Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Community Service Office Assistant
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 19 years old to apply. Prefer mid-day volunteer 3 - 5 times per M-F work week. 6-12 month commitment.
Boulder County Justice Center: 1777 6th Street, Boulder, CO
Program Summary:
The mission of CJS's Operational Support Team is to provide information and assistance in a timely, respectful and courteous manner to our mandated clients, the public at large, our partner agencies and CJS colleagues.  Boulder Adult Services Programs provide pretrial supervision and community service case management for adult offenders. Pretrial supervision is for offenders who have substance abuse issues, mental health problems and/or domestic violence attached to their legal charges. Community Service is a sentencing alternative that serves the courts and the community by placing non-violent offenders in unpaid community service positions with local non-profit or government agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To provide office and reception support for the Boulder Community Justice Services (CJS) Division. This includes front desk receptionist duties, greeting clients, handing out paperwork, responding to questions in person and over the telephone, communicating with case managers about client appointments and entering cases on the computer. Duties may also involve general office filing, data entry and mail distribution.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bilingual Spanish required. Familiarity with computers, aptitude for learning databases, good communication skills, ability to deal respectfully and effectively with public and staff, strong organizational skills, able to work on a variety of tasks in a fast-paced office.  A  minimum of 6 months commitment is required, after training.
Application or Registration Deadline:7/1/2016 5:00 PM
Application Process:
Please  visit the Justice System Volunter Program (JSVP) website, http://bouldercountyjusticevolunteers.org or email with request for information to Mary Eldred at JSVP@bouldercounty.org
Volunteers must meet minimum qualifications, complete the JSVP application form, provide names of three professional references and must pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting. All volunteers are interviewed by the JSVP Volunteer/Intern Services Coordinator and have a second interview with the CJS Office Administrator. 
Training Dates and Information:
On-the-job training may include general office and receptionist duties, case entry using Tiburon software and general overview of Adult Services programs.
Additional Information:
Great opportunity to experience some of the behind-the-scenes work done in the criminal justice system.
303.441.3718 or Mary at JSVP@bouldercounty.org


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