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ProfileJuvenile Probation Officer The candidate provides professional casework, supervision, counseling and services in the rehabilitation of youthful offenders who have been committed to the custody of various divisions within the Juvenile Department. Individual positions may perform all or a combination of duties which may include intake or risk assessments, diagnosis, investigations, crisis intervention, case planning and report writing. Responsible for the disposition of youths and the provision of appropriate resources necessary to meet the immediate needs of youths and their families. Provides supervision and services for youths to ensure efforts are made to promote the rehabilitation and protect the community from further delinquent acts. Conducts intake and risk assessments of youths to determine the appropriate level of supervision and intervention programs to ensure each youth is afforded an opportunity for rehabilitation. Consults with family members, school officials and others to gain understanding of youths and to ensure services are tailored to meet the needs of the youths. Plans treatment programs for youths related to education, drug or alcohol treatment, camp or foster care placement or other community based treatment to modify a variety of deviant behaviors. Counsels youths andor families on behavior, school, responsibility, attitudes, goals, consequences of actions and other related concerns or problems to attain desire goals or required results discusses progress of rehabilitation programs and conducts crisis intervention sessions. Documents casework contact, status change, progress and problems to assure required contacts are being made and adherence to applicable policies provides accurate reports for the courts to ensure effective and accurate case dispositions and maintains case records. Responds to inquiries and serves as a liaison with schools, community agencies, law enforcement, CPS, MHMR and other agencies. May supervise youths in holding areas, responding to emergencies that may require chasing, carrying andor restraining youths and transporting youths from police custody in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and procedures. Attends required staff training and meetings. Performs other duties as assigned. Should have Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Criminology, Corrections, Counseling, Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Business Management, Public Administration, Education, or in a job related field of study. Should have 1+ year of work related experience in casework, counseling, community, supervision, or group in a social services, community, corrections or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons. Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Must obtain Probation Officer certification within six months of employment.
Requisition ID: 000526
Dallas County Juvenile Detention Department
2600 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, TX 75212