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Drug Court Coordinator
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: mid-upper $30s
Posted Date: 6/18/2014
Deadline to Apply: 7/28/2014

Job Opening: Drug Court Coordinator – Superior Court

The Jackson County Government in Jefferson, Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Drug Court Coordinator in Superior Court. The purpose of this job is to assist in planning, coordinating and carrying out judicial administrative matters for the Jackson County Adult Felony Drug Court. The position is responsible for acting as liaison with other judicial offices, treatment providers, social service agencies, and interrelated offices within the county and across the State of Georgia. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Drug Court and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Judge or Specialty Courts Administrator.

Bachelors degree in psychology, social services or related area and minimum of 2 years in a legal, clinical or case management setting required or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills, and abilities for this position. Masters degree preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. Licensure or certification in clinical, substance abuse, or court management field preferred.

A complete job description is listed below. The salary range is mid to upper 30’s, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Resumes may be emailed to resumes@jacksoncountygov.com or mailed to Jackson County Human Resources, 67 Athens Street, Jefferson, GA, 30549. Applications are available on the Jackson County website at www.jacksoncountygov.com or in the Human Resources office. Recruitment is open until filled.

Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.

Jackson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required. A valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving history is also required.

Jackson County ( E- Verify # 67449) is committed to compliance with Federal and State laws requiring that the County only hires workers who are lawfully entitled to work in the United States (U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization) without discrimination. As such, the County participates in the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to aid employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly-hired employees. Our participation in the E-Verify Program does not exempt us from the obligation to obtain a complete Form I-9 from every person we hire.

 

DRUG COURT COORDINATOR

SUPERIOR COURT

Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to assist in planning, coordinating and carrying out judicial administrative matters for the Jackson County Adult Felony Drug Court. The position is responsible for acting as liaison with other judicial offices, treatment providers, social service agencies, and interrelated offices within the county and across the State of Georgia. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Drug Court and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Judge or Court Administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Develops and maintains network of referral and community relations, related to treatment and operation of the Drug Court.



 

Attends and participates in bi-weekly Specialty Court team meetings as member of the Drug Court Team.



 

Supervises criminal justice and social work interns and assigned staff, as appropriate.



 

Assists with developing policy, implementation of programs, goals, strategies and objectives related to the Drug Court



 

Responsible for developing, monitoring, maintaining, and upgrading computer and technology systems for the program, as necessary.



 

Develops statistical procedures and tracking data systems for internal and external reporting.



 

Ensures compliance with federal, state and locals laws and county codes.



 

In conjunction with the Specialty Courts Director, the Coordinator helps plan and prepare budgetary estimates and justifications.



 

Answers telephone, records and distributes messages, and assists the general public for all issues related to the Drug Court.



 

Distributes Drug Court calendars and daily to appropriate departments.



 

Assist with the preparation of grant proposals, required monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports.



 

Provide risk assessment services to participants to determine necessary services required by participants.



 

Coordinates, schedules, and tracks treatment, drug and alcohol tests, medication, and counseling sessions for participants.





 

Serves as liaison between the judicial offices, treatment providers, social service, and interrelated offices within the county and across the State of Georgia.



 

Attends and participates in conferences, court hearings, meetings and committees as needed.



 

Consults with the Specialty Courts Director on a wide range of organizational and managerial issues including, but not limited to, Drug Court efficiency, program compliance, and internal and external quality assurance.



 

Works with the Specialty Courts Director to facilitate community presentations, promotes team integrity, develops community resources, monitors quality assurance, collects and analyzes data and works with evaluation agencies.

Conduct training and informational sessions for law enforcement, probation officers, attorneys and others on the terms of participation, program requirements and common issues and signs of drug addiction.

Represent the courts at various community events and meetings that pertain to the work of the program.

Tracks participant progress through the program, facilitates the participants’ involvement in needed services, updates and maintains a paper and electronic filing system of participant clinical, progress, and financial data.

May act as a designated third party representative or similar role for participants to assist in their applications for Social Security disability or similar services.



 

Processes incoming mail, initiates and answers correspondence, types and files correspondence and administrative documents. Performs various routine clerical duties such as filing, copying, and sending faxes, etc.



 

Attends court for status conferences.



 

Creates and maintains files for Drug Court participants.



 

Researches information on inmates and offenders for potential participation in the program.



 

Receives payment from participants, if applicable, and records the transaction appropriately.



