Liaison-Rikers Island - Community Re-entry Assistance Network-Rikers Island (CRAN) Job Details Job Location Rikers Island, Queens, NY, 11370 - Queens, NY EAC Network seeks a Rikers Island based CRAN Liaison for Community Re-entry Assistance Network (CRAN) Community Transitional Case Management (CTCM) program. The position is Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM with excellent benefits medical/dental/401K and very generous Paid Time Off (PTO). Primary Purpose of Job:The Rikers Island based Community Re-entry Assistance Network (CRAN) Community Transitional Case Management (CTCM) Liaison focuses on engaging clients in-person prior to release in order to ensure effective service delivery by CRAN staff. The CRAN Liaison assists in screening, treatment planning, and case management of eligible substance abusing and/or mentally ill (co-occurring) clients. Principal Duties & Responsibilities: + Meet with incarcerated clients with serious mental illness who have been difficult to engage. Explain the CRAN program and otherwise engage each client in a manner that will increase the likelihood of future enrollment and successful engagement with the program. + Collaborate with discharge planners on Rikers Island and community-based CRAN Case Managers. + Complete in-person screenings for incarcerated clients, prior to release. + Hold groups, small meetings or individual sessions with clients at Rikers facilities. + Following a comprehensive screening works with supervision to effectuate referrals to mental health, drug abuse, or alcoholism facility. May accompany and/or arranges transportation for clients to the appropriate facility when necessary. + Maintain case documentation available for review by supervision at any time, i.e. client records, including progress notes and all other relevant information to assist clients and to comply with program requirements. + Investigate and recommend supportive services for clients. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: + Bachelors degree in Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or behavioral science with at least one-year experience with the population required. A significant combination of education and experience in mental health, substance abuse or criminal justice may be considered. + Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work cooperatively with treatment programs, Social Work Department, Department of Corrections and criminal justice systems. + Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office applications, calendar, and email and/or database software necessary to perform work assignments.