SUPPORT SPECIALIST (PART TIME)
Salary: $13.11 per hour ($13,634.40 annually)
Employment Status: Part-Time
FLSA Status: N/A
Reports to: Supervisor – Criminal Justice Services
Civil Service Status: Classified
Work Schedule: 20 hours per week (maximum)
Pay Grade: A13
Department/Division: Criminal Justice Services
DISTINGUISHING JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
The Peer Support Specialist is an entry-level position. Employee will engage with clients for recovery, referral services, experimental sharing, building community based relationships, skill building, mentoring, coaching, goal setting and self- esteem building. In addition, employee will draw upon their skills in role modeling, collaboration, compromising, and experience to assist the client with learning how to navigate recovery.
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. Engage clients to determine areas of need and assist with navigating systems in early recovery.
2. Connect clients with outside support services such as 12 step meetings, recovery support groups and/or therapeutic peer based recovery meetings.
3. Advocates on the behalf of the client with outside with outside agencies with consent of the client.
4. Use modeling to assist client with daily activities, and modeling communications skills with the emphasis on conflict resolution, and utilizing trauma informed responses to issues.
5. Assists clients with the development of goals for recovery and building relationships with the outside recovery community.
6. Shares experimental information with the clients as a means of building peer-based relationship and engages in a peer-based relationship using empowering reinforcement directed towards building self-esteem.
7. Complete training Trauma-Informed peer support through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and any other required
8. Maintains issued
9. Complete and document, non-billable, peer support services to clients that are free from dual roles which may present a conflict of interest in a timely
10. With reasonable accommodation, employee must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing with clients, supervisor or co-workers. Also must be able to transport self to work locations, and have the ability to provide written records and input notes on all contact with
11. Maintain confidentiality and follow the Employee Code of Ethics
12. Other duties as
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:
This position has no supervisory duties.
Computer, printer, telephone, copier, fax machine, calculator, and other general office equipment.
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS:
Offenders/defendants, family members of offenders/defendants, general public.
Court records which include criminal records, psychological records, urinalysis records, military records, crisis care recommendations, presentence investigation reports, Courtview records, mental health and chemical dependency assessments, and progress reports. Shall adhere to Ohio Revised Code 149.43(A) regarding confidentiality of probation records.
Good working conditions when working in the office. When working in the field, employee is exposed to conditions within probationers’ home, employment and high crime areas. Possibility of exposure to hepatitis and blood-borne disease from contact with offenders and urinalysis samples. Possible exposure to risk of injury from physical assault. Occasional exposure to inclement weather.
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 frequently 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 computer screen requiring close focus.
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: Peer support for individuals in recovery.
Ability to: Maintain good public relations as Court representative; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and job contacts; establish rapport with defendants/offenders of various social and economic backgrounds; perform under stress when confronted with an emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situation; work with resistant clients; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; and establish caseload priorities.
Skill in: Interviewing offenders/defendants, victims and others; completing statistical and essay reports; data input; operation of a computer; application of job software programs; analyzing data; and preparing behavior modification programs; listening.
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 & 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
Part-time employees are not eligible for paid vacation leave.
Part-time employees accrue Long Term Sick Leave at a rate of .034625 hours for every hour in active pay status; the rate of .038462 will be applied to the hours a part-time employee was in active pay status the previous year for Paid Personal Leave.
Part-time, temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay.
Health Benefits/Medical Coverage:
Part-time employees are not eligible for health benefits and medical coverage.
All full- and part-time 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.
All full- and part-time 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 full- and part-time employees an Employee Assistance Program, access to a credit union, a Deferred Compensation Program, and direct payroll deposit.