Probation Counselor II

Location
FAIRFAX (FJ16), VA
Salary
$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Posted
Feb 12, 2018
Closes
Feb 19, 2018
Hours
Full Time
Under the general supervision of the program manager, supervises visitation and exchange while providing case management for families that have been court ordered into the program. This position requires evening, weekend and daytime hours on a rotating scheduled basis. Supervises visits in accordance with court orders in a manner that ensures a safe, neutral, and secure visitation environment. Models appropriate parenting responses. Ensures a clean, safe, age appropriate space within the center for children to utilize with their parents during visitation. Implementing health and hygiene practices similar to educational or childcare settings.
Scheduling appointments and coordinating the schedules of multiple families utilizing the program with other program team members. Provides court reports, regular documentation and reports to officers of the court in well written and clear verbal communications. Updates databases with information on clients and case management notes. Provides families using the program with education and relevant referrals to community resources. Assists with community outreach and program development, attending community partner meetings and conducting training of volunteers, interns and community partners. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of child development, family dynamics, parenting, and discipline approach; be knowledgeable on the impact of trauma and domestic violence on relationships, as well as an understanding of mental health issues and substance abuse issues. They will have experience with reading legal documents, researching and implementing best practice initiatives, developing policy, and adhere to guidelines and goals set by the program manager, and be committed to creating services for families with ongoing safety assessment in mind. The salary offer for the position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range. 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 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Must have a valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have at least five years working directly with children, youth and families in a community based program. Master's degree in human service field, education, law related or public administration is preferred. Applicant must have at least two years directly supervising children and non-custodial parents during restricted visitations where issues of domestic violence, safety concerns, and/or court contested visitation arrangements exist. Must have experience working with volunteers, community partners and assisting in evidence-based program development. Experience with implementing court orders, providing written and verbal court reports is required. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access, Share Point. Experience with Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court's Secure Viewing System (JSVS).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be ambulatory, have auditory and visual abilities to observe and interact in group activities with children and families. Must be able to perform physical tasks necessary for supervising children and lifting children and equipment as needed during supervision. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview. As part of the interview process a written exercise using the computer to write a response to a written question on a procedural issue.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.