Job Opening: Social Services – Mitigation Coordinator Position (Forensic Social Work)

Full time position with competitive salary and excellent benefit package, salary based upon qualifications. Provides a variety of social services to an indigent population charged with criminal offenses. Work as a member of the defense team, addressing mental illness, substance abuse, sex offenses, and mitigation in Capital Homicide cases.

Duties include:
• Communicates daily with attorneys regarding mental health referrals.
• Reviews individual’s extensive mental health history, records.
• Meets with clients in court or Salt Lake County Jail to interview, screen for competency, treatment services and possible sentencing alternatives, etc..
• Arranges for specialty forensic evaluations for client.
• Attends court proceedings on behalf of LDA clients.
• Prepares Motions and Orders, tracks Orders.
• Develops detailed written reports and sentencing plans for defense counsel, Judges, prosecutors and other personnel.
• Extensive mitigation interviews, research and records review in preparation for preparing mitigation in Capital Homicide cases.
• Collaborates with community providers in determining eligibility and arranging enrollment in services.
• Establishes and maintains working relationships with community mental health and corrections providers.
• Provides court proceeding information to providers.

Requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in social work, social science, or mental health with two years of experience with mentally ill criminal justice populations. Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to by June 30, 2018.