SENIOR JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER
PeopleFirst Florida HR - Bay County, FL

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OCCUPATION PROFILE

JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT

OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS

21-1092

DESCRIPTION

This is work providing social services to assist in rehabilitation of juvenile law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Incumbents make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.

Successful candidate must be certified in accordance with the Department of Juvenile Justice Direct Care Training Policy and must obtain such certification within 180 days of employment.

In order to obtain certification, the candidate must attend and successfully complete a mandatory residential training academy located in Quincy, Florida.

CPR & First Aid Certifications and a valid Driver's License are requirements for this position. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable . Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable.

Senior Juvenile Probation Officers may be required to perform shift work, due to 24-hour facility operations depending on position location. Applicants must be willing to work a flex schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Extended hours and on-call duties may also be required.

Successful completion of Background and Drug Screening are conditions of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience working with youth.

Contact Person : Fred Womack , Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor at (850) 872-7630 ext. 205.

985.66 Florida Statute Requirement:

1. Be at least 19 years of age.

2. Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determine by the commission.

3. Not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person, who after September 30, 1999, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement is not eligible for employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subparagraph, any person who pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement before October 1, 1999, and who has had such record of that plea sealed or expunged is not ineligible for employment for that reason.

4. Abide by all provisions of s. 985.644 (1), regarding fingerprinting and background investigations and other screening requirements for personnel.

5. Execute and submit to the department an affidavit-of-application form, adopted by the department, attesting to his or her compliance with subparagraphs 1-4. The affidavit must be executed under oath and constitutes an official statement under s. 837.06.

The affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree. The employing agency shall retain the affidavit.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.

Counsels juvenile offender and refers juvenile offender to social resources of community for assistance.

Provides guidance to juvenile offenders/families, such as development of vocational and educational plans and available social services.

Formulates rehabilitation plan for each assigned juvenile offender.

Interviews juvenile offender/families, to assist and determine individual problems, needs, interests, and attitude.

Consults with attorneys, judges, and institution personnel (if applicable), to evaluate social progress.

Conducts follow-up interview with juvenile offender/families to ascertain progress made.

Determines nature and extent of juvenile offender's criminal record and current and prospective social problems.

Reviews and evaluates legal and social history and progress of juvenile offender.

Informs juvenile offender/families of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.

Confers with juvenile offender's family to identify needs and problems, and to ensure that family and business are attended to.

Makes recommendations concerning conditional release or institutionalization of juvenile offender.

Assists juvenile offender/families with matters concerning detainers, sentences in other jurisdictions, writs, and applications for social assistance.

Develops and prepares informational packets of social agencies and assistance organizations and programs, for juvenile offender/families.

Prepares and maintains case folder for each assigned juvenile offender.

Conducts pre-hearing or pre-sentencing investigations and testifies in court.

EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS

Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Judging Qualities of Things, Services, And/or People

Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

Documenting/Recording Information

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

Communicating With Persons Outside Of the Organization

Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Establishing and Maintaining Relationships

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

Monitor Processes, Materials, and/or Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Speaking

Talking to others to effectively convey information

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

Judgment and Decision Making

Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

Information Gathering

Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

Critical Thinking

Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Law, Government and Jurisprudence

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVE 7/01/02+

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

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