Office of Community Corrections Coordinator

Employer Name Van Buren County Specialty Courts   Address 212 E Paw Paw Street
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience Any   City Paw Paw
Education Bachelors Degree   State Michigan
  Zip Code 49079

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Job Description

Job Summary
Under the general supervision of the Specialty Courts Administrator, the OCC Coordinator is responsible to maintain, administer and assist the OCC office’s delivery of pre-trial services.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
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Implement and administer pretrial services programming in accordance with accepted best standards.
Identify emerging trends in pretrial services, recommend trends for inclusion in program and implement those trends approved by the Administrator and CCAB Board.
Oversee the day-to-day management of the local Community Corrections Plan and report program utilization and progress towards meeting objectives to the Administrator.
Interface with internal and external partners to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of services.
Maintain accurate records, interpret and analyze data and generate appropriate reports and invoices, certifying same to compliance monitoring agencies and clients.
Conduct assessments and ensure only eligible offenders are enrolled in funded programs.
Train staff regarding pretrial services programs and procedures.
Meet regularly with stakeholders as needed.
Prepare reports, attend and testify at court hearings.
Act as a liaison with ancillary service agencies such as vocational, rehabilitation, education, transportation, substance abuse, mental health and other treatment services.
Maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive information.

Required Skills

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions
Requires the ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator / adding machine, printer and copier. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects weighing in excess of 25 pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience
Abilities, Knowledge, and Skills -
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to clearly and coherently provide rational justification for proposed objectives and strategies.
Must be able to operate basic office equipment such as PC, keyboard, calculator, printer, multi-line telephone, fax machine, photocopier, scanner, etc.
Must have excellent proofreading skills.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs and possess excellent keyboarding skills.
Must be able to learn and use industry specific software and all other software applications used in the course of performing all job-related functions.
Must be able to read and analyze, appraise, and organize court orders, statutes, procedures, guidelines, policies, and court rules.
Knowledge, experience, and ability to assist in developing programs with the intent to achieve stated objectives.
Must be able and willing to stay current with technology changes including the use of new software, hardware, and any related updates.
Must have demonstrated ability to deal with a high volume of customers in a courteous and professional manner.
Must communicate in a professional manner with case parties, attorneys, co-workers, and others.
Must be able to prioritize and manage the demands of a large number of court cases.
Must be able and willing to attend trainings for professional development.
Must be able to perform job responsibilities and provide customer service in a bias-free manner.
Exhibit good working knowledge of LEIN
Must have knowledge of substance abuse and mental health pathology
May be required to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays
Possess knowledge of computer operations and have ability to document data as required by grant funding

Description of Benefits: Salary / Commissions / Bonuses / Other

Qualifications/Experience -
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, human services or other related discipline is required. Two years of full-time experience in criminal justice, social services, substance abuse, or mental health field with demonstrated experience in substance abuse testing, program development and sustainability, and criminal justice interfacing is required. A combination of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Demonstrated ability to work independently and simultaneously handle multiple tasks of varying degrees of difficulty. Ability to appropriately respond to crisis situations. Proficiency with standard office applications. Valid and unrestricted operator license.

Supervision Received
This position reports to the Specialty Courts Administrator.

Additional Information

The individual in this position is an at-will employee. Must adhere to the Court’s Model Code of Conduct for Judicial Branch Employees. Employment is dependent on background check, criminal history and fingerprint check, and drug screen. Applicant must complete County application form.

Van Buren County Government is An Equal Opportunity Employer