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State of Montana Treatment Court Coordinator in Great Falls, Montana

SPECIAL INFORMATION: * o + # A criminal background check is required for the successful applicant. # An employee new to the Judicial Branch will serve a one-year probationary period. # This position is grant-funded through May 30, 2024, and continuation of the position is subject to continued funding. Nature of Work: The 8thJudicial District Court seeks to hire a case manager for its Adult Drug Treatment Court and Veterans Treatment Court. The case manager is an integral member of the Treatment Courts’ clinical treatment team. The case manager will perform assessments, develop treatment plans, assist participants with goals and monitor participant progress. If appropriately licensed or qualified, the case manager will provide clinical treatment, including therapeutic intervention, therapy, counseling, skills teaching, and other rehabilitative interventions. The case manager will work closely with participants to provide wraparound services, such as housing, employment, budgeting, time management, transportation, and other assistance. It involves linking participants to community resources and empowering participants to learn skills to resolve their problems. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. It also requires working collaboratively with the Treatment Court staff and Team members. Work is reviewed by the supervising District Judge and the supervising Treatment Court Coordinator. Essential Functions: *(This list is not comprehensive; it provides examples of duties which may be performed) * Perform a clinical case management assessment, develop a treatment plan with the participant, assist the participant in meeting goals, identify and coordinate treatment and ancillary services, and monitor participant progress * If appropriately licensed or qualified, provide clinical treatment, including therapeutic intervention, therapy, counseling, skills teaching, and other rehabilitative interventions * Identify, refer, and monitor participant’s medical, substance use, and mental health treatment needs * Coordinate with medical and treatment providers to provide a continuum of care * Evaluate and assess clinical needs and link to services for medical care, medication in addiction treatment, mental health care (therapy and medications), medical insurance (such as Medicaid, Medicare, private medical insurance, VA, TRICARE) * Serve as the liaison between the Treatment Court and clinical, treatment, and medical providers * Integrate treatment services with Treatment Court requirements * Make referrals to community organizations for issues such as: utilities assistance, rent assistance, food assistance, clothing assistance, legal assistance * Help participants navigate public benefits such as: SNAP, WIC, TANF, HUD * Help participants find stable housing, employment, disability benefits, resolve transportation issues, and address other aspects of daily living * Teach financial literacy, budgeting, time management, and other vital skills to participants * Work with participants to achieve educational goals such as GED, college, and vocational training * Work with the Treatment Team to coordinate care * Participate in staff meetings and share information with others * Other duties as assigned *Working Conditions: The work is performed primarily in an office environment and involves exposure to normal, everyday risks which require normal safety precautions typical of offices. Employees may be exposed to people who are emotionally distraught, mentally ill, and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Physical Demands: This position requires activities such as sitting for long periods, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing stairs, lifting and carrying items under 25 pounds such as papers and files and operating office equipment. Work requires periods of extended computer use. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures of case management including research, assessment and case monitoring. Knowledge of local community and social service resources. Knowledge of the needs of minorities and other cultures including the culture of poverty. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Knowledge of office computer programs. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people. Ability to recognize and maintain the need for confidentiality. Ability to use good judgment and discretion. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, elected officials, representatives of other agencies and the general public and occasionally distraught, angry or volatile people. Skill in the operation of a personal computer and other modern office equipment. Qualifications: *(Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:) Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in sociology, psychology, social work, criminal justice or a related field and extensive prior experience providing case management services. Experience working with substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and licensures or certifications to provide services to those individuals is preferred but not required. *Licensure and Certification Requirements: Possession of a valid Montana driver's license; proof of insurance if using a personal vehicle on State business. Job: Community/Social Services* *Title: *Treatment Court Coordinator Location: Great Falls Requisition ID: 21140863