Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Juvenile Wellness Court Coordinator

Posted 28 days ago

Job Description


Under general supervision of the Probation Manager or designee, is responsible for the day-to-day planning, development, management, monitoring and coordination of the SRPMIC Juvenile Wellness Court Program. This position requires a thorough knowledge of, and experience with, project management, budget preparation, grant writing, ancillary service development, problem-solving court principles, and/or addiction and mental health issues. The Coordinator serves as a liaison with community stakeholders, treatment providers, social service agencies and other government departments. Works with juveniles from entrance into the Juvenile Wellness Court through completion. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt.

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Performs detailed case management and coordination of Juvenile Wellness Court cases to ensure that clients in the Juvenile Drug Court attend treatment and court sessions as needed and that those not meeting the requirements are given the appropriate sanctions and/or incentives.

2. Along with the Wellness Court treatment team composes policies, procedures, goals, objectives, mission statements, etc. for use in informational presentations, grants and training.

3. Establishes and maintains a database on all Juvenile Wellness Court participants in order to track data on each client such as program level, tests results, results of Court hearing, sanctions issued, and scheduled meetings with Behavioral Health.

4. Performs specific investigation as requested by the judge (e.g., verifies information, explanations, excuses provided by the client such as school discipline or domestic violence which may have affected the client behavior/acceptance of responsibility for behavior).

5. Coordinates efforts with other Wellness Court treatment team departments/divisions such as Police, Prosecution, Defense Advocate, and Behavioral Health in order to more effectively use the structure and services of the Wellness Court Program.

6. Monitors each client's progress in the Juvenile Wellness Court treatment process; makes scheduled and unscheduled home and school visits; initiates random drug tests.

7. Prepares reports on the progress of each client and family feedback.

8. Collect and analyze data utilized for statistical and narrative reporting.

9. Organize and disseminate Wellness Court calendars and pre-court staffing information.

10. Attends all Juvenile Wellness Court staffing and Court hearings in order to report status of each client assigned to the Court; recommends continuation of the program with incentives and less restrictive supervision, additional sanctions for inappropriate behavior, or termination from the program due to lack of cooperation.

11. Assists with deferred prosecution cases and maintains records for Electronic Monitoring devices.

12. Performs other job related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the SRPMIC.
  • Knowledge of the purpose, current issues, projects, organization, policies, and employee responsibilities of the division to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of case management.

  • Skill in interpreting and assessing situations, issues and concerns.
  • Skill in using word processing and data base software at a basic (rather than intermediate or advanced) skills level.
  • Skill in maintaining confidentiality and using discretion in dealing with sensitive information. Skill in identifying problems, recommending solutions, and using initiative to implement them.
  • Skill in listening well, and communicating effectively with community members, employees and diverse members of the public having considerable variation in values and educational and cultural background.

  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations and assignments.
  • Ability to listen well, and communicate effectively with community members, employees and diverse members of the public having considerable variation in values and educational and cultural background.
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, while at the same time recognizing when it is appropriate to refer matters to the supervisor's attention.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: An Bachelor's degree in the Social/Behavioral Sciences or closely related area or experience equivalent to two (2) years' full time work in the either the criminal justice or behavioral science field.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filing the position.

  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill

Special Requirements
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of an extensive background check and drug screening. Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children."
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Operator's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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