COAP Project Assistant Coordinator

Tippecanoe County Government - Lafayette, IN3.8

POSITION: COAP Project Assistant Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Community Corrections

SALARY: $46,001.00 annually

Conducts daily post-booking assessments of individuals remanded to Tippecanoe County Jail who are suspected of having a serious mental illness, co-occurring addiction disorder, or developmental disability and have committed misdemeanor or certain non-violent felony as assigned. Assists in completing assessments including determining if individual has serious mental illness, co-occurring disorder, or developmental disability, assessing risk, and recommending jail/pre-trial diversion services as required. Facilitates and coordinates behavioral health, community social, and support services as identified. Assists in maintaining complete and accurate case files, collecting jail/pre-trial diversion activity data and reporting as required. Serves as liaison between law enforcement agencies, medical and mental health facilities personnel, and public sector, private, and community representatives as needed.

Baccalaureate Degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or criminal justice required. Experience in working with adults with mental illness, addiction disorders, co-occurring disorders, developmental disabilities and/or criminal justice involvement preferred. Ability to meet all department and employer hiring requirements including passage of a drug test and polygraph test. Must be at least 21 years of age. Working knowledge of and ability to properly operate various standard department equipment and software programs such as computer, printer, typewriter, telephone, calculator, fax machine, scanner, copier, Microsoft Office, RMS/JMS reporting program, IRAS, substance abuse and mental health screening tools, and Odyssey Case Management System. Working knowledge of universal health precautions and blood borne pathogen control, and ability to apply such knowledge to protect self and others from infection. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing co-workers, other County departments, Indiana Judicial Center, social service agencies, drug and alcohol treatment centers, medical providers, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities. Ability to count, make simple arithmetic calculations and prepare and maintain records and reports as required. Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements. Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision. Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure. Ability to understand, memorize, retain,, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form. Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons. Ability to testify in court/legal proceedings. Ability to occasionally work weekend, evening and/or extended hours, and occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight. Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, and a demonstrated safe driving record.