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Problem Solving Court Coordinator

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Job Description:

Problem Solving Court Coordinator

District #4A

Location: Omaha

The Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, serving under the authority of the problem- solving court judge and Chief Probation Officer, is a supervisory level position which is primarily responsible for a full range of programs and services for offenders in the community. The person in this position performs administrative, managerial and supervisory work required in planning, delivery, coordination, and evaluation of services, to ensure compliance with local, state, and national standards.

Supervises and evaluates the work performed by problem-solving court personnel; assists in the applicant interviewing and selection process for employment. Interprets, develops, reviews and updates agency policies and procedures; communicates and trains personnel on new or revised policies and procedures. Responsible for the distribution of cases, coordinating court appearances, and management information in order to monitor workload. Serves as an active member of the problem-solving court team and works closely with the problem-solving court judge to ensure policies are followed, participants’ needs are addressed, and program standards are met. Negotiates and monitors contracts with community service providers. Maintains appropriate documentation, which supports compliance with federal, state, and local laws; collects and monitors data outcomes; prepares reports, as necessary, and oversees program evaluation. Participates in problem-solving, court-participant program orientation; coordinates participant program activities, and provides skills training and development to problem- solving court team members and participants. Responsible for networking with community agencies and developing relationships with stakeholders throughout the community through speaking engagements, participation on various committees and boards, and utilizing media resources. Completes additional tasks or duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to establish, promote, and maintain positive working relationships with the court system, other criminal justice agencies, local or regional stakeholders, treatment providers, offenders, co- workers and the general public, Working knowledge of the Standardized Model, cognitive skill building, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and social learning theory, and other appropriate specialized skills. Knowledge of the justice system including federal, state, and local standards relating to alternatives to incarceration, laws, rules and regulations, and general principles applicable to drug courts. Knowledge of the functions and services of community organizations, related human services, mental health and substance abuse resources. Ability to act promptly and effectively in a wide range of crisis situations; coordinate multiple services and functions among various staff and programs; work independently and assign priorities to pending projects. Ability to collect and analyze data, evaluate program performance, and develop viable alternatives to remedy deficiencies. Ability to effectively supervise employees and offenders according to policies, procedures and standards.

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per month

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields and three years’ experience working in a probation system or related organization (such as Community Corrections, Problem Solving Courts, etc.) including at least one year of experience in the areas of quality assurance, community planning, resource/funding development, or service provider utilization.

PREFERRED:  Master’s degree in criminal justice or social/behavioral sciences.

All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

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Leadership/Managerial Supervisory



Work Schedule:

1st Shift




Community Corrections



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