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CORRECTIONS COUNSELOR, CLARK COUNTY
Vancouver, WA

THE JOB
The Corrections Counselor (Probation Officer) performs professional interviewing, counseling, investigative and administrative work in the County Criminal Justice System.  Work is performed in the areas of sentencing alternatives and pre-trial intervention, and incumbents deal with inmates and offenders referred by the Courts to the various programs.  Programs in which incumbents can expect to be involved include, but are not limited to, Probation, Release on Own Recognizance, Supervised Release, Specialty Court, Deferred Prosecution, Restitution, Work Crews, Jail Programs, Education and Alternative Community Services.  Main responsibilities are in the areas of pre-sentence investigation; determination of eligibility for release on personal recognizance; supervision and counseling of defendants under court order; court appearances on probation violations; casework activities relating to risk/needs assessment, resource referral and community resource development, teaching/facilitating classes including cognitive behavioral curriculum.  Conducting assessments and training, and counseling offenders are substantial elements of work in this position.  Daily contacts are made with offenders, office staff, court and law enforcement employees and collateral agencies in order to provide, clarify or obtain facts or information directly related to the work being performed.

This position is represented and requires membership in Local 11, AFL-CIO - Office & Professional Employees International Union.

QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or closely related field, plus one year of responsible experience in criminal justice interviewing, counseling or supervising offenders in either a non-incarceration or an incarceration environment.  The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. 

The ideal candidate will have the following strengths:
•    Proficiency with personal computers and related software applications
•    Certification in facilitating cognitive behavioral curriculum
•    Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver's license at time of hire
•    Work Availability: Willing and available to work a flexible schedule; e.g., early mornings, evenings, weekends
•    Ability to pass a Clark County Sheriff's Office background clearance prior to employment

Knowledge of:  interviewing, counseling, assessing offender risk/needs, case planning, teaching methods and techniques; criminal justice system and community resources; applicable regulations, statutes, codes and procedures; statistical analysis and research methods and techniques; principles of supervision; developing and implementing responsive re-entry programming for offenders and understanding of offender barriers to housing, employment, family reunification and integration within the community.

Ability to:  respond quickly in situations requiring safety and protection of self and others; assess people and situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; interpret results of testing instruments; evaluate performance of simple and basic work tasks and make recommendations; respond to and evaluate emotional needs of offenders in a supervised environment; interview effectively and obtain needed information; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, offenders, other agencies and the public.  Incumbents must have a willingness and ability to accept assignments in various programs and office locations.  Must be willing to accept as well as use authority within the scope of the classification.

SALARY
$25.41- $32.40 per hour

BENEFITS AND SALARY INFORMATION

Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
•    Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
•    Paid Days Off
•    Deferred Compensation (457 Plan)
•    Retirement Options
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    10 Paid Holidays
•    Flexible Spending
•    Life Insurance
•    Supplemental Life Insurance
•    Long-Term Disability

Project positions are not eligible for Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts.

It is the general policy of the County to start employees in the lower or middle sections of the salary range.


FIELD COMPLIANCE OFFICER, WARRICK COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Boonville, IN

JOB POSTING – WARRICK COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT #1
AND WARRICK COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

Position:         Field Compliance Officer
Division:        Court Services and Community Corrections
Status/Schedule:     Contract or Full-Time Employee/ Flexible Schedule
Job Category:         Special Operations (SO) or PAT
Pay Rate:        Incumbent upon experience + County Employee Benefits.

The following essential job functions comprise a summary of job duties, requirements, and responsibilities contained in the job description and hiring process; and constitutes the context for incumbent job performance and evaluation. To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
*Monitor participants in the Warrick County Drunk Driving and Drug Court Program and the Warrick County Community Corrections Program in their homes, at work and in the community to ensure compliance with Court orders and program rules and conditions;
*Search participants, their homes and their properties for contraband or assist law enforcement officers in this function;
*Perform some case management and assessments;
*Administer drug and alcohol tests according to defined procedures and maintain adequate chain of custody of all specimens;
*Assist in the installation, maintenance and repairs of electronic monitoring equipment;
*Responsible for the supervision of Program cases, monitoring Participant progress and compliance with treatment and program procedures, and maintaining records; and
* Work closely with Supervising Judge, Program Director, Program staff, treatment providers, judges, probation officers, Community Corrections programs, treatment professionals, Field Compliance Officers, attorneys, other court and county staff, and state agencies.
REQUIREMENTS:
*High School Diploma/GED required; Post-Secondary Degree preferred;
*Working knowledge of computers, standard office software, office and court policies and procedures and related terminology, and ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations;
*Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare correspondence and documents as assigned;
*Ability to maintain confidentiality of court records and information as required;
*Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and work with others in a team environment, ability to work on several tasks at the same time, and complete assignments effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions;
*Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, attorneys, defendants, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities;
*Ability to work, as necessary, on weekends, in evenings, extended hours and to occasionally travel out of town, sometimes overnight;
*Ability to exercise independent judgment in interpretation and application of policies, to function tactfully and effectively under stressful and/or confrontational conditions that require instruction, persuasion or negotiation;
*Possess valid Indiana driver’s license and a safe driving record; and
*Ability to maneuver in small spaces, climb stairs, run, bend, lift, use both hands effectively, enter and exit vehicle numerous times in a shift and see in dimly lit places.

