Career Opportunities with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit

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Career Opportunities

Salary: $33,500/year

The job
The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager. Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addictions treatment and rehabilitation into one program. Client participation is voluntary in this judicially supervised treatment approach, developed jointly by court staff and mental health professionals. The successful candidate will be an employee of First Step of Sarasota, supervised by the Court, and based in Sarasota.

This position provides case management services to program participants, establishes and maintains community partnerships, advocates for the program, and reports program data to the Court and community partners.

We are seeking someone who has experience working with the mental health/substance abuse population. Our ideal candidate has a work history that demonstrates he/she is proactive, self-motivated, and has the ability to work with clients in this unique program setting. The proven ability to form relationships with local community service agencies is a plus.

A few of your daily responsibilities:

  • Identify individuals who meet Drug Court criteria and provide initial assessment;
  • Create individualized case plans and monitor participant progress; 
  • Collect, document and maintain participant data, progress reports, test results, etc.  
  • Facilitate group sessions to help provide participants with life skills and additional access to resources;
  • Link participants to available community resources and resolve client issues;
  • Attend court and agency staffings.

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of the legal system, court processes and procedures;
  • Knowledge of mental health and related issues;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a part of a team;
  • Understanding of case management limits and what constitutes unauthorized practice of law; and
  • Ability to analyze files and move cases through the court process.

Education
A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Apply
Send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website: https://www.jud12.flcourts.org/About/Career-Opportunities under Related Links) to the address, fax or email below. Electronic submissions via fax and email are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Human Resources Manager
Court Administration
Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230

Fax: 941-861-7904 | Email: HR@jud12.flcourts.org

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (941) 861-7811.

Salary: $15.65/hour ($32,552/year), plus benefits

The job
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has an opening for a full-time laboratory technician to work with Sarasota County’s Treatment Court Programs: Drug Court/Veterans Court, DUI Court and Health Care Court. The lab technician is primarily responsible for the monitoring and collection of urine specimens of treatment court clients. The lab technician will also be responsible for the overall operation of the urinalysis-testing component and the use of the breathalyzer machine to monitor abstinence; screening, assessment and referral duties; directs testing of urine samples, analyzing and recording all test results for illegal drugs and alcohol. The employee will be responsible for observing female-client urinalysis, so only female applicants will be considered for this position.

Your daily responsibilities:

  • Monitors and tracks urine specimens for each client in both North County and South County locations;
  • Maintains accurate and detailed statistical records, data; 
  • Stays knowledgeable of lab policies and procedures and helps update as needed;
  • Maintains equipment and chemical supplies;
  • Supplies the Court with written and/or oral reports; 
  • Attends court hearings as needed; and
  • Inventories testing equipment and orders all testing supplies.

Skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of the legal system, court processes and procedures;
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop lab policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of illegal substances and prescription drugs, masking agents, drug retention schedules and levels of substances for testing purposes;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisor, co-workers and the public; and
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Education
One year of college courses (30 credits) or technical school or 6 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in related field or from technical program.  Work experience and/or education equivalent combination. Certification on the program’s urinalysis equipment may be required within 90 days of hire.  

Benefits
The Sarasota County Government benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.

Apply
Apply directly through Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page. You must complete the online application to be considered for this position.

Contractual Opportunities

Contact Information

Human Resources Manager

  • Address: Judge Lynn N.
    Silvertooth Judicial Center
    PO Box 48927
    Sarasota, Florida 34230
  • Phone: (941) 861-7800
  • Fax: (941) 861-7904
  • Email: hr@jud12.flcourts.org

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