Probation Counselor Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,685.39 - $99,475.38 Annually
Jun 03, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
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Oversees and directs the daily actions of residents placed in the Post Dispositional Program by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations General District Court. Ensures physical, psychological, and emotional well-being and health care of up to 11 residents with complex and/or multiple adjustment difficulties. Serves as a case manager for up to two residents assigned to the program.

Provides individual and group counseling, addressing behavioral issues as identified on each resident’s treatment plan and the goal of the group as determined by the team of unit counselors, Post-Dispositional Administrators and Clinical Supervisor. Facilitates daily group counseling sessions, administers first aid and disbursement of medication as prescribed by a physician. Once identified, design and implement a treatment plan to address the behavioral, substance abuse, and educational needs of the resident inside and outside of the program. Conduct weekly contact with parents/guardians and other stakeholders as necessary concerning the status of the resident. Assists in maintaining a daily log of intake and release statistics, medication required and administered, unusual behavior, shifts in mood, attitude change and developing or on-going patterns of performance, both positive and negative.

Submits within required time limits complete, accurate, literate paperwork, i.e., behavior observations, serious incident reports, court evaluations, progress reports. Assess behavioral patterns displayed by residents. Assists in managing facility operations on assigned shifts addressing building safety, maintenance, and security issues. Completes and documents building safety and security checks at the beginning of each shift according to program, agency and state policy.

Works assigned swing shift schedule to include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Classified as essential personnel. Performs other duties as assigned to further the goals and objectives of JDRDC.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

Counseling and Treatment Services
Conducts intake interviews and supervises offenders/defendants through office and home visits to verify compliance with court-orders;
Formulates treatment or rehabilitation plans for and presents written or oral recommendations for adjustment of behavior;
Supervises and monitors community service requirements; schedules payments, collects court costs and restitution; monitors urine tests;
Supervises visits or exchanges according to court orders or other relevant agreements;
Provides intensive supervision/monitoring, counseling and treatment of juvenile and adult offenders;
Interviews juvenile or adult offenders, their families and related persons to determine the nature of the adjustment difficulty;
Refers offenders/defendants to other agencies or facilities as needed and maintains liaison with service providers to coordinate evaluations;
Conducts field investigations;
Testifies in court and provides required written reports on adjustment and compliance to courts;
Documents and maintains prescribed records of casework services and periodically compiles related statistics:
Aids clients in obtaining employment;
Arranges for the court appearance of the client and family;
Informs clients of available community resources;
Arranges appointments for medical examinations and psychological testing;
Cooperates with representatives from State and local social service and law enforcement agencies in cases of mutual interest;
Composes and dictates case records, petitions and correspondence;

Intake Officer
Provides intake services, determines probable cause, issues related to jurisdiction, venue and appropriateness of filing petitions and/or issuance of detention or shelter care orders; Reviews complaints filed by law enforcement and citizens, conducts assessments to determine appropriateness for diversion;
Case manages diversion clients;
Decisions are made in compliance with the Code of Virginia, and Department of Juvenile Justice and/or Court Services Unit policies and procedures;

Residential Services:
Positions located in a residential facility supervise and direct house routines and therapeutic programs;
Ensures that residents maintain behavioral norms;
Coordinates and implements a residential program area such as recreational, educational or employment activities;
May drive a passenger van for educational and recreational trips;
Maintains on-going contact/communication with victims and witnesses during investigation and judicial proceedings;
Works with and assists the officers and detectives within a district station assignment with the victim services and referrals;
Provides court accompaniment to crime victim and witnesses for all court proceedings in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts;
Responds to call-outs to crime scenes and other locations to provide immediate crisis intervention and support;
Provides training to departmental staff, commonwealth attorneys, judicial staff, and other relevant community organizations;

Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) Case Management Services
Works with court referred clients who have been charged/convicted of impaired driving offenses and first time drug offenders;
Maintains a caseload of court referred and volunteer clients;
Interviews clients during intake process and assigns appropriate program classification;
Writes intake summary on each client interviewed;
Conducts case management duties to include monitoring of ignition interlock and administration of alcohol breath tests;
Monitors clients progress and make referral as needed;
Writes and prepares reports to the courts, clients and treatment providers;
Testifies in court on non-compliant cases, make appropriate recommendations when requested by the judge;

Victims Services
Provides supportive services to victims and witnesses of crime involved in the criminal justice system including emotional support, financial assistance, counseling, and victim agency referrals;
Maintains on-going contact/communication with victims and witnesses during investigation and judicial proceedings, and provides notifications of investigative activity or case developments as needed;
Provides court accompaniment to crime victim and witnesses for all court proceedings in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts;
Reduces delays in bringing cases to court by assisting in determining availability of victims and witnesses;
Responds to call-outs to crime scenes and other locations to provide immediate crisis intervention and support, refers clients to related supportive services and agencies;
Operates a county vehicle to provide the effective delivery of services to victims and witnesses including transporting victims and witnesses to court hearings, commonwealth's attorneys meetings and other court related appointments;
Provides assistance by administering and providing services designed to enhance coordination among agencies operating within the criminal justice system;
Works with and assists the officers and detectives within their district station assignment or the criminal investigations bureau with the proper victim services and referrals;
Encourage citizen awareness and participation through public information and education.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge of casework supervision practices and procedures;
Knowledge of the principles of psychology and sociology;
Knowledge of current social and economic conditions;
Ability to use technology to enter and retrieve information;
Ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations related to probation work and victim services;
Ability to interview and counsel clients;
Ability to prepare complete case records and reports;
Ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

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 bachelor's degree in social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or education plus two years of professional experience in probation work, social work, criminal justice, juvenile justice, education, or counseling. A master's degree in the disciplines above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

  • 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)
    • Handle With Care (Required within 30 days)
    • CPR/First Aid (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

  • Possession of 4-year degree from an accredited university or college in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, or human development.
  • A year of professional work experience supervising children or adolescents.
  • At least one year of experience working in a (hardware) secure facility with detained youth.
  • At least one year of experience working with court involved or at-risk youth.
  • At least one year of professional-level experience in group and individual counseling, case management and treatment planning.
  • Working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, Handle with Care, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), and the Residential Services Information System (RSIS).
  • Knowledge of case work, computer keyboarding, and current social and economic conditions.
  • Ability to interpret program rules and regulations, consistently exhibit effective communication skills, and develop effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Duties require the ability to physically restrain acting out residents, visual and auditory acuity, and the ability to communicate clearly in English in person, in written form, and on the phone. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. 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 23-01659

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