Employment Opportunities

REENTRY COURT CASE MANAGER

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

Submissions may be hand-delivered to the 22nd JDC Reentry Court Office at 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3002 Covington, LA 70433 Attn: Felix Indest, or to the Court Administration Office at the opposite end of the third floor. The position is open until filled.

POSITION TITLE:

Reentry Court Case Manager

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the 22nd JDC Specialty Court Program, the Reentry Court Case Manager is a supervision and case management specialist. He/she is responsible for providing information to the court on matters concerning Reentry 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 per existing policies and procedures.
  6. Work closely with our independent drug screening company to add special tests, assess special needs related to screening, and other items 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 Reentry conditions, other requirements imposed by the court, 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 imposed sanctions.
  10. Maintains communication with the Reentry Staff at Louisiana State Prison and the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, and assists in all Intake Services into the Reentry Court program.
  11. Assists clients, pre and post-release, to secure employment, medical, legal, residential and social services
  12. Cooperates with all 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 Reentry/Specialty court field and applies new evidence-based techniques.
  14. Make public presentations concerning reentry court services and cooperates with community agencies and activities as a representative of the Reentry 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 reentry court
  16. Attends client staffings as needed.
  17. Work with career criminals and visit the prison part of our program as needed.
  18. 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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  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.
PRE-TRIAL SERVICES CASE MANAGER

The 22nd Judicial District Court Specialty Court office seeks to hire the position of Washington Parish Pre-Trial Services Case Manager. Persons interested in applying should submit a resume and completed application form to Shannon Hattier via email to shattier@stpgov.org. To request an application form please email shattier@stpgov.org.

Submissions may be hand-delivered to the 22nd JDC Specialty Court Office at 2771 Sgt. Alfred Dr., Room 203 (2nd Floor) Slidell, LA 70458 or to The 22nd Judicial District Court Administration Office at 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3002 Covington, LA 70433. Attn: Shannon Hattier. The position is open until filled.

Job Description:

Located at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton Louisiana, the incumbent must be a self-starter, and possess the ability to work independently. Under the supervision of the 22nd JDC Pre-Trial Services Project Director, the Pre-Trial Services Case Manager is primarily tasked with screening, assessing, and making recommendations to the court’s various specialty court programs. Additionally, the incumbent should be familiar with local community resources to assist clients awaiting adjudication

    Job duties include:
  1. Conducts mental health and substance use disorder screenings with all non-violent offenders booked into the Washington and St. Tammany Parish jails within 72 hours of arrest.
  2. Completes full biopsychosocial and risk/needs assessments with individuals who are in need of mental health and substance use treatment.
  3. Compiles information from interview and screening instruments into clear and concise reports for judicial system.
  4. Independently makes referrals to both inpatient and outpatient treatment, determining the correct level of care that matches the client’s needs, and completing all required releases and referral forms.
  5. Responsible for following up with the client and/or treatment provider regarding client’s bond conditions and court dates.
  6. Obtain any documentation required by the judge, district attorney, public defender, or specialty court project director to facilitate the client’s acceptance into the recommended specialty court.
  7. Conducts all intensive case management services on assigned clients, including, but not limited to: making referrals to court ordered substance use treatment, domestic violence shelters, sober living facilities, anger management providers, and behavioral health providers
  8. Collects, analyzes, evaluates, and reports information regarding client program participation obtained during the course of all client contact, and reports the information to the Project Director, the Court, and treatment providers
  9. Maintains court electronic case management database and completes required reporting to the Project Director, treatment providers, judge, and other supporting agencies as dictated by the grant provisions, in a timely manner.
  10. Attend all weekly multidisciplinary team meetings, to present specialty court recommendations.
  11. Cooperates with all court programs in other jurisdictions to perform related services as requested.
  12. Participates in and contributes to ongoing training programs, stays informed of new developments in the Specialty Court field, and applies new evidence-based techniques
  13. Participates in and contributes to ongoing training programs, keeps informed of new developments in the Reentry/Specialty court field and applies new evidence-based techniques.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Preference will be given to those with knowledge of:

Signs and symptoms of substance use, mental illness, and related conditions. Court procedures and practices; Washington Parish community resources; counseling and therapeutic principles; conflict resolution; family dynamics; record keeping principles and practices; superior written communication skills; comfortable interacting with the public, in person and via telephone.

