Probation Officer - Youth Village
Webb County, TX - Laredo, TX

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To perform required intake, court, and field functions for the proper operation of the Webb County Juvenile Department.

Examples of Duties:
  • Meet requirements as Juvenile Probation Officer in the State of Texas as defined in Section 341.4(b)(c) of TJPC Standards.
  • Daily attendance.
  • Speak, read, and write in English and Spanish.
  • Drive a van when necessary.
  • Be on call 24-7 on rotation basis (pager provided)
  • Use personal vehicle for work purposes as listed below.
  • Acquire working knowledge of principles of social casework and counseling.
  • Apply good, sound judgment in dealing with clients and parents.
  • Relate to youth in a positive manner.
  • Establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
  • Screen and process all assigned in-coming cases through disposition in accordance with Title II of the Texas Family Code and departmental procedures.
  • Prepare all necessary forms and reports required by the Juvenile Department on a timely basis.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, including case plans, chronological notes, and case follow-ups.
  • Interview, counsel children and their families, and mediate between victims and perpetrators.
  • Conduct individual and family counseling/advisement and meet with probationers as assigned.
  • Arrange, attend, and make recommendations at detention hearing and court hearings.
  • Secure services for the youth and/or family from social service agencies, department-sponsored programs, and other community-based programs.
  • Conduct home and school visits on an as-needed basis.
  • Transport juveniles to court and/or placement when necessary.
  • Maintain accurate and current documentation on Di
  • aly Intake Roster, operate control panel, man telephones, and other intake duties, when necessary. Any additional duties assigned by the Director or Deputy Director of Case Management.

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice or a re

alted field, preferable in the areas of Sociology or Psychology. Minimum of one (1) year's casework or couseling experience in a youth-realted program. Have, or be able to obrain, and maintain a valid Texas Driver's Licesense. Pass a drdug/alcohol test prior to and as a condition of continued employment. No disqualifying criminal history. Must be insurable by Webb County's insurance carrier.

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