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Case Manager

Boulder County

This is a Full-time position in Boulder, CO posted July 18, 2021.

SUMMARY:

Provides case management,resources and support to inmates in the jail who report a history of opiateabuse.

Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees.

We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work.

Examples of Duties
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordination with medical staff to identify all inmates who use or abuse drugs and/or alcohol.

Complete a comprehensive drug/alcohol and mental health assessment on each patient to identify drugs of choice, dosing, route, years of use, desire to quit, support in community, education, etc.

Make referrals to programs within the jail.

At present the jail has programs available to assist inmates in recovery.

These include Jail Medication Assisted Treatment, Program (JMAT), Comprehensive Opiate Abuse Program (COAP), Jail Based Behavioral Health Services, and Jail Education and Transition Program.

Refer for mental health treatment which can be started under the guidance of the jail psychiatrist and mental health team.

Check for Medicaid or insurance coverage to avoid a gap in treatment upon release.

If the inmate does not have active Medicaid, we will coordinate with HHS to apply for Medicaid coverage prior to leaving the jail.

Identify candidates for medication assisted treatment such as Vivitrol, Methadone, Suboxone.

Dosing can be started for Vivitrol within 30 days of release.

Schedule follow-up appointments with Opioid Treatment Providers prior to release.

Follow up with inmates reference court dates, release planning, need for treatment options in the community, treatment programs, and mental health.

Provide Narcan and Overdose education to patients who are at risk for relapse.

Statistical analysis of recidivism/success of program.

Required Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be well organized and possess detailed assessment skills.

Must have the ability to think and act critically.

Must interact well with others.

Must have a demonstrated understanding of the security issues surrounding inmates in a detention setting.

Documented skills and experience in working in the field of substance abuse.

Must possess good and effective communication skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years of professional experience with substance abuse treatment recommended Certified Addictions Counselor Correctional experience is preferred Supplemental Information
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:
Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the Boulder County Jail/ Sheriffs Department Must pass background investigation and drug testing Must pass polygraph test FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.

Vision
– Dual vision is not required.

Single eye correctable vision is acceptable.

Minimum peripheral vision for single vision is 900 on the ear side and 700 on the nose side.

Frequently uses peripheral vision to observe and monitor multiple persons and activity.

2.

Hearing
– Dual hearing is required.

When tested by use of an audiometric device, does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard.

Staff are constantly required to listen to multiple audible inputs simultaneously such as portable radio conversations, telephone conversations, conversations with inmates or others, noises within the housing units.

3.

Sense of Smell
– Intact.

Occasionally uses olfactory sense to detect illegal use of drugs or chemicals.

Occasionally uses the olfactory sense to evaluate the presence of toxic vapors, smoke, and fuels.

4.

Speech Staff must have the ability to speak and understand English clearly within normal parameters.

Constantly uses voice to communicate with other officers, professionals, prisoners, and the public in person and by telephone and two-way radio.

Clear diction and audible volume is required.

5.

Body Movement Staff must have mobility of both arms and legs with the ability to move around the work area unassisted.

Must be able to walk quickly and climb stairs.

Must have the ability and range of flexibility to reach overhead, reach below knees, and to bend over or squat down to perform job functions.

Must have the ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.