This position is full time, classified, non-exempt and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.
Hours are: various hours equal to 40 hours per week with the ability to respond to probation and/or home detention violations on a 24/7 basis.
Under the direction of the Chief Probation Officer, the Juvenile Probation Officer supervises and assists probationer, maintains accurate case records, testifies at hearing and advises Court of violation of probation and modifications of conditions of probation, in accordance with I.C. 11-13-1-3 and provisions within Title 31.
Receives and examines complaints and allegations. I.C. 31-37-8-1.
Investigates reason(s) for detention and assists in pretrial release decisions. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-5-5.
Completes risk assessments in accordance with the Indiana Youth Assessment System (IYAS). Participates in mandatory communication with the Indiana Court Information Technology Extranet (INcite) to complete said risk assessments. I.C. 31-3-17-4.
Completes preliminary inquiry investigation into the matter and prepares a preliminary inquiry report. I.C. 31-37-8-1 & 31-37-8-5.
Advises juvenile and parents of nature of allegations and rights. I.C. 31-37-8-4.
Confers with the Prosecuting Attorney's Office and implements Informal Adjustment Agreements, if appropriate. I.C. 31-37-8-et seq.
Conducts investigations as required by the Court. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-8-2.
Prepares reports and recommendations as required. I.C. 11-13-1-3, 31-37-8-5, 31-37-13-2 & 31-38-2-4.
Completes required data entry for Title IV-E eligibility I.C. 31-37-17-1.3.
Accepts cases venued to Court from other jurisdictions. I.C. 31-37-23-et seq.
Conducts prehearing/predispositional investigations and prepares reports. Investigations include but are not limited to contacting schools, employers, and social agencies as well as further interviewing juvenile defendants and families to ascertain detailed family history, family relationship information, mental health information and other case specific information to be used in completing the predispositional investigation and reports. I.C. 31-37-13-2 & 31-37-17-1.
Responsible for victim notification per Title 35. I.C. 31-37-17-7
Attends hearing as required. I.C. 31-37-12-2, 31-37-13-1 & 31-37-15-4.
Prepares petitions for no-contact orders. I.C. 31-37-25-1.
Prepares parent participation plans. I.C. 31-37-15-1.
Conducts criminal history checks as required. I.C. 31-37-17-6.1 & 31-37-19-6.5.
Confers with individuals who have expertise in professional areas related to the child's needs in the areas of appropriate care, treatment, rehabilitation, or placement for a delinquent child. If said child is known to be eligible for special education services then said conference must include a representative from the child's school. I.C. 31-37-17-1.1 & 31-37-17-1.2.
Responsible for testifying at dispositional hearings according to I.C. 31-37-18-1.1.
Supplies written rules of probation in accordance with I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Supervises and assists probationer by all suitable methods including, but not limited to, conducting home visits, school visits, probation appointments; collecting urine samples for random drug testing; maintaining contact with counseling and other social service agencies, performing crisis management and mediation as needed in accordance with I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Maintains accurate case records providing information to the Courts when requested in accordance with I.C. 11-13-1-3.
Advises Court if violation of probation occurs. I.C. 11-13-1-3.
Advise Court if modifications of conditions of probation are appropriate. I.C. 11-13-1-3, 31-37-20-4 & 31-37-22-1.
Collects and disburses money from probationers. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9-10.
Assists in transferring probation if appropriate. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-23-et seq.
Prepares case plans/permanency plans. I.C. 31-37-19-1.5.
Prepares placement progress reports as required. I.C. 31-37-20-1.
Prepares financial reports as required. I.C. 31-37-17-3.
Monitors for termination of parental rights, if appropriate. I.C. 31-35-2-4.
Participates in mandatory communication with the Department of Child Services (DCS) via the Indiana Probation Officer Service Consultant Interface (IPOSCI), the Indiana Child Welfare Information System (ICWIS), and the Indiana Child Welfare Financial System (Kidtraks). I.C. 31-37-5-8.
Supervises probationers placed in out-of-county residential, group home or foster care placements. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-19-1.
Monitors DOC commitment cases for reassertion of jurisdiction, if appropriate. I.C. 31-30-2-3.
Follows up with juvenile and family to ensure understanding of all court proceedings and all probation/court requirements. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Makes referrals to counseling or other social service agencies, if applicable. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Cooperates with public and private agencies and other persons concerned with the treatment or welfare of juveniles on probation, assisting them in obtaining services. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Supervises juveniles while performing community service work. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Acts as a liaison with law enforcement. Answers phone calls/questions from parents and other interested parties, if appropriate. I.C. 11-13-1-3, 31-37-8-2 & 31-39-1-2.
Completes follow-up and documentation of all contacts with juvenile and family. I.C. 11-13-1-3.
Conducts home visits with defendants and their families as needed and maintains regular contact with them pending hearings. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Transports juveniles to their homes, the detention facility and/or shelter care facilities when necessary. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Transports juveniles home and executes hook up on home detention/anklet, including review of program/rules with parent and juvenile. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Responds to probation and/or home detention violations on 24/7 basis. I.C. 11-13-1-3.
Collects urine samples for drug testing purposes. Performs portable breath test to check for alcohol consumption. I.C. 11-13-1-3 & 31-37-9 et seq.
Responsible for home detention equipment and County vehicle cleaning and maintenance.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
Must pass examination and obtain State certification as probation officer within 6 months of hire, with continuing completion of all certification requirements thereafter.
Knowledge of local, sate and federal laws applicable to probation operations, with the ability to apply and enforce regulations
Working knowledge of standard policies and practices of Allen County and Probation operations
Ability to effectively interview, investigate, counsel and work with clients and their families
Knowledge of treatment programs and services available to clients from government, social, and private agencies
Ability to use various restraint techniques, handcuffs, chemical spray, and firearms
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Minimum age is 21 years old as required by state probation officer certification.
Required to attend an orientation program conducted by the Indiana Judicial Center within one year from date of first employment
Ability to use Microsoft Office and other related court and data base systems
Must be a United States citizen as required by state probation officer certification.
Shall be a person of good moral character
Indiana State Certification as a Probation Officer
Valid Driver's License
Personal Protection Permit
Certification in CPR and First Aid
Indiana State Certified in Firearms Proficiency
Certified in Chemical Agents Usage
Certified in Behavioral Interventions (BI) Equipment
The juvenile probation officer requires some lifting, bending, pushing, and/or pulling loads, reaching over head, kneeling and exposure to dangerous equipment and chemicals. The juvenile probation officer has very frequestn interactions with hostile and aggressive youth and their families.
Allen County, IN - 20 months ago