Diversion Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: 2023-04-07
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Portage County District Attorney’s office is hiring a full time Diversion Program Coordinator to join their team!

Summary of position:

The purpose of the position is to coordinate and administer the Portage County Diversion Program in close cooperation with the District Attorney (DA) and other prosecuting attorneys. Responsible for the planning, administration, monitoring, and evaluation of the Diversion Program designed to divert targeted offenders from the criminal justice system. The position is designed to hold offenders accountable through supervision, referrals to community resources, and adhering to the practice of restorative justice principles. Under attorney supervision (subject to legal / ethic constraints) this position will inform defendants of their rights related to this program, applicable court procedures, their options within the pre and post charging programs, current status of cases, and possible referrals to other agencies and to act as the District Attorney’s liaison with defendants and other stakeholders.

TAD Grant responsibilities include;

Draft and submit the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Grant to the Wisconsin Department of Justice and comply with quarterly audits and resubmission requirements during each grant cycle.

Supervisor duties include;

Oversee the TAD funded Diversion Case Specialist position including, training, monitoring, prioritizing and assigning work, approving payroll, and performance evaluations.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Para-legal or Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Vocational Rehabilitation, social science or closely related field from an accredited university/college. Master’s degree preferred.
Two (2) years professional experience with extensive criminal justice client contact and criminal justice case management services. Experience in law enforcement, corrections, counseling, or similar occupational fields preferred.
Two (2) years’ experience in counseling, treating or supervising individuals with alcohol, drug, domestic violence, and anger issues in a criminal justice setting. Work with evidence based practices in the adult criminal justice field preferred.
Experience in conducting risk and needs assessments, preferably the COMPAS, Proxy, and ODARA methods.
Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Proficient or have the ability to use/learn PROTECT or applicable DA case management system.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle for business related travel.
Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
Any combination of education and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Please email Human Resources at: human.resources@co.portage.wi.gov for a complete position description.

Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package, which includes the following;

Vacation – available on day one!
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with a High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
Health insurance starting at $19.15 a paycheck!
Wellness incentive plan offered with health insurance enrollment! Earn up to $600 per year!
Flexible spending account
Dental insurance
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan – County contribution of 6.80%!
Paid holidays
Paid sick leave
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) – paid by the County
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

TO APPLY: https://www.co.portage.wi.us/

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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