Dismas House of Nashville
Dismas House of Nashville
- Review inquiry letters and written applications; Schedule, conduct, and coordinate interviews by phone or in-person of candidates through correctional facilities; manage selection criteria and process.
- Administer procedures and protocols for admission so that each potential resident receives consistent, attentive communication throughout the admissions process.
- Handle inquiry emails and phone calls from correctional facilities and the community.
- Ensure all applicants’ information is documented, held confidential, and are entered into tracking system.
- Work with Facilities Team to maintain updated bed availability and facility services information.
- Oversee all inquiry, intake and discharge activities including reporting admissions and discharges with Dismas staff and correctional staff (parole officers, case managers, etc.).
- Participate in meetings to alert appropriate staff members of projected admissions, room changes, discharges and interviews.
- Communicate special needs of new admissions to staff to ensure a smooth transition.
- Document and track program fee payments and deposits.
- Serve as a point of contact with TDOC during admissions. Assist with intake and first 48 hours of residency.
- Develop relationships and work closely with re-entry counselors at the prisons in order to more effectively bridge the transition from prison to Dismas House.
- Attend resource fairs to represent Dismas House in prisons and jails.
- Serve as a point of contact with TDOC during admissions.
- Serve as part of a care team that assesses resident needs and prepare re-entry plans ensuring needed services are provided to each client.
- Oversee intake and care management for new residents, particularly in first 48 hours.
- Work closely with care managers to handle logistics of new resident arrival.
- Meet weekly with clients when needed to assist them in establishing goals; discussing progress on these re-entry goals; development of life skills; and a provide supportive environment for the discussion of life issues, including in part housing entitlements, employment, counseling, substance abuse programs, education and parenting skills. Schedule necessary appointments in tandem with residents.
- Conduct monthly and/or as needed resident urine tests.
- Arrange meetings with appropriate specialists and program partners that will assist clients in securing housing, employment and other services.
- Monitor and adjust resident status based on changing needs and conditions.
- Communicate regularly with residents about residential policies and resident concerns, answering questions about their needs, goals and treatment plans.
- Schedule and, if necessary, escort/transport clients to outside service agencies as needed.
- Prepare required forms and keep accurate, up-to-date documentation on all clients. Including but not limited to, re-entry plans, case notes, etc.
- Attend all mandatory training’s, workshops and meetings as required.
- Maintain regular communication with Probation/Parole Officers about concerns and/or change of status of residents.
- Room searches as needed.
- Attend and escort residents on outings.
- Performs other duties as assigned and needed.
- Familiarity with the TN department of corrections (TDOC) practices and knowledge of the landscape of reentry services / service providers are a benefit
- Ideal candidate must have a reliable car and must be comfortable going inside prisons on occasion and collaborating with incarcerated and formally incarcerated individuals
Full time exempt
Generous paid leave and holiday
How to Apply
- Date Posted: February 6, 2020
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Administrative
- Service Area: Housing
- Start Date: 02/24/2020
- Salary Range: Salary is commensurate on experience and education