Qualified Applicants, please submit resumes via email to Superior1@warrickcounty.gov  and jfuhs@warrickcounty.gov by February 15, 2017.


COORDINATOR OF SPECIALTY DOCKETS, MAINE JUDICIAL BRANCH
Portland, ME

General Summary:
   
    This is a highly responsible administrative position responsible for helping the
Judicial Branch establish, maintain, staff, coordinate, operate, and evaluate specialty dockets and pilot projects in the Trial Courts; soliciting and administering grants and grant funding; and maintaining the specialty docket efforts statewide and within the Judicial Branch.

    The incumbent works closely with the Chief Justice of the Superior Court, the Chief Judge and Deputy Chief Judge of the District Court, Justices, Judges, members of the Administrative Team, Judicial Branch grant accountants, Court Clerks, and other local, county, state, federal, and private agencies.

    Specialty dockets in Maine are defined as dockets with intensive and regular judicial oversight, specialized treatment and case management services if indicated, strict accountability and behavior management of participants, and management by multidisciplinary teams led by the presiding judicial officer.   Currently, the State of Maine operates Adult Drug Treatment Courts, a Co-Occurring Disorders and Veterans Treatment Court, Domestic Violence Judicial Monitoring Dockets and Family Treatment Drug Courts. These dockets are located in various locations across the State.  The goals of these dockets include reducing alcohol and drug abuse and dependency among criminal offenders, supporting recovery from substance abuse, mental illness and co-occurring disorders, reducing criminal recidivism, increasing the personal, familial and societal accountability of offenders, promoting healthy and safe family relationships, reducing or eliminating acts of violence between participants and intimate partners, promoting effective interaction and use of resources among justice system personnel and federal, state and community agencies and reducing the overcrowding of prisons and jails. The dockets also encourage the adoption of pro-social attitudes and behaviors and the promotion of healthy societal and family relationships.   These goals all lead to improved public safety. 

At times, specialty dockets are referred to in statute, grant solicitations, or informally by the public with different labels, including, but not limited to, specialty courts, problem-solving courts, rehabilitation programs, judicial monitoring projects or diversion programs or projects.
 See 4 M.R.S. §§ 421-433. 
 
Essential Job Functions: *

Specialty Docket Management:
•    Organizes and coordinates the implementation, staffing, operation, and evaluation of specialty dockets, including diversion and rehabilitation programs, in the District Court and Superior Court.
•    Working with the presiding judicial officers and the Manager of Criminal Process and Specialty Dockets, drafts each specialty dockets’ specific policies and procedures and implements and oversees the specialty docket protocols as established by the Trial Court Chiefs.
•    Serves as liaison and collaborates with entities, organizations and persons listed in 4 M.R.S. §§ 421(3)(A-I) - 433 in implementing, operating, staffing, and evaluating the Adult Drug Treatment Courts, the Family Treatment Drug Courts, the Co- Occurring Disorders and Veterans Court, Domestic Violence Judicial Monitoring Dockets, and other similar court-based problem solving efforts.
•    As directed by the Chief Justice, assists in the creation, development, and support of Mental Health Courts and diversion programs focused on mental health related issues, along with other emerging diversion programs.
•    Serves the role of Coordinator of Diversion and Rehabilitation Programs referenced in 4 M.R.S. § 422.
•     Provides technical assistance to the Administrative Office of the Courts to enter into cooperative agreements for contracts with those entities noted in 4 M.R.S.§ 422(2)(A-G).
•    Assists in coordinating scheduling that supports the specialty dockets, as directed by the Trial Court Chiefs. Makes recommendations for revisions to schedules to better manage the limited resources available for the specialty dockets. 
•    Conducts research, prepares reports, and makes presentations related to various specialty dockets or projects.
•    Ensures statewide consistency with the specialty docket protocol, treatment, forms, procedures, treatment quality, data collection, and information sharing.
•    Communicates with attorneys, governmental agencies, pre- and post-trial service agencies and the public on matters concerning the specialty dockets, grant funded projects, and program activities.
•    Identifies diversion and rehabilitation resources and programs in Maine and assists in the coordination and the communication between program providers and program users (District Attorneys, defense attorneys, law enforcement officials, judges, etc.) 
•    Consistently evaluates each specialty docket program with an eye towards quality improvement, and policy and procedural or operational changes that may improve the functioning of the court and standards and procedural changes that would improve outcomes. 
•    Designs goals and objectives, drafts proposed contracts, identifies outside funding sources for, and oversees outside consultant research concerning the efficacy and efficiency of each of the specialty dockets. 

