Juvenile Parole and Probation Officer
Youth Authority-Parole & Probation - North Bend, OR

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As the Juvenile Parole and Probation Officer you will provide professional family case work, community supervision and counseling in the rehabilitation of youthful offenders who have been committed to a state training school (parole) or placed in a community-based treatment program (probation) with appropriate concern for the protection of the community and the accountability of youth to society.


The mission of the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

As an OYA employee, individuals are a part of the team responsible for the supervision, management and administration of correctional facilities, parole and probation services, community out-of-home placements, and other functions related to state programs for youth corrections. These responsibilities are provided for youth offenders from diverse cultures and backgrounds ranging in age from 12 to 18 (in some cases up to age 25). The youth offenders may reside in one of ten OYA-operated facilities located around the state or may be involved with services under the jurisdiction of OYA such as parole and probation

OYA’s core values (integrity, professionalism, accountability, respect) provide the foundation for the decisions, actions and practices that make up the agency’s daily work. These core values guide and inform all that agency staff do to protect public safety, reduce crime, hold youth offenders accountable, aid in their reformation, and keep them safe.

The Oregon Youth Authority values culturally competent staff to provide a continuum of services to our diverse clientele.

All positions in OYA require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Major Duties
  • Conduct counseling sessions for youth in drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, anger management, social skills, employment, etc.
  • Conduct counseling or training for family members to develop parenting skills and to enhance communication with their child.
  • Serve as a community liaison member to the Case Review Team to discuss cases and review plans for each youth.
  • Act as a liaison with community, youth correctional facility, and treatment center.
  • Make recommendations regarding revocation of parole when necessary.
  • Apprehend, search and transport youth exercising authorized mechanical restraints and safety practices.
  • Complete initial service rehabilitation plans and sub-care reviews within agency policy timelines.
  • Prepare written reports to the court covering remand and review hearings; write responses to all interstate compact placement requests.
  • Provide crisis intervention to client, family and providers.
  • Participate in routine case conferences.
Working Conditions
  • OYA facilities are tobacco free environments.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. There is extensive traveling required and occasionally inclement weather conditions may occur.
  • Involves contact with angry, verbally abusive and potentially physically dangerous clients. Youth offenders or associates may possess weapons, and may represent a real and present danger to themselves or others. Employee must respond to crisis situations utilizing professional judgment to assure community and self-protection.
  • Staff is expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, as a role model for other staff and youth offenders. The staff is to be aware of and adhere to OYA, Parole and Probation policies and procedures. Professional conduct includes but is not limited to; reliability; dependability, regular and punctual attendance in order to provide consistent services; provide public safety; neat personal appearance; and being a law-abiding citizen.
  • Responsibility to provide a positive affirming environment which values fellow employees and the people we serve.
  • Enters close custody facilities which requires, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure the custody, control and supervision of youth offenders.
  • Requires the ability to read, speak and write in English.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, the Behavioral Sciences or a related degree; AND two years experience guiding or counseling troubled, criminal offender or socially maladjusted clients in a social service or criminal justice setting.

Three years of additional experience may substitute for the education requirement.

Additional Information:

This position is with the OYA Coos County Parole and Probation Office, located in North Bend, Oregon.

Applicants offered employment will be subject to fingerprint-based criminal records check and pre-employment drug testing.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free “base line” or, rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing and if your refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

Eligible Veterans:

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans’ preference points click here, or visit www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans’ preference.


Please ensure that the answers to all supplemental questions are complete and accurately reflect your work history.

To Apply you must provide the following:
  • Email Address Now Required. The State of Oregon is now requiring all applications have a valid email address. If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page. Click on the link below to go directly to question #14 to view several internet providers where you get a free e-mail account. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.
  • Completed application: The Work Experience Section of the application must describe how your professional experience meets the qualifications and desired attributes described in this recruitment announcement.
For help with applying on-line, contact NEO GOV at 1-877-204-4442.

Due to the economic downturn and subsequent state budget short-fall, the Governor has ordered mandatory unpaid furloughs for employees. This position will be required to take furloughs in the 2011-2013 biennium.


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