Salary: $22.54 Hourly (Part-Time)
Closing: March 20, 2020 (Subject to Close Without Notice)
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WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general supervision, the mission of the Juvenile Case Manager position is to intervene meaningfully in the lives of children (age 10 to 16) who are either at risk for being charged with, who have actually been charged with, or who have been convicted of fine-only misdemeanors in municipal court. The juvenile case manager accomplishes this purpose by familiarizing himself or herself with the lives and family circumstances of child-defendants; mobilizing community partners to provide services to children and their families; fashioning sentence recommendations for judges; monitoring compliance with court orders and judgments; and preparing and presenting statistical information about child-offenders. This position is part time, expected to work no more than 19 hours per week.
Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
- Contribute to a positive work culture.
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
- Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
- Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
- Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
- Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Be an expert on the procedural and substantive laws applicable to children in municipal court.
- Develop and implement programs to assist children who are at-risk of having a formal charge filed against them in municipal court.
- For children charged with violations in municipal court, provide the court with individualized assessments of each child's home environment; developmental, psychological, and educational status; previous interactions with the justice system; and sanctions available to the court that would serve the best interests of the child and the justice system.
- Schedule cases involving children on the court's juvenile dockets. Communicate on the court's behalf with parents and children regarding court appointments. Identify children who fail to appear as required. Prepare orders of non-secure custody and work with warrant officers and school resource officers to serve those orders.
- Be in the courtroom for all juvenile dockets. Disposition cases involving children and explain to children and their parent(s)/guardian(s) the judge's orders and other requirements. Assist with the court's other dockets as needed.
- Identify and develop resources for children, families, and the court designed to address the underlying causes of the child's behavior and to assist the child in complying with the court's orders.
- Monitor each child's compliance with the court's orders. Contact children and their parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding compliance requirements, resources, and timetables. Schedule non-compliant cases for show cause and contempt hearings.
- Develop and manage the court's community service program. Management of the program could include, but is not necessarily limited to:
- Identifying community service venues and projects with community organizations and/or city agencies;
- Developing, creating, maintaining, and communicating a schedule of community service projects;
- Scheduling children for community service projects;
- Ordering and maintaining supplies required for community service projects;
- Attending and supervising community service projects;
- Verifying community service hours submitted, including hours performed in the court's community service program and hours completed outside the court's program.
- Update information in the court's database and the Juvenile Information System (JIS). Maintain and prepare statistical information and provide statistical reports. Research and prepare grant funding proposals for projects.
- Perform other clerical duties as required for maintenance of cases and dockets.
- Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
- Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
- Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
- Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
- Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
- Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
- Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
- Work in a team environment, contribute as a team member, and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
- Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
- Form partnerships with community and governmental organizations.
- Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of caseload management principles and practices;
- Knowledge of conflict mediation principles and practices;
- Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and presentation.
- Knowledge of applicable procedural and substantive law.
- Knowledge of local programs and services for juveniles and the methods for accessing those programs and services.
- Ability to effectively communicate with youth, parents, and service agencies.
- Skill in juvenile case planning and management.
- Ability to work quickly and modify the routine to fit the needs of the court on a day to day basis.
- Displays high standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality.
- Ability to effectively handle sensitive situations requiring courtesy, persuasion, and tact.
Bachelor's Degree, major course work in social science, criminal justice, business administration or related field.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Fluency or proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish. One (1) year experience in a municipal or justice court setting. Level One of the Municipal Court Clerk Certification through TMCEC or the ability to obtain within one year of employment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must pass a drug screen and background check.
- Must have Class C Texas Driver's License.
Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
There is limited exposure to environmental conditions. Some tasks are performed with some risk of exposure to violence.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.