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Juvenile Probation Officer - Court

Company: Williamson County
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting directly to a Juvenile Probation Supervisor, responsible for providing case management and supervision of youth on assigned caseload using trauma-informed practices. Level I of II in Juvenile Probation.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

* Understands, practices, and promotes the vision of Williamson County Juvenile Services
* Maintains daily focus on the department's service philosophy when interacting with youth, including emphasis on Developmental Assets, Developmental Relationships, SPARK identification, Motivational Interviewing, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
* Engages with youth on caseload to develop relationships and focus efforts toward diversion of youth from commitment to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)
* Models positive behavior and leadership to youth in all interactions
* Redirects youth behavior using appropriate trauma-focused interventions when necessary
* Interviews and counsel offenders and families in development and rehabilitation
* Appears in juvenile court and testifies in hearings regarding youth on caseload
* Provides supervision of youth on Conditions of Release, monitor compliance with Electronic Monitor for youth placed on Deferred Prosecution and Court Ordered Probation
* Maintains compliance with daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly contact and case plan standards
* Coordinates and transports juveniles for various appointments outside the facility, and for placement in out-of-county and TJJD facilities
* Develops relationships and communicates regularly with personnel in law enforcement, schools, courts, community organizations, and other social service agencies
* Readily complies with departmental/countywide policies and TJJD standards
* All other duties as assigned
* The physical demands and environmental factors listed below, as well as regular attendance, are also essential functions for this position

INTAKE ASSIGNMENT:

* Performs Detention and Probation intake meetings with juveniles and their families

PREVENTION ASSIGNMENT:

* Performs community outreach and partners with agencies state-wide
* Supervises First Offender Program and SEARCH Program youth
* Prioritizes youth mental health needs with staff

RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER ASSIGNMENT:

* Collaborates with all relevant staff and counselors to provide case management supervision to residential caseload of juveniles on highest levels of supervision.
* Attends expulsion hearings in each school district throughout the county, as needed
* Conducts and facilitates the intake process for youth placed into the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) and the CORE therapeutic residential program
* Works closely with JJAEP school personnel in recording attendance and progress
* Assists with compiling, monitoring, and recording statistical data for reports to TJJD

COURT ASSIGNMENT:

* Supervise youth pending court on Administrative Conditions of Release and Court Ordered Conditions of Release
* Performs investigations and evaluations of offenders to submit social histories and/or recommendations to relevant court(s)
* Write social history reports and make appropriate disposition recommendations to the court

FIELD ASSIGNMENT:

* Supervises youth on probation to include deferred, formal and out of county placements
* Engages youth in identifying and developing SPARK interests, and work with community partners to establish opportunities for youth
* Performs any/all Court Assignment duties, as needed, for juveniles on caseload

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

* Reports directly to - Juvenile Services Probation Supervisor or designee
* Direct Reports - No

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

* Ability to use non-violent physical restraint and non-hostile management of aggressive behavior
* Position requires prolonged walking, standing, sitting, bending, reaching, twisting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, squatting, writing, and typing in the performance of daily activities
* Position involves operating motor vehicles
* Position involves using mechanical restraint devices (handcuffs and leg shackles)

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

* Continuous contact with youth accused of or adjudicated for various crimes
* Work is primarily conducted indoors in air-conditioned building
* May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)

IRREGULAR HOURS

* Serves on-call on a 24-hour basis.
* Requires flexibility to work days, evenings, and/or weekend hours
* Ability to work scheduled Saturdays supervising juveniles in programs
* Non-Essential Personnel for Emergency Situations, unless employees are designated by Department Heads

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
* Completion of one year of graduate study in a field approved by TJJD or one year of full-time work experience in a juvenile supervision related field approved by TJJD
* Per Texas Administrative Code Section 344.200, be at least 21 years of age
* Have a non-disqualifying criminal history as defined in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 344.400
* Maintain a satisfactory motor vehicle record

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required by date of employment

* Written proof of one year of related work experience from previous employer (on employer's letterhead to include; dates of employment, description of job duties, and performance) OR certified original of Master's degree transcript
* Valid driver's license

Required within six (6) months of employment

* Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) Juvenile Probation Officer certification
* Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
* First aid certification
* Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification
* Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) trained

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Bilingual Spanish speaker
* Knowledge of and skill with basic computer programsto complete forms and required documentation for caseload management
* Prior experience with at-risk youth

EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Employment is contingent on passing post-offer /pre-employment screening listed below:

* Criminal background check: Yes
* Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
* Drug screening: Yes
* Physical exam: Yes
* Psychological exam: No
* Additional: Child Abuse Registry check

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close any time after five (5) business days. The Human Resources Department is located at 100 Wilco Way, Suite HR101, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone: or visit our website at

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.

TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Keywords: Williamson County, Georgetown , Juvenile Probation Officer - Court, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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