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Case Specialist, Sr. Immigration (Bilingual Spanish

Company: The GEO Group
Location: Reno
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Case Specialist, Sr. Immigration (Bilingual Spanish) in Reno, NV at The GEO Group, Inc. Facility:--ISAP RENO, NV Compensation Base:-- Compensation Bonus (if applicable):-- Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

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. This position is operating as single incumbent at government site office.
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Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works independently to manage all aspects of case management within the program requirements.
  • Develops, implements, coordinates, reviews and updates case management and 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.
  • Manages program participant violations, including no-shows and repeat violators. Prepares documentation to acquire Department of Homeland (DHS) direction and action if disciplinary measures are necessary.
  • Administers Security Plan for a specific office, including daily operations, security contingencies, emergencies and mitigation plans, security of Company and DHS employees, clients and the general public. Performs daily security check of the office area. Ensures that all participant records are kept in locked files to maintain confidentiality. Prepares written reports for DHS as necessary.
  • Reviews and approves program participants' service plans to ensure compliance with state requirements and contractual obligations.
  • 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.
  • Evaluates English proficiency of ISAP participants to determine resources necessary to promote clear communication between ISAP staff and the 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 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 ISAP participants' places of residence in compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Performs emergency counseling for ISAP participants as needed.
  • Conducts monthly audits of a specific office to ensure all program operations comply with the Quality Control Plan and contractual obligations. Prepares corrective action plans as necessary.
  • Serves as the point of contact for DHS.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field required.
    • At least two (2) years of experience working with multi-cultural clients in an immigration-related program.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills with employees, community contacts, government officials and clients. 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 deal tactfully with the public.
    • Must have great organizational and time management skills.
    • Problem solving ability.
    • Ability to deal with multicultural contacts with sensitivity.
    • Basic knowledge of immigration laws, regulations and procedures.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Ability to interpret electronic monitoring messages and daily summary reports.
    • Ability to develop and maintain case records by performing data entry.
    • Must have lived in the U.S. three (3) of the last five (5) years (military and study abroad included).
    • 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. Working Conditions: Encountered on a regular basis as part of the work this job performs.
      • Typical office environment.
      • Some local travel is required.
      • May be required to be available after hours.
      • Use of standard office equipment such as copier, computer, keyboard, telephone and fax machine.
      • Bending, stooping and use of hands and fingers to place electronic monitoring equipment on program participants.
      • Ability to use hands and fingers to install electronic monitoring equipment and to perform data entry.
      • Valid State Driver's License and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in order to make home visits.
      • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds to deliver and install equipment.
      • Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, enter and exit a car and climb stairs multiple times in one day in order to make home visits.

        The GEO Group, Inc. utilizes The Work Number to provide automated employment and income verification for our current and past employees. PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES: please visit 'Social Services' via the web at: www.theworknumber.com or call 1-800-660-3399. E-Verify-- is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Individuals with disabilities: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access GEO's website as a result of your disability please click here to request a reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: The GEO Group, Reno , Case Specialist, Sr. Immigration (Bilingual Spanish, Other , Reno, Nevada

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