Judicial Support Administrator 2 (Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Coordinator - Criminal Court Operations Division (County Funded)

Division: Court Administration
Salary: $52,941.20 ANNUAL + Benefits
Position Type: FULLTIME
Funding: County Funded
Hours: 40 hours per week
Occupation Code: Judicial Support Administrator 2
Working Title: Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Coordinator
(Salary is non-negotiable). The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Description

The essential function of this position within the organization is to support the trial court in the design, development, and implementation of the circuit’s treatment-based veteran court. The VTC Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations and management of the program and performs a full range of assignments in a rehabilitative, hands-on setting. The VTC Coordinator researches availability of existing resources; drafts and writes policies and procedures; coordinates training for the Veterans Court team members and Veterans Court partners; and facilitates the cooperation requisite to the court's non-adversarial approach with community partners and government officials. The incumbent organizes and attends case staffing meetings and provides clinical oversight to the Veteran Court Case Managers, and attends court hearings, ensures that participants fulfill their roles, facilitates problem solving in daily operations, ensures appropriate collection of data, and develops statistical and narrative reports. This position will assist the Circuit Court, Criminal Division Director as a consultant and liaison on veteran issues. This position is also responsible for long-range planning and development, researching the availability of resources for program maintenance, and expansion and examining program efficiency. This individual will serve as a Project Director for the Veterans Treatment Court implementation grant. While maintaining a high degree of independence and accountability for instituting and evaluating veteran court concepts, the Coordinator works under the supervision of the Circuit Court, Criminal Division Director and works closely with the Veteran Treatment Court Judge.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of the Veterans Treatment Court program.
  • Provide leadership and direction over case staffing meetings in an effort to present a unified approach in court.
  • Coordinate with treatment providers and supervise participants’ progress in the program, as well as additional treatment or supportive needs. 
  • Advocate for incentives and sanctions for program participants based on reports from treatment and supervision.
  • Maintain and update as necessary, the policy and procedures manual, protocols and participant handbook.
  • Facilitate the orientation program for incoming participants, including distribution and explanation of the participant handbook and its content.
  • Maintain oversight of current participant records and manage the case management system.
  • Coordinate statistical data collection and outcomes management information in order to maintain consistent and accurate statistical information.
  • Oversee the encryption program to maintain appropriate confidentiality of participant information.
  • Assist with program evaluation to improve processes.
  • Assist in the screening process of all volunteer mentors and in conjunction with the VTC judge and mentor coordinator, accept or deny applicants.
  • Collect and analyze information from entry into the program to exit polls in order to improve the overall quality of the program.
  • Provide the Division Director with up to date reporting on participant outcomes.
  • Provide information to the Division Director regarding treatment agency performance and other reports as requested.
  • Facilitate outreach to community resource agencies to build and enhance partner relationships.
  • Identify new referral sources and add them to the existing resource database.
  • Serve as a mentor for VTC Case Managers.
  • Assist with coordination of team training related to local resources and referrals.
  • Act as a community resource specialist for treatment providers and other team members.
  • Research and develop funding opportunities for veteran treatment court programs; coordinate and manage court-related state and federal grants and funding issues, including budget and program oversight; prepare and submit required reports.

Duties and Responsibilities as the Project Director (Implementation Grant):

  • Manage implementation of grant project activities to ensure that grant deliverables are met, and court procedures, policies, and guidelines are observed.
  • Collect project-related data using various data collection methods, including interviews and meetings.
  • Collaborate with grant project partners on project activities to ensure that project goals and objectives are being met.
  • Monitor grant expenditures and make recommendations if adjustments are needed.
  • Anticipate the needs of the grant and develop recommendations for filling these needs.
  • Confer with project partners regarding services and work performed pursuant to the project for the reporting period.
  • Compile progress report information, prepare and submit all progress reports (quarterly and final progress reports), and, if applicable, any audit reports required pursuant to the grant award.

Work-related contacts within and outside the unit: This person works in collaboration with criminal justice agencies, clients and their family members, treatment professionals, hospitals and other community resources, court personnel, staff of the State Attorney's office, staff of the Public Defender’s Office, staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veteran Treatment Court Mentor Coordinator by email, fax, telephone, in writing and in person.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with studies in psychology, social work mental health counseling, or related field. 
  • Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in supervising case managers with clients of substance abuse and/or mental health.
  • counseling addicted persons and knowledge of military and veteran services; substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and have an approved insurance carrier.
  • Master's degree in mental health counseling, psychology, or social work is preferred.
  • Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP) is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of military and veteran services; substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Knowledge of the organization, functions, responsibilities and procedures in the area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of public and judicial administration. 
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes regarding patient confidentiality laws.
  • Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV);
  • Knowledge of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Standards.
  • Knowledge of modern grant administration practices, including methods, resources, and standards.
  • Knowledge of mental health related issues, substance abuse and community resources.
  • Knowledge of the 12-Step Programs (addiction and recovery) and ten (10) key components of a treatment-based court.
  • Ability to direct, coordinate and supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly before the judges of the courts and representatives of government agencies, industry and the public.
  • Ability to adapt and handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, within deadline requirements.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with the judiciary, project and court partners, staff, volunteers, clients, and others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to court policies and procedures including policies concerning personal conduct, workplace violence, safety, drug and alcohol free workplace, computer and telecommunications use, e-mail and internet use and confidentiality.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), and data entry and retrieval software.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs.
  • Ability to seek out learning experiences and incorporate new knowledge into practice.

Physical Demands

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

Licenses Certifications

Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) is required; a person that possesses the CAP and is also a Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP) is preferred. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and have an approved insurance carrier.

Working Conditions

Moderate noise; business office setting.

Supplemental Questions

 
QDo you have a Bachelor's degree?
QDo you have a Master's degree?
QHow many years of experience do you have in counseling addicted persons?
QAre you a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)?
QAre you a Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP)?
QDo you have a valid Florida Driver's License?
QDo you have automobile insurance?
QHow many years of experience in supervising and developing a team and writing annual performance evaluations?
QHave you served in the Armed Forces?
QAre you currently employed by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit?
QHow did you learn about this vacancy?