Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0869


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

PROBATION COUNSELOR III


Boys Probation House,
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Job # 13-0869

$57,210 to $76,280  (Grade S25)
 
Description:

Position is located in the Residential Services Division at Boys Probation House ( 4410 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax, Virginia), a post-dispositional community-based residential group home for adolescent males on probation or parole, ages 14-18 in the therapeutic program and/or adolescent males ages 17-19 assigned to the Transitional Living program. Team Leader of a therapeutic unit; and Acting Administrator in charge of facility, in the absence of the Director and Assistant Directors. Participates in the supervision of the counseling staff with the Director, and provides input for performance evaluations. Participates in the hiring process of relief and merit staff. Lead trainer for new employees, and staff; supervises interns. Reviews case files to ensure compliance with DJJ standards. Provides case management, counseling, and supervision to juveniles court ordered into the program. Conducts assessments for clients' needs, formulates treatment plans; leads individual, group and family counseling sessions; coordinates, implements, and monitors delivery of individual service plans. Ensures safety of residents and security of the facility in the evenings, overnights, and weekends. Conducts building inspections and coordinates maintenance activities. Ensures the health care and physical well-being of residents through appropriate disbursement of medication and administration of first aid. Operates a 15-passenger van and transports residents to a variety of community activities, as well as accompanying residents on a minimum of two camping trips a year.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement, or education; and two years of professional experience in probation work.

 

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. Must undergo a medical screening prior to starting work. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. First Aid and CPR certifications, Medication Administration certification, Handle With Care (physical restraint procedures and techniques) certification required within a specified time frame after appointment and recertification annually thereafter.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

A master's degree in counseling, social work or related field. Experience in working with adolescent clients. Experience working in a residential setting. Ability to work with complex behavioral problems and respond to crisis situations. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Code of Virginia and Department of Juvenile Justice Standards. Working knowledge of Department of Juvenile Justice Tracking System (JTS), and VA Supreme Court Case Management System (CMS). Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel).

 

Selection
Procedure:

Candidates will be interviewed by a panel and a written exercise will be administered.

 

Note:

This position is considered Essential Personnel for purposes of continuity of operations and may be required to respond during inclement weather or emergency situations identified.

 

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:

6/14/2013

 

Date Posted:

6/1/2013

 

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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