Employment and Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (AOT) MONITOR

The Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a part-time Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Monitor. The minimum starting salary for this position is $24.51 per hour.  This is a part-time position, as needed, not to exceed 20 hours per week.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Judge.

The Assisted Outpatient Treatment program of the Wayne County Probate Court supports adults with serious mental illness who meet specific criteria, such as a prior history of repeated hospitalizations or arrests, by working with a multi-disciplinary team to provide medically prescribed outpatient mental health treatment pursuant the terms of a court order. The program aims to assist the participant so they can live successfully in the community setting, to improve the health and social outcomes of the participant, as well as to reduce the incidence and duration of hospitalizations, homelessness, incarcerations and interactions with the criminal justice system. 

AOT Monitor’s Job Duties and Responsibilities (not a comprehensive list):

  1. Monitors, coordinates, and assists with provision of services to client participants in the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program. Performs screenings and assessments of participants. Meets with participants in a variety of settings.
  2. Communicates with service providers regarding services and needs. Develops relationships with key community partners, including but not limited to court personnel, private and state hospitals, law enforcement agencies, crisis services, mental health service providers, family members, and advocates.
  3. Maintains files on participants.  Schedules court hearings and meetings, notifying participants and service providers of these events and any required reports. Receives service reports and reviews for completeness, consistency, and appropriateness. Compiles service updates and other information into reports and other records. Presents reports and information to the court and at hearings and meetings. Notifies the judge or hearing officer of compliance issues.
  4. Maintains, develops, and improves on programming for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program. Communicates with the judge and program partners to address changing best practice standards as well as practical needs. Recommends program revisions based upon obstacles or areas for improvement. Provides training for community partners and at educational forums as scheduled.
  5. Any other duties which the Judge, Magistrates, and/or Court Administrator may assign.

Education and Experience Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice, or a closely related field. At least two (2) years of work experience in social work, counseling, probation, criminal justice, mental health treatment, or a related area. Ohio driver’s license and auto insurance.

Applications: Submit an employment application, resume and cover letter in writing by regular U.S. Mail to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or via email at courtadmin@waynecourts.org. You must complete a Wayne County Employment Application and submit it with your resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this position.  The application form may be found here: http://www.wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities. Complete applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

 

THE WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE AND JUVENILE COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Date Posted: May 2, 2024; Application Deadline: until filled

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CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

ADOPTION ASSESSOR

The Wayne County Probate Court is seeking to contract with an individual for services as an Adoption Assessor, pursuant to Chapter 3107 of the Ohio Revised Code.  This contract would be of an indefinite term on an as needed basis. The selected individual will be responsible for conducting assessments of individuals and residences applying for adoption.

Requirements: Assessors must satisfy all educational and licensing requirements of Revised Code sections 3107.014, 3107.015, and 3107.016, including but not limited to prior work experience or college education in a human services field and completion of adoption assessor education through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Candidates who have not yet obtained adoption assessor certification through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services may apply but cannot receive appointments until completion of this programming.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail, with a letter of interest, to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Date Posted: January 24, 2023; Application Deadline: Until filled.

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CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

COURT INVESTIGATOR

The Wayne County Probate Court is seeking to contract with an individual for services as a Court Investigator, pursuant to Section 2101.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.  This contract would be of an indefinite term on an as needed basis. The selected individual will be responsible for conducting investigations in guardianship matters as appointed by the Court on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, special education, or a related human services field is required. Investigators must complete a court investigator orientation course within the first year of appointment. Attention to detail and strong communication skills are necessary. A background in child welfare or experience investigating child abuse & neglect is preferred.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail, with a letter of interest, to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Date Posted: January 24, 2023; Application Deadline: Until filled.

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CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY:

COURT REPORTER / TRANSCRIPTIONIST

The Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court is seeking to contract with an individual for services as a Court Reporter / Transcriptionist, pursuant to Rule 11 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio and Rule 9 of the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure.  This contract would be of an indefinite term on an as needed basis. The selected individual will be responsible for transcribing a complete and accurate record from audio recordings provided by the Court.

Requirements: Strong transcribing skills – whether through typing or speech recognition – are essential to the performance of contracted services. Interested individuals must have an active commission as a notary public in the State of Ohio. Knowledge of court proceedings and Rule 9 of the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure is likewise necessary.

Applications: Submit a resume in writing by regular U.S. Mail, with a letter of interest, to the Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Date Posted: May 19, 2021; Application Deadline: Until filled.                                   

 

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