ASD Services Supervisor
Supervises and monitors defendants or offenders placed under a court-ordered Pretrial Supervision or alternative sentencing program. Performs professional and technical human service related work supporting adult defendants/offenders for Larimer County.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
- Receives general supervision from a department director.
- Exercises direct supervision over defendants/offenders or defendants/offenders and clerical and/or professional staff.
- Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within the Alternative Sentencing Unit or the Pretrial Services Unit; may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing daily work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager.
- Act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff. Serve on-call duty to provide assistance and direction to staff.
- Provide assistance to management staff in the development, review, and implementation of program policies, procedures, and services.
- Serve on offender disciplinary committee; coordinate schedule for case reviews.
- May assume manager duties on a temporary basis and as assigned.
- Provide program back up, on call consultation, and technical assistance to staff.
- Participate on department management team and internal committees, address program/staff issues at regular staff meetings, serve as liaison to local collateral agencies, provide public communication and education, respond to inquiries and complaints.
- Perform administrative and record keeping duties in support of program; document offender behavior and program activities; maintain offender records; process various billing and/or program and related agency documents.
- Work rotating shifts.
- Testify in court as required.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Alternative Sentencing Unit:
- Determine initial and on-going eligibility for programs including screening medical suitability for work programs; request and review criminal histories on incoming inmates/offenders.
- Coordinate and conduct inmate classes, services, and programs.
- Provide community service, home detention, and work release recommendations for clients who are transitioning; recommend security classifications.
- In accordance with the parameters of the program, supervise and/or monitor inmates/offenders in work release facility, electronic home detention, day or weekend reporting program, off-site work crews, or in transporting adults between detention facilities, courts, or work sites.
- Conduct orientations for new inmates/offenders to explain facility and/or program rules and procedures if line staff is not available.
- Monitor inmate living and work areas; assign and supervise work assignments; supervise meal service.
- Monitor the safety and security of facility and control of contraband including conducting searches of inmates/offenders and living areas, conducting security checks of facility, facility perimeter, windows, doors, and work areas, conducting checks of inmate possessions, mail, and visitors, and supervising visits.
- Work with courts, probation, and other law enforcement agencies regarding inmate compliance with programs; coordinate with community agencies, employers, and related groups to facilitate employment, work projects, transportation, or community service commitments.
- Screen crew worksites for appropriateness of work, safety issues, and coordination of services.
- Coordinate directly with probation and treatment providers to ensure compliance with high liability inmates.
Pretrial Services Unit:
- Work with courts, probation, and other law enforcement agencies regarding defendant/offender compliance with programs; coordinate with community agencies, employers, and related groups to ensure public safety and court appearances.
- Coordinate directly with probation and treatment providers to ensure compliance with high liability defendants/offenders.
- Interview felony and misdemeanor defendants for the purpose of establishing and verifying residence, family ties, employment, and past criminal history to assist the County courts in setting appropriate bail bonds; assess risk factors.
- Secure defendant/offender information from the Colorado Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center, and Colorado Judicial Information System; verify whether or not the defendant has a past criminal history; gather and include all information in the report submitted to the County court system.
- Supervise defendant/offenders ordered by the court to be placed under Pretrial Release supervision to ensure appearance for scheduled court hearings and compliance with all court ordered conditions of bond; report defendant's compliance or noncompliance to the Courts, District Attorney's, and Defense Council.
- Supervise and support case managers with large caseloads, monitoring defendant/offender performance including documentation of service delivery and defendant/offender activity, bond applications for court proceedings, and prepares written reports indicating the defendant/offender's compliance or noncompliance with court orders; attend court hearings for the purpose of gathering and clarifying information to the District/County courts regarding the Pretrial release; testify as necessary.
- Provide services to program defendant/offenders which may include assisting and counseling defendant/offenders, assessing individual defendant/offender needs, adaptation of services to suit defendant/offender needs, facilitation of application procedures, following up on defendant/offender services, and resolving problems.
- Assess drug, alcohol, and mental health treatment needs via various assessment and evaluation tools; administer breathalyzer and urine testing on an as-needed basis.
- Monitor defendant/offenders while on Community Supervision; conduct random employment checks and monthly home visits/searches, as needed.
- Provide crisis intervention.
- Recommend the type of bond and conditions of bond to ensure court appearance and community safety.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and security methods in an inmate/offender detention program.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to correctional facilities, inmate confinement, and/or alternative sentencing programs.
- Practices and techniques of counseling and interviewing.
- Court and criminal justice processes and systems.
- Record keeping and reporting procedures.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to human behavior.
- Read comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Community Service Programs Only: Safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools.
- Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and via various forms of electronic media.
- Use office automation systems, including basic proficiency with computer applications such as e-mail, word processor, spreadsheet, and database look-up and/or entry.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- May supervise inmates and organize large inmate groups to accomplish designated tasks.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Perform CPR and respond in a medical emergency.
- Provide professional customer service to clients and the public.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Three years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Public Administration, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, Advanced Sex Offender Supervision certification.
- Maintain continuing education hours annually, or as required.
- Alternative Sentencing Unit: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement.
- Pretrial Services Unit: Possession of, or ability to become a sworn Bond Commissioner
- LIGHT - Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of Sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
MOVEMENT - Occasionally 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours/day
- REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
- FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
- FEELING - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
- WALKING - Walking to perform facility/offender inspections.
AUDITORY - Not Limited
- TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- HEARING - perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.
VISION - Required
- NEAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Use this factor when special and minute accuracy is demanded.
- FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
- Office equipment such as computer, projector, copier, fax etc.