Alternative Sanctions Coordinator

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Osceola County Alternative Sanctions Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, evaluating, and administering alternative sanctions to juvenile offenders, including, but not limited to, life skills classes, community service, and intervention services. This position is responsible for the supervision of select Teen Court participants, as well as offenders that are referred by the Court for services. Duties include oversight of all intervention services for Teen Court participants; supervision of all County juvenile sexting cases; development, implementation, and presentation of a life skills class for Teen Court participants; researching alternative community service for Court ordered participants, as well as Teen Court participants, as well as maintaining an updated list of participating agencies; coordinating activities with other departments and agencies as needed; organize and oversee Teen Court proceedings and trials, as needed; supervising peer volunteers and adult volunteers as needed; receive referrals from the Juvenile Court, Traffic Court, and the State Attorney’s Office; performing intake assessments; receiving and answering telephone inquiries; administrative functions, such as analyzing data, reports, document verification, etc.; communicates effectively with the Teen Court staff and actively participates as part of the team; performs critical record keeping duties; attends necessary meetings; case management; and supervision of sanctions.

Ability to effectively contribute as a team member. Knowledge in diversion services for juvenile offenders or juvenile law enforcement, court and case management procedures and terminology, and available community resources and social service resources required. Ability to prioritize work, organize, and make sound judgements in offender supervision both in the office and in court, as well as skill in program planning and management. Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing, as well as in presentations. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and communications with juveniles, social service agencies, co-workers, department management, members of the judiciary, and the general public. Candidate must be proficient in use of Microsoft and database applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or a related field, supplemented by two (2) years of experience in program administration, program evaluation, or in state or local programs for children and youth, diversion services for juvenile offenders, or juvenile law enforcement; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience. Osceola County funded position with benefits.

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.