RISE (Recovery In a Secure Environment) Program Coordinator - Denver Sheriff Department

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Project Management Public Safety

Job Description

About Our Job

City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

All applications must include a resume and cover letter.

The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 900 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, a Community Corrections and Work Release facility, and security at Denver Health Medical Center.

The Denver Sheriff Department is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to work with the Program Administrator to coordinate the Recovery in a Secured Environment (RISE) program units. Candidates within this position will work both independently and within a team to achieve program goals and directives. This position will work a Monday- Friday 8AM - 5PM schedule and will work at the County Jail which is located at 10500 Smith Road.

Successful candidates must complete and pass a background investigation that encompasses the applicant's employment and criminal history.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Serve as the RISE Court Liaison for DSD to maintain strong and continuous communication with the courts through: receiving court mittimus, researching projected release date and other status details (charge, classification level, etc.), submit recommendation placement into program, monitor for timely movement into RISE, notify courts of inmate's entry/exit into or out of the program, request clarification of court orders, ensure court orders are followed, and make decisions on removals from the program.
  • Plan and attend graduations, community meetings and RISE team meetings.
  • Prepare participation lists, earned time credit reports, graduation lists, removal lists, and assist with quarterly and annual reports to the Jail Based Behavioral Health Strategies office which supports funding for the RISE units.
  • Assist the Program Administrator and Program Director with annual contract renewal and budget tracking for the RISE units.
  • Work closely with the management team of the contract companies who provide direct service for RISE participants.
  • Work closely with the contract clinicians to ensure a focus on safety and partnership with uniform staff as well as ensure adherence to the agreed upon curriculum and processes.
  • Communicate with and maintain strong engagement with inmate, jail staff and community providers to ensure consistency, continuity, and effectiveness of interventions.
  • Designs, organizes, establishes, and evaluates work processes to ensure delivery of program services and to fulfill program objectives. Studies existing policies, procedures, and directives and recommends revisions or additions when necessary.
  • Functions as an information clearinghouse for program questions and provides information and advisement to current and potential program participants on program issues and requirements.
  • Coordinates action where several organizational entities are involved and follows up to ensure that all details and requirements are met.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Master's Degree in associated field (social work, psychology, forensic psychology, etc.) and/or previous experience working within Mental Health and Substance Abuse fields
  • Ability to problem solve in crisis situations
  • Have strong attention to detail and be highly organized
  • Ability to work fluently with Microsoft Suite of applications
  • Have 2 (two) or more years of experience in working within the Criminal Justice system
  • Licensure as a CAC, LAC, or LPC or ability to obtain

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience Requirement: Five (5) years of technical or administrative experience performing standard research and evaluation, case management, and/or implementing work processes.
  • Education & Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of education may be substituted for each required year experience.
About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA1715 Program Coordinator
To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

Position Type

Position Salary Range
$23.91 - $35.86

Starting Pay
$25.00 an hour

Denver Sheriff Department

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.

Job Address

Denver, Colorado United States View Map