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.

POSITION TITLE:

Drug Court Case Manager

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, 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.