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Caseworker

Company: Sarasota County Government
Location: sarasota
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department:

Court Administration

About Our Job

This is responsible professional work in pretrial investigations, case management and counseling and social service referrals for the Sarasota County Government Pretrial Services Program.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

Subject to Passing CJIS Background Check: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems background check and security clearance.

Job Description:

Intake Duties:

Conducts defendant interviews with regard to demographics and community ties; verifies defendant information; conducts victim interviews.

Conducts mental health and substance abuse assessments; gathers information for those eligible for the specialty courts.

Prepares Judges reports for purposes of First Appearances; prepares Affidavits for Indigent Status for Public Defender services.

Prepares local criminal histories from 12th Judicial Circuit Clerk of Court and jail system programs; prepares Florida and National criminal histories from FDLE/JIS system/CCIS.

Compiles, organizes and maintains records of daily productivity.

Prepares and processes a variety of forms and documentation (i.e. Rules and Regulations contracts; warrants, case management documentation).

Keep updates, trained and utilizes CE Pretrial-Automon case management system.

Review Rules and Regulation contracts, First Appearance Advisory Forms and completed investigation reports to ensure accuracy.

Screens for release under Delegated Authority.

Court Hearings:

Attends First Appearance hearings and other court sessions to provide information to the court.

Advises defendants of conditions of court order and restrictions of assigned program.

Instructs clients on matters pertaining to the conditions of pretrial release and the criteria and requirements of specified programs such as Drug Court, DUI Court and Health Care Court.

Special Projects:

Performs a variety of special studies.

Prepare spreadsheets and track program data as necessary for judiciary i.e., Delegated Authority, CTC, EMIR, etc.

Hours: Pretrial Services is a 24/7 operation (including weekends and holidays). The current shifts are: 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (rotates every other week - 4-day week to 3-day week) and 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (4 day week); all training is conducted during the night shift (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.). Applicants must be flexible with ability to work shifts, weekends and holidays as assigned.

About You

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or a related field. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college degree.

Job Competencies: Knowledge of basic interviewing, screening techniques; basic record keeping and reporting writing principles and practices; investigative and fact-gathering techniques; courtroom procedures, practices and demeanor; principles and techniques for making effective oral and written presentations. Skills in preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Ability to maintain accurate case records; maintain effective working relationships with others and foster teamwork; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; interact successfully with individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; uphold high professional standards, reliability and consistent growth within the local criminal justice system. Must obtain certification by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) operator within six (6) months of appointment; Keep CJIS Certification current.

About Everything Else

Pay: $15.71

This Posting is currently Open Until Filled

Keywords: Sarasota County Government, Sarasota , Caseworker, Other , sarasota, Florida

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