Walton County Sheriff's Office - Outreach Coordinator

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleOutreach Coordinator
Salary$51,257 to $56,592 Annually (Based on Experience)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs

General Statement of Job

This position is under the direction of the Outreach Program Manager. This position provides assessment, discharge planning, and individual case coordination to participants re-entering the community from the Walton County Jail.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field.
  • Two (2) years work experience in the mental health field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary:

  • Regular and prompt job attendance.
  • Follow all standards and participant care protocols and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office policies, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Collect data about participant through interview, case history, and or/observation techniques.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a re-entry care plan.
  • Provide support and case management to participant through connection to services in the community to ensure access to housing, healthcare, employment or educational opportunities and other general living and recovery.
  • Provide timely, documentation for all service outreach attempts in accordance with agency/regulatory standards requirements.
  • Facilitate communication between various community providers on behalf of individuals.
  • Develop and maintain a network of trusted contacts of organizations and agencies in which to refer and coordinate care.
  • Meet regularly with Program Manager as a means of enhancing professional growth, reviewing, and evaluating the provision of case management services, and attend to required administrative issues.
  • Maintain ethical standards and immediately communicate issues of safety and/or individual risk issues to program manager.
  • Participate in assigned trainings to develop and maintain professional capabilities and proficiency.
  • Attend mandatory and training as required.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with local behavioral health, social services and criminal justice systems.
  • Skill in establishing rapport.
  • Skill in effective writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community and value cultural differences.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and reliable.
  • Ability to work with a high risk/high needs population.
  • Crisis management skills preferred.

Standards to Perform Job Functions 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit up to 6 hours per day.
  • Stand up 4 hours per day.
  • Walk up 4 hours per day.
  • Frequently lift to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift to 20 lbs.
  • Frequently bend, reach, or twist.

Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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