Skill in:

Organizing and prioritizing work; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; creative problem solving; and basic computer operations (including Microsoft Office).

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field and prior experience in the direct delivery of substance use and/or mental health treatment services.

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.
ACCOUNTANT

The 22nd Judicial District Court seeks to hire the position of Accountant. Qualified individuals interested in applying for the position should submit a completed Application for Employment along with a copy of their resume to Court Administration, 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3210, Covington, LA 70433 or to amitchell@stpgov.org.

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RECRUITMENT OPENING DATE:

May 26, 2022

RECRUITMENT CLOSING DATE:

until filled

STARTING SALARY:

$50,000.00 – $65,000.00, depending upon qualifications and experience

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Under the general direction of the Court and its Administrator, the purpose of this position is to provide high level responsible professional financial management within the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court. The position assists the Court Administrator in the fiscal and budgetary matters for all Court Programs. Employees in this classification perform high level professional and managerial work. The position is responsible for maintaining a high degree of independence and fiscal accountability for all programs within the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court. This position will maintain a liaison role with court program partners and local, state and federal governmental entities to carry out their work related duties.

    Duties include but are not limited to:
  1. Assist the Court Administrator in fiscal and budgetary matters related to the court. Responsible for preparing budgets and fiscal reports for reporting to local, state, and federal governmental entities. Responsible for: reviewing and monitoring expenses of the Court; handling reimbursement claims, and compiling financial reports; make recommendations for necessary revisions regarding fiscal and budgetary matters to the Court Administrator.
  2. Prepare and review purchase orders, requisitions, deposits, bank reconciliations, expense reports, and financial statements; identify and correct financial errors; post purchase orders and deposits.
  3. Prepare and post journal entries, budget entries, and adjustments.
  4. Prepare Judicial Expense Fund, Specialty Court Fund, and Family Support
  5. Fund budgets and recommend amendments as necessary.
  6. Complete audit preparation and correspondence.
  7. Complete legislative reporting requirements and prepare financial information for fiscal notes.
  8. Review and/or prepare claims for reimbursement.
  9. Monitor purchase requisitions for compliance with policy.
  10. Become familiar with legislation affecting the judiciary branch and grant funding.
  11. Assist with the development of sustainability plans for Court programs, and implementation of strategies related to these programs.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s in Accounting, or Finance; or a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field; supplemented by 5 years of experience in governmental accounting and/or finance, and knowledge in the field of state and federal grant funding; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Government accounting and finance experience preferred. Must have knowledge of governmental accounting principles and be able to work with other judicial system stakeholders. Must be self-motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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 to 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.

STAFF ATTORNEY

The 22nd Judicial District Court seeks to hire a Staff Attorney. Qualified individuals interested in applying should submit a resume, completed application form, and writing sample via email to amitchell@stpgov.org.

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DEPARTMENT:

22nd Judicial District Court; St. Tammany Parish Government

REPORTS TO:

Judge John A. Keller, District Judge for Division “D”

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

COMPENSATION:

$50,000 TO $70,000 starting annual salary depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits including participation in Louisiana Parochial Employees Retirement System and group health insurance.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Division D Offices located within the St. Tammany Justice Center, 701 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Will also be required to work at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton, as necessary.

HOURS OF WORK:

General hours of work are 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.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) hours minimum work week.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to work directly with a Judge and generally perform legal research and drafting memoranda, reasons for judgment and orders. He/she must be able to conduct conferences with attorneys, pro se parties, and is the Judge’s liaison with other court-related agencies to facilitate efficient workflow. He/she must also be able to work with Specialty Court participants, project directors, case managers and representatives. He/she must be a self-starter and able to work independently.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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 Government Ethics, Code of Judicial Conduct, Supreme Court supervisory rules for district courts.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people, including attorneys and pro se parties.

Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications.

Ability to conduct in-person and video conferences with attorneys, pro se parties and is the Judge’s liaison with other court-related agencies to facilitate efficient workflow.

Ability to work with Specialty Court participants, project directors, and case managers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduate of an accredited law school
  2. Licensed to practice law and in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association
  3. Minimum 2 – 5 years experience handling criminal law matters

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 to 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.