 

Coordinates collection of resource data for Drug Court.



 

Performs other related duties as required



 

Case Manager Duties

The purpose of these duties is to provide case management and limited individual counseling services for participants in the Jackson County Drug Court. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the linkage and provision of ancillary social and community services to participants and follow-up individualized counseling assistance and performing additional tasks as assigned.



 

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Prepare weekly summaries regarding each participant’s progress in following through on case management services offered is provided to the Drug Court team.



 

Attend all required trainings for the Court as well as weekly team planning meetings and Court sessions.



 

Meet regularly with all participants under the Case Manager’s care subject to specified minimum contact hours.



 

Assure that the Court is well informed and that services remain uninterrupted if staff is unavailable.

Conduct individual counseling and rehabilitative sessions with participants as needed.

Primary case management duties include, but are not limited to:



 

Meeting with participants at least weekly or as directed by the court for a check-in and status review.



 

Assist in the collection and maintenance of relevant participant data and demographic information. Such information may include history of compliance, referrals for other services, drug testing results, etc.



 

Linkage and follow-up to ancillary support services for participants in an effort to coordinate the utilization of community-based services such as health and mental health services, victims’ services, disability housing, entitlements, transportation, education, vocational training, and job skills training and placement to provide a strong foundation for recovery.



 

Discharge planning and after-care follow-up.



 

Conduct drug screens and specimen collections.



 

Perform administrative work such as data entry, filing, answering phones, copying, correspondence, etc.



 

Performs other related duties as required.

Lab Tech Duties

The purpose of these duties is to provide laboratory assistance for the drug screening facility operating in conjunction with Jackson County Drug Court. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the collection and preparation of laboratory samples or specimens, scheduling and performing standard tests, conducting screens and analyses, maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment, tracking and maintaining control of samples and specimens, observing safety rules, assisting in the proper disposal of hazardous laboratory materials and performing additional tasks as assigned.

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Collects, prepares and performs Laboratory analysis of specimens.



 

Reviews, records and reports lab results.



 

Performs and records preventative maintenance and instrument checks.



 

Follows safety and infectious disease control policies and procedures.



 

Maintains specimen chain of custody.



 

Collects and disposes of specimens for diagnostic screening.



 

Performs laboratory-related clerical duties including filing, record keeping, entering data into computer database, and distributing lab results to appropriate requesting sites.



 

Checks standard laboratory supplies inventory to assure adequate inventory levels and either places supply orders or notifies supervisor when orders need to be placed.



 

Cleans laboratory working surfaces and disposes of bio-hazardous waste in accordance with the department’s waste management plan.



 

Performs other related duties as required.



 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



 

Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit and Drug Court as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position.



 

Knowledge of the terminology used within the court program.



 

Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job.



 

Knowledge of addiction, alcoholism, pharmacology and cultural issues.



 

Knowledge of legal documents, orders, sentence forms, court calendars and schedules, legal data including motions, orders, warrants, etc., and procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties.



 

Skill in the use of software packages such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail programs, Clerk of Courts data system and Jail system.



 

Skill in the use office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, printers, etc.



 

Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.



 

Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.



 

Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.



 

Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, plans and activities against measured established goals.

Ability to develop and implement long-term goals for the Drug Court in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.



 

Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.



 

Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.



 

Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.



 

Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.



 

Knowledge of the terminology used within the Drug Court. Ability to operate, maintain and service drug screening equipment



 

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Bachelors degree in psychology, social services or related area and minimum of 2 years in a legal, clinical or case management setting required or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills, and abilities for this position.

Masters degree preferred.

Supervisory experience is preferred.

Licensure or certification in clinical, substance abuse, or court management field preferred.

(ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, fax machines, typewriters, and other office equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. This position requires: walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary work.

DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to hear, speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of reports, invoices, orders, and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare jury trial,

jail call and daily court calendars, jail information records, payrolls, and criminal cases pending reports, using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control, and confidence.

INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand basic principles and techniques; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgments in

the absence of management.

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; utilize and determine percentages.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with office equipment (e.g., rulers, yardsticks, etc.).

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands, fingers, and eyes accurately in using computers, fax machines, typewriters, and other office equipment. Requires the ability to use the keyboard, lift, bend, push, and pull objects or materials using body parts as the position necessitates.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as computers, fax machines, and other office equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DISCRIMINATION: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.

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