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Class Title: DRUG COURT COORDINATOR
Under direction, the purpose of the position is to oversee 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 monitor other team members to maintain an effective program and coordinate with statewide drug court peers to identify if any local changes need to be made according to the standard; 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.
Carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including: training in job skills; planning, assigning and directing work; performance appraisal; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Ensures the unitís compliance in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards, ordinances, laws, and requirements.
Conducts clinical assessments when assistant coordinator is unavailable; intervenes during normal assessment process when a crisis arises such as suicidal ideations, medical or mental instability.
Develops and maintains program policies, goals, objectives, procedures, strategies and mission statement for use in the program brochures and grants.
Conducts budget administration including completing all DPV forms to pay contracted employees or services; creates and maintains participant fee systems using an excel spreadsheet that is updated weekly to determine if a participant is paying program fees on time; and prepares reports such as annual/actual budget and cost/benefit analysis.
Develops and maintains all program statistical procedures and tracking data systems for internal and external reporting necessary for grants, state or county requirements.
Conducts grant writing and research by actively searching for available grants and applying for them within the county and federal regulations.
Supervises the duties of employees and interns including hiring, evaluation and training; fills in for them as necessary.
Coordinates and organizes the Drug Court Calendar including scheduling the participantís court appearances for status hearings, organizing regular policy meetings attended by the Judge and Drug Treatment Court Team.
Attends Drug Court sessions in order to provide the Judge with appropriate information needed to conduct the status hearing.
Coordinates treatment of drug court participants by organizing orientation and facilitating any other treatment referrals such as HIV testing, physician appointments, Planned Parenthood, career counseling, and anger management.
Implements and maintains a case management system by setting up a network based information system that holds all drug court statistics; updates the system weekly with participant drug screens, fees paid, sanctions imposed, and general participation; compiles data into statistic graph used in the public speaking sessions with the community about the program.
Coordinates and oversees all weekly court and staffing meetings with Drug Court Team to evaluate new and existing participantsí progress and need for sanctions or incentives; seeks direction and reports to Judges and court administration regarding the process, procedures and program status.
Serves as liaison between the Judge and other departments, elected officials, courts, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and the public to ensure efficiency for the program; provides the public with newsletters describing the progress of the program in order to market it.
Serves as the direct liaison between the drug court staff, treatment team and the Psychiatrist; attends weekly meeting to evaluate appropriate care; collaborates with the local colleges to perform regular program evaluations; contacts treatment staff to discuss program issues; provides the participants with support staff contact information to comply with court ordered sanctions such as curfew and/or alcohol monitoring services; maintains active communication with support staff for such services regarding participant compliance; discusses drug interactions and testing results with laboratory service providers.
Oversees all services of contracted treatment or support service staff for all alcohol and drug treatment services.
Develops and maintains relationships with local civic clubs, churches, schools, and other charitable organizations in order to request long term sustainability and support; Gives talks at local schools for red ribbon week and to civic clubs to promote the drug court program; facilitates community churches with obtaining 12 step meetings for their members.
Maintains and updates the drug screen line daily and collects drug screens.
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
Bachelorís degree in Psychology, Social Services, or related field; supplemented by three years 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 Counselor (CAC) 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 effective supervisory principles and techniques.
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.
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.