Buncombe County Government
Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.
Job Title: Pre-Trial Release Coordinator
Purpose of the position:
The primary purpose of this position is to perform case coordination and direct services to justice involved individuals based on assigned justice services program.
Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and two (2) years of related case management experience working with a criminal justice population, or a substance abuse/mental health population; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Training and Experience: Experience and/or knowledge of the judicial system preferred.
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation:
Currently certified or obtain certification within one year as a Pretrial Services Professional.
Essential Functions of the position:
- Case management to include screening participants, creating service/diversion plans, facilitating classes, connecting participants to community resources as needed, and developing transitions/follow-up plans for participants no longer enrolled in program.
- Process eligible cases through the system in an organized and timely manner; Ensure accurate and timely documentation of participant information to ensure quality assurance and outcomes of programs being offered.
- Participate in treatment team meetings, to include treatment court staffing meeting and court sessions, diversion classes and/or re-entry meetings.
- Monitors and tracks client progress and participant program compliance to include performing drug testing, advocating for participant needs, providing personal support, education, and crisis management sufficient to promote recovery, rehabilitation, and progress.
- Appear in court as needed to testify regarding case coordination activities.
- Support Pre-Trial Screeners as needed by completing risk assessments for first appearance and bond hearings.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Knowledge of practices and procedures of the court system and various ways to expedite the processing of inmates through the court system.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to law enforcement work, including North Carolina Statutes pertaining to the commitment, confinement, and release of inmates.
- Knowledge of human services systems, including behavioral health and substance use treatment.
- Knowledge of case management, including interviewing as well as motivational, resource connection, and accountability measures.
Ability to utilize crisis management and de-escalation techniques as necessary.
- Knowledge of information verification techniques including the use of CICS computer terminals.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergency and routine situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action
Ability to present accurate information in court in an appropriate manner.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports; prepare and type reports with speed and accuracy required.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
- Ability to take prompt and effective action during detention facility emergencies.
Location: Asheville, NC
Job Posting End Date: September 21, 2022
Salary Range: $23.32 – $27.22
Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.
It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.
Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.