Eviction Diversion Initiative Facilitator

Overview

Date Posted:
6/16/2022
Job Code:
JudAstP5ar
Location:
Courthouse
Address:
715 S Calhoun St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Superior Court - Small Claims
Base Pay:
$28.90/hour
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Category:
Professional/Administrative

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.  This is an employee-at-will position and is grant funded.  Continued employment is contingent upon further grant funding.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 37.5 hours/week; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Magistrates of the Allen Superior Court Small Claims Division, the Eviction Diversion Initiative (EDI) Facilitator oversees the daily operations of a problem-solving eviction court within the Allen Superior Court Small Claims Division. The EDI Facilitator directs the planning and organization of events, meetings, and training, performs case flow coordination, coordinates community relations and presentations, directs quality assurance of programs, coordinates services, and assists with data collection. The Eviction Diversion Court Facilitator oversees the eligibility screening process, record keeping, statistical reporting, program material development, operational program development, grant writing, and grant management in coordination with applicable guidelines. In cooperation with community partners, the EDI Facilitator oversees case coordination of all EDI participants and assists in gathering and distributing progress information to all involved parties. The EDI Facilitator works in conjunction with community partners and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to enhance the handling of eviction claims in Allen County.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all eviction cases filed in Allen County.
  • Gathers necessary information from the parties to an eviction case to provide email or text reminders for upcoming court hearings. Participates in case scheduling.
  • Monitors each case for progress and ensures parties are compliant with any court deadlines or requirements under agreements the parties have reached.
  • Performs assessments of cases to determine eligibility.
  • Maintains data and documentation in Odyssey.  
  • Ensures the program and documents comply with applicable guidelines.
  • Communicates with Judicial officers, staff members, community partners, NCSC and other external agencies.
  • Works with community partners to disseminate information about the EDI and available resources.
  • Responsible for data collection, grant writing and reporting as outlined in the NCSC grant agreement. 
  • Performs data collection and quality assurance, in compliance with NCSC.
  • Leads periodic program review, complies with necessary complying data and documentation.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains a sustainability plan to ensure continuation of the program.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records and documentation for the program, oversees fiscal and contractual commitments, facilitates communication between team members, partner agencies and the NCSC, ensures policy and procedures are followed, oversees collection of performance and outcome data, and schedules court sessions. Participates in regular peer learning opportunities with Facilitators from other EDI.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in a field applicable to the EDI.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, subordinates, other organizations, attorneys, and the general public and to work effectively as a team member or leader with independent committees, commissions, firms and agencies.
  • Basic understanding of finance practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employers, and the public.
  • Ability to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds, i.e., ethnic origin, race, gender, class, affectional preference, and ability.  
  • Ability to set clear, professional boundaries and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be self-directed yet works effectively as a team with staff and community resources.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including, but not limited to multi-line phone, fax, copier, computer, and peripheral equipment.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job-related software, including Odyssey.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The EDI Facilitator works in and out of an office setting with frequent sitting with the ability to move around freely.  Frequent mental/visual effort and detailed inspection exist and very frequent typing, attention to detail, monitoring of equipment and proofreading is to be expected.

 

 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.