Juvenile Probation Officer I: Court

Williamson County
Full Time 24-per week $23 - $27 Per hour TX 1821 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
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Overview

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
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

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 programs to 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

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 at any time after five (5) business days. The Human Resources Department is located at 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at .  
 
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  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 products (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, chew, etc.) and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (e.g., vapor, e-cigarettes, etc.) 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.

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