Grant Administration:
•    Under the direction of the State Court Administrator, develops a policy and protocol for grant solicitation, management and oversight.
•    Develops and oversees appropriate grant requests and grant funded projects in collaboration with grant managers. 
•    Assists in identification of funding sources and the development of proposals to funding authorities.
•    Disseminates information regarding the grant oversight activities and encourages use of the resource.
•    Acts as a point of contact with federal and state grant sources for specialty court programs.
•    Acts as the point of contract with federal and state grant resources for other Judicial Branch programs.  
•    Acts as primary point of contact within the Judicial Branch for all units receiving grant funding to ensure appropriate programmatic and financial reports are filed, monitoring/tracking requirements are being met, timely extensions, as needed, are filed, and established controls are in place to ensure all programmatic and financial grant requirements are being met.
•    In consultation with the grant accountant, provides guidance regarding the allowability of costs to be charged to grants.
•    Collaborates with the grant accountant with budget, accounting, and audit functions to ensure proper financial controls and systems are in place to support the grant function and the receipt of timely budget reports.
•    As necessary, coordinates with other state or federal agencies on grant procedures, processes and grant funding issues.
•    Prepares annual reports of grant-funded specialty docket activities.
•    Ensures the timely filing of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual reports, as required for each individual grant, by other grant managers. 
•    Prepares grant proposals and directly manages specialty docket grants and other grants as assigned.
•    Working with the State Court Administrator, the Manager of Criminal Process and Specialty Dockets, Judicial leadership and others as directed by the State Court Administrator, to develop and implement a long range strategic plan for grants, grant goals and objectives, and outcomes. 
•    Develops, maintains and conducts grant-related training for field staff.

 Training and Other Judicial Branch Responsibilities:
•    Generates, maintains, and updates each dockets’ policies and procedures manual.
•    Develops and presents training programs to all judges and employees/team members of the specialty dockets.
•    Seeks out and secures additional outside training and funding for training for specialty docket partners’ and Judicial Branch employees’ professional development. 
•    Participates in Judicial Branch meetings and provide staff support to committees, as requested.
•    Stays abreast of developing trends, requirements and research concerning each of the specialty dockets subject areas with an eye towards ensuring each docket is operating under the most appropriate evidenced based standards and procedures. 

The above list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Performs other duties as required. 
•    Regular significant statewide travel is required. 

*The above list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned.

Education and Experience Required

•    Graduation from an accredited 4-year college with a Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration or related field is required.
•    Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree or graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Public Management or related field is also required.
•    A minimum of three years experience in designing, implementing and managing complex new programs, preferably of a statewide nature.
•    Considerable experience in coordinating programs with other criminal justice agencies.
•    Considerable experience writing, developing, securing, and managing grants.
•    Experience in report writing and database analysis and evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
•    Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of court administration, case management, court rules and procedures, and law.
•    Familiarity with the principles of program evaluation and ability to contract with and supervise program evaluators.
•    Knowledge of the organization, functions, and responsibilities of the Maine court system and the criminal justice system.
•    Knowledge of Maine’s substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and family services programs and the operations of the Maine Department of Corrections, including both institutional settings and Adult Community Corrections.
•    Knowledge of national standards for adult substance abuse treatment protocols and procedures.
•    Knowledge of national best practice standards for Adult Treatment Drug Courts, Co-Occurring and Veterans Courts, Family Treatment Courts and Domestic Violence Judicial Monitoring Dockets and the ability to apply those standards to Maine’s Specialty Dockets. 
•    Experience and demonstrated success organizing inter-agency or system wide partnerships and initiatives. 
•    Knowledge of the principles of grant management, including proposal development, grant application writing and submission and reporting, contracting, and procurement.
•    Familiarity with financial administration of grants.
•    Familiarity with the Federal Grant Management electronic report systems. 
•    Ability to work with multi-faceted organizations and to span organizational cultures.
•    Ability to organize, direct, and coordinate programs with appropriate local, county, state and federal governmental and non-profit entities.
•    Ability to clearly and effectively express ideas and present information, orally and in writing.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with the public, program clients, judges, attorneys, and government officials in a variety of situations and circumstances.
•    Ability to work collaboratively with others and to professionally represent the Judicial Branch when working with criminal justice, mental health and advocacy agencies and the community. 
•    Ability to work with the Judicial Branch’s Governmental Counsel to prepare materials and information for use by the Counsel in Judicial Branch interaction with the Executive and Legislative Branch. 
•    Ability to research, draft and present detailed yearly reports to Court Management, the Trial Chiefs and the Legislature. 
•    Ability to work collaboratively with Court Communications Manager to post all reports on the Judicial Branch’s internal and external web sites as directed by the Trial Chiefs or the State Court Administrator. 
•    Strong management, supervisory, and organizational skills.
•    Proficiency with computers, and the ability to communicate and conduct research electronically.
•    Analytical ability to gather and review data, apply research and design systems and procedures to advance data-driven decision-making. 
•    Valid State of Maine Driver’s license or equivalent license from another jurisdiction.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS (include but are not limited to:)
    Frequent standing, sitting, walking; ability to concentrate and apply other cognitive, intellectual and mental functions, and ability necessary to address and handle a wide variety of human relations issues; cognitive, intellectual and mental functions and ability necessary to handle more than one complex task at a time; manual ability and dexterity to use keyboard for prolonged periods of time; strong verbal ability; frequent lifting or moving up to 20 pounds; accurate close and distance vision.  Ability to drive long distances between court locations in Maine. 
    Within the requirements and framework of the law, reasonable accommodation will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual to perform the essential functions of the job.

