Case Management Specialist

Washington County, MN - Stillwater, MN (30+ days ago)


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree (or higher) in criminal justice, social work, behavioral science, or a related field. Because this position requires direct observation of male defendants submitting urinalysis, being male has been determined to be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ), therefore this position must be filled by a male applicant.

Offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a drug screen and fingerprint criminal history investigation at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Because this position requires direct observation of male defendants submitting urinalysis, being male has been determined to be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ), therefore this position must be filled by a male applicant.

This is a para-professional position responsible for providing services to the courts, offenders, victims and community agencies. These services include limited investigation and supervision of lower risk offenders through monitoring compliance and encouraging timely completion of conditions set by the court. Work is performed with limited independence and has overview and direction by a Community Corrections Supervisor or Probation Officer III. Work is detailed in nature and reviewed through audits, conferences and reports.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:
Paid experience working in Corrections
Skilled in culturally sensitive communication with identified minority populations
Multilingual abilities
Work experience submitting written information to criminal court or criminal justice decision making authority
Knowledge of and experience utilizing criminal justice database programs

SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $22.14 to $26.23 per hour

HOURS / DAYS: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.

JOB SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Community Corrections Supervisor, the Community Corrections Case Management Specialist position manages, monitors, and reports on court orders, to ensure compliance with conditions set by the court for lower risk offenders and less serious offenses.

EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an Associate degree in criminal justice, social work, behavioral science, or a related field. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension certification required during first six months of employment.

CORE COMPETENCIES, JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE:

Core Competencies outline essential business and professional, supervisory and leadership and work traits necessary to perform this job.

  • Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace
  • Demonstrates knowledge of criminal justice system and community resources
  • Demonstrates knowledge of court processes and procedures
  • Demonstrates ability to successfully influence offenders and overcome resistance to compliance
  • Demonstrates ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • Demonstrates ability to report potentially unsafe situations or individuals
  • Demonstrates ability to receive and understand very detailed information received through oral communication and will need to give detailed spoken instructions to individuals
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm while working in difficult situation
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note that Community Corrections Case Management Specialists may perform some or all of the following tasks depending on their areas of expertise.

Manage lower risk offenders' ordered conditions:
  • Ensure that lower risk offenders complete the intake process;
  • Explain sentencing orders to offenders;
  • Serve as a liaison between lower risk offenders, community agencies, and the public;
  • Connect lower risk offenders with programs and services as ordered by the Court;
  • Communicate with criminal justice stakeholders and community resources to verify or improve condition compliance;
  • Investigate and coordinate restitution plans.
Monitor lower risk offenders' compliance with conditions set by court:
  • Review assigned cases each month;
  • Facilitate lower risk offenders compliance with court orders and program participation;
  • Schedule and conduct random urine testing for offenders as required by the court;
  • Participate in court hearings when lower risk offenders are not in compliance with court orders and engage stakeholders in disposition of cases;
  • Recommend cases be transferred to a higher level of supervision based on new information or changing circumstances.
Provide required case reporting:
  • Enter case documentation into appropriate electronic databases (i.e. ICOTS, CSTS, MNCIS);
  • Prepare complete, accurate and timely progress, discharge or violation reports for PO III or supervisor review;
  • Conduct criminal history record checks for the department through the secure CJDN;
  • Make reports to child protection as required by law.
Perform other duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work performed is sedentary in nature and typically within the Government Center, satellite offices or program sites. Lifting requirement of up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, digital scanner, telephone, copier, scanner and fax machine. Exposures may include, but are not limited to, bodily fluids and odors.

Additional physical and/or mental requirements that occur may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.

This job description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The County retains the discretion to add or change the contents of this job description at any time.