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Title: Program Manager for Upstream Child Welfare Mapping and PATHS Family Treatment Courts
Pay Grade: MGT
Starting Pay: $ 80,114.47
Departmental Mission Statement: The Juvenile Court's mission is to protect children from abuse and neglect, to strengthen families, to rehabilitate juveniles, and to protect the public from delinquent and criminal behavior. The Juvenile Court has 42 judges, including Chief Justice Amy L. Nechtem, in more than 40 locations. There are 11 divisions of the Juvenile Court.
JUVENILE COURT ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:
Notes: This position is funded through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded in early 2022 and expected to end in 2025. Continued funding for this position after the grant will be sought but is not guaranteed.
Position Summary: The Program Manager for Upstream Child Welfare Mapping and PATHS Family Treatment Courts will be a Trial Court employee working full-time on the coordination and facilitation of child welfare mapping across the Commonwealth and the establishment of and support for PATHS (Prevention and Treatment for the Health and Stability of children and families) practice and court sessions within the Juvenile Court. Massachusetts Upstream is a capacity building child welfare mapping which convenes community partners in child welfare to identify resources and gaps in resources, determine priorities for action, and implement community-led change. The PATHS Family Treatment Court will implement across Massachusetts Juvenile Courts best practices in family treatment court as well as establish specialized family treatment court sessions as appropriate in conjunction with Juvenile Court judges, staff and Specialty Court Coordinators. Both are part of the Juvenile Court’s Pathways initiative, and the Upstream mappings will be foundational in establishing the PATHS practices and courts by identifying and assessing effective prevention and intervention strategies as well as resources and gaps.
The Program Manager will ensure the programs’ effectiveness and sustainability, managing all aspects of the development, implementation and sustainability. The Program Manager will provide leadership on interagency and interdepartmental teams, moving the work forward with organization, motivation, oversight, and communication among interdisciplinary stakeholders as well as conducting data collection and reporting. The Program Manager will manage all aspects of both programs, including the work of the Child Welfare Coordinator, and will work closely and in conjunction with partners including the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court, Juvenile Court judges and the Specialty Court Coordinators.
Supervision Received: This Program Manager for Upstream Child Welfare Mapping and PATHS Family Treatment Courts position will operate under the direct supervision of the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court or their designee.
Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:
Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court.
Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the Juvenile Court and Trial Court missions.
Applied Knowledge: Understands Family Treatment Court principles and has an understanding of the training programs and professional development needs of the staff participating in Family Treatment Court.
Attention to Detail: Demonstrates an ability to manage data compiled from Juvenile and Family Treatment Court operations to identify training needs as appropriate.
Strategic Thinking and Planning: Utilizes the best available information to successfully plan and achieve positive future training goals and objectives of the Upstream and PATHS Court projects.
Commitment to Diversity: Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
Performance Measurement: Understands the value and importance of performance measures as a basis for both individual and departmental assessments
Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, and contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.
Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Program Manager for Upstream Child Welfare Mapping and PATHS Family Treatment Courts:
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