JP Court Liaison

Harris County

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

US$3.4-4.3k (monthly)

Sep 4

This job is no longer accepting applications.

Under supervision of the TRIAD Prevention Program Specialist, this position performs a variety of professional oversight and coordination of social service referrals to at risk youth and families appearing before Harris County JP Courts. The JP Court Liaison advocates and collaborates with various school districts to provide prevention measures to youth and families that have been referred for services. Additionally, maintains the highest standards of ethical behavior, exercising honesty and integrity when working with at risk youth and families.


  • Serves as a liaison to initiate and maintain communication between various state and county stakeholders and other related organizations.
  • Provides background information and presents recommendations for developing a plan of service to JP court personnel or Assistant District Attorney regarding case disposition.
  • Travels to various schools, JP courts, and other community events as required.
  • Documents outreach services, client and legal history information and completes monthly reports in EVOLV. 
  • Maintains and develops resource list for assigned courts.
  • Maintains confidential information regarding the families served.
  • Counsels, models, and advocates for the best interest of the youth and their families regarding resources.
  • Provides follow-up feedback to court personnel and external/internal programs.
  • Receives and screens school district referrals to provide prevention measures for individual service plans. 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email.

ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral Science arena, e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, or closely related field.
  • One (1) year of continuous full-time paid work experience working with youth and their families in a youth-service agency in an institutional, counseling or social services setting.
  • Training and experience using a personal computer with a variety of software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Case Management Software.
  • Reliable transportation with a valid Driver's License and auto liability insurance.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of protective services, child and family development, child management, family systems, community resources, and Justice of the Peace processes.
  • Knowledge of county, state, and federal laws, Texas Family Code, statutes, rules, ordinances, and regulations governing children.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of case management and administration, case management documentation and records management.
  • Knowledge of the Justice of the Peace system procedures and associated legal terminology.
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior, exercising honesty and integrity, respect, confidentiality, and fairness in the execution of their official responsibilities.
  • Handles sensitive interpersonal situations calmly and tactfully.
  • Communicates detailed and often sensitive information effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with adolescents, family members, school and government officials, law enforcement, community partners, and the general public.
  • Works under remote supervision.
  • Contributes effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities
  • Must be self-disciplined, dependable, and ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and prioritizing multiple tasks and demands.
  • Skilled in analyzing, interpreting, and applying Texas Family Code policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to governing children.
  • Skilled in empathizing, valuing, and dealing successfully with the special capabilities, distinctive cultural histories, and unique needs of people of various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.


NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.


General Information

LOCATION:

  • Justice of Peace Court (2-1)
  • 10851 Scarsdale Blvd
  • Ste 500
  • Houston, TX 77089 
  • Justice of Peace Court (4-2)
  • 7900 Will Clayton Pkwy
  • Humble, TX 77338

HOURS: 

  • Monday -- Friday 8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. 

SALARY:

  • $3,388.67-$4,274.40 Monthly
  • Based on 26-Pay Periods 
  • Plus, Mileage Reimbursement 


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