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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2411 - EO Drug Court Case Manager

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 111


POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty providing professional assistance and comprehensive case management to County residents involved in the Drug Court program; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs professional evaluation and assessment and placement services working with offenders in the Drug Court program. Work requires specialized certification to conduct substance abuse evaluations requiring independent judgment. General supervision is received from the Drug Court Program Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Receives referrals from the drug court team
• Conducts in depth substance abuse evaluations to determine appropriate level of treatment necessary
• Discusses expectations with clients and family members
• Solicits input from family members, prior treatment providers, and program officials
• Evaluates clients’ mental health status
• Collaborates with psychiatrists and other medical professionals in developing treatment alternatives
• Compiles a written report of findings including recommendations
• Provides recommendations for specific treatment site placement
• Initiates and secures placement for all drug court participants
• Provides specialized technical training to staff
• Provides general supervision to staff in the absence of the Program Coordinator
• Evaluates the information and makes decisions within established policies and standards
• Transports clients as necessary
• Provide crisis intervention services
• Maintains case files, intakes and contact logs, as well as, the client’s statistical database accurately and in a timely manner
• Keeps current on applicable laws and regulations, as well as, clinical developments within a professional area of knowledge
• Maintains professional levels of communication with internal and external contacts
• Maintains regular and attendance punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Substance abuse, addictions, and casework practices
• Community treatment providers and services
• Treatment modalities
• Social and psychological issues regarding drug use and addictions
• Community treatment providers, services and program curriculum
• The structure of mental health services
• The legal system
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Dealing effectively with substance abuse offender’s behaviors
• Documenting behaviors and maintaining accurate records
• Interpersonal communications in a collaborative format
• Exercising sound judgment
• Keeping within current standards and practices of the social work profession
• Diagnosing and evaluating client problems
• Mediation
• Interpersonal interactions when dealing with difficult populations
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which
assigned

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree and certification as a certified drug and alcohol counselor by the State of Illinois. (CADC) is minimally required; or completion of a Master’s degree with licensing as a LCPC or LCSW; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois Driver's License.