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Official Job Title: Court Program Specialist I (Mental Health Case Manager) - Mental Health Administrator's Office (State Funded)
  Court Support
  $32,042.04 ANNUAL ( State Funded ) ( FULLTIME ) + Benefits
40 hours per week
Occupation Code: Court Program Specialist 1
Working Title: Mental Health Case Manager

This position will be responsible for expediting criminal matters with defendants with mental health issues through the court process by providing a number of scheduling, coordination and tracking services. This position will provide information, documentation, recommend options/alternatives for court consideration, minimize duplicate efforts, and clarify and organize case materials.

• Coordination and review of court ordered evaluations.
• Provide direct consultation to the Judges on any cases involving defendants who are mentally ill or with intellectual disability.
• Coordination of residential, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment for criminal defendants.
• Preparing orders to be signed by the judge.
• Maintain a caseload of defendants under court supervision and monitor for compliance with conditional plans of release.
• Attending all relevant court sessions or hearings.
• Screening and calendaring cases; notifying all parties of dates and times.
• Serve as liaison between the court, attorneys, the Department of Children and Families and community treatment providers.
• Assisting the court with any walk-in and scheduling of outpatient appointments.
• Processing and calendaring cases requiring special treatment.
• Delivery of transport order to jail.
• Performs related work as required.
• Assisting in completing relevant court paperwork and providing information to defendants seeking assistance from the court.

Graduation from a four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
• Knowledge of the function and jurisdiction of the court.
• Knowledge of community/private mental health and substance abuse treatment providers.
• Knowledge of residential facilities available for forensic clients.
• Knowledge of computer software and equipment.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to maintain accurate case documentation and prepare written information.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the judiciary, co-workers, judges, attorneys, court service partners, and the general public.

Physical Demands:
Work involves a significant amount of standing, sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.

Supplemental Questions
Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
Do you have any experience with the Court System or a comparable agency?
Do you have any experience working with persons with mental disabilities?
Are you currently employed by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit?
Are you a Miami-Dade County Pipeline Employee?