Position Title: Area Coordinator
Location: Cranston, RI
Job Type: Full Time
*This is NOT a Clinical Therapist position. The Area Coordinator position is an administrative role.*
Join this dynamic treatment and management program on the front lines with the mission of increasing community safety and no more victimization. You will be part of a team that teaches you how to reduce the risk from offenders and prevent further victimization. It is a challenging but greatly rewarding career opportunity.
This position manages a sex offender specific caseload, working closely with probation, parole, and correction agents. Ensure timely intakes of clients, clinician assignments, schedule management, attendance, accurate and timely dissemination of documentation, billing, invoicing and payroll information.
Experience & Skill Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice or related field of study;
- Excellent communication and organization skills;
- Working knowledge of the methods of obtaining reliable social and personal information and the development of case histories;
- Some knowledge of state sex offender registry laws;
- Ability to conduct effective interviews with hostile or reluctant individuals;
- Ability to prepare accurate records and reports and to make clear and pertinent statements;
- Ability to work under pressure and multi-task; time management skills;
- Skills to maintain professional team-oriented working relationships with other employees, offenders, outside agencies and the general public;
- Ability to work and meet job responsibilities with minimal direction and supervision.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintain a database with all client activity in your jurisdiction, and submit changes monthly
- Brief Executive Staff on your operations via regularly scheduled team meetings and completion of the team meeting agenda
- Participate in monthly Area Meetings with executive staff to discuss programming, development, highlights and concerns in your jurisdiction;
- Review client monthly progress reports for accuracy and ensure their timely dissemination to probation/parole/correction agents;
- Schedule intakes for new clients in your jurisdiction ensuring clinicians receive all case information on the client;
- Schedule and administer screen assessments; schedule regular polygraph examinations for each client, schedule pre-release visits;
- Ensure clinicians are notifying agents of client absences via email; assist clinicians in communication with other team members when necessary;
- Ensure that all clinicians have current CPC contracts on file and all personnel files are up to date;
- Address release of information relative to third party inquiries in accordance with HIPAA requirements;
- Maintain treatment case files on all active and inactive clients on SharePoint;
- Assist in marketing CPC programming in your jurisdiction ensuring an annual increase in clients, including developing programming throughout the region;
- Update group schedule spreadsheet, staff phone list, Criminal Justice contact list monthly and submit to management team;
- Keep daily case management log of communications and activities;
- Some travel and other related duties as assigned by your supervisor.
The Counseling and Psychotherapy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
For over 30 years respectively, the directors of The Counseling & Psychotherapy Center, Inc. have been working with convicted sex offenders to develop a community based treatment and management program of the highest quality. Over the years clinicians and community corrections personnel have responded to the combination of criminal justice and clinical perspectives within our organization. This has enabled us to attract some of the most talented and experienced clinical and criminal justice staff in the field to work with us on our mission to reduce sexual victimization.
The containment approach starts in our own house. Our Board of Directors is comprised of three licensed clinical professionals specializing in the treatment of sex offenders. Our fourth director, who is responsible for the agency's operations, has held several key positions in the Department of Corrections in his home state of Massachusetts, including: Commissioner of Community Corrections, Executive Director of the Parole Board and inaugural chair of the Sex Offender Registry Board. These dual perspectives are evident in the CPC treatment and management program beginning with our next generation Containment model which includes not only the traditional three elements of Supervision, Treatment and Polygraph, but a fourth equally important element: the Victim Advocate. We are proactive in integrating stakeholders into the containment process by assigning an area coordinator to accomplish that goal in each geographic area.
Our clinicians are experts in this field and have learned how to support parole and probation in their supervision and decision-making regarding the high-risk sex offenders in the community. As an agency we have made a substantial investment in educating our clinical professionals and providing them with ongoing training and weekly supervision. This proactive approach to training and supervising our staff helps to eliminate the biases clinicians develop while working closely with individual offenders. CPC has enjoyed tremendous growth in our programs due to the comprehensiveness and quality of our treatment program and offender management services and our ability to provide them at a price that makes them accessible to the agencies and offenders that need them. An exciting phenomenon for us is that our programs have not only grown geographically but they have grown vertically. That means that we can treat the same offender clientele through different layers of the criminal justice system. We have programs in state and county correctional institutions which flow into transitional programming and on into community based management and treatment. Each additional layer in the vertical system improves the safety outcome.