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Check with seller Case Manager- Social Worker- Billings Billings

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Billings, Montana, United States

To be considered for OPD positions, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials.

Materials Required of Applicants:
Cover Letter
Resume
References: Please provide contact information for three (3) professional references.

Our Mission

We provide effective professional legal services with equal access to quality client-centered representation.

Our Vision

As trained legal professionals we strive to represent our clients in an effective and efficient manner to ensure a more fair and balanced justice system. We are dedicated and committed to improving overall outcomes for our clients and addressing the conditions that led to their involvement with the justice system.

Reasons to work for the Office of the Public Defender: Our work changes lives! The work OPD does, makes a difference for the people in our communities. Public Defenders work for their clients, protect constitutional rights and ensure the system remains fair. We are proud of the work we do, to find out more about OPD visit our website HERE.

Benefits of working for OPD: The ability to work and play in the beautiful state of Montana is one of the benefits you will love about this opportunity! Other fantastic benefits include:

Health Coverage
Retirement plans
Paid vacation, sick leave and Holidays
Work/life balance
Flexible schedules
Opportunities and room for professional growth
Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive loan forgiveness- click HERE to learn

About this Opportunity!

Job Overview: The Case Manager/Social Worker plays a critical role in achieving our agencies goals by providing case management and social service-related assistance to Public Defender clients. The Case Manager is responsible for interviewing and evaluating the needs of public defender clients for referral to various programs and services such as: substance abuse and mental health programs, vocational training programs, education, housing and employment opportunities, governmental assistance opportunities and other appropriate services. The case manager has passion, commitment, and willingness to work collaboratively with underprivileged populations, Attorneys, and other agencies to ensure that needed services are provided. This collaborative effort involves contact with the courts, community-based organizations, probation officers, health services, education, employment, and mental health agencies.

Other Major Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to

Responsible for providing various levels of support and social services for clients based on individual needs; finds ways to assist with rehabilitation.
Conducts interviews, gathers, and compiles technical information regarding client service needs in order to develop transitional planning, draft mitigation, or dispositional reports.
Responsible for making referrals to services based on client needs or court recommendations. Includes scheduling, obtaining, or coordinating services and ensuring services are provided to clients.
Observes client activities and documents information as required by statute or policy.
Assists and supports clients throughout the application process for services or other aid.
Provides case management information to committees, courts, or during meetings; testifies in court as required.
Responsible for explaining applicable laws, policies and procedures to clients and ensuring that they understand.
Coaches and assists clients in achieving a variety of goals such as basic instruction, training, or employment goals.
Makes public presentations on services and programs.
Provides emergency or crisis services to clients.

Physical and Environmental Demands: This position works in an office and court setting and has regular visits with clients in jail, detention centers, and mental health facilities. Requires exposure to potentially stressful situations and occasional travel to attend court, trainings and to provide services to clients.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work effectively with marginalized populations, who are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system in Montana.
Experience in needs assessment and transition planning.
Ability to analyze, interpret, and critique diagnoses and treatment modalities.
Ability to understand, and sensitivity to, cultural differences.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills that is clear and effective.
Knowledge of available social services and public benefits, and mental health treatment providers within the area.
Ability to identify the providers and benefits that would be appropriate for promoting a successful outcome based on client’s needs.
Ability to meet the requirements for facility access.
Self-motivated.
Ability to remain flexible and comfortable testifying in court.
Client-oriented and customer service skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, the public, witnesses, judges/ court personnel, and law enforcement/prosecution personnel.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):
High school diploma or equivalent.
2-4 years of experience providing social and client centered services or related work experience.
Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Preferred:
Degree in social work, clinical psychology or closely related field and licensed for clinical practice (LCSW).
Training or experience in Case Management Desired.
Training or experience working in the child welfare system.

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment: Not Applicable

Job: Community/Social Services

Salary: $ 45,750.00 - 49,695.00 Yearly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 1

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Primary Location: Billings

Agency: Office of Public Defender

Union: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Bargaining Unit: 094 - AFSCME Admin Support

Posting Date: Mar 22, 2022, 6:42:19 PM

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Apr 6, 2022, 12:59:00 AM

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Contact Name: Human Resources | Contact Email: DOAOPDHRPAYROLL@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-4136

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