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Waukesha Pretrial Services - Caseworker

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Waukesha Pretrial Services - CaseworkerJob Code: 2022-CSCA-020Location: Court Services & Community AlternativesDepartment: WaukeshaFT/PT Status: Full Time

Job Responsibilities: Send Resume and cover letter to or apply online at Program: Waukesha Pretrial Services Position: Caseworker Position Summary: This is a caseworker position that provides supervision services to the Court for adult criminal defendants. Essential Functions:

  • Monitor defendants while out on bail to ensure adherence to their bail conditions.This includes scheduling and providing supervision at the level indicated by the Court.
  • Draft accurate and complete written reports to the court to include up-dated progress as well as non-compliance reports.
  • Work as a team, sharing all aspects of caseload responsibilities, to include but not limited to: conducting intakes, writing court letters, obtaining essential court case information, ongoing CCAP checks, treatment referrals/updates, meeting with participants, and staffing cases.
  • Conduct and record random drug testing on participants.
  • Maintain accurate participant records to include detailed documentation of all contacts with participants, referrals made and all pertinent information related to all pending cases, including the collection of program fees.
  • Assist with drug testing coverage in the Waukesha Court Service Programs as required, specifically willing to adjust work schedule to cover program needs.
  • Assist with managing the lobby when coverage is needed. Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain flexible schedule to provide coverage in the office when necessary.
  • Other job-related duties may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Appear in court and on the record as necessary. Job Qualifications: Minimal Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work or other related field; possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License and insured auto; must pass criminal background check. Personal Attributes: Follow agency Code of Conduct; adhere to established policies and procedures of the agency and of all funding sources; conduct self in an ethical manner; maintain professional and respectful relationships with program staff, other WCS staff, participants and all external persons and agencies involved with service provision; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues; demonstrate commitment to agency values and mission. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the Wisconsin Criminal Justice System; knowledge of local treatment programs to include AODA, mental health, and domestic violence; knowledge of community resources to include housing, education, public transportation; knowledge of the Circuit Court Access Program (CCAP); Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues; good organizational, computer and typing skills; ability to read and understand drug testing results; good judgment; effective use of time, be trained in the all WCS required Evidence Based Principals within 90 days of hire and follow models for fidelity established by the agency. Physical Demands: Duties require good hearing and the ability to communicate verbally; hand and finger dexterity for data entry and typing; involves some driving between Waukesha and Milwaukee County. Other Job Information (if applicable): Work Relationship and Scope: Reports directly to the Program Supervisor and Program Director. Has contact with a wide variety of individuals including criminal defendants, courthouse personnel, treatment providers, various criminal justice agencies and other WCS staff. Working Conditions: Most of the work will be done in the office, requires occasional trips to the courthouse to drop off court letters, gather pertinent casework information and provide a presence in court; required to meet with participants at our Milwaukee office; observe and supervise drug screens. pm21

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Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Waukesha Pretrial Services - Caseworker, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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