Employment Opportunities

DRUG COURT CASE MANAGER

The 22nd Judicial District Court Specialty Court office seeks to hire the position of Case Manager. Persons interested in applying should submit a resume and completed application form to the Specialty Court Director via email to shattier@stpgov.org. To request an application form please email pschneider@stpgov.org.

Submissions may be hand-delivered to the 22nd JDC Specialty Courts at 701 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433 Attn: Shannon Hattier. The position is open until filled.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the 22nd JDC Drug Court Program, the Case Manager is a supervision and case management specialist. He/she is responsible for providing information to the court on matters concerning drug court client monitoring and to the treatment providers regarding drug court recommendations.

  1. Conducts all case management services on assigned clients.
  2. Collects, analyzes, evaluates and reports information obtained during the course of the case management services and reports the information to the court and the treatment providers.
  3. Maintains AIMS case management database and updates weekly.
  4. Supervises and evaluates the behavior of the clients to insure compliance with release conditions and public safety.
  5. Maintains case records as required by the courts, treatment providers and drug court case management office. Documents client behavior and significant events to existing policies and procedures.
  6. Assist with drug screening as necessary.
  7. Prepares and participates in status hearings on a weekly basis.
  8. Informs the Judge, District Attorney’s office, defense counsel and probation officers of any violations of pre-trial release conditions, release condition supervision, monitoring or diversion conditions including arrests of persons released to the custody or supervision of providers of case management services and any danger that the client poses to a person or community.
  9. Make recommendations for appropriate modifications of release conditions.
  10. Maintains communication with the Prison Assessment Coordinators and assists in all Intake Services into the Drug Court program.
  11. Assists clients to secure employment, medical, legal and social services.
  12. Cooperates with Drug Court programs in other jurisdictions to perform related services as requested.
  13. Participates in and contributes to ongoing training programs, keeps informed of new developments in the drug court field and applies new techniques.
  14. Make public presentations concerning drug court services and cooperates with community agencies and activities as a representative of the Drug Court program.
  15. Reports all hazardous incidents encountered to the courts, District Attorney’s Office, defense counsel, probation officers and the administrative office of the drug court.
  16. Attends weekly client staffings at assigned ADAC clinic.
  17. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, corrections, criminal justice or a closely related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  1. Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  2. Knowledge of investigative and fact gathering techniques.
  3. Knowledge of substance abuse related problems in an individual.
  4. Knowledge of various state and local social service agencies and treatment facilities that provides mental, health, vocational and legal services to drug court clients.
  5. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to groups and individuals.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  7. Ability to deal firmly and tactfully and impartially with people contacted in the course of the work.
  8. Ability to make reasonable and objective decisions and recommendations.
  9. Skills in the use of modern office equipment, such as multi-line telephone, copier, computer and related peripherals.
DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana seeks to hire a Deputy Court Administrator. Qualified individuals interested in applying for the position should submit a resume and completed application form to amitchell@stpgov.org. See the attached fillable form.

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POSITION TITLE:

Deputy Court Administrator

DEPARTMENT:

22nd Judicial District Court; on payroll of St. Tammany Parish Government

REPORTS TO:

Court Administrator

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

COMPENSATION:

Salary depends on qualifications plus benefits including participation in Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System and group health insurance.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Administrative office located within the Court Administration Offices located at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center, 701 N. Columbia St., Rm. 3210, Covington, LA. Will also be required to work at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton, as necessary.

HOURS OF WORK:

General hours of work are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Exempt from overtime compensation. Will be required to work whatever hours are necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties and demands of the position. Thirty-five (35) hour minimum work week.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to provide high-level responsible and independent professional administrative management within 22nd Judicial District Court. Employee in this classification performs financial, administrative, and managerial work, assuming day-to-day responsibilities as determined by the Court Administrator and the judges. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and independently offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. Reporting directly to the Court Administrator, the Deputy provides a supportive role related to: financial management, human resources, managing calendars, interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders, project management, preparing and reviewing financial information and reports, audit preparation, and assisting with maintaining an organized and efficient office.

Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matter expeditiously, and proactively, and follows through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures. Prioritizing inquiries and requests and troubleshooting conflicts, and working closely with the Court Administrator to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To assist the court administrator in court functions of financial reporting and management, human resources, payroll, court policy compliance, day-to-day court operations, website content management, language access needs and all other functions that are primarily that of the court administrator.

