to build collaboration

§  Ability to motivate youth and families to succeed

§  Ability to form relationships and build partnerships

§  Ability to travel throughout the service area (Woodbury County, Iowa and surrounding counties within the 3rd Judicial District of Juvenile Court Services) as necessary


Pre-Employment Requirements


  • Valid driver’s license

  • Proof of vehicle insurance

  • Criminal, child abuse, and driving record background checks


Training Provided


  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

  • Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)

  • Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)

  • CBT Case Management utilizing YLS/CMI 2.0™




  • Health, Vision, Dental


  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Vacation      

  • Company paid long term disability

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Company paid holidays

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA, HSA, DCRA)


Salary Range


  $19.50 - $21.25 per hour (based on experience)    


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contact information

business: Siouxland Human Investment Partnership - Sky Ranch Behavioral Services
contact: Anna Bertrand
address: 505 5th Street #550
Sioux City, IA 51101
phone: 712-490-2399 (Call Now)