Under general supervision, compiles information, processes paperwork and presents in court a variety of cases brought before the Juvenile Court.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
Gathers information, reviews police reports and other documentation related to incoming Juvenile Court cases; interviews citizens making complaints, law enforcement officers, social workers and others; compiles information; assists and as appropriate, prepares paperwork associated with filing a petition in Juvenile Court; creates case files consisting of relevant data, reports, findings, interviews and other materials.
Appears in court; calls cases and explains in summary fashion, details of the petition; responds to questions and inquiries made by the judicial officer; follows up on court-ordered testing, evaluation, future hearing dates and related orders; compiles and completes reports, findings and recommendations; reviews facts of case; reviews all cases prior to court activity; maintains on-going records, files, statistical reports and worksheets regarding case activity; p erforms other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of applicable State of Tennessee statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, applicable Federal rules and requirements.
Knowledge of the basic principles of file maintenance, bookkeeping, case and records management.
Knowledge of legal terminology and court processes and procedures.
Knowledge of community resources.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with court employees, attorneys, law enforcement, victims, witnesses, interested parties and the public.
Skill in communicating effectively and producing written documents and written reports for public dissemination.
Skill in interviewing people, reviewing records and reports to gather and present relevant information.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form. Knowledge of Hamilton County Policies and Procedures.
Bachelor’s Degree with prior internship at Hamilton County Juvenile Court preferred; w ill accept applications with a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and previous case management, social work, law enforcement or related duties involving at-risk, troubled youth and/or juveniles involved in the court system or ten (10) years experience in Hamilton County’s Juvenile Court Environment.
Physical Requirements: Work involves the potential for bodily harm and exposure to infectious diseases.
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