Alternate Public Defender Clusters (Northwest) – Client Services Specialist (Grant-Funded)

The Alternate Public Defender Cluster Northwest Office is looking to hire a Client Services Specialist. This position serves the Rome office. The client services specialist will assist attorneys in finding services to support clients lives outside of the criminal justice system. Under the supervision of social workers, the specialists will be part of a team seeking to empower clients to avoid the circumstances which led to their incarceration. Additionally, specialists will engage with clients, their families, and their communities to help clients remain out of confinement and become productive members of society. Applicants must show willingness to work as a team, excellent oral and written communications skills, and an eagerness to engage with community service providers and others to assist clients.

Duration: Funding is provided for two years after the hire date
Grant Funded: This position is funded through the State of Georgia; funding is apportioned for at least two years of employment after a candidate’s hire date.

Interested applicant should applied on Team Georgia Careers and send cover letter and resume to GPDC-Jobs@gapubdef.orgMake sure to include “APDC: Northwest: Client Services Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

Description of Duties: The Client Services Specialist will provide case management assistance to system-involved individuals in the alleviation of recidivism. Work involves interviewing and assessing clients’ needs, developing and recommending services/treatment plans, counseling, coordinating referrals and resources, and developing community partnerships to support services to clients. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, locating alternatives to incarceration for attorneys to present to the prosecution and courts for consideration in a client’s case. May serve as a lead worker. Performs other related duties as required.

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