*  External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation, to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

Salary Information:  Grade 18 Range $61,921.60 - $80,600.00 annually; starting salary commensurate with experience; 80 hours bi-weekly/plus generous fringe benefits. These include: a defined benefit pension plan; paid life insurance; health, dental and vision plans; flexible spending arrangements; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement; child and elder care reimbursement; gym reimbursement program; and 457(b) deferred compensation plan.

This posting will close on January 19, 2017. Cover letter and resume required.
Please note only on-line applications will be accepted:  http://www.courts.maine.gov/jobs/jobs.html
The Judicial Branch is an EEO/AA employer.


DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTABILITY COURT, FULTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Atlanta, GA

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Director to serve as the program administrator for the Accountability Court.
Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction. The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety. After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

POSITION OVERVIEW
This position will manage the daily operations of the Accountability Court program. The mission of the Accountability Court is to provide a court supervised treatment program to those offenders who suffer substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. The Court is established to help reduce recidivism, crime occurrence, reduce the cost to the community, and improve the quality of life for those participating. The court is committed to returning participants to the community as model citizens. Incumbent in this class performs interpretive duties related to the administration of a court program and management team within the Office of the Superior Court Administrator. This position will report to a Deputy Court Administrator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Manages the daily operations of the Accountability Court including establishing workloads, evaluating employee performance, resolving staff conflicts, and administering disciplinary action as required.
 Evaluates, recommends, and implements policies and procedures for assigned court program.
 Investigates and resolves inquiries, issues, and technical problems related to assigned court program.
 Provides directives and recommendations on case flow.
 Prepares technical and analytical reports and administrative correspondence.
 Develops performance measurements for assigned staff. Ensures compliance with County codes and all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws governing assigned program.
 Establishes and maintains quality control procedures for assigned court program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Science, Public Administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience managing a court program, or providing management in a court system or legal field, including three (3) years of supervisory experience; or, a year for year interchange of indicated education and experience equal to the minimum qualifications.

EXAMINATION: The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as qualified. If selected, an official, educational transcript is required at the time of employment for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

TO APPLY:
Resumes with letters of interest may be sent to the Superior Court Administrator’s Office via email: SCA.BusinessOffice@fultoncountyga.gov
***Please include the position title in the subject line of your email***

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER, GUADALUPE COUNTY JUVENILE SERVICES
Seguin, TX


The Drug Court Juvenile Probation Officer provides direct support and coordination to the departments Juvenile Drug Court Program to include the Drug Court team, caseload and community partners. This officer also provides juvenile probation services and supervision duties authorized under statutory and agency administrative law in compliance with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department standards. Reports directly to the Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor and performs professional supervision of juveniles placed on probation or in detention by the Courts. Work involves assessing juvenile probationers, meeting with probationers to ensure adherence to terms of probation, and maintain records of probationers’ activities and status. Employee is also responsible for providing clients with limited counseling and referring clients to probation assistance programs, and conferring with law enforcement and court personnel in matters pertaining to violation of probation by clients. Work may also involve developing supervision and treatment plans for probationers, supervising juveniles in detention facilities to ensure their safety and welfare, and transporting juveniles between detention, medical institutions, schools, etc. Duties assigned to employees in the job title vary according to division assignments and/or allocation of workload.


DRUG COURT COORDINATOR
Winchester, VA

Job Summary
The Drug Court Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the drug court budget and resources, grant writing, maintaining individual files on participants, compiling statistical data and guiding or participating in the program evaluation, contract management, preparation and management of drug court dockets, and soliciting community support through education and other linkages in an effort to enhance services available to the participant.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or related field or a law degree, plus 3years of experience in the criminal justice system; additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Prior experience in grant writing and grant administration preferred.  Prior Drug Court experience preferred.

