The Larimer County District Attorney's Office is seeking a Diversion Specialist to join our staff. In this role, the successful candidate will provide program coordination for the regular Juvenile Diversion program and the Adult Diversion Program, which is focused on individuals with mental health needs. Both of these programs provide alternatives to traditional court proceedings for offenders.
About our Office and This Role:
The Office of the District Attorney is a state office constitutionally established to enforce the criminal laws of the State of Colorado. In our work prosecuting criminal cases on behalf of the State of Colorado, we work within thespecialty courts in Larimer County --- including the Adult Diversion Program and Juvenile Diversion Progam. These are alternative courts to the regular criminal justice process for high risk offenders. The purpose of these specialty courts is to focus on reducing recidivism through collaborative efforts with community service providers, thereby providing public safety with cost effective alternatives to incarceration.
Working in this role you could expect to:
- Assess an individual’s needs and risks, identifying appropriate agencies and make necessary referrals or changes as necessary, and track the individual's progress.
- Perform direct supervision of youth, including home and school visits, and case staffing. Track and maintain records of client compliance/non-compliance.
- Coordinate services for adult diversion clients. Track and maintain records of adult compliance/non-compliance with the program.
- Serve as liaison with schools, law enforcement, and community agencies and treatment providers.
- Communicate with all relevant diversion providers (including, but not limited to, The Center for Youth and Family Outreach, City of Fort Collins Restorative Justice/REStore, Campus Connections, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, and community-based health providers) to effect continued cooperation and collaboration.
Our Ideal Candidate possesses the following skills:
- Knowledge of the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
- Understanding of current counseling concepts and techniques.
- Work with youth and their families.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively with others.
To view the complete job description, including all knowledge, skills and abilities for this role, please click here.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field required.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the fields of social work, criminal justice, counseling, or similar related field required.
- Valid driver’s license at the time of application and valid Colorado driver’s license at the time of employment required.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
To be considered for this role, in addition to completing the online application, you must write a cover letter addressed to Carrie Bielenberg. Applications without a cover letter may be considered incomplete and may not be considered.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.