Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0097


Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

PROBATION COUNSELOR I
(Part-Time)


Supervised Release Services,
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Job # 13-0097

$21.70 to $28.93/hour  (Grade S20)
 
Description:

Provides case management services to juveniles and families involved in the Court system. Monitors and supervises assigned juveniles by visiting them at their home, schools or place of employment to ensure compliance of court orders specific to each individual case. Frequent travel throughout the county is required. Orients juveniles and families to rules of conduct/ supervision plans, such as frequency and place of visits, expected actions in emergencies and sanctions for rule violations. May install electronic monitoring equipment when necessary. Provides face to face monitoring and supervision to assigned juveniles. Gathers information from families, school officials, therapists and other collateral contacts to verify compliance. Files Violations of Court Orders to request a formal court action, or imposes informal sanctions when appropriate. Presents case information in the court hearing process. Makes recommendations to the judge that are consistent with relevant statutory criteria as to the release or incarceration of the defendant. The work schedule may include weekdays and weekends. May perform on-call duties on a 24 hour basis as required to respond to non-compliance/rules infractions, and remotely supervise juveniles with electronic monitoring devises.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree.

 

Special
Requirements:

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Ability to multi-task. Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working with juveniles and families involved with juvenile court, social services or other human services field. Working knowledge of Department of Juvenile Justice Tracking System (JTS) and Balance Approach Data Gathering Environment (the Supreme Court of Virginia's Case Management System (CMS). Experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

Note:

This position is part-time (20 hours per week) with a fixed schedule of four hours on Friday, and eight hours each Saturday and Sunday, each weekend. Occasional unplanned overtime may be required, with supervisor approval. Successful candidate will need to attend scheduled training during the standard work week as directed.

 

To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

Closing Date:

2/8/2013

 

Date Posted:

1/26/2013

 

Benefits:

Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

 

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