Qualifications
Prior experience in grant writing and grant administration preferred
Prior Drug Court experience preferred
Responsibility Area and Performance Standards
Definition
• Developing, implementing and administering the goals, objectives and procedures
for the Drug Court program. Ensuring adherence to program policies and procedures;
• Coordinating with governmental agencies, service providers and attorneys to
provide services for the participants;
• Managing current and future grants, including the monitoring of expenditures and
providing documentation based on Drug Court data to funding sources regarding the
use of grant funds;
• Ensuring the expenditures meet the strict requirements of the grant;
• Preparing and submitting grant applications for further funding;
• Maintaining Drug Court records through the Management Information System (MIS)
database, including entering data and ensuring accuracy, creating and disseminating
necessary reports to judges and Drug Court staff and training staff members on the
use of the database;
• Attending and participating in all Drug Court hearings, leading and participating in all
status hearings, staffings, and related activities;
• Arranging for necessary accommodations to be provided during the hearings for
participants with special needs;
• Researching, analyzing and evaluating best practices for Drug Court programs as
established by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the Virginia
Supreme Court. Administers the program budget and identifies additional sources of
funding for the program;
• Coordinating all training and training-related travel for all Drug Court staff;
• Providing community outreach and delivering presentations to County Criminal
Justice staff as well as the public regarding the Drug Court Program.
• Available on-call to accommodate the needs of the Drug Court participants.

To apply, visit http://www.valleyhealthlink.com/Careers/Online-Job-Search.aspx




MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST-JUVENILE TREATMENT COURTS
Kitsap County, WA

PURPOSE:

To provide therapy and care coordination services for children and adolescents in who are part of the Individualized Treatment Court or Youth Drug Court in collaboration with Kitsap County Juvenile and Family Court Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  •     Provide effective and efficient clinical services, using best practice standards, to youth who are participating in the ITC court and drug court programs.
  •     Provide Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment services including outreach, as clinically indicated, to clients, their parents/guardians, and families.
  •     Provide direct services for clients at risk for and with co-occurring disorders utilizing recommended Co-Occurring Disorder treatment practices.  Services may include individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops, skill building groups, family counseling, and crisis intervention.
  •     Utilize motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, family and system focused interventions, stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate clients.
  •     Conduct mental health assessments and chemical dependency assessments to aid in treatment planning, utilizing clinically appropriate instruments.
  •     Provide mental health and co-occurring disorder consultation and training for ITC and Drug Court staff to assist in integration of mental health and substance use services within the court system.
  •     Work collaboratively with internal and external partners including: the school system, social service agencies, the court system, KARS, Crisis Response Team, Youth Inpatient Unit, KMHS Medical providers, the medical community, and other treatment providers to assist clients in their recovery process and to ensure the continuity and quality of care.
  •     Function as a supportive member of the various program teams and participate constructively in problem solving and clinical decision making.
  •     Demonstrate a working knowledge of psychotropic medications and their side effects and contraindications with drugs of abuse and report any relevant observations to medical personnel.
  •     Monitor assigned clients for compliance with treatment related court-ordered requirements, such as Youth at Risk Petitions, LRAs, and Substance related mandates.  Follow all WACS and RCWs required of mandated clients.  Provide appropriate legal documents and monthly reports as required.
  •     Perform random UAs and tests for alcohol use as clinically indicated.
  •     Pursue professional growth and development by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practice.  Maintain working knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, current Co-Occurring Disorder treatment recommendations and trends in community mental health, including health care reform.
  •     Complete and maintain all required appropriate clinical and administrative records in a timely manner.
  •     Provide crisis intervention services when necessary.



CLINICAL COORDINATOR, DEKALB COUNTY DRUG COURT
Decatur, GA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages and coordinates the clinical and/or treatment services for the DeKalb County Drug Court, which has two tracks of programming.  Supervises additional treatment staff and the development of treatment plans, clinical recommendations, and delivery of evidence-based curriculums (T4C, CBI, MRT, etc.). 
•    Manages and coordinates the clinical/treatment services for the DeKalb County Drug Court Program
•    Assesses program needs and recommends changes to enhance and increase effectiveness
•    Conducts clinical evaluations on referrals and assigns caseloads to treatment staff under his/her supervision
•    Oversees and evaluates contracted treatment professionals in the case management and treatment of emotional, cognitive, developmental, behavioral and interpersonal disorders, illnesses and substance use disorders. 
•    Develops and monitors individual treatment plans, providing clinical recommendations and coordinating treatment services
•    Conducts individual and group treatment sessions
•    Attends weekly treatment staffings, court appearances, etc.
•    Adherences /complies with established Federal, State, and local standards and guidelines, relating to participant confidentiality, release of criminal history information, and program policies and procedures
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree in Public or Judicial Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, or related field preferred.  LCSW or LPC required (candidates who are working toward licensure are encouraged to apply). A minimum of three years of experience working in the criminal justice system, social work, therapeutic evaluation or related field.  Direct experience working within the drug court model is preferred. Preference given to applicants who are certified in Thinking for a Change, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (UCI), and Moral Reconation Therapy.
Skill Requirements:
•    Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
•    Effective conflict resolution and negotiations skills
•    Effective stress and time-management skills
•    Basic computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Outlook, Internet, etc.)
•    Sound work ethics, fairness and cultural sensitivity
Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary summary and references to the Accountability Courts Director, Fredericka Dent (fsdent@dekalbcountyga.gov) and copy Deputy Director, Connie Morris (cfmorris@dekalbcountyga.gov). Position(s) are open until filled.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

