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Drug Treatment Court Case Manager

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Jun. 14, 2018

End Date: Oct. 1, 2018

Administers Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Intensive Services and Moderate programs on behalf of the Newton County Juvenile Court; provides case management services to program participants; conducts a variety of community outreach functions; manages the Drug Treatment Court’s administrative operations;.

 The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 
 Applies best practices and drug court standards to the program.  Compiles and delivers all data and reports required by the Coordinator to meet any grant performance objectives.  Communicates with all members of the drug court team to provide up-to-date information as to services provided and needed for drug court youth and families. Prepares staffing updates for regular staff meetings with the drug court team.
Participates in regular staff meetings with the drug court team to review challenges and successes in service delivery, individual client progress, potential participants, and data addressing progress on performance measures. 
Collaborates with the drug court team to review individual progress and give recommendations about sanctions and incentives. Helps families work on plans to keep youth safe.
Provides case management services to participants, including conducting home visits as needed.
Makes all necessary referrals for participants and families to address mental health issues, economic supports, food/health concerns, housing and education needs.  Reports to drug court team on individual client's progress.
Participates in day-to-day program activities with youth to provide a safe environment for education, treatment, fitness, vocational, job skills and life skills.  Provides hands on support, instruction, and management of program participants. 
Makes decisions daily to help participants comply with program rules (including immediate consequence during program hours) and other decisions as arise with youth and their families.
Monitors client behavior concerns and addresses any issues that needs immediate attention to ensure few disruptions in the program and during all group settings.
Assists Coordinator in screening youth to determine program eligibility and provides program information to prospective participants and their families.
Participates in drug screening process, including recording results and providing reports to the treatment team.
Problems analyzed or solved: Participant treatment concerns, alternative living arrangements, family conflict, participant conflict, participant engagement, family engagement, daily program safety and logistic concerns and other as they arise.
Constant contact with Juvenile Court personnel and treatment providers to oversee progress and concerns with participants.  Constant contact with at-risk youth to help move them through drug court programs. Contact with other state and county agencies including DJJ and Newton School personnel, to procure information to make best assessment for participants and their families.
Performs other duties assigned for the Juvenile Drug Court Intensive Services and Moderate programs.