State of Maryland

DJS CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST II (#006374)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,464.00-$65,790.00 Yearly


GRADE

14

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE    BARGAINING UNIT: X       OVERTIME ELIGIBLE      

NATURE OF WORK

A DJS Case Management Specialist II is the intermediate level of work providing case management services to juveniles in a community or residential setting.  Employees in this classification implement and coordinate the delivery of services and treatment plans for juveniles on informal supervision, probation supervision, after-care supervision, detained pending trial or disposition, or committed to the Department of Juvenile Services.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from a DJS Case Management Specialist Supervisor, DJS Case Management Program Supervisor or other designated administrator.  Employees may be assigned to work evenings and weekends and may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs.  Employees may be required to travel throughout the State to attend court proceedings, visit homes, schools, community based services and juvenile residential facilities.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The DJS Case Management Specialist I, DJS Case Management Specialist II and DJS Case Management Specialist III are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The DJS Case Management Specialist I learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The DJS Case Management Specialist II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed.  The DJS Case Management Specialist III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.   

EXAMPLES OF WORK

In Community Settings:  

Screens complaints and allegations by law enforcement agencies and citizens, assesses the juvenile’s actions, needs and prior history and determines appropriate course of action, such as formal court proceedings, informal supervision, dismiss with warning or disapprove case for insufficient evidence when designated as an intake officer;

Conducts pre-disposition investigations, conducts classification and placement assessments, prepares reports for the court and recommends whether adjudicated juveniles should be placed on probation, in a day program, or committed to a residential facility;

In Residential Settings:

Reviews facility placement requests, obtains required educational and psychological records and documents, reviews case file, assesses the juvenile’s needs and prior history, and determines if the juvenile’s acceptance to a specific juvenile facility residential treatment program is appropriate when designated as an intake officer;

Reviews case files including pre-disposition investigations and social history, prepares screening and placement reports and records, assesses juvenile needs and develops appropriate action plans for treatment, behavior modification or services while in the facility;

In Both Settings:

Provides case management services to juveniles in a community or residential setting by implementing and coordinating the delivery of services and treatment plans for juveniles on informal supervision, probation supervision, after-care supervision, detained pending trial or disposition, or committed for placement in a secure or non-secure facility;

Develops, modifies or reviews Treatment Service Plans and may participate in treatment team review meetings that identify the juvenile’s needs, treatment objectives and services, behavior modification goals and release or after-care planning;

Applies screening and assessment tools to determine appropriate course of action and documents juvenile case activities in an automated database system;

Conducts orientation interviews with juveniles to explain terms and conditions of supervision, probation, commitment or detention, explain behavioral modification goals, processes and procedures and implement treatment services;

Consults with parents, legal guardians, attorneys, court administrators, judges and masters, police, public and private agency personnel to obtain or clarify information, explain procedures and expectations, and coordinate treatment services;

Conducts group and individual behavioral modification counseling sessions for juveniles, such as, anger management and victim awareness, and provides advice and assistance to juveniles concerning employment, living conditions, recreation, finances and other interests or concerns;

Monitors juveniles’ activities for compliance with terms and conditions of informal supervision, probation, after-care supervision or residential placement and evaluates juveniles’ progress and prepares reports;

Attends in-service training courses to keep abreast of current juvenile treatment and behavior modification theories, principles, techniques and practices and to maintain certification;

May act as a liaison to community organizations to develop and coordinate after-care plans and services for juveniles;

May serve as a child advocate responsible for investigating and resolving grievance complaints filed by juveniles in residential facilities;

May prepare and present testimony for court proceedings in the adjudication and disposition of juvenile cases;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

September 14, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006374; EST: ; REV: 9/14/2018;

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