Criminal Justice Navigator
Criminal Justice Navigators will provide direct justice navigation services to clients. The criminal justice system in Oklahoma county is a complex and confusing system so the justice navigator will help clients navigate the process.
Criminal Justice Navigators will focus on supporting the execution of the Diversion Hub’s programs and mission. The Diversion Hub seeks to make lasting, transformative improvements in the lives of the clients seeking assistance. The responsibilities of the Justice Navigator include:
- Demonstrating capacity for providing developmentally appropriate practice, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization.
- Researching present and past justice involvement, documenting progress notes, communicating with case managers on the justice involvement of client, reporting critical incidences, responsible for tracking upcoming court ordered appearances, and maintaining complete and comprehensive records for participants.
- Maintaining court ordered appearances for all clients so that clients’ can be notified by Justice Navigator of the upcoming court appearances and in the case of an emergency, the Justice Navigator can provide the relevant documentation to the court excusing the clients’ presence, while also re-setting the court date alongside the applicable attorney.
- Evaluating client risk and assessing need for immediate intervention and/or assignment of client to case management team.
- Serving as on-going liaison with case managers, services navigators, local law enforcement, judges, court clerks, attorney’s, and all referring sources and resources maintaining adequate communication channels ensuring good relationship between referring agencies, staff and participants.
- Submitting all required justice navigation reports timely for program activity reporting which includes but is not limited to communicating program data, denoting activities and changes of clients, as well as meeting all reporting requirements that ensure adequate operations.
- Providing exiting clients with satisfaction surveys.
- Assisting participant to develop natural resources and to navigate and contact social support networks including integrated service delivery and communication with our agency and other collaborating providers for service supports.
- Always adhering to agency code of ethics and professional standards including maintaining strict client confidentiality.
- Attending all staff development, trainings and meetings as required.
- Any other duties within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- A working knowledge of the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Be able to interact with persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity toward cultural differences and respect for everyone.
- Possess maturity and judgment consistent with the high level of responsibility.
- Demonstrate capacity for teaching adults and older adults.
- Demonstrate flexibility in position requirements.
- A proven track record developing community partnerships and building effective collaborations.
- Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals.
- Independence and self-confidence to act decisively and, at the same time, an ability to receive, integrate and translate others’ ideas and suggestions.
- A hard working, positive, mission-driven and extroverted work style.
- A welcome attitude to constructive criticism of his/her work.
- Analytical skills, quantitative and qualitative.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Communications, Criminal Justice, Political Science or similar human service area from an accredited college or university.
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Intermediate computer, mobile device and internet skills with knowledge of software programs including but not limited to:
- Windows and Microsoft Office Products
- Cloud-based File Sharing such as Google Drive and Dropbox
- Adobe Products
- Client Databases
ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Clearance of background check.
- Must have own transportation for site visits. Valid driver’s license and insurance on motor vehicle in accordance with state law and agency requirements.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit over long periods of time and be able to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl climb stairs, lift and or move items of up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must have excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written. Must be able to manually operate and use a computer. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations.
Position Reports to:
Director of Programs
Hours and Salary:
Mon. thru Fri.
To Apply for this Job:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and minimum of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER
The Diversion Hub has a policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, marital status or any other status or characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.
Friday, July 31, 2020