Class Title: Teen Court Student Assistant
Court Location: Escambia County/Court Administration Effective Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $10.25/hour – 25 hours per week
SCOPE OF WORK
The Teen Court Student Assistant is responsible for assisting the Coordinator in the overall day to day operations of Teen Court. This includes case management, client record keeping, scheduling and organizing court hearings, arranging and overseeing community service work projects, conducting educational programs, entering client data, and performing other duties as needed to assist coordinator with program operations.
Organize and schedule volunteers and defendants for weekly hearing, send out notices, prepare cases for hearings, inquire to victims about restitution, check with mental health agency for scheduled appointments, check court dockets for scheduled arraignment hearings, request juvenile justice files.
Plan, schedule and conduct orientation and training sessions for volunteer youth.
Assist with Teen Court hearings by supervising volunteers, defendants and other participants; coaching teen juries and court personnel; answering questions, giving directions and generally assisting with the hearing process.
Process required paperwork for each defendant including referral forms, waivers, disposition forms, community service time sheets, completion or failure notices, etc.
Answer telephones, return telephone calls, open mail, file paperwork, respond to correspondence, etc.
Open and close files, insuring all documentation is complete and in order.
Provide supervision, monitor sanctions, make client progress entries, and perform other case management activities to ensure that defendants complete requirements and the program.
Conduct law related education courses, community projects and/or other ancillary activities related to the program.
Proficient use of copier, fax machine, and video equipment is essential. Computer skills and experience in word processing and data base programs, use of internet and network.
The Teen Court Student Assistant must possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and be able to work well with juveniles and adults from diverse backgrounds. This position requires an individual who is flexible, self-motivated, and very well organized. The level of responsibility necessitates one who can work with minimal supervision and is reliable, confident and able to make decisions readily.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum qualifications include current enrollment in a college level behavioral sciences or criminal justice degree program, some experience working with juveniles, and demonstrated administrative and organizational skills. Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and community resources is preferred.