Supervising Juvenile Counselor

County Of Maui
Full Time, Permanent $5,713 Per year HI Maui Police Department, 55 Mahalani St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Supervises the day-to-day activities of the juvenile counseling program and regularly performs the most difficult and complex professional counseling work; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class differs from the Juvenile Counselor III in that the Supervising Juvenile Counselor supervises the day-to-day activities of the juvenile counseling program and regularly performs the most difficult and complex professional counseling work; whereas the Juvenile Counselor III independently provides comprehensive juvenile counseling evaluation and follow-up services to juveniles and assists in coordinating the program's activities with other public and private agencies.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Supervises the daily activities involved in providing professional counseling services to juveniles exhibiting a wide range of psycho-social problems.
  • Monitors workload of subordinate counselors to insure efficient and effective management of cases and services.
  • Provides guidance, advice, instruction and assistance to subordinate counselors as required.
  • Regularly performs the most difficult and complex professional counseling to juveniles.
  • Formulates and recommends changes in policies and procedures relating to the juvenile counseling program.  
  • Participates in providing in-house training of subordinate counselors.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with Family court, the schools, welfare and other community agencies by providing guidance and assistance as requested.
  • Interviews potential delinquents to analyze and diagnose individual problems and assist individual juveniles in their adjustment to social conditions and environmental factors.
  • Schedules conferences and staff meetings to discuss individual cases and/or plan specific juvenile counseling services.
  • Refers juveniles to other community agencies when youths are determined to be inappropriate for department 's counseling program.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, case records, and other documents as needed.
  • May represent the department in testifying before Family Court. 
This is the first specification approved for the new class, SUPERVISING JUVENILE COUNSELOR, effective November 15, 1993, amended July 15, 2021.  
APPROVED:  July 22, 2021

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:  A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field and three (3) years of professional experience in providing direct social services, child guidance, health, education, probation and parole services or family court services to individuals and their families, including at least two (2) years of professional experience with juvenile counseling.
License Requirement:  Possession of an appropriate valid Hawaii State driver's license (Type 3).
Knowledge of:  principles and practices of supervision; the various social, psychological, economic and emotional factors influencing the behavior and attitudes of juveniles; principles and practices of interviewing; basic social work techniques and methods; community resources and their effective utilization to help juveniles and their families; report writing.
Ability  to: collect, analyze, and evaluate facts; diagnose juvenile problems and make sound decisions; interpret and explain the juvenile counseling program to others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with juveniles, co-workers, representatives of other agencies, and the general public; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports; assign, supervise and review the work of others.
Health and Physical Condition:
Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.
Physical Effort Grouping:  Light


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