Management of technology needs of the 22nd JDC including the hardware, software and services related to servers, desktop computers, laptop computers, printers, telephones, copiers, scanners, projectors, wireless devices such as tablets and cell phones, televisions, monitors, audio-visual equipment to effect teleconferencing, courtroom recording devices for use by court reporters. Coordinate with Parish governments regarding services and equipment provided or to be provided by them or in conjunction with them. Purchase all hardware, software and services necessary to the Court. Draft and administer policies and procedures regarding use of Court-owned technology. Troubleshoot daily issues and either resolve personally or refer to appropriate service provider for immediate resolution. Be able to review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding efficiencies and capabilities of latest technology.

Assists in reviewing and maintaining the Court’s website, and Zoom schedule.

Assists with budgeting and purchasing aspects of the office. Handles inventory control maintaining records, tags, and disposal in accordance with State law

Maintaining office systems and equipment and communicating with vendors to continue services or implement new services. Maintain inventory of all computers, furniture, office equipment and keep accurate inventory of all items over $1,000 to provide document for annual audit.

Research laws and court orders regarding court costs, both civil and criminal, and keep abreast of changes to pertinent laws. Update schedule of court costs and disseminate to both Parish Clerks and Sheriffs accordingly. Review monthly reports from Sheriffs to track collection trends and to determine accurate distribution of costs among all agencies. Research laws as requested by Sheriffs and elicit input from judges regarding appropriate default fines on certain offenses, and to determine if court appearances are required.

Draft and review various documents including contracts, Cooperative Endeavor Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, leases, and policies and procedures related to court operations.

Manage all court-related risk management efforts including procurement of various insurances.

Administer and manage all Westlaw accounts and legal research needs of the 22nd JDC and be responsible distribution and tracking of books and research materials.

Assist with drafting, and revising the court calendar and docket management.

Assist Court Administrator to administer, manage, and coordinate the implementation and day-to-day operations of the Court.

As requested by Court Administrator, participates in meetings, ensuring that key players are present and that their input is recorded and considered; coordinates communication networks among the impacted parties so that all are informed and knowledgeable of the progress.

Remains current on legislative changes pertinent to Court.

Acts in the absence of the Court Administrator as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Employee must be able to operate basic office equipment, office computer and software, and any other specialty equipment needed for the position. Employee must have strong verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills. Must be able to communicate clearly with Judges, staff and public and provide clear, concise, and accurate information, excellent organizational and time management skills.

General knowledge of substantive and procedural laws of the State of Louisiana.

Knowledge of laws, rules and standards associated with operating a general jurisdiction and family/juvenile jurisdiction court, including state and federal laws, state and local court rules, Code of Governmental Ethics, Code of Judicial Conduct, Supreme Court supervisory rules for district courts.

Knowledge of the State Bid Law and the Local Government Budget Act.

Knowledge of intergovernmental relations and public policy development.

Knowledge of all court processes of a general jurisdiction court including probation, hearing officers, and specialty courts.

Knowledge of effective supervisory principles and techniques.

Ability to monitor and revise budgets and contracts.

Ability to perform as a project leader and apply project management techniques.

Ability to produce quality work under pressure.

Ability to organize data into a logical format for presentation in reports, documents or other written materials.

Ability to effectively conduct meetings and make formal presentations.

Ability to interact tactfully and courteously with individuals and groups.

Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Judicial Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; or Certified Public Account (CPA); or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and license to practice law in Louisiana; or a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, information technology, criminal justice, or a related field; and,
  2. Two (2) years experience in court administration, executive management, or as in-house counsel, or a related field of administration; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  3. Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), and QuickBooks Premier Edition 2019 – Multi-User

ADA COMPLIANCE

Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving some reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling of objects and materials.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

EEO STATEMENT:

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, pregnancy, military status or citizenship.

INTAKE COORDINATOR

The 22nd Judicial District Court seeks to hire someone for the position of Intake Coordinator. Qualified individuals interested in applying should submit a resume, and completed application form via email to shattier@stpgov.org.

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Scope Of Work

Under the supervision of the 22nd Judicial District Court, oversees all assigned aspects of Court Intervention Services. This involves identifying potential candidates for the Specialty court programs, determining eligibility for these services as well as recommended levels of substance abuse/mental health treatment care.

