The Geo Group
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Case Manager, Immigration (Spanish Bilingual)
at The Geo Group
Facility: ISAP CHICAGO IL
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Provides case management of Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP) participants from entry to release by administering the program’s policies and procedures as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops, implements, coordinates, reviews and updates case management and individual service plans for ISAP participants in conformance with state and federal regulations and program requirements. Meets with participants face-to-face regularly as required by contractual obligations.
- Develops and maintains accurate and complete case records for all ISAP participants from entry to release from ISAP. Proactively manages cases using all appropriate tools and techniques. Maintains confidentiality of all records.
- Conducts intake interview and orientation session with each ISAP participant within contractual timeframes and requirements.
- Installs electronic monitoring equipment on ISAP participants as necessary and monitors compliance with electronic monitoring program.
- Assists ISAP participants with acquiring travel documents from the countries of citizenship. Maintains a log of travel document information for each participant.
- Evaluates English proficiency of ISAP participants to determine resources necessary to promote clear communication between ISAP staff and participants.
- Coordinates and facilitates translation services for ISAP participants, including emergency translation services.
- Provides ISAP participants with a list of community resources including, but not limited to, transportation, medical, educational, financial, legal, religious and other social adjustment or facilitative resources. Identifies and coordinates services as required.
- Supervises ISAP participants while in Company offices.
- Establishes schedules for ISAP participants that include, but are not limited to, recreation, life skills, chores, counseling as needed, group interaction, free time, religious services, visitation, immigration Court appearances, and access to legal services.
- Reviews individual service plans, conducts risk/needs assessments and writes progress reports on a regular basis in compliance with contractual obligations.
- Reports on program violations in a timely manner using established reporting parameters.
- Conducts home visits to verify participants’ places of residence in compliance with contractual obligations.
- Performs emergency counseling for ISAP participants as needed.
- Identifies and maintains relationships with translation resources in the community, including private services, volunteers, universities, English as a Second Language (ESL) schools, NGOs, churches, and other organizations that might have resources to offer.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field required.
- At least two years relevant experience in a field related to law, social work, detention, corrections or similar field.
- Experience dealing with multi-cultural clients.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills with employees, community contacts, government officials and participants. Ability to interpret and articulate rules, orders, instructions and materials. Ability to compose reports.
- Demonstrated sound judgment and even temperament. Ability to maintain self-control in stressful situations, such as interpersonal confrontations or emergencies. Ability to defuse hostile or unstable situations.
- Ability to deal tactfully with the public.
- Attention to detail.
- Problem solving ability.
- Ability to deal with multicultural contacts with sensitivity.
- Basic knowledge of immigration laws, regulations and procedures.
- Bi-lingual preferred.
- Basic computer skills.
- Ability to interpret electronic monitoring messages and daily summary reports.
- Ability to type 35 words per minute to develop and maintain case records by performing data entry.
- US citizenship required.
- Ability to pass a federal background check and obtain a suitability determination.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
As a Case Manager, you will be part of a stable, established, and yet still growing organization with a great deal of diversification, which will present you with a range of different challenges. Since we do prefer to promote from within, you will have opportunities to move to other facilities as well as to different divisions within the company. We value your hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a competitive compensation package that includes full benefits.
Your benefits will include:
- Three weeks Paid Time Off
- 11 paid Holidays
- Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
- Term life insurance (includes spouse and dependent)
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Short- and long-term disability
- Flexible spending account
- 401(k) retirement program
- Stock purchase program
- Tuition reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Legal program – Legal Club of America
- Direct deposit
- Theme park and attraction discounts
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