COUNSELOR, DEKALB COUNTY DRUG COURT
Decatur, GA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
With a focus on high-risk individuals, the Counselor will provide individual counseling for Drug Court participants and facilitate evidence-based curriculums in group settings.
•    Develop and update individual treatment plans
•    Maintain supporting documentation for participants
•    Work within a multi-disciplinary Drug Court Treatment Team to monitor participants’ progress throughout program
•    Available to conduct evening groups 2-3 nights per week
•    Attend 8:30 am court sessions every Friday (Track 1) or 4:00 pm court sessions every Thursday (Track 2)
•    Maintain confidentiality regarding all participants, conversations and referrals
•    Maintain compliance with all department/program policies and procedures
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Criminal Justice or related field preferred. LMSW, LCSW, LAPC, LPC or CAC required. A minimum of two years of experience working within the criminal justice system, addiction counseling or related field. Prefer direct experience working within a drug court model, and experience with delivering evidence-based practices.

Skill Requirements:
•    Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
•    Effective conflict resolution and negotiations skills
•    Effective stress and time-management skills
•    Basic computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Outlook, Internet, etc.)
•    Sound work ethics, fairness and cultural sensitivity
Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary summary and references to the Accountability Courts Director, Fredericka Dent (fsdent@dekalbcountyga.gov) and copy Deputy Director, Connie Morris (cfmorris@dekalbcountyga.gov). Position(s) are open until filled.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


DRUG COURT COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST -- PROGRAMS SPECIALIST
Kitsap County, WA

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 09/16/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time 
Salary: $23.21 Hourly
$48,276.80 Annually

Job Type: Full Time (40 hrs/wk)
Location: Kitsap County Courthouse, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, Washington
Department: Superior Court

Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring participant compliance with all policies, procedures and requirements set out in the Treatment Court programs (e.g., Adult Drug Court, Veterans Court, and/or Family Dependency Drug Court). In addition, other duties may include periodic documentation of behavior which may affect the legal status of participants; gathering data to assist the Treatment Court team(s) in evaluating participant progress; on-going liaison with multiple agencies to assist participants in meeting program guidelines; and, ongoing intervention to provide direction, coordination and alternatives to the participants' present and changing behaviors.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Treatment Court Compliance Specialist is a stand-alone Programs Specialist classification utilized in Superior Court. This classification is distinguished from other classifications by specialized work focused on working with assigned Treatment Court teams and monitoring participant compliance with requirements of the Treatment Court programs. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and initiative within departmental policies, as well as regular interaction and integration with representatives in the other departments and agencies. Work is reviewed and evaluated through meetings, reports and results obtained.

Required Education and Experience
Four years progressively responsible work experience in social work, court services, probation or counseling, or
Bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences, criminal justice or a related field with at least one year of related experience; OR
Any equivalent combination of related education, training and experience which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work.
Data entry, word processing and spreadsheet experience using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required.
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
Previous experience working in treatment courts, probation, or in a criminal justice environment and work experience with individuals in substance abuse recovery.
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.
 
Prior to employment the successful candidate must:
Pass a criminal background check through law enforcement agencies.
Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude.
At time of appointment the successful candidate must:
(Evidence of ability to obtain these by appointment may be required at any time in the selection process.)   
Valid Washington State driver's license.
Appropriate amount of automobile insurance.
Ability to fulfill all traveling requirements of this position and meet the qualifications and guidelines of the Fleet Risk Control Policies in the operation of a motor vehicle on County business.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY- PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.KITSAPGOV.COM/JOBLINE 


STATEWIDE PROBLEM SOLVING COURT COORDINATOR
Lincoln, NE

Under the direction of the State Court Administrator, in conjunction with the State Probation Administrator and/or designee, the Coordinator is responsible for statewide administration and coordination of all problem solving courts.

The Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, evaluating, and coordinating statewide court programs that provide therapeutic treatment services. The coordinator will work closely with the judges assigned to problem solving courts and the interagency management team for each court.

Assist in the design, development, implementation and enhancement of problem solving courts in each of the 12 judicial districts. Develop and administer a system for awarding funding to each problem solving court. Establish policy and procedures for problem solving courts statewide in accordance with state statute and Supreme Court rules.  Develop and coordinate the operation of a statewide Problem Solving Court Coordinating Committee with representatives from each judicial district. In cooperation with the Director of Judicial Branch Education, develop and present training programs to all judges and employees of problem solving courts. Assist in oversight of contracts with treatment providers. Develop and monitor the budget for statewide problem solving courts.