Responsibilities

  1. Interview inmates in the jail who express a desire for drug treatment, rehabilitation, and admission into a Specialty court.
  2. The Intake Coordinator will thoroughly evaluate the inmates to determine motivation levels and appropriate level s of care.
  3. The Intake Coordinator will survey assessment instruments, including those considered best practices to determine which instruments provide the most reliable assessments.
  4. The Intake Coordinator will coordinate efforts with the Assistant District Attorney and District Attorney liaison to identify candidates for Specialty courts.
  5. Refers appropriate candidates to the Single Point of Entry for Specialty courts at the case management office.
  6. Maintains records of all individuals screened and participates in the Management Information Services (AutoMon/AIMS)
  7. Compiles data and records and makes information available to the Case Managers.
  8. Obtains demographic information, medical history, substance abuse history, educational history, employment history, psychiatric history, and legal history of individuals referred to the Specialty courts programs.
  9. Determines clinical appropriateness, level of care, and medical appropriates for the Specialty court program by screening for the presence of psychiatric illness or medical illness. If the client appears to have a medical or psychiatric illness, the Intake Coordinator will consult with or refer to other healthcare professionals and agencies.
  10. The Intake Coordinator will continue to monitor referrals of clients whose cases may be pending medical or psychiatric records to ensure proper service delivery.
  11. The Intake Coordinator will inform the client’s referring Judge and Probation Officer of the client’s Specialty court eligibility status.
  12. The Intake Coordinator will also advise Probation and Parole and the Judges of the 22nd Judicial District Drug Court of a defendants need for vocational rehabilitation.
  13. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Training and Experience

  1. The Intake Coordinator shall have a Masters degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or education with professional level experience in the areas of substance abuse assessment and counseling.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  1. Knowledge of assessment techniques and principles.
  2. Ability to make reasonable and objective decisions and recommendations.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of substance abuse as it is related to treatment and intervention.
  4. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the courts, jail, case managers, and treatment providers.
  6. Ability to administer, and interpret appropriate vocational testing and make appropriate recommendations to clients, probation, and the court
FAMILY COURT MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

The 22nd Judicial District Court seeks to hire someone for the position of Family Court Mental Health Professional for Family Court. Qualified individuals interested in applying should submit a resume and completed application form via email to msimon@stpgov.org. A fillable application form is posted.

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Position Title

Family Court Mental Health Professional

Department

22nd Judicial District Court; on the payroll of St. Tammany Parish Government

Reports To

Family Court – Judge Oppenheim, Division K and Judge Amacker, Division L

FLSA Status

Exempt

Compensation

Starting annual salary depending on qualifications plus benefits including participation in Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System and group health insurance.

Location Of Work

22nd Judicial District Courthouses, in Covington and Franklinton, Louisiana.

Hours Of Work

General hours of work are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Parenting Coordinator or Mental Health Professional will be required to work whatever hours are necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties and demands of the position. 35-hour minimum work week.

Position Purpose

The purpose of this position is to assist Divisions K and L with high conflict parents to implement and monitor their parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of their disputes promptly, educating parents about children’s needs, and making decisions within the scope of the Judge’s order.

Essential Functions

Conduct case management services on assigned clients per LA RS 9:358.4:

  1. The Parenting Coordinator/Mental Health Professional shall assist the parties in resolving disputes and in reaching agreements regarding children in their care including, but not limited to, the following types of issues:
    1. Minor changes or clarifications of access schedules from the existing custody plan.
    2. Exchanges of the children including date, time, place, means of transportation, and the transporter.
    3. Health care management including medical, dental, orthodontic, and vision care.
    4. Child-rearing issues.
    5. Psychotherapy or other mental health care including substance abuse or mental health assessment or counseling for the children.
    6. Psychological testing or other assessments of the children.
    7. Education or daycare including school choice, tutoring, summer school, participation in special education testing and programs, or other educational decisions.
    8. Enrichment and extracurricular activities including camps and jobs.
    9. Religious observances and education.
    10. Children’s travel and passport arrangements.
    11. Clothing, equipment, and personal possessions of the children.
    12. Communication between the parties about the children.
    13. Means of communication by a party with the children when they are not in that party’s care.
    14. Alteration of appearance of the children including hairstyle and ear and body piercing.
    15. Role of and contact with significant others and extended families.
    16. Substance abuse assessment or testing of either or both parties or the child, including access to results.
    17. Parenting classes or referral for other services of either or both parties.
  2. A parenting coordinator shall:
    1. Refrain from facilitating an agreement by the parties that would change legal custody from one party to the other or that would change the physical custody or visitation schedule in a way that may result in a change in child support
    2. Notify the court of a conflict of interest of the parenting coordinator.
    3. Prepare interim and final reports as ordered by the court and other reports when necessary.
  3. When the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the parenting coordinator may make a recommendation in a report to the court for resolution of the dispute.
  4. Participate in and contribute to ongoing training programs; remain informed of new developments in the integrated behavioral health field and apply new case management client interaction techniques, processes and services as appropriate;
  5. Report all hazardous incidents encountered to the Judge.
  6. Handle a heavy case load

