Community Re-Entry Specialist

Columbus, OH

Job status
Full time
Vision Insurance, Flexible schedule, Disability Insurance, 401K / Retirement plan, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance
$12.50 – $13.00 Hourly
Job description

Alvis is now hiring a Community Re-Entry Specialist.

The purpose of this position is to monitor all individuals entering and exiting the facility, and ensure the whereabouts of all clients are accounted for at all times. You will engage with clients on a routine basis, and utilize cognitive behavior techniques, in order to foster and promote positive and productive thinking and interpersonal skills. You may be required to facilitate staff training on tasks related to coverage duties, as well as client group sessions on healthy decision making, as needed. In addition, you may be required to work overtime and fill in for absent workers as needed, in order to maintain desired staffing levels for a 24/7/365 operation. 

Education requirements

• High school diploma or GED

Experience requirements

• No prior experience is necessary


• Must possess a valid Ohio Driver's License

• Must pass a criminal background check

• Must pass a pre-employment drug screening

• Must complete 40 hours of in-service training on an annual basis

Qualifications of an Alvis Ambassador:

• Is aligned with our Mission and Vision and willingly shares knowledge of the company’s history and purpose.

• Accepts responsibility for their contributions. Embraces Code of Conduct as if an owner of the company. Weighs impact of their decisions on the impact of funding and programming.

• Builds effective relationships.

• Develops and uses collaborative relationships with peers and supervisors.

• Is a cooperative and supportive team member.

• Understands and embraces different working styles, personalities, and cultural backgrounds of the people he or she works with.

• Models prosocial behaviors with clients.

• Effectively manages one’s own time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Demonstrates a system of keeping track of numerous tasks at the same time.

• Exhibits a comprehensive level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in their position-related area. Communicates and demonstrates how their job impacts each program. Clearly understands how what they do contributes to the success rate of clients.

• Listens and expresses information accurately and concisely. Flexes communication style based on the needs of their manager, peers, and clients.

• Uses professional language in a prosocial manner.

• Welcomes and participates actively in any/all group activities. Actively seeks out opportunities to engage others.

• Delivers on commitments. Models behaviors in Code of Conduct. Is seen as a truthful and trusted individual. Keeps confidences, admits mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.

• Effectively functions under heavy workloads and other challenges. Maintains a sense of humor. Possesses coping mechanisms and recovers quickly from setbacks.

• Focuses attention on what is best for the client by following program and facility established guidelines.

Essential functions

• Perform coverage duties at assigned facility.

• Conduct urine &/or alco-sensor testing for all clients entering the facility.

• Monitor safety & security of facility.

• Conduct outside perimeter checks.

• Observe & identify clients in unauthorized locations & communicate with case manager, program manager regarding appropriate corrective action.

• Document and report violations and hazards to the appropriate authority/designee.

• Monitor client telephone calls.

• Supervise facility internal and external clean-up & maintenance conducted by resident clients.

• Report property/facility malfunctions, needed repairs to appropriate maintenance staff.

• Engage with clients on an ongoing basis, utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques & cognitive behavior change tools (e.g., role playing, mirroring, reflecting), participate in prosocial engagement and activities with clients; foster and promote healthy decision making and a positive and productive lifestyle perspective for resident clients.

• Maintain records of inventory & ensure designated areas are kept secure/locked.

• Dispense medication(s) to resident clients (i.e., not requiring Med-passing certification) as needed.

• Ensure clients receive meals when not present during schedule meal periods.

• Participate in mandatory staff meetings, brief incoming shift staff on client activities via pass-on logs.

• Transport clients as needed.

• Perform client intake procedures.

Work environment

• May be exposed to potentially violent clients

• May exceed normal physical requirements due to extenuating circumstances

Work schedule

• May work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays

• May be required to work mandatory overtime

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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