Sault Tribe
  • - Tribal Court
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Depending on Experience
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes

The Specialty Court Coordinator, under the direction of the Chief Judge, is responsible for the management of the Specialty Court programs operated by Tribal Court, such as Drug Court and Domestic Violence Court and the planning and implementation of new specialized court programs within the Court.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Supervises, monitors, and provides case-management services to assigned defendants/respondents in court programs.
• Works with attorneys, case workers, and probation staff to identify appropriate program participants.
• Evaluates court programs via research, peer consultation.
• Assists with services such as facilitating Men's Education Group, DBT group, for program participants.
• Schedules case and specialty court team meetings.
• Organizes and coordinates training for team members.
• Assists with budget preparation and financial management with respect to grant funds and seeks additional funding sources.
• Conducts urine screenings and PBT testing.
• Drafts and updates program policies, participant manuals, screening tools and program forms. Organizes community presentations and events, such as annual Recovery Walk.
• Plans, assists, and participates in community service events; i.e. court organized events for program participants.
• Maintains probation files, filing system, including Court's case management system.
• Develops and strengthens collaboration with service providers and outreach to new programs.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Performs various clerical tasks, i.e. copying, answering telephones.
• All other job related duties as assigned.
CONTACTS:
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, customers, outside vendor/service providers, outside agency probation and law enforcement personnel and attorneys.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position sedentary primarily sitting and lifting a maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision, frequent sitting, use of smell, typing and occasional standing, walking, carrying, reaching, manual handling, bending and driving. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, wet/humidity, noise and vibration. Potential hazards include frequent client contact, computer and equipment use and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, chemicals and equipment use. Protective equipment/clothing needed to perform the job include protective gloves, goggles and standard safety equipment based on duties performed.
REQUIREMENTS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field required; preference to Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or Social Work.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in the human services field required; preference to experience working with adults in criminal justice system.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing. Must have no felony conviction. Must have no misdemeanor convictions in last 10 years.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Tribal tradition and culture preferred. Knowledge of substance abuse treatment and recovery required. Knowledge of criminal justice system, court processes and legal terminology preferred. Knowledge of services available in Tribal and local communities preferred. Must be able to make independent judgments and quick decisions. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must be able to comprehend variety of documents, i.e. police reports, lab reports. Experience with grants, i.e. writing, budgeting, compiling statistics preferred. Must be able to define problems, assess facts, and draw conclusions. Must be able to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with a diverse audience. Must be able to handle pressure, work under stressful conditions and respond to crisis situations. Must maintain high moral character and comply with Court Rules of Conduct. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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