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Municipal Drug Court Probation Officer (will provide training) - City of Liberal

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Municipal Drug Court Probation Officer

STATEMENT OF PRIMARY DUTIES:

Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; with strong organizational skills and be capable of working in a fast paced stressful environment.

CORE COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES
Customer Service Adaptability/Flexibility
Communication Change Management
Leadership Coaching, Motivating `and Developing Others
Learning Process Improvement
Teamwork Project Management
Conflict Resolution Team Building
Time Management

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing a positive environment while ensuring guidelines and rules are accomplished
  • Self-starter and able to carry out direction without direct supervision   
  • Manage stressful and/or emotional situations with confidence and control
  • Work closely with individuals in the court system, treatment providers, law enforcement, department, courts, judges and employees

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary objective of this position is to work with, provide support and monitor compliance of Municipal Court/Drug Court Probationers with the drug court rules and conditions that have been imposed upon them by the Judge. This involves duties such as:

  • Explain drug court rules and other court requirements with offenders.

  • Develop case plans that outline supervision guidelines and treatment goals.

  • Conduct risk assessments and make recommendations regarding eligibility for drug court.

  • Monitor and document progress and performance

  • Monitor, verify and document if participants have adhered to sanctions.

  • Check and report new law violations.

  • Assist offenders to find resources to help with housing, employment, driver’s licenses and treatment as needed.

  • Track and report non-compliance with court payments.

  • Complete required paperwork for the Court.

  • Attends Drug Court and Revocation hearings.

  • Attend bi-weekly drug court team meetings.

  • Monitor progress of treatment and correspond with other treatment providers and facilities.

  • Keep all supplies stocked in the drug testing room and notify administrative staff when ordering supplies is necessary.

  • Administer random drug tests. Collect and test urine, breath and other samples from offenders.

  • Package, send and account for samples sent to labs for testing.

  • Provide general court probation officer duties.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Training: (provided for by the City)

  • Attend training for and study recidivism – reducing programs and services, substance abuse treatment and services, and employment and skills – building classes.

  • Attend drug testing training and study drug testing methods.

  • Attend general probation officer training.

License/Certifications: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must pass a criminal background check including fingerprint submission and clearance and drug screen.

SUPERVISED BY: Court Director

SUPERVISES: None

COMMUNITY RELATIONS: Must be comfortable speaking with the public and able to communicate well with individuals.

BEHAVIOR STANDARD: Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management. Manage time especially during time of stress or when deadlines are involved; ability to complete projects within a required time.

FUNDING: This position is funded from a local grant. Employment is subject to grant approval annually