The Christian County Juvenile Office is accepting applicants for a full-time Diversion Court Case Manager. The Diversion Court Case Manager will be an initial step in the referral process to divert referred juveniles from formal Court proceedings. This position will require case management services to assigned juveniles. These juveniles require more attention than an intake officer can provide, but are not at a level needed for formal probation services. While work assignments may vary, tasks will generally involve interaction with assigned youth, their family, schools and other service providers. The Diversion Court Case Manager must have a mature level of social work ability, possess strong communication skills, approach issues therapeutically, problem solve, and work independently. While the position will be supervised, this individual will have a high level of discretion so the employee will be expected to exercise good judgement in the performance of his/her duties. People in this position should be able to work as a contributing member of the Diversion Court team.
Duties in this position may vary. However, work will include regular contact with the juvenile, their family, school personnel, community members and variety other service providers. He/she will be expected to have regular meetings with the Diversion Court team and report directly to the Court. Duties include, but are not limited to;
GENERAL DUTIES INCLUDE:
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Respond to referrals made by the variety of referral sources.
- Regularly meet with the juveniles to discuss education, behaviors, resources, and family needs.
- Refer juveniles to needed resources based on their assessed needs.
- Serve as an appropriate mentor and support system.
- Maintain professional and appropriate boundaries with the juvenile and their family.
- Communicate effectively with juveniles, their family and other treatment providers.
- Demonstrate the ability to make decisions that are within divisional guidelines to resolve situations.
- Be able to adapt to change based on the priorities of the team/department.
- Conduct yourself in a manner to ensure everyone’s safety, including yourself.
- Support a harassment free work environment.
- Consistently demonstrate professional behavior of a trained employee.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with clients in an empathetic and understanding manner.
(The following statement represents the minimum education and experience which will be used to determine qualifications of applicants, provided equivalent substitution will be permitted in case of deficiencies of either experience of education. Education above the minimum stated may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience; professional experience at the management and administrative level may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.)
Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in judicial administration, public or business administration, sociology, psychology, criminal justice or a related field, and three years of responsible professional experience in management or administration.
- Knowledge of techniques to handle difficult behaviors.
- Basic knowledge of personal computers and software.
- Be knowledgeable and compliant with all policies and procedures of the Juvenile Division.
- Be knowledgeable of all training requirements for this position.
- Understand and be aware of available community resources.
- Be knowledgeable of each assigned youth’s history.
- Understand and refer to Juvenile Center programming.
- Be knowledgeable of cognitive behavior concepts and its application.