Juv. Probation/Parole Spec 2
Columbus, GA 31901 US
Under general supervision, provides social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation. Makes recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of youth, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.
Interview youth regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
Recommend remedial action or initiate court action in response to non-compliance with terms of probation or parole.
Administer drug and alcohol tests, including random drug screens of youth offenders, to verify compliance with substance abuse treatment programs.
Prepare and maintain case folder for each assigned youth offender.
Discuss with youth offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played a role in their criminal behavior.
Conduct pre-hearing and pre-screening investigations and testify in court regarding offenders' backgrounds and recommend sentences and sentencing conditions.
Inform youth offenders of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
Write reports describing youth offenders' progress.
Investigate legal issues.
Write reports or evaluations.
Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues.
Arrange for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.
Supervise people on community-based sentences, such as electronically monitored home detention, and provide field supervision of youth offenders by conducting curfew checks or visits to home, work, or school.
Bachelor' s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university
Two years of experience at the lower level Juv. Probation/Parole Spec 1 (SSP130) or position equivalent.
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess two or more of the following:
Completion of an undergraduate degree with a major in one of the following areas: Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education or a directly related field.
Two (2) or more years of direct case management experience working with offenders and families in human services delivery setting.
Three (3) years or more of experience at the lower level equivalent.