Bi-lingual Care Manager with fluency in Spanish. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Significant employment in addictive, behavioral, psychological and medical social work issues. Proficient in conducting psychological assessments, and coordinating treatment plans and program referrals that challenge clients to work toward healing and self-sufficiency while emphasizing personal strengths and milestones.
In depth knowledge of discharge planning, case management and motivational interviewing. Proficient in County Health and Human Services Agency requirements.
A Court Referral Officer advises judges on substance abuse treatment options and client suitability for treatment based on evaluation of circumstances and personal history of the client; monitors clients for compliance with terms of sentence, probation, or diversion as ordered in court; and performs related duties as required.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to: interviewing clients to obtain factual information regarding client addiction levels and personal background history needed to evaluate program placement; investigating information received from the client for verification purposes; administering and interpreting testing instruments to obtain information about the extent of the client's addiction and suitability for related therapeutic treatment; preparing written risk assessment and compliance reports for the court recommending incarcerations, treatment options, conditions of program placement, diversion and/or sentencing; may testify in court as to investigative findings, treatment recommendations, and compliance performance; monitoring clients for compliance with terms of sentence, probation, or diversion through contact with the treatment provider; explaining the scope of services, program guidelines, and specific terms of program placement, diversion or sentence; counseling clients; referring clients to available legal and community resources; gathering and interpreting caseload statistics.
The IDEAL CANDIDATE should have the following:
Issues and circumstances typical of assignment area; interviewing, counseling and investigation techniques; behavior theory, including cultural expectations of client populations; statutes and trends related to alternatives to incarceration; community treatment and support service resources; organization and interrelationship of criminal justice systems agencies; medical/psychiatric terms and conditions; principles of addiction; substance abuse and domestic violence identification, prevention and rehabilitation methods and trends; legal terminology, documents and procedures pertaining to case evaluation and processing; laws, legal/judicial procedure and local rules relating to confidentiality and evaluation of assigned cases; report writing techniques; caseload management techniques; correct use of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Communicate and interact effectively with individuals of diverse cultural and social economic backgrounds; explain legal rights and court procedures; obtain needed information through interviewing and investigation; determine acceptability of legal documents for filing; recognize and respect limits of authority; identify need for judicial action; synthesize technical or factual information; present results of investigations to the court orally and in writing; formulate and present sound and consistent recommendations to the court; research legal issues; understand, interpret and apply pertinent provisions of laws and local court rules governing area of assignment; maintain confidentiality; operate personal computer and utilize office automation software; prioritize work; establish and maintain effective working relationships with judges, court staff, members of the Bar, and the general public; collect and analyze basic statistical information.
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