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Home Careers Job Descriptions Problem Solving Court Coordinator I
Problem Solving Court Coordinator I

Problem Solving Court Coordinator I Job Description

Job Title: Problem Solving Court Coordinator I
Job Code: R41671
Job Series: Problem Solving Court Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
Participates in problem solving court program management and is responsible for the administrative work and coordination of day-to-day operations in the assigned court(s).  Depending upon the jurisdictional environment and skill set the coordinator may assume coordinating responsibilities for more than one problem solving court (i.e. Adult Drug Court, DUI Court, Family Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Mental Health Court and Veterans Court).
Distinguishing Factors:
The Problem Solving Court Coordinator I position is distinguished from other court classifications by the performance of work planning, organizing, coordinating, and monitoring the activities of assigned problem solving court(s).  Coordinator should have a knowledge base concerning the courts, probation services, and treatment practices which will be conducive to facilitation of cross training and collaboration among the various team members.  May receive supervision from a Problem Solving Court Coordinator II.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Assists with planning, implementing, and monitoring the day to day activities of the assigned problem solving court(s) and ensures the courts are implementing key components while serving the appropriate target population(s).
In collaboration with other stakeholders, develops and implements a strategic plan that meets the long term goals of the community and ensures program sustainability.
Serves as an active member of the problem solving court team
In conjunction with court support staff, directs and maintains an accounting and auditing system with respect to grant funds.
May assist in writing and managing grants.
Participates in facilitation of interdisciplinary training for problem solving court team members. 
Maintains cooperative relationships with program stakeholders including, but not limited to, treatment agencies, community organizations, Probation Services, the Division of Behavioral Health, Defense Counsel, Prosecution, Judicial Officers, and other court staff.
Attends and participates in conferences, meetings and committees as the problem solving court representative.  Also attends pre-court staff meetings and court hearings as deemed appropriate.
Consults with supervisor and problem solving judges on a wide range of organizational and managerial issues including but not limited to problem solving court efficiency, internal and external quality assurance
May facilitate community presentations, assist in docket development, coordinate community service, promote team integrity, develop community resources, monitor quality assurance, develops agendas, collects data and works closely with the program evaluator.
 In conjunction with the other team members the coordinator is responsible for problem solving and program fidelity.
Acts as the liaison between the problem solving court judge, court personnel, probation staff, treatment providers, attorneys, and other members of the problem solving court team 
Compiles participant information and disseminates the information to the respective team members prior to pre-court staff meetings and court reviews.
May complete a standardized intake assessment/screening on potential problem solving court candidates
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
No formal supervisory responsibility.  Responsible for one’s own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions.  Rarely provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with major course work preferably in the social sciences, public or court administration or related field and one-year experience in criminal justice, chemical dependency assessment and treatment or related field.  Additional work experience in these or other related fields may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required formal education.
Graduation from high school or equivalent and five years of legal or courtroom experience.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Occasional bending, twisting, and kicking is required.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously.
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