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Class Title: ASSISTANT DRUG COURT COORDINATOR
Under direction, the purpose of the position is to assist in all functions of the Drug Court program under the supervision of an assigned Court such as supervising the drug court staff and their duties; reviewing all clinical assessments, especially with new staff. Employees in this classification coordinate with other team members to maintain an effective program. Meets with participants, families attorneys that have program questions, problems, or complaints. Employees perform essential functions as outlined herein according to Court of assignment.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Attends weekly court sessions to monitor and evaluate sanctions and incentives for participants; monitors fees and community service.
Assesses the progress of each participant to determine whether or not all requirements were met for the week and if sanctions or incentives are needed.
Performs clinical intake assessments for entry into the Drug Court Program; completes intake paperwork such as program fees for each participant.
Serves as the direct liaison between the court staff and law enforcement including providing law enforcement with the necessary consent forms to run criminal background checks, coordinating with them to conduct random home visits and automobile searches.
Conducts video conferences for the Drug Court to assess inmates that are incarcerated but might be released into Drug Court to receive treatment.
Ensures that program participants provide the court with a urine and/or breathe sample for testing purposes including visually observing the collection and packaging the sample with chain of custody forms, shipping all samples to an outside vendor and ensuring the results are reported in a timely manner.
Meets with attorneys and their clients to discuss and explain the paperwork, eligibility, progress or possible residential treatment.
Assesses the individual for signs of a need for a medical detoxification from the drugs/alcohol; contacts the contracted Psychiatrist and services are immediately arranged.
Meets with the Drug Court Team to determine if the potential new participant is appropriate for admission into the program, report the findings of the clinical assessment performed, to develop a plan based on participantís current needs and to terminate non-compliant clients.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Standard Office Equipment Standard Software Applications Personal Computer
Drug Testing Equipment
Bachelorís degree in Psychology, Social Services, or related field; supplemented by one year progressively responsible experience that provides practical knowledge and experience working with an addicted population; additional years of experience may substitute for the required education; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of court and legal policies and procedures for application to Drug Court.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.
Knowledge of intermediate level mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and decimals.
Knowledge of the drug screen process, including reading results and recognizing medications that interfere with test results.
Knowledge of operations of the court system including motions, orders, warrants, procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties.
Interpersonal, leadership, planning, management and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally verbally and in writing.
Skill in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and information materials.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, and policies for effective decision-making in accordance with established precedent.
Ability to plan, assign, direct and review the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and compliance with established policies, procedures and regulatory standards applicable to the work.
Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and related documentation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with internal and external customers, co-workers, members of the judiciary and the public.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Ability to provide training and instruction to staff in proper methods, techniques and procedures for processing unit activities.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is rarely exposed to disagreeable environmental factors.