Knowledge of program and policy development, grant writing, and budget development. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services as well as general knowledge of managed care delivery and reimbursement systems. In-depth knowledge of the screening, referral and clinical assessment of individuals entering the criminal justice system who experience substance abuse, domestic violence and/or mental health problems. In-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the criminal justice system and familiarization with laws and regulations governing the processing of defendants through the criminal justice system.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a human services, public administration or education discipline plus experience and training in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. 

Hiring rate is $5,157.68 to $6,284.14 per month.  This position closes 9-23-16.

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.



DRUG COURT COORDINATOR, CEC
West Caldwell, NJ

CEC is a leading national provider of rehabilitative services for offenders in reentry and in-prison treatment facilities, as well as providing comprehensive management of county, state, and federal jail and detention facilities. The company provides evidence-based programming for residential and non-residential clients and maintains a documented record of reducing recidivism. CEC services also include SECON, a division that conducts comprehensive drug testing and screening services worldwide.
 
CEC is seeking a treatment professional to market drug court services that CEC can provide to support and enhance drug court programs throughout the country.

Community Education Centers (CEC) is seeking an individual with drug court experience that can develop this business line while promoting CEC’s current drug court residential treatment services to existing and new customers.  You will identify growth potential and implement strategies that anticipate, understand, and react to drug court treatment and customer needs. You will work with CEC’s operational leaders and business development team to invite potential drug court customers to collaborate with CEC.   You will be an active participant in drug court conferences and associations to better understand Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards and initiatives. 


This individual must have drug court treatment experience (LCADC preferred), have a high level of energy, and present him/herself in a confident and professional manner. Must be politically astute while developing business relationships.  Some travel will be required as opportunities arise throughout the country.  Travel throughout the State of New Jersey will be required.


Community Education Centers offers unlimited potential for career growth, a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, and 401(k).
To apply, please visit our website at: www.cecintl.com.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. 

If you are interested in hearing more about this position, please contact Erin Turtle at (973) 575-3910 or via email at erin.turtle@cecintl.com.
www.cecintl.com



MANAGER OF SPECIALIZED DOCKETS SECTION (PROGRAM MANAGER III)
SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
Columbus, OH

The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Manager of Specialized Dockets Section within the Court Services Division. The successful candidate will provide support services and resources to the trial courts throughout Ohio by monitoring and assisting in the research, development and continuation of various specialized docket programs.

The manager is also responsible for overseeing certification of specialized dockets, budget, staffinf and policies within the program.

Additional details on the position and application instructions are available here. Formal considerations of interested applicants responding to this announcement is ongoing. The starting salary is commensurate with experience, minimum of $83,033.60.


COMMUNITY JUSTICE DIRECTOR
Jackson County, Oregon

Jackson County is one of the most desirable places to work, live and play with a population of 212,500. We have the benefits, appeal, and superior quality of life found in a small town community. We have beautiful valleys, scenic mountain peaks, historic sites, theatrical companies, hiking, golfing, rafting, fishing and every imaginable outdoor activity our Southern Oregon climate affords.
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Community Justice Director. This key executive management team member is responsible for leading the County’s adult parole and probation services; juvenile services, including probation, detention and residential services; and the Transition Center, which provides treatment and transitional services to clients in the criminal justice system. Together they form a framework of services to address criminal behavior and activity in our community and provide a means for offender rehabilitation and restitution. Jackson County Community Justice works collaboratively with partner agencies as well as the citizens of Jackson County to achieve positive outcomes and reduce recidivism.

The preferred candidate for this position will have a thorough understanding of modern principles and practices of a criminal justice system founded on the principles of personal responsibility, accountability, teamwork and reformation within the context of a public safety and restitution. Ability to establish and work closely with the community, treatment organizations and law enforcement agencies to deliver a variety of innovative and effective programs in a balanced approach to justice in the community.

If you are interested, please apply today.



PROGRAM MANAGER, MARYLAND JUDICIARY
Annapolis, Maryland

Office of Problem Solving Court
Closing Date:  March 9, 2016   11:59:00 PM
Office:  Office of Problem Solving Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, Annapolis, Maryland
Grade/Salary:  J14  $50,397 - $60,350 (Depending on Qualifications)
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Financial Disclosure:  Yes
Essential Functions:
The Program Manager works closely with the Director and will be responsible for the development and advancement of problem-solving courts (particularly drug courts) throughout Maryland, monitoring programmatic guidelines and targeting new and expanding populations for problem-solving courts.  Facilitates the implementation of model specialized court programs and best practices throughout the State.  Participates with other agencies in coordinating statewide responses to specialized court issues.  Staffs committees that relate to specialized court programs and drafts manuals, reports, and tools developed by these committees.  Manages state and other funding to support specialized courts (particularly Drug Courts) by monitoring statistical and financial reports from grantees.  Develops and conducts training courses for Judiciary staff to improve the response to specialized courts.  Is responsible for some administrative duties (e.g. scheduling meetings, telephone conferences, events, preparing materials for trainings and presentations).  Travels throughout the State to conduct site visits and attend meetings.  Performs other duties as assigned
Education:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience:
Minimum of three years of related work experience to include knowledge and policy development of specialized court programs.
Preferred:
Past experience in specialized courts.
Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of best practices in specialized court programs.  Knowledge of the Maryland Code, Maryland Law, applicable federal laws, and federal OMB Circulars governing grants management.  Ability to conduct and analyze legal and statistical research date.  Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills to communicate with a wide variety of people in person or groups, in writing or over the phone.   Ability to work well with others and establish professional relationships.  Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments. Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, e-mail, and the internet.  Ability to travel throughout the State to conduct site visits and attend meetings.  Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

