Treatment Court Coordinator (Livingston, MT)
JOB TITLE: Treatment Court Coordinator – Position #21130601
POSITION LOCATION: 6th Judicial District, Livingston, MT
POSITION STATUS/SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday-Friday
SALARY LEVEL: Grade 16 - $20.25/hour
JOB POSTING STATUS: External
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
· A criminal background check is required for the successful applicant.
· An employee new to the Judicial Branch will serve a one-year probationary period.
Nature of Work:
The Treatment Court Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the program, including, but not limited to preparation of program materials, program development and public speaking engagements (community awareness). The coordinator prepares and submits monthly budget reports to the lead agency, organizes bi-weekly treatment team meetings, maintains treatment court files, organizes and prepares court treatment plans, works with the treatment team and makes program changes. Qualifications include experience working with multi-agency systems and working with an adult and youth substance-abusing populations. The successful applicant must be able to work well in a team-oriented environment and be self-motivated.
o Pay treatment team bills, submit reimbursement forms to Court Administration, manage the Treatment Court checking account.
o Compile and submit client information from and to treatment team members.
o Keep records of treatment team meetings and record court sessions.
o Coordinate, arrange, and facilitate meetings with treatment providers, social workers, and clients to create court treatment plans.
o Coordinate the agenda for foundation board meetings and acting as chief resource for that committee.
o Supervise clients and establish daily UA provision schedule and report results to the treatment team.
o Work in conjunction with treatment team to establish and implement policies and procedures.
o Facilitate multi-agency services and collaborate with treatment providers to meet treatment court objectives on behalf of the clients.
o Attend and participate in stakeholder meetings and committees including the DUI Task Force and Crisis Coalition.
o Maintain positive public relations and provide information for community awareness.
o Other duties as assigned by district court judge.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to conduct comprehensive interviews, gather social history information and prepare findings and recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and their families and the professionals who serve them. This includes dealing with and defusing upset, angry and emotionally charged people, often in crisis, needing conflict resolution.
Ability to be perceptive, versatile, flexible yet firm and matter of fact when necessary.
Current Montana driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Personal computer knowledge and use of word-processing applications and other office equipment.
Principles, methods and practices of social work, including domestic, child and sexual abuse, addictions, mental illness, divorce and family dynamics.
Testing techniques and instruments for intelligence, psychological and psychiatric indications and the interpretation of such tests and their relationship to clients and their families, as well as the ability to recognize the need for such testing.
Community resources for clients and their families.
Social history compilation, comprehensive interview techniques, information assessment and preparation of findings and recommendations.
Effective verbal and written communication techniques.
Family law mediation techniques.
The work is performed primarily in an office environment and involves exposure to normal, everyday risks which require normal safety precautions typical of offices. Work may subject the employee to verbal abuse and physical harm from irate of highly emotional parents, children, friends, or relatives of clients.
This position requires activities such as sitting for long periods, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing stairs, lifting, moving, and carrying light to medium objects, and operating office equipment.
Minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, human services or related field and two years’ experience with adult substance abuse offenders, conflict resolution, domestic relations, report preparation and experience working with multi-agency systems. Experience may substitute for degree. Must be able to work well in a team-oriented environment and be self-motivated.
Licensure and Certification Requirements:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Montana driver's license; proof of insurance if using a personal vehicle on State business. Certification in Family Law Mediation preferred.