Probation Counselor I

Fairfax, Virginia
$51,873.74 - $86,455.41 Annually
Mar 15, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Full Time
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Provides supervision, counseling, and enforcement of court orders to a caseload of pre-trial juveniles. Install, monitor, and operate electronic monitoring/GPS tracking equipment. Makes in-person visits multiple times a week at varying times and locations. Represents agency at various hearings; makes recommendations in court; provides crisis counseling and referrals to appropriate community-based services. Files violations and impose sanctions as warranted by agency policy. Orients juveniles and family to rules of conduct/supervision plans such as frequency and place of visits, expected actions in emergencies and sanctions for rule violations. Files violation 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 consistent with relevant statutory criteria as to release or incarceration of the defendant.

Schedule: This position is considered emergency personnel. Work schedules may include weekdays and weekends. May perform on-call duties on a 24-hour basis as required to respond to non-compliance/rules infractions. Remotely supervises juveniles with electronic monitoring devices.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement, or education.
Valid driver's license is required at the time of application.

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete the following to the satisfaction of the employer:
    • Criminal Background Investigation
    • Child Protective Services Registry check
    • Sanction Screenings
    • Driving Record Check

At least one year of experience working in the Virginia juvenile justice system.
Some experience working with court-involved youth is preferred.
Ability to communicate clearly in English in person, in written form and on the phone.

Ability to access clients at their homes, schools, places of employment, and in the community. Ability to communicate clearly in English in person, written, and on the phone. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Sufficient physical ability to install electronic monitoring units on the person of clients. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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