Non-Essential Functions

Perform all other duties as assigned by the Judges.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. General knowledge of substantive and procedural family laws of the State of Louisiana.
  2. Ability to work effectively and professionally in situations of conflict.
  3. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  4. Ability to interact tactfully and courteously with individuals and groups.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  6. Ability to organize data into a logical format for presentation in reports, documents, or other written materials.
  7. Ability to recognize and report conflicts of interest.
  8. Skill in written and oral communication for effective expression and clarity.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  1. College degree from an accredited university in the field of psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, or related field. Master’s preferred
  2. LMSW, LCSW, or LPC preferred.
  3. Previous work experience with high conflict clients preferred.
  4. Special consideration will be given to individuals who possess the qualifications of a Parenting Coordinator.

ADA Compliance

Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving some reaching, handling, manipulating, and/or feeling of objects and materials. Must be able to effectively communicate by telephone and in person.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require verbal communication ability.

Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

EEO Statement

The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, pregnancy, military status, or citizenship.

CASE MANAGER

The 22nd Judicial District Court seeks to hire someone for the position of Case Manager for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program. Qualified individuals interested in applying should submit a resume and completed application form via email to wlgriffith@stpgov.org. A fillable application form is posted.

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Job Title

Case Manager – Specialty Court

Reports To

AOT Project Director

General Summary

Under the supervision of the Project Director, will be responsible for case management activities, participant supervision and, facilitation of communication between the court, treatment providers and law enforcement agencies.

Primary Responsibilities And Duties

  1. Conduct intake and follow-up interviews. Meet with participants at the court, treatment facilities, or in home/community settings.
  2. Perform comprehensive assessments and contact other agencies, courts, police, and others to gather and evaluate data to determine participants’ needs. Prepare progress reports.
  3. Make community resource referrals for participants regarding medical concerns, housing, counseling, employment, education, etc. Follow up on participants’ aftercare.
  4. Monitor participants’ compliance with treatment plan
  5. Attend Court status and pre-status hearings and testify as needed.
  6. Refer participants for Treatment screening and/or drug testing.
  7. Maintains contact with participants and their supportive services.
  8. Administers screening instruments/interviews to participants in compliance with grant and program guidelines.
  9. Enters pertinent participant information and contact notes into software as well as tracking data for grant as instructed by Project Director.
  10. Assists in developing and implementing program mission, goals, objectives and performance standards.
  11. Facilitates collaboration between courts and service providers on matters related to case management, process and procedures.
  12. Performs other duties, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or a closely related field.
    1. SUBSTITUTIONS: Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
    2. Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree for a combination reaching six years of experience.
  2. Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with offenders, peers, management, other professionals and the public.
  3. Communication skills to establish rapport with participants in order to gain their confidence and cooperation and to engage offenders who may respond negatively to outreach efforts.
  4. Analytical skills in order to be able to read, understand, interpret and apply laws, policies, rules and procedures.
  5. Ability to work independently on case assignments and understand the problems faced by families from all cultural backgrounds and economic levels.
  6. Problem-solving skills, planning skills, ability to prioritize and time management skills in order to meet the demands of the court’s deadlines.
  7. Word processing skills necessary for the creation and compilation of various documents, communications and reports.
  8. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with court personnel in the exchange of information and provide courteous and accurate information and responses to the public, other employees, and outside agencies.
  9. Ability to work an extended workday beyond 7 hours. Evening hours, holidays and weekends may occasionally be required, as scheduled.

Working Conditions

  1. Normal office environment with little discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like.
  2. Physical ability to frequently sit, stand, walk for extended periods of time, perform repetitive movements and work in confined areas. May be required to work at remote locations outside the court building, traveling by foot or other transportation.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. Determination of equivalent qualifications is within the sole discretion of Management.