Salary: $24.56 per hour ($51,084.80 annually)
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Manager – Criminal Justice Services
Civil Service Status: Classified
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
Decision Band: C43
Department/Division: Criminal Justice Services
DISTINGUISHING JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
The Probation Coordinator provides to probationers service delivery, support and programming. Provides and maintains information and documentation relative to the probationers’ need(s) and/or condition(s) of probation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
1. Interviews and assesses referred probationer, and records and documents pertinent information regarding probationer needs and conditions. Develops and implements plan for referral, placement, and programming, and documents services that agencies will provide for the probationer.
2. Refers probationers for services and programming, and monitors and provides feedback to Probation Officers regarding probationer’s status.
3. Maintain grounds, litter pick-up, moving office furniture, moving furniture for non-profit organizations, moving books, files and miscellaneous supplies, general construction and demolition of homes, general cleaning, painting, minor repairs, hauling furniture to warehouse, manual labor, snow removal, and other duties as assigned.
4. Contacts schools, universities, community service agencies to establish placements with volunteers and students through letters, orientation meetings and training.
5. Conducts workshops and classes for probationers. Develops or provides pamphlets, brochures, handouts and other program materials. Schedules presenters and monitors attendance.
6. Informs teams, including Probation Officers and supervisors, through memos, reports, computer e-mail and meetings of services and workshops provided.
7. Approves and submits invoices from instructors and agencies participating in program.
8. Attends community meetings to promote and maintain public relations and understanding.
9. Refers offenders to or observes and collects urinalysis samples or breathalyzer to determine if offender is using illicit drugs or alcohol.
10. Monitors community service program to ensure effectiveness for courts – Division of Criminal Justice Services mission(s).
11. Transports clients to/from
12. Completes monthly and annual statistical report based upon completion of programming data. Analyze data to ensure effectiveness of services and programs (Evidence Based Practices).
13. Maintains working relationship with community agencies to provide goods and services, information, and volunteer opportunities. Networks with the various agencies and service providers, and makes assessments and referrals.
14. Monitors and informs probation officers of probation activities. Provides feedback to Probation Officer via attendance sheets, weekly and monthly written reports, or oral
15. Makes recommendations for modification in programming and
16. Participates in community service work projects and ensure safety requirements are
17. Comply with all Court and departmental policies and
18. Other duties as
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May act in the absence of supervisor. Collects urine samples/breathalyzer as needed.
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:
This position has no supervisory duties.
Vehicle, computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, PassPoint, breathalyzer, and other general office equipment.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS:
Offenders/defendants; family members of offenders/defendants; victims; employers; attorneys; other Courts; Judges; bailiffs; law enforcement agencies; Children’s Services; treatment program agencies; Department of Human Services; general public.
Court records which include criminal records, psychological records, urinalysis records, military records, treatment recommendations, presentence investigation reports, Courtview records, mental health and chemical dependency assessments, and progress reports. Shall adhere to the Ohio Revised Code regarding confidentiality of probation records [149.43(A)].
Good working conditions when working in the office. When working in the field, employee is exposed to conditions within probationer’s homes, employment and other locations. Possibility of exposure to hepatitis and bloodborne disease from contacts with offenders and urinalysis samples. Possible exposure to risk of injury from physical assault. Works in secure settings. Work indoors/outdoors for different non-profit agencies.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be, construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee, and/or applicant identify tasks where
reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
While performing duties of this job, the employee sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Job can involve operating and sitting in a vehicle for periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include normal vision requirements but can include viewing of a computer screen requiring close focus.
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Corrections or related field, or experience in management and five (5) years’ experience in the criminal justice field, supervision of criminal offenders in juvenile or adult community based corrections.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of: Community social service resources and agencies; social services, Court system and process; Probation policies and procedures.
Ability to: establish and maintain rapport with probationers of various social and economic backgrounds; maintain good public relations as a Court representative; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information, establish and maintain effective work relationships with associates and job contacts.
Skill in: operating computer; defining probationer needs, making assessments and referrals; oral and written communication; listening; evidence-based safety; hand and power tools, recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; carry out instructions in written, oral or picture form, deal with problems involving several variables in familiar context, apply principles to solve practical, everyday problems; recognize safety warnings; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; demonstrate physical fitness, demonstrate agility to move whole body quickly and easily; demonstrate strength to lift up to eight (8) pounds, and demonstrate dexterity to use hands and/or feet skillfully.
A valid State of Ohio Motor Vehicle Operator s License is required in order to carry out job-related essential functions. If candidate does not possess an Ohio driver’s license, he/she has thirty (30) days from date of hire to obtain one.
You can obtain a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, application at www.montcourt.oh.gov.
Applicants are required to complete the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, application which must be received by Human Resources no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.
Employment Eligibility Information:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present to the Court, within three (3) days of their original appointment, original documents which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. Citizenship or a legal right to work permanently in the United States.
Drug Testing, Physical, and Criminal Background Check:
Prior to any candidate being offered a position or promotion with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, they will be required to submit to a drug test (urinalysis) and physical at the Court s selected health care provider.
Additionally, candidates being offered a position or promotion must pass a criminal background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the application, examination or selection process, if requested. Please notify Human Resources at 937-225-6161of the accommodations needed, preferably at the time of application, but no later than two days’ prior to the date needed.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT, GENERAL DIVISION BENEFITS
Vacation leave may be granted to full-time employees upon completion of one year of service with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division. Twenty-six (26) bi-weekly pay periods in active status shall constitute one year of service.
All Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division employees are entitled to Paid Personal Leave/Long Term Sick Leave credit.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees enjoy paid holidays.
Health Benefits/Medical Coverage:
All employees of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, except part-time employees working 20 hours per week or less, employees hired for a temporary appointment, an interim appointment, or employees hired as substitutes, shall receive health benefits.
All benefit eligible employees of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, receive a $50,000 basic life insurance policy paid by Montgomery County. Supplemental life insurance is available for purchase.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Employees contribute 10% of their salary; the Court contributes 14%.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, offers its employees an Employee Assistance Program, access to a credit union, a Deferred Compensation Program, a Wellness Program, and direct payroll deposit.
This Position Description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the employee filling this position. The employee may be required to follow additional instructions and perform other duties required by the employee’s supervisor or designee. The provisions of this Position Description do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this Description may be modified or revoked without notice.