Probation Counselor I

Fairfax, Virginia
$51,873.74 - $86,455.41 Annually
Jun 03, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Located at the Shelter Care Program (10670 Page Ave, Fairfax, VA), provides oversight in a temporary care, community-based residential group home for males and female court clients between the ages of 11-17. The primary goal is to ensure the health and physical well-being of residents by providing constant supervision and structured activities.

Conducts intakes, assess the client's immediate risk and needs levels, leads individual counseling sessions, facilitates on site educational and recreational activities and complete discharge paperwork. Since this position is exclusively an overnight position, the typical shifts will consist of 11 p.m.-9 a.m. hours and will include weekends and occasional holidays. Implements and monitors behavioral management program aimed at helping residents acknowledge behaviors contributing to their court involvement and assisting with building appropriate skills to avoid further court involvement. Manages and dispenses prescription and non-prescription medication according to state regulatory requirements. Conducts room inspections, launders resident's uniforms and linens. Completes data entry in RSIS program. Responsible for transporting residents to court on an as-needed basis. Proficient in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Outlook. Ability to operate a 15-passenger van.

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 (required at the time of application)
  • The following certifications must be obtained within the specified time frame after appointment and recertification annually thereafter:
    • Medication Management (Required within 6 months)
    • ServeSafe (Required within 6 months)
    • CPR/First Aid (Required within 30 days)
    • Handle With Care (Required within 30 days)

  • 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
    • Pre-employment medical evaluation
    • Tuberculosis test

  • At least one year of experience working with court-involved and/or at-risk adolescents in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work with complex behavioral problems and respond to crisis situations.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule consisting of days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Must be able to supervise and participate in educational and recreational activities with adolescents. Duties require the ability to physically restrain acting out residents. Visual and auditory acuity. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a written 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.
Requisition 23-01666

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