SURE Reentry Planner (Correctional Counselor), Correctional Health Services. - 47051

Full Time | New York City, NEW YORK | 3 days

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Marketing Statement

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city's five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit us at nychhc.org and stay connected on facebook.com/nycHHC or Twitter@hhcnyc.

With approximately 60,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population in twelve jails citywide, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is responsible for the delivery of medical and behavioral health care, social work services, discharge planning and reentry services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of health care to the justice-involved population and works continuously to improve access to, and quality and continuity of, care within the jail system.



Responsibilities

HHC Payroll Title: Correctional Counselor

Functional/Office Title: SURE Reentry Planner

Summary of position: This full-time position reports to a Reentry Planning Supervisor or the Assistant Director of Planning, and functions as part of the re-entry planning arm of the Substance Use Re-entry Enhancement (SURE) service. SURE Reentry Planners conduct intake assessment with patients in the jail diagnosed with a substance use disorder and provide reentry plans to patients in the event of precipitous release from jail or court. SURE Reentry Planners also complete Medicaid applications or housing applications, and provide referrals to both jail and community based services such as primary care or substance use treatment. SURE Reentry Planners also educate patients on ways to reduce the harms of their drug use.

Responsibilities Include
● Complete intake assessments and reentry plans for patients with a substance use disorder in jail clinics and housing areas as indicated
● Engage patients who use drugs around the harms of their drug use, and work with patients to develop strategies to reduce those harms (eg, overdose prevention
counseling, infection risk reduction counseling, etc)
● Document intake assessment, reentry plan and collateral information in the electronic health record (eCW).
● Complete Medicaid and housing applications as needed.
● Additional tasks and projects as requested by Correctional Health Services.

Department Preferences
● Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including DOC staff.
● Knowledge of harm reduction and substance use treatment landscape in the community.
● Proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required.

Qualification Requirements
1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four (4) years of satisfactory full-time experience providing case management, direct counseling,
guidance, crisis-intervention or information and referral services for justice-involved patients, substance users or a similar client population; or
2. Education and experience equivalent to “1” above. Thirty (30) semester credits from an accredited college will be considered equivalent to one (1) year of the required
experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one (1) year of experience as described in “1” above.
3. An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be considered.

 



Responsibilities

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four (4) years of satisfactory full-time experience providing direct counseling, guidance, crisis-intervention or information and referral services for inmates of a correctional facility, substance abusers or a similar client population; or
2. Education and experience equivalent to "1" above. Thirty (30) semester credits from an accredited college will be considered equivalent to one (1) year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one (1) year of experience as described in "1" above.



How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button or mail your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to:
NYC Health + Hospitals / Correctional Health Services


Talent Acquisition
Human Resources Department
55 Water Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10041
Attn: Talent Acquisition

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