Job Title: Pretrial Release/County Jail Case Intake Specialist
Reports to (title): Pretrial Release Program Director
Type of Position: Part-Time
Job Group: Program
Job Scope: Under the general guidance and supervision of the Pretrial Reentry Program Director the Pretrial Release/County Jail Intake Specialist (part-time) is responsible, generally, for evaluating jail arraignment lists, communicating with judges and jail, interviewing potential program participants, drafting and completing bond/program related paperwork, connecting participants with approved programming, assisting participants in pretrial court processes, and answering to other related needs/requests of Court officials. The Intake Specialist (part-time) is responsible for helping determine eligibility, occasionally connecting participants to community resources and providing direction to participants in Oklahoma County Pretrial Release Initiative in a professional and appropriate manner to empower participants to achieve program goals and maintain compliance with the terms of their sentence. These services include but are not limited to analyzing criminal history, interpreting assessments, advocacy, establishing supervision plans, goal setting, record keeping and statistical upkeep. The Intake Specialist (part-time) is expected to participate in case staffing meetings, programmatic development, and participant problem-solving in accordance with guidelines established for the Pretrial Release Initiative.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Attend arraignment docket at Oklahoma County Courthouse and determine initial program eligibility of potential participants.
• Interview participants in County Jail and make assessment of information given to determine eligibility in program.
• Send participant information to the Pretrial Program Director and/or District Judges for approval or denial. Make recommendations as to what conditions of participant supervision should be established.
• Assist in preparing Pretrial Release documentation for the Courts signature.
• Obtain release from jail for eligible participants with the proper documentation.
• Provide occasional case management services and supervision for participants assigned to the program to assure court appearances.
• Insure participant services are administered in accordance with program policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Occasionally conduct drug testing by taking urine samples from participants and analyzing for drug usage.
• Occasionally transport program participants from the Jail to other destinations.
• Maintain individual notes on participants and complete necessary paperwork which includes, but is not limited to bond paperwork, treatment history, background checks, program statistics, and eligibility information.
• Record and maintain up-to-date data on the approved computer system, provide data using Microsoft Office software and Excel spreadsheets for end of the month reports.
• Audit participant information regularly to ensure proper content and records and forms associated with the program are current and up to date.
• Review and process all legal documents dealing with the program requirements as well as Court orders relevant to success of participants.
• Testify in court regarding participants when called on and report directly to the assigned judge if requested.
• Occasionally participate in field visits including but not limited to appropriate contact with participants outside the office including the home, place of employment, or other locations such as treatment facilities, etc.; maintain contact with service providers and treatment facilities to ensure healthy working relationships.
• Maintain regular attendance at work during assigned work hours. At times, make work part of daily schedule from Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. Work schedule may also include working on weekends.
• Work with other case managers and staff in a positive, productive and professional manner and communicate within proper lines of organization chart.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Possess a basic understanding of people in need and/or impacted by the criminal justice system and how to empower such individuals without enabling them.
• Possess knowledge and proficiency in relevant computer software programs such as M/S Word and Excel specifically, and other related County or GPS software. Daily work assignments revolve around computer skills and knowledge
• Possess a history of positive interpersonal relationships.
• Ability to relate to participants and the public in a positive manner.
• Ability to track, document, and maintain up-to-date and accurate records.
• Ability to perform effectively in a changing environment and versatile in dealing with a wide range of individuals, situations and circumstances.
• Demonstrate commitment to the TEEM philosophy, concept, and program.
• Ability to adhere to TEEM’s policies and procedures.
Education and Work Experience:
Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Education Preferred: Master’s Degree
Comment: Bachelor’s Degree required in Human Services field. Master’s Degree preferred in Social Work or Human Services field.
Work Experience: Two years direct services or case management experience preferred.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with physical limitations or disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please email cover letter and resume to Francie Ekwerekwu at firstname.lastname@example.org.