Intake Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
11/6/2018
Job Code:
XtraDphr
Location:
Community Corrections
Address:
201 W Superior St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Community Corrections
Base Pay:
$14.78/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Office/Clerical

Description

 

This position is offered a competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Eligible for retirement savings plans

This position is part-time, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and as needed, 40 hours/week

Under the direction of the Senior Intake Case Manager/Court Liaison, the Intake Assistant serves as an administrative assistant to the Intake Case Managers and conducts screenings for referred participants and their family members that involves meeting and explaining all rules and conditions of Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) Home Detention Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Screens all referred defendants in the Allen County Jail who are currently incarcerated and awaiting sentencing.
  • Distributes and reviews all guidelines, rules and regulations of Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) Home Detention Program with participants, ensuring paperwork is complete and signed.
  • Obtains contact information of household member(s) the defendant wishes to reside with, makes contact and schedules a time to review the guidelines, rules and regulations of the Home Detention Program prior to the defendant’s sentencing and/or release from incarceration and meets with defendant’s household member(s) to sign the residential consent forms.
  • Contacts defendant, household member(s) and family after a screening investigation is completed to advise of any issues and/or concerns needing resolved prior to acceptance into the Home Detention Program.
  • Assists with the defendants’ background investigation, as required.
  • Contacts defendants’ employer to verify current employment, determining whether the employment adheres to stated rules and ensures compliance with program rules and regulations.
  • Files ACCC document with Allen County Misdemeanor and Traffic Court daily.
  • Escorts defendants from the Allen County Jail to ACCC.
  • Assists with out of custody screening and defendants’ home detention / electronic monitoring intake, as required.
  • Maintains and updates ACCC’s program participants Spillman photos.
  • Assists with responding to telephone correspondence from participants, outside agencies, staff members and families regarding participant placement information.  Directs messages and calls to appropriate staff and documents correspondence when related to participant placement on home detention in designated database.
  • Collects urine screen specimens from participants, as required.
  • Notarizes documents.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Criminal Justice or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • One year experience working in the criminal justice or human services field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and Court proceedings
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and job related software and database programs
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn Indiana Department of Corrections regulations
  • Ability to become an Indiana Notary Public

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Intake Assistant works in and out of an office setting with frequent contact with potentially dangerous, violent and abusive program participants convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses.  There is some standing and walking with frequent sitting.  Some lifting of up to 40 pounds, bending, reaching overhead and kneeling is required.  Frequent mental/visual effort, attention to detail, detailed inspection and typing are to be expected.