COURT COORDINATOR (FAMILY DRUG TREATMENT COURT)
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI

Job Summary:  Facilitates all Family Drug Treatment Court (FDTC) team meetings, organizes trainings and monitors adherence to national family drug treatment court best practices. Acts as primary contact for the FDTC Judge, Department of Children and Families Division of Milwaukee County Child Protective Services, Private Bar Attorneys, GALs, District Attorney's office, and community service providers. Coordinates all FDTC cases to ensure engagement and court compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Engage parents in FDTC, introducing the court program to potential participants and connecting them with a court-appointed attorney and an AODA screen; ensure team members implement services expeditiously; Ensure timely case processing from referral to court completion.
•    Work with Department of Children and Families Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DCF) initial assessment workers daily to identify cases and determine appropriateness for the FDTC program; notify the DA's office and FDTC parent attorneys of incoming cases.
•    Facilitate and assist the Judge in the FDTC weekly team meetings. Responsible for coordinating the parents' advancement through the FDTC phases; incentives and sanctions; graduation; and post-graduation alumni contact.
•    Collaborate with treatment providers, case managers, recovery support coordinators and attorneys to ensure the FDTC team has accurate, updated information in order for the court to make well informed decisions on child safety and treatment; Circulate reports to team.
•    Gather statistics and analyze CCAP data, treatment provider reports and WIser Choice data.  Maintain a database on child permanency, FDTC and treatment outcomes. Provide interpretation and analysis of data for use in strategic planning
•    Schedule and coordinate steering committee meetings with FDTC stakeholders.   Assist the FDTC Judge in developing agendas and materials and implementing improvements to FDTC.  Coordinate participant application reviews with the Judge, review panel and the applicant's team.
•    Update policies and procedures in accordance with FDTC national best practices while ensuring the FDTC Judge and team complies with these practices, state and federal confidentiality and ethical requirements.
•    Present information about FDTC on a state and national level to community stakeholders; Assist and support other communities developing FDTCs in their own communities. Participate in the Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals organization.
•    Develop and submit grant/funding applications.  Market program to community agencies and funders.  Establish long term sustainability plan.
•    Other duties as assigned.
•    Regular attendance is required.

ADULT DRUG TREATMENT COURT COORDINATOR
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI

Job Summary:  Under the direction of the Chief Judge and Judicial Operations Manager-Pretrial Services (JOM), the Adult Drug Treatment Court Coordinator plans, organizes and implements Drug Treatment Court (DTC) activities within the policies and procedures established by the Chief Judge and DTC Policy Team. Facilitates and coordinates efficient and effective court operations and case processing of DTC cases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Works with court administration, judiciary, Clerk's office, DA's, PD's, private attorneys, BHD & other stakeholders to identity and resolve system/program issues.
•    Provides daily direction and leadership to the DTC Team. Ensures efficient and timely DTC case processing from referral to program completion.
•    Ensure adherence to established DTC policies and procedures.
•    Direct the timely, efficient and consistent application of objective program eligibility criteria.
•    Monitor timeliness and quality of service delivery by contracted providers. Serve as liaison between program and providers.
•    Compile and report program statistics and outcome data as required by funding authorities.
•    Provide interpretation and analysis of data for use in strategic and sustainability planning.
•    Review program performance, prepare annual report and annual action plan.
•    Schedule and coordinate weekly DTC Team meetings and quarterly DTC Policy Team meetings
•    Develop agendas and prepare materials.
•    Take, transcribe and disseminate meeting notes for other system partners including state and national partners.
•    Assist the Chief Judge and JOM with development & implementation of program policies and procedures. Annually review program documents for suitability and applicability. Identify and communicate program issues/concerns to the Chief Judge/JOM.  Formulate resolutions to policy/process problem. Ensure adherence to policies.
•    Identify funding opportunities, develop and submit grant/funding applications.  Market program to community agencies and funders.  Establish long-term sustainability plan.
•    Work with the Chief Judge, DTC Judge, JOM, the State and national organizations to create and report goals, objectives and outcome measures for the DTC.
•    Other duties as assigned.
•    Regular attendance is required.