This is a grant funded position funded through
A criminal background check is required for the successful
An employee new to the Judicial Branch will serve a one-year
Nature of Work:
The drug court coordinator is responsible for administration of
the program including, but not limited to, preparation of program
materials, program development, speaking engagements. The
coordinator organizes drug court team meetings; maintains drug
court files; organizes and prepares drug court participant plans;
works with and is a member of the drug court team and makes program
changes. The coordinator works with the Steering Committee to
implement and maintain policies/procedures. Qualifications include
experience working with multi-agency systems and working with an
adult/youth drug dependent population. Must be able to work well in
a team-oriented environment and be self-motivated.
Essential Functions:(Any one position may not include
all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties
which may be performed.)
Enter accurate data in the statewide and local management
Review and submit reimbursement/voucher forms to Court
Administration. Manage the treatment court budget and associated
Compile and submit client information from and to drug court
Keep records of drug court team meetings and take notes
regarding court appearance outcomes.
Coordinate, arrange, and facilitate meetings with treatment
provider(s), social service agencies, and participants to create
the participants drug court plan and assure provision of wrap
around services to participants.
Supervise participants, establish and oversee daily urinalysis
program including urinalysis schedule. Report UA results to the
drug court team members.
Work in conjunction with judge and drug court team to establish
and implement policies and procedures and other drug court related
forms and documents.
Maintain positive public relations and provide information for
Coordinate the agenda for the steering committee meetings and
act as chief resource for the committee.
Plan, implement and provide oversight for drug court recovery
management program to include follow up after graduation/discharge
from drug court.
Maintain policy and procedures relating to client
confidentiality and is responsible for obtaining releases of
information from drug court team members and other agency
Coordinate graduation ceremonies.
Maintain and coordinate alcohol monitoring program and
coordinate with the state drug court coordinator.
Conduct participant intake/screening utilizing a validated
Coordinate interagency training specifically for the drug court
Keep track of sanctions ordered by the drug court judge and
coordinate the drug court participant incentive program.
The work is performed primarily in an office environment and
involves exposure to normal, everyday risks which require normal
safety precautions typical of offices. Work may subject the
employee to verbal abuse and physical harm from irate of highly
emotional parents, children, friends, or relatives of clients.
This position requires activities such as sitting for long
periods, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing stairs,
lifting, moving and carrying light to medium objects, and operating
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of the science regarding alcohol and other
drug abuse and dependence.
A basic knowledge of evidence-based drug dependence treatment
principles to include screening instruments, assessment
instruments, treatment models and recovery management
A basic knowledge of evidence-based drug court principles and
Considerable knowledge of community resources for drug court
participants and their families.
Considerable skills regarding effective written and verbal
Ability to gather social histories and related information,
conduct comprehensive interviews, assess information, and prepare
findings and recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with drug court participants and their families and
professionals who provide services to drug court participants.
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with district
court judges and staff; private and state human service agencies;
professional groups; and the public.
Ability to be perceptive, versatile, flexible yet firm and
matter of fact when necessary.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with upset, angry, and emotionally charged
people and resolve conflicts.
Skill in the operation of a personal computer with word
processing applications and other office equipment as required by
Minimum qualifications are a bachelors degree from an accredited
college or university in a human services or criminal justice
related field and two years experience with any of the following:
providing services to adult substance dependent individuals,
conflict resolution, or employment in a related human services or
criminal justice field. Experience may substitute for degree.
Additionally, the individual should have experience in report
preparation and experience working with multi-agency systems. Must
be able to work well in a team-oriented environment and be
self-motivated. Experience working in a drug court preferred.
Licensure and Certification Requirements:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Montana driver's
license; proof of insurance if using a personal vehicle on State
Job: *Community/Social Services
Title: Treatment Court Coordinator
Requisition ID: 21140722