This is a temporary, grant created position that is funded through Fiscal Year 2019.
LADC or LICSW preferred
The Trial Court is committed to:
• the fair and impartial administration of justice;
• protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
• equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
• efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
• prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.
The mission of the Office of Community Corrections is the establishment of intermediate sanctions which offer a continuum of sanctions and services for probation, parole, sheriffs and the Department of Correction. This interagency and community collaboration supports public safety.
Working within the Office of Community Corrections, the Specialty Court Program Coordinator acts as the contact point between the Drug Courts, the Community Corrections Centers, the Sheriff, and all other treatment and recovery support providers to facilitate the integration of Community Correction Center services into Drug Court participant treatment plans. The Program Coordinator shall be responsible for facilitating an array of services and accountability measures to be implemented in accordance with statutes and existing Probation policies and procedures.
The Specialty Court Program Coordinator receives supervision from the Office of Community Corrections Regional Program Manager(s).
Ensures program effectiveness and success, creating interagency linkages to address client's ancillary needs in the areas of medical, housing, employment and vocational skills planning;
Develops a menu of services available at the CCCs for Drug Court participants;
Develops new approaches to meet the changing needs of the client population;
Facilitates enrollment of Drug Court participants into CCC programming;
Monitors data collection;
Prepares fiscal and programmatic reporting to the funding entity;
Organizes and schedules ongoing working group meetings as necessary;
Attends and participates in weekly Drug Court staffing meeting and sessions;
Provides monthly a report to regional program manager;
Communicates with regional manager on an ongoing basis;
Maintains accurate and reliable records;
Maintains confidentiality; and
Performs related duties as needed.
Ethics and Values
Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of Probation Service and the Trial Court.
Mission and Vision
Understands, upholds, and communicates the stated organizational mission and vision.
Performance Enhancement (Individual & EBP)
Actively is committed to both improving performance and the professional development process, including meeting Probation Service Standards, policies of the Probation Department and the Trial Court.
Demonstrates a willingness to work in a team oriented environment, with a commitment to shared goals and accountabilities through the development of positive relationships, promoting a healthy work environment.
Demonstrates flexibility and openness to modifications and adaptations suitable to the situation; Receptive to diverse ideas while respecting other’s opinions and roles.
Integrates professional development with the organization’s strategic goals.
Using experiences to suggest improvements to policies and processes; Acts an agent for positive change.
Managing External Environment
Works cooperatively with the law enforcement community and other government agencies in Probation’s sphere of operations.
Is actively committed to and actively works to continuously improve himself/ herself.
These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Specialty Court Program Coordinator:
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work, public administration, human services or related field from an accredited college or university; LADC or LICSW preferred;
Three (3) years of experience in the field of substance abuse services and working with drug-involved client populations and court-involved populations;
Considerable knowledge of court procedures, manual and automated, to permit the supervision of cases and staff;
Considerable knowledge of procedures and policies governing court sessions;
Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related business software, including Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel;
Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system and the Office of Community Corrections;
Ability to identify and understand problems and to determine the appropriate measures to take to solve those problems;
Ability to prepare accurate and clear federal programmatic statistical reports as required;
Ability to organize work, determine priorities, establish clear work expectations and standards, and communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing;
Ability to travel throughout the Commonwealth;
HOW TO APPLY:
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