DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for providing various types of support with regard to Putnam County Treatment Court programs. Responsibilities include making recommendations about treatment needs and implementation, providing administrative support, establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners and service providers, assisting with ongoing development of treatment court programs. The Treatment Court Coordinator may act as courtroom representative for problem solving, and act as liaison with outside professionals, court staff and others. Considerable contact and interaction with court personnel, treatment court judges, defendants, legal and social services professionals is involved, and familiarity with the courts, probation services, and treatment practices is necessary. Work is performed under general supervision of the Putnam County Probation Director, with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment and initiative within the parameters of established policies and procedures. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of the court system and criminal procedures; working knowledge of social work principles, practices and techniques; working knowledge of addiction and other chemical abuse and/or dependence related problems, their assessment and treatment resources; ability to learn about specific treatment agencies and programs; ability to evaluate data and to prepare reports; ability to deal effectively with people under emotional strain; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to deal effectively and objectively with clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures; ability to use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, email, calendar and database software; good listening skills; social perceptiveness; resourcefulness; integrity; tact; confidentiality; good judgment.
An associates Degree or higher, preferably in a human services or social sciences field such as Public Administration, Public Health, Health Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Behavioral Science, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or a related field, and one (1) year of experience in a community service, mental health, medical, substance abuse treatment setting, criminal justice setting, judicial/legal setting, or a social work/counseling setting with administrative duties involved with provision of services to clients.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Current valid status as Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), issued by the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, at the time of appointment.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512