Veterans Treatment Court Case Manager

Valparaiso, IN 46385
Full-time


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Work Schedule: Full-time, nonexempt

Reports To: Director, Porter County PACT

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties

  • Adhere to guidelines regarding confidentiality
  • To the extent possible, work with client families, employers and other support persons to assist clients in developing the skills to acquire and maintain pro-social relationships
  • Engage in pro-social modeling in all interactions with the client and in work-related functions
  • Apply incentives, sanctions and therapeutic adjustments in accordance with agency policy
  • Conduct client orientation and validated risk and needs assessments
  • Inform the court/team of an individual’s appropriateness for participation if needed
  • Refer clients to the Veterans Administration and other certified mental health and alcohol and drug programs for evaluations and recommended services and or treatment as applicable
  • Develop a case plan based on assessment results and client input that focuses on participant risk reduction
  • Conduct case management meetings with clients to reduce risk and criminogenic needs
  • Attend court as needed
  • Prepare written reports for the program team regarding client progress
  • Provide the program team with recommendations regarding incentives, sanctions, therapeutic adjustments, graduation and termination
  • Reassess clients with the IRAS in accordance with agency policy to identify their levels of risk and areas of criminogenic need
  • Maintain participant files, following agency, federal and state guidelines
  • Document all interaction with (and regarding) clients in each client’s record in accordance with agency policy
  • Adhere to varying work schedules as needed
  • Travel for purposes related to program integrity and professional development
  • Engage in ongoing professional development training, at minimum meeting initial and ongoing credentialing and training requirements established in the program policies and procedures manual and the Problem-Solving Court Rules
  • Conduct drug screens as required

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in related field required
  • Experience in a substance abuse setting preferred
  • Experience in a criminal justice setting preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and work with community resources
  • Knowledge of evidence-based principles and practices preferred
  • Excellent written communication skills required
  • Excellent verbal communication skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate classes
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a computer, printer, telephone, calculator, fax machine and copier
  • Adherence to the Judicial Code of Conduct required

This staff member must believe in people’s ability to change and have the following relationship skills: enthusiasm, warmth, genuine, empathy, flexibility, self-confidence, engaging, and reflective.

This staff member must also possess and/or be willing to learn the following: Directive and solution-focused, structured, contingency based, cognitive restricting, pro-social modelling, effective reinforcement, effective disapproval and problem-solving.

Difficulty of Work

The Veterans Treatment Court case manager performs according to legally defined, standard policies and procedures and standard practices of the profession, exercising judgment in applying guidelines to specific cases and circumstances. (Indiana Office of Court Services)

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