Veterans' Court Coordinator

Position Title: 
Veterans' Court Coordinator
Job Location: 
Escambia County
Salary Range: 
$19.00/hour

Scope of Work

Provides administrative, human services and case management support for veteran court cases.

Essential Job Functions

Acts as primary liaison between the court, treatment providers and Veterans' Administration for the program.

Maintains and monitors statistics and outcomes specific to the program.

Inputs client data into the DCCM database.

Analyzes processes and procedures and provides recommendations for changes and/or new policies and procedures.

Assists the Veteran's Court Judge as required.

Assists in the development of an individualized client service plan in cooperation with representatives of the criminal justice system, treatment facilities, and other community veterans' services in response to client needs.

Provides Case Management for all participants in the Program.

Conducts random drug testing as required.

Assists in developing and managing mentors for the Veteran Court Program.

Assists defendants in determining relative eligibility for veterans' services and benefits.

Develops cooperative and professional working relationships with all available veteran offices and supporting activities (e.g. contracted service providers).

Attends all pre-court staff meetings as well as court proceedings.

Coordinates and schedules site visits.

Coordinates and schedules court graduations.

Coordinates, schedules and attends quarterly team meetings.

Monitors office and program expenditures.

Prepares purchase requisitions for local and state agencies.

Audits invoices and travel reimbursement requests.

Applies for grants to fund program and monitors grants.

Acts as a liaison with various Veterans' Service Organizations (DAV, VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, etc.) and the VA Vet Center and VJO.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Training and Education

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Science or closely related field, supplemented by a minimum of five (3)years experience in mental health, social services, or closely related, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Master’s Degree is preferred.  Experience with Veteran Service Organizations or veteran court programs preferred.  Must be computer literate.  Experience using word processing and database software application is required.  Requires a valid driver license.

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, office equipment, telephone, facsimile and copier.  Must be able to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly, to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Subject to various environment when conducting home visits.  Physical demands are essentially those of sedentary work.  Requires prolonged periods of driving.  Subject to possible bodily injury from communicable diseases, violent, irate, and/or hostile inmates, detainees and/or clients.

Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of documentation and equipment utilized.

Interpersonal Communications:  Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions, and/or directions.  Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability:  Requires ability to read Standard English, as well as technical data, policy and procedure manuals, codes, etc. ranging from moderately complex to highly technical legal terminology.  Requires the ability to prepare forms and technical reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to rules of spelling, grammar, punctuation, diction and style.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English.  Requires the ability to communicate with a broad array of individuals from various professional and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, conduct research, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of instructions in written and oral form; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; to plan, administer and evaluate programs.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions.

Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, use decimals and calculate percentages.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape; identify degrees of similarity in form; and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery and equipment.

Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, buttons, and switches.  Must have minimal eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:  Require the ability to deal with people beyond issuing instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with frequent deadlines and peak workloads.  Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communications:  Requires the ability to talk and hear; (talking; expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing; perceiving nature of sounds by ear).  Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.