Probation Officer
Dept of Juvenile Justice - Bristol, VA

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The incumbent is responsible for providing intake, regular and intensive probation/parole supervision, counseling, monitoring, and case management services to individuals and families with identified needs; maintains appropriate client, family, and collateral contacts in compliance with state/local procedures and DJJ standards; prepares addendum, transfer reports, and social histories on all assigned cases as ordered by the court or required by DJJ policy and procedures; presents reports and provides court testimony at court hearings, as required; maintains case records and narratives in compliance with DJJ/CSU standards and makes appropriate documentation into state data systems; performs assessments, makes referrals, monitors service delivery of vendors and community agencies; counsels individuals and families in accordance with identified needs using the balanced approach and graduated sanctions; performs on-call intake duties. The incumbent may be assigned to any office within the 28th District based on need.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of the juvenile justice system, court proceedings, and adolescent treatment needs. Experience in performing assessments of client's needs and identification of community and agency resources. Knowledge of interviewing practices and procedures; and counseling. Ability to interpret regulations, guidelines and statues; to organize and prioritize time and tasks, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to work with diverse socio-economic groups and populations. Must have experience using Microsoft Word and data entry. Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications
A bachelor's degree with emphasis in a human service discipline, case management experience in a court service unit or similar juvenile justice agency and/or progressively responsible experience working with troubled juveniles and their families.

Special Requirements
A pre-employment drug screen and background investigation are required. A valid Virginia driver's license may be required by the date of employment.

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