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Pretrial Specialist
Position Summary:

The Pretrial Specialist is responsible for assisting case management staff in gathering information from defendants in the Sawyer County Jail as well as individuals ordered to pretrial services by a judicial officer. The Pretrial Specialist should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and will act as a neutral party responsible for providing objective services and support to clients working with JusticePoint and involved in the Sawyer County criminal justice system. Clients often experience substance abuse disorder and/or can be in an active mental health crisis; as such, this position requires an individual that is empathetic, patient, and compassionate.

The Pretrial Specialist’s duties include completing pretrial risk assessments for defendants entering the Sawyer County criminal justice system, performing observed drug and alcohol screening, providing electronic monitoring services, delivering cognitive behavioral interventions for individuals on pretrial diversion programming, and entering and maintaining case information in the electronic database.

Salary:
$40,000/annually
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Hayward, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits, 1st shift (M-F, 8a-4:30p w/some flexibility)
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Electronic Monitoring Specialist
Position Summary:

NO EXPERIENCE OR DEGREE REQUIRED!

Electronic Monitoring Specialists are responsible for installing, retrieving, and basic troubleshooting of various electronic monitoring devices (GPS, Remote Breath, & Continuous Alcohol Monitoring) within 24 hours of request for service.  Installers will receive notification of the service request, secure the necessary devices/equipment, and meet clients at community locations and client homes. This position requires significant driving as you will be traveling to various work sites within your assigned area so you must have a valid license, reliable vehicle, and auto insurance – mileage is reimbursed! This opportunity is ideal for college students, parents with kids in school, retirees, and/or someone looking for experience in the criminal justice field.

Electronic Monitoring Specialists are needed in the following areas in Wisconsin:

Oshkosh (Winnebago County)
Stevens Point (Portage County)
Mauston/Adams (Juneau/Adams Counties)
Hudson/Ellsworth (Pierce/St. Croix Counties)
Eau Claire (Eau Claire/Chippewa Counties)
Lancaster/Darlington (Grant/Lafayette)

Salary:
$18/hour (benefits for full-time employees)
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Electronic Monitoring
Location:
Statewide - WI
Terms:
Part-time & full-time
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Program Coordinator
Position Summary:

This position offers a balance between management responsibilities and direct service to residents by managing Sirona Recovery’s Permanent Supportive Housing programs which provide services to people who live with mental health, substance use, or other challenges who may need support to live independently after homelessness.

Services are provided within the Housing First model, which is a low-barrier, person-centered, and rehabilitative approach to supportive housing. The Program Coordinator is responsible for direct supervision and hiring of staff, coordinating initial and ongoing staff training, and support. The position also develops and updates program policies and procedures to meet agency and contractual requirements, maintaining a quality assurance process that monitors the quality of service provision, appropriate case documentation, and participant satisfaction. The Program Coordinator facilitates and participates in meetings with Milwaukee County Housing Division, property management, and outside care providers. Direct service to residents includes providing support, referrals, assessments, and coordinating care with outside case managers and providers.

Salary:
$50,000 - $55,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Housing
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary with benefits
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Peer Recovery Specialist
Position Summary:

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist supports peers who are in recovery from a substance use disorder. They will work with participants of the Ramsey County Treatment Courts and serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share their personal recovery story and develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships.

This position is specifically for candidates who have or are seeking Peer Recovery Specialist Certification, have a history of a diagnosed substance use disorder, and are willing to openly share their recovery experiences. Those applying for the position should be able to understand and articulate the role and duties of a Peer Recovery Specialist.

Salary:
$20.50/hour
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Peer Support
Location:
St. Paul, MN
Terms:
Part-time: 20 hours/week (flexible schedule)
Diversion Case Manager
Position Summary:

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office Diversion Program is a voluntary alternative to criminal prosecution for eligible participants. The offer is extended by the County Attorney’s Office as well as the other jurisdictions in the county. The Diversion Program offers individuals the opportunity to have pending, pre- and post-charge cases resolved after addressing barriers and needs with pertinent, required interventions determined by the diversion team, which consists of JusticePoint Case Managers, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys. The Diversion Case Manager is critical in assisting clients as they navigate this process.

Diversion Case Managers are responsible for managing assigned caseloads and providing an appropriate level of supervision to aid participants in reaching successful program outcomes. Case Managers will utilize an evidence-based approach to determine barriers and needs via risk/needs assessments that identify underlying barriers. They will identify interventions, refer individuals to culturally appropriate resources including chemical and mental health services, employment, education, and housing agencies, closely monitor participant progress and maintain accurate documentation in the client database, and prepare and submit detailed reports to the courts outlining participant’s progress with recommendations.

Salary:
$42,500 - $45,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Diversion
Location:
St. Paul, MN
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; M-F 8a-4:30p
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GPS Case Manager
Position Summary:

GPS Case Managers work with clients ordered by the Court to Milwaukee County’s 24/7 Electronic Monitoring Community Supervision Program. The Case Manager is a critical link between clients who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable, help ensure appearance at court, compliance with court ordered conditions, and aid in remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have some knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys.

