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 the Pre-Trial Services Project Director via email to aspears@stpgov.org. To request an application form please email aspears@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: Amna H. Spears, LCSW-BACS. 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.