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Treatment Court Coordinator

SUMMARY: 

The Treatment Court Coordinator is the person primarily responsible for coordinating appropriate services for the clients, keeping up-to-date information on each client and briefing the treatment team on progress of each participant and any issues in the team staffing.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Coordinator will be responsible to the drug court team for the following:

  • Evaluate program referrals through implementation of the COMPAS risk assessment and make recommendations to the Drug Court Treatment Team for offender acceptance or declination
  • Provide orientation to new clients while identifying individual needs which include medical, psychological, vocational, social familial, and daily living spheres.  Conduct regular meetings with participants to discuss progress within the program.
  • Coordinate or complete substance abuse assessment; implement the LSI-R screening
  • Coordinate all participant activity from the time of assessment/screening to termination/graduation within the Green Lake County Treatment and Diversion Program
  • Gather information from other agencies in regard to client participation
  • Coordinate and ensure collection of all drug and alcohol testing samples and report drug testing to the Team
  • Create weekly reports to present to drug court team at weekly staff meetings with the other drug court team members and recommend participant rewards/sanctions based on participant’s performance
  • Gather and report participant-level data and statistics for program evaluation
  • Create and maintain participant case files and case plans, including continuity of care and aftercare portfolios
  • Provide referral information to participants as needed using well developed personal network of community contacts
  • Monitoring payment of program fees, fines, and restitution and advising the Treatment Court Treatment Team of each participant’s compliance with the financial components of their treatment protocol
  • Assisting participants with exploration of funding sources for treatment and other programming when county assets are unavailable or inadequate
  • Facilitate drug court teams/staff meetings
  • Co-facilitate psychoeducational programming relevant to treatment court population using evidence-based protocols
  • Participate in on-call crisis rotation including assessment and intervention of individuals experiencing behavioral health crisis outside of regular hours

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills while being able to multi-task in the role of Coordinator.  This position needs to work harmoniously, constructively, and cooperatively with other professionals, clients and their families, community providers, and members of the general public, then be able to work cooperatively with them to ensure client services.

 

Knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic techniques utilized in treatment of addiction, mental health, and co-disorders of those served.  Ability to administer, score and interpret assessment tools utilized in all programs.

 

Requires the ability to follow directions, apply fairly appropriate agency policies, complete projects, data entry and billing in a timely manner.

 

Requires the ability to learn, comprehend, retain, and apply information regarding available community resources

 

Displays understanding of dual diagnosis and its effect on the treatment process for both staff and participants.

 

Requires the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and stressful environment, focusing on customer service.

 

Requires the ability to maintain the confidentiality of client, staff, and agency information and handle crisis situations that may occur.

 

Ability to type accurately and efficiently use office machines and computers.

 

Ability to be flexible and attend a wide variety of tasks for a variety of staff and other tasks as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE / JOB KNOWLEDGE:

EDUCATION: Minimum of a Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health/Substance Abuse Treatment, or Behavioral Science.

CERTIFICATIONS: SAC-IT or ability to obtain SAC-IT within 9 months of hire

 

RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY: 

 

There are no supervisory duties of other staff associated with this position.
 

Maintain a positive image of the Courts to the public, timely processing of intake information and maintenance of regular work review by supervising program manager and the maintenance of some office equipment.

 

Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

 

Promote, get along, and work in a harmonious relationship with others including but not limited to outside agencies and county departments.

 

Able to perform duties, follow policies and procedures and independent of direct supervision.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Over 75% of the time is listening.  15% of the time is spent talking, sitting, writing, reading or visually observing.  About 10% of the time is spent standing, walking, reaching and low lifting.  In unusual circumstances, it may be necessary to stoop, kneel, and lift/carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

 

Management’s assignment of essential functions is not designed to limit the manner in which duties may be accomplished.  Management shall comply with all applicable workplace laws and shall communicate with any employee with a disability to determine the availability of a reasonable accommodation(s) to allow the employee to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:   Over 90% of work done is inside in the Government Center.  In about 10% of the time situations develop where there is a threat of physical attack or injury from clients as consumers may be angry, upset and irrational.

 

Considerable work will be out in the community with participants along with hours in the office of the Government Center.  Travel may be required for meetings and trainings.

 

This is a public service position, and employee is required to be courteous, cooperative and respectful at all times with the public and clients; also establishes and maintains a courteous and cooperative and respectful working relationship with other employees, supervisors and public officials.

 

This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, working conditions and needed skills.  It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities and/or essential functions.  This description is not intended to limit or modify the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The county retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from, any section of this document as it deems, in its' judgment, to be proper.

 

Green Lake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Green Lake County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Green Lake County has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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By submitting an application, you certify that the answers given by you in the application are true and correct without omissions of any kind. You understand that any misleading or incorrect statements may render the application void. If you become employed by Green Lake County, and it is subsequently discovered that any answer given by you is incomplete, misleading, or incorrect, you may be terminated from employment. You agree that Green Lake County shall not be held liable in any respect if your employment is terminated because of false, incomplete, or misleading statements, answers, or omissions made by you in the application.

You also authorize pertinent companies, schools, agencies, municipalities, or persons to provide Green Lake County any information requested regarding your employment, character, experience and qualifications, and/or suitability for employment with Green Lake County, including a check of your fingerprints and police record for the suitability for hire. You hereby forever release, discharge, and covenant not to sue any person or organization for any result of providing, obtaining, or acting upon such information. You understand that such information is sought with confidentiality and will not be released to you in any form whatsoever.

In addition, a copy of application and this authorization is as valid as the original and should be recognized as such.

You further understand that you must undergo a physical examination, including substance abuse screening, prior to an appointment to a position with Green Lake County. Refusal to participate will result in the rejection of your application.

Green Lake County provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to membership in a protected classification.

If you have any questions, please contact the Green Lake County Human Resources Coordinator at 920-294-4166.

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