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Juvenile Probation Officer I

Company: Ada County - Idaho
Location: boise
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary

Provides probation services for juveniles to include managing cases, preparing social histories, counseling, developing programs and conducting group sessions.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

A Probation Officer I is an entry level position where the incumbent is provided close supervision, training and learning opportunities.

Essential Functions

* Manages a caseload; * Investigates and prepares social histories to include conducting interviews; * Develops case plans and diversion terms; * Writes court reports and other court-related documents; * Makes home, school and field visits to monitor juveniles under court order; * Appears and presents in court; * Serves as liaison between the Court and schools; * Conducts educational group sessions; * Prepares cases for presentation at Court Multi-Disciplinary Team (CMDT) and state commitment staffings; * Coordinates the processing of juvenile offenders through Interstate Compact agreements; * Provides crises intervention.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

* Performs related functions as required.

Job Requirements

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Criminal Justice or Psychology or a related human services field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; * Must become certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) as a Probation Officer within one year of hire and maintain certification; * Must pass a criminal background check; * Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license; * Knowledge of modern probation services, best practices and philosophy; * Knowledge of the Balance Approach to Juvenile Justice; * Knowledge of individual and group behavior; * Knowledge the laws pertaining to the Juvenile Court; * Knowledge of community resources available to assist juveniles and aid in case plan development; * Knowledge of problem solving skills; * Knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation; * Skill in the operation of a personal computer; * Skill in the operation of Microsoft Office Suite; * Ability to plan and organize work; * Ability to conduct an investigation through the use of interviews and other techniques; * Ability to effectively assess risk factors, reach appropriate conclusions and articulate those conclusions; * Ability to effectively work with and counsel juveniles and /or adults; * Ability to maintain confidentiality; * Ability to communicate clearly in stressful situations; * Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

* Must adhere to the Code of Ethics, Values and Policies of Juvenile Services; * This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.

POST CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The job requires that the incumbent meet POST Standards for Probation Officers per IDAPA Rules 11.11.01. Work Environment & Physical Demands

* The incumbent will be required to work flexible schedules, which may include work on some weekends, evenings, nights, and/or holidays; * Work is performed both in an office and field environment; * May be required to lift up to 20lbs; * Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, to permit the employee to function in a general office environment and to physically respond to emergency situations in the field and office.

DISCLAIMER:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Ada County provides Veteran's Preference for all County jobs except for those deemed "key positions" in accordance with Title 65, Chapter 5 of Idaho Code.

Keywords: Ada County - Idaho, Boise , Juvenile Probation Officer I, Other , boise, Idaho

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