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PROBATION OFFICER

Posted: 06/12/2022

JOB SUMMARY:
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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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. 
 

BENEFITS:
Health/Major Medical
Dental   
Long Term Disability
Employer-Paid Pension
Paid Holidays    
Paid Vacation-Annually
Paid Sick  
Incentive Pay & Longevity Pay 
Free Wellness Clinic