The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized/administrative work functions associated with supervising delinquent juveniles placed on probation, providing counseling and assistance, determining/initiating legal actions involving juveniles, coordinating court-ordered programs and maintaining case records.
• Supervises the activities an assigned caseload of juveniles on probation; determines level of supervision required; monitors behavior, achievement of Success Plan goals, and adherence to court orders; imposes positive and negative consequences and preventative measures to ensure that goals and court orders are met.
• Compiles, prioritizes, assesses, organizes and analyzes social history information; acquires information concerning the past conduct, associations, family dynamics and educational experience or other sources of information; conducts interviews and secures necessary documentation to formulate social history reports; develops and writes a social history for court sentencing purposes.
• Develops and writes Success Plans for presentation to court taking into consideration results from risk assessment tools, court orders, probation conditions and information gained through interactions with families and juveniles; reviews Success Plans with judges, attorneys, juveniles, parents, or other parties.
• Enforces the court's orders and directions; develops contacts and methods to verify compliance with court orders; conducts follow-up visits to juveniles' homes, schools, or places of employment; conducts or coordinates drug testing of juveniles on probation, including receiving urine specimens, preparing specimens for laboratory testing, etc. ; ensures completion/distribution of documentation as appropriate.
• Makes initial determination of whether a juvenile should be removed from the home; assesses and evaluates risk to child and community when determining appropriate placement. Complete Detention Assessment instructions as statutorily mandated.
• Maintains Availability on a twenty-four hour basis as needed, to include but not limited to Juvenile duties.
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology or related field and two (2) years of experience in criminal justice, psychology, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.