The Probation Officer Senior position is tasked with promoting the protection of the citizens of Virginia by holding youths accountable, facilitating their competency and developing goals. This position will provide direct supervision of court involved juveniles in accordance with DJJ and CSU policies and regulations. This position can be assigned more complex cases that require more intense supervision and a greater knowledge of resources, including parole and re-entry. Duties also include entering data into BADGE, preparing pre and post dispositional reports and preparing supervision plans as well as other forms and documents required for services. This position may also be called upon to represent the CSU at local agency meetings and committees. The Senior Probation Officer position will also assist the assigned Probation Supervisor with training junior staff and assisting the supervisor as needed. This position requires the participation of after hours "on-call" intake services. This position may be designated as essential by the CSU director to carry out the mission of the CSU during times of inclement weather or other times when the executive branch of the state government is closed. The duties of this position may change as the CSU's needs dictate and at the direction of the CSU Director.
Considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system, including court proceedings and ability to interpret and apply laws; ability to interpret regulations, guidelines and statutes; extensive experience assessing, interviewing and counseling adolescents and families; case management experience; considerable experience and ability to identify/use community resources and other agency services; ability to relate to diverse socioeconomic groups; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; the ability to represent the CSU in a professional manner; the ability to display leadership and excellent internal and external customer service skills; . Experience utilizing a personal computer including experience using Microsoft programs.
A related degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field and experience in casework delivery services to include probation or parole, and experience counseling maladaptive juveniles. Experience in data systems skills associated with case management information and referrals to community agencies.
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Completed applications for employment must be submitted online to the Virginia Jobs website at http://jobs.virginia.gov/ or at www.djj.virginia.gov.
A pre-employment drug screen and background investigation will be required of the finalist(s) for the position. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
A valid Virginia driver's license is required by the date of employment.
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