Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The hiring range for this position is $53,046 - $63,651 /Annually  
 The salary range for this position is $53,046 - $74,256 /Annually 


All applications must include a resume and a cover letter.

 It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora!   We are looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to strengthen our team of talented and valued employees. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values.  

 
 OVERVIEW OF POSITION / DEPARTMENT
The Wellness Court Coordinator administers and coordinates the Wellness Program under the direction of the Presiding Judge and the Judicial Services Officer Salary to be commensurate with experience.
 
 
 **The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.**  

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the delivery of services to the participants including collaboration with clinical staff at all treatment agencies. 
  • Serve as the "hub" for Wellness Court participants' day-to-day activity towards independence.
  • Link, monitor, and advocate for participants with service including treatment, housing and rehabilitative agencies.
  • Teach life skills alongside of participant consistent with FACT (Forensic Assertive community treatment and FICM (forensic intensive case management) I intensive case management practices. 
  • Work as a team collaboratively with Probation officer and court coordinator, communicating daily if necessary regarding participants and to ensure consistent team approach with each participant
  • Responsible for out-reach and home visits with participants 
  • Coordinate assignments for student interns who will assist the care coordinator
  • Accompany the participants to assure attendance to all appointments
  • Provide mentoring and compassionate communications with participants (warm, welcoming and homeopathic)
  • Attend all court staffing sessions to advise all members of the progress or obstacles experience by the participants on a weekly basis
  • Research, locate and advocate collaboration with organizations, both public and private, to provide recreational, job training, life skills training, education and jobs for participants
  • Collect appropriate data on each participant, personal work activity, and reporting it in a timely manner 
  • Establish working relationships with other care coordinators in the metro area and throughout the state
  • May assist the program providers with access to the participants health records
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Education:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field
  • Preferred Master’s Degree in human services or related field.
Experience:  
  • At least one (1) year of experience with individuals with mental health issues, including:
  • Individuals involved in the criminal justice system
  • Experience working with the homeless
  • Experience working in social work, behavioral health or community health
Licenses and Certifications Required:  
  • Colorado State Licensed Social Worker
Knowledge of:
  • Court proceedings, law enforcement and youth counseling techniques
  • Fiscal and grant funding
  • Administrative procedures and functions                                     
Skills:  
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skilled in making presentations
  • Compiling and maintaining statistical reports
  • Operating personal computer
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Advanced customer service skills
  • Skills in the design and implementation of risk need and responsive treatment plans
  • Interdisciplinary training and multidisciplinary problem-solving skills
  • Team working skills
 Abilities:  
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, program participants and citizens
  • Handle sensitive situations ethically and responsibly
  • Interact positively and build rapport with patients/participants, coworkers and/or external contacts
  • Respond effectively and sensitively to the needs and concerns
  • Protect the confidentiality of patient, employee and business information
  • Discern and analyze information from others to assist in decision-making
  • Work independently
  • Demonstrate empathy
  • Diffuse upset patients
  • Conduct risk need assessments/screening
  • Conduct patient home and area hospital visits, as required under project or grant
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Must be a Colorado State Licensed Social Worker
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record
  • Motor vehicle insurance that meets the minimum, or exceeds, Colorado State minimum coverage for liability

WORKING CONDITIONS

Essential Personnel: 

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
Physical Demands:
  • Light physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 20 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying
  • Some walking and standing, bending
  • Clear vision to reading, recoding and interpreting information
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, program participants and citizens
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of audio/visual equipment used in courtroom, computer terminal and office equipment
Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable office environment with clinical setting
Equipment Used:
  • Uses standard office equipment including personal computer
  • This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
 
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For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
           
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.


Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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