The Case Manager will provide electronic monitoring services (installing and removing bracelets/entering schedules/location tracking/reviewing violations, etc.); complete assessments aimed at identifying barriers and needs and provide services associated services targeted at successful pretrial outcomes; assist the client to ensure they attend all court appearances and remain arrest-free; help clients understand and follow all release conditions; provide referrals for available community resources; prepare and submit accurate court reports on the client’s status and progress; and maintain accurate and verified data records in the client database.

Salary:
$40,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; 1st shift (Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday, 8a-4:30p)
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Peer Support Specialist
Position Summary:

The Peer Support Specialist provides services to residents with mental health and AODA barriers to maintain permanent housing. As an active member of the supportive services team, the Peer Support Specialist serves as a role model and advocate to help residents navigate their daily lives. This role helps to promote a positive living environment and community for those living at United House.

Through individual engagement and group facilitation, the Peer Support Specialist helps residents increase their recovery, social, and independent living skills, empowers residents through strengths-based interactions and support, encourages connection with natural supports and community involvement, provides community resources, and builds rapport with residents to provide support with maintaining housing.

Salary:
$15-$16/hourly
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
Sirona Recovery
Program:
Housing
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Part-time (24 hours/week)
Accountant
Position Summary:

We’re growing our business and expanding our team! We’re looking for someone who enjoys the details and who will support our accounting team in our day-to-day operations. The Accountant will take ownership over several aspects of accounting for multiple nonprofit entities across the United States as well as assisting with payroll.

Salary:
Starting at $55,000
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
The Difference Principle
Program:
Administration
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits
Jail Screening Specialist – 1st shift
Position Summary:

The 1st shift Jail Screening Specialist (6a-4p) assesses the needs of individuals who are booked into the Ramsey County Detention Center and are pending a bail setting decision. Using an actuarial risk assessment tool, the Jail Screening Specialist determines an individual’s risk for pretrial misconduct and prepares a detailed report used by criminal justice stakeholders to make bail decisions. The Jail Screening Specialist may also be required to conduct a more in-depth assessment to identify individuals who may be eligible for diversion programming. Many of the individuals served experience mental health and/or substance use disorders; as such, this role requires a professional who is both empathetic and compassionate.

Responsibilities include completing interviews and assessments, conducting criminal history checks, providing accurate reports to the court, entering and maintaining case information in the database, and requesting/processing the release of in custody individuals for supervision in the JusticePoint Pretrial Supervision program.

Salary:
$45,000/annually
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
St. Paul, MN
Terms:
Full-time; 1st shift (four 10 hour shifts, rotating schedule of 4 days on, 4 days off); salary w/benefits
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Case Manager
Position Summary:

Pretrial Case Managers are the critical link between clients who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable, help ensure appearance at court, compliance with court-ordered conditions, and aid in remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. The Case Manager will work with the client to identify any barriers for appearing in court and refer clients to resources in the community to help address any identified individual needs and goals.  Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is empathetic and compassionate.  The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the prosecuting attorney’s office, and defense attorneys.

The Case Manager will provide supervision and assist clients in reaching successful pretrial supervision outcomes through case management that targets individual barriers and needs; complete assessments to help identify barriers and needs; help ensure the client attends all court appearances and remains arrest-free; refer to & have knowledge of available resources; prepare and submit accurate court reports outlining the client’s status and progress; maintain accurate records in the client database; and perform other duties as assigned.

Salary:
$38,300
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time, salary w/benefits
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Jail Screening Specialist – 3rd shift
Position Summary:

The 3rd shift Jail Screening Specialist assesses the needs of individuals who are arrested and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail who are pending a bail setting decision. Using an actuarial risk assessment, the Jail Screening Specialist determines an individual’s risk for pretrial misconduct (defined as risk to miss court or be rearrested while out on bail) and prepares a detailed report used by criminal justice stakeholders to assist in making informed bail decisions. The Jail Screening Specialist also conducts a more in-depth assessment to identify individuals who may be eligible for treatment and diversion programming in Milwaukee County. Finally, this position will assist with location monitoring in the GPS program. Many of the individuals served experience mental health and/or substance use disorders; as such, this role requires an individual who is both empathetic and compassionate.

Duties include completing face-to-face interviews, pretrial risk assessments, and actuarial risk assessments for defendants booked into the Milwaukee County Jail; conducting criminal history and records checks; provide written reports for electronic submission to the court that include recommendations for bail and release conditions; entering and maintaining case information in the electronic database; processing and requesting release for individuals in custody to JusticePoint’s Pretrial Supervision program; and assisting with location tracking and device maintenance for the Electronic Monitoring program outside of regular business hours.

Salary:
$38,500
Deadline:
Until filled
Agency:
JusticePoint
Program:
Pretrial
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Terms:
Full-time; salary w/benefits; 3rd shift (10p-6:30a)
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