Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Re-Entry Case Manager
Department: Circuit Court Updated: 11/2017
Division: Circuit Court FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: TEAMSTERS #214 Wage Range: Not Available

The Re-Entry Case Manager manages a caseload of probationers/inmates ordered to substance abuse and community supervision programs as a result of incarceration in the St. Clair County Jail and/or criminal conviction. The Re-entry Case Manager coordinates with the courts, state agencies, community social service agencies, and other divisions of the Sheriff’s Office to accomplish defendant rehabilitation.


·         Responsible to conduct thorough needs assessments via skilled interviews with defendants to determine program eligibility.

·         Develops/monitors individualized case management plans for court referred participants.

·         Meets with offenders to assist with transition to community via referral/support for housing, transportation, counseling, education, employment & health prior to release from incarceration. 

·         Effectively communicates orally and in writing with the program participants and their families to ensure understanding of assessment, referral and program processes and expectations.

·         Maintains accurate and timely updates for community corrections database of individual offender program participation and required MDOC reporting.

·         Recommends appropriate community rehabilitation options to judges, attorneys, and corrections officials after risk/need assessment of individuals charged and/or sentenced as felons. 

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the general direction of Community Corrections Coordinator.


Manages caseload of probationers referred to grant funded rehabilitative programming in jail and/or community.


·         Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Social Work or a closely related human service field required. 

·         1-3 years of progressively responsible professional work experience supervising criminal justice clients in a jail/community setting preferred.

·         Must be qualified to perform COMPAS and substance abuse assessments with accepted assessment tools.

·         Experienced corrections/ social service professional who independently applies job skills, policies and procedures to complete assignments and tasks of significant scope and complexity with limited direct supervision preferred. 

·         Knowledge of Michigan criminal laws, court procedures, precedents, and correctional practices.

·         Considerable knowledge of substance abuse program laws, practices, resources and compliance requirements.

·         Demonstrated skills in investigation, interviewing and counseling practices and techniques preferred.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.  

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.    

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.


·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                 

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                            

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.                             
  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

·         Successfully complete an annual criminal background check in order maintain satisfactory personal qualifications, maintain jail security clearance, LEIN certification and complete required training as mandated by the department and state regulations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

·         Local travel required.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.

·         This position works with incarcerated or recently released individuals within the St. Clair County Intervention Center.






Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6910
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