Pretrial Services Caseworker, Intake Unit - Job Code #4577

Sarasota County Government
Job Description
Pretrial Services Caseworker, Intake Unit (Official Job Title: Caseworker II) (New FY20 Budgeted Position - Selected candidate will start on or after 10/1:  This is responsible professional work in pretrial investigations, case management and counseling and social service referrals for the Sarasota County Government Pretrial Services Program.
Intake Duties:
  • Conducts defendant interviews with regard to demographics and community ties; verifies defendant information; conducts victim interviews.
  • Conducts mental health and substance abuse assessments; gathers information for those eligible for the specialty courts.
  • Prepares Judges’ reports for purposes of First Appearances; prepares Affidavits for Indigent Status for Public Defender services.
  • Prepares local criminal histories from 12th Judicial Circuit Clerk of Court and jail system programs; prepares Florida and National criminal histories from FDLE/JIS system/CCIS.
  • Compiles, organizes and maintains records of daily productivity.
  • Prepares and processes a variety of forms and documentation (i.e. Rules and Regulations contracts; warrants, case management documentation).
  • Keep updates, trained and utilizes CE Pretrial-Automon case management system.
  • Review Rules and Regulation contracts, First Appearance Advisory Forms and completed investigation reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Screens for release under Delegated Authority.   
Court Hearings:
  • Attends First Appearance hearings and other court sessions to provide information to the court.
  • Advises defendants of conditions of court order and restrictions of assigned program.
  • Instructs clients on matters pertaining to the conditions of pretrial release and the criteria and requirements of specified programs such as Drug Court, DUI Court and Health Care Court.
  • Functions as the Clerk of Court during weekend First Appearance hearings. 
Special Projects:
  • Performs a variety of special studies.
  • Prepare spreadsheets and track program data as necessary for judiciary i.e., Delegated Authority, CTC, EMIR, etc.
Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or a related field.  Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college degree.  
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