LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MENTAL HEALTH COURT
DEPARTMENT: Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit REPORTS TO: MHC Coordinator
This position will work directly with at-risk participants to assist with life skills.
- Participate as a Mental Health Court team member, committing to the program mission and goals ∙ Assist with assessments to determine program eligibility of potential participants ∙ Develop and monitor individualized case management plans for assigned caseload ∙ Prepare, update, and maintain participant data records
- Assist in connecting to housing and job resources, and other community resource services as needed ∙ Provide participant progress updates in staffing
- Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Knowledge
- An acute attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-past professional office environment; ∙ Maintaining confidentiality in all areas of responsibility is essential;
- Interpersonal skills are critical;
- Ability to cultivate effective working relationship with associates, participants, and the public; ∙ Self-motivated and efficient work performance is highly preferred;
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Services, or an Associate’s degree in related field with a minimum of 4 (4) years of experience working with at-risk population, preferably in court mandated program services, counseling services or a related field, including experience working with the criminal justice population and counseling/case management. Direct experience or acute knowledge of the accountability court model, substance abuse treatment and community health discipline highly desirable.
Complexity and Scope of Work
- The work consists of varied administrative duties. The variety of duties performed combined with time constraints contribute to the complexity of the work.
- The purpose of this position is to assist court mandated participants navigate the requirements of the court process.
- Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, elected and appointed officials, and the general public.
- Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, and provide services.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
- The work is typically performed in an office.
- Performs other related duties as required. The work is typically performed in an office.
- Performs other related duties as required.