Thurston CountyOlympia 98502
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Safe Babies Court Coordinator

Thurston County
Full Time 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Bldg 3, Olympia, WA 98502, United States


This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. Thurston County Superior Court reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application as soon as possible. First review of applications will begin on September 22, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is grant funded with anticipated funding to continue through 9/30/2027.

Thurston County is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill a Safe Babies Court Coordinator within Superior Court. This position works within the Superior Court Coordinator classification and is responsible for developing and managing the Safe Babies Program. To read the full classification please click .

These responsibilities include performing moderately complex analytical research and program development and management duties. The Safe Babies Court Coordinator position oversees the daily operations for Thurston County Safe Babies Court, convenes and chairs all policy development and team meetings, oversees the eligibility screening process, record keeping, statistical reporting, program material development, operational program development, and grant management in coordination with court administration. In cooperation with team members, they oversee case coordination of all Safe Babies participants and assists in gathering and distributing monthly progress information to all Safe Babies Court team members.
The Safe Babies Court Coordinator also participates in regular operational and planning meetings for Safe Babies Court and directs the planning and organization of events, meetings, and trainings; performs case flow coordination; coordinates community relations and presentations; directs quality assurance of programs; assists other agencies in coordinating services; and assists outside evaluator with data collection.

The Superior Court Board of Judges recognizes that telework can improve job satisfaction and efficiencies for some Court positions. This position is available for a hybrid telework schedule, as agreed to by Management. 

Some additional duties may include, but would not be limited to the following:
  • Responsible for generating and assisting with Monthly Reports as required by the grant.
  • Participates in special projects and facilitates cross-departmental and interagency collaboration.
  • Develops case screening criteria and case management objectives; and develops and implements case planning conferences.
  • Evaluates procedures and activities within the scope of assigned functional areas regularly assessing the program and implementing improvement plans.
  • Monitors current trends and practices applicable to the area of assignment through continuing education and reading applicable laws and journals.
  • Develops program literature such as programs, pamphlets, manuals, forms, handbooks and procedures. Provides support and backup for other court staff. 
  • Manages all aspects of grant reporting and data collection for Safe Babies contract.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, business or public administration, or a closely related field. Additional experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

  • Six years of progressively responsible clerical/secretarial experience, four years of which must have been in a legal or court environment. Must have two years of experience managing a major project, demonstrating the ability to work independently and make responsible decisions; and a background in legal terminology, trial calendar terminology and judicial procedures. Must have demonstrated experience in modern office methods and procedures.  

  • Must be proficient in contract management practices.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally 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.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employers and the general public.

  • Must be able to successfully utilize a personal computer and related software packages to perform word processing, analysis, information retrieval and tracking. Working knowledge with multiple court-related databases is preferred.

  • Current Washington State Driver’s License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.

Desired Skills
  • 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.