Intake Officer (Probation Counselor II)

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
May 14, 2018
May 28, 2018
Full Time
This is a Domestic Relations Intake Officer position. Provides intake services for domestic relations cases and mediation and custody investigations. Domestic Relations cases include issues of paternity, custody, visitation, child and spousal support, family abuse and abuse involving minor children. Intake Officers explain the court process, prepare petitions and make referrals to other services. Deals with culturally diverse clientele requiring cultural sensitivity and often requiring a language interpreter. Domestic Relations cases are often complex and emotionally charged and the Intake Officer must have excellent communication skills and the willingness to work collaboratively with other intake officers, other county agencies and nonprofit organizations. Must be able to deal with a wide variety of people, some of whom are volatile and emotionally distraught. Must be able to multitask, prioritize and work within limited time constraints.
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NOTE: The starting salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint ($72,563) of the advertised 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.
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.

Must have a valid driver's license.

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.

Master's degree or a combination of Bachelor's degree and two or more years of experience working with the public in a public services or nonprofit agency, a court agency or within the legal community. Bilingual in English and Spanish both verbal and written. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Experience in use personal computer and working in Microsoft Office computer software, especially Outlook and Word.

Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must able to operate office equipment and use computer to enter data which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. Visual acuity is required to read data on the computer monitor. Must be able to: lift files; supplies and materials up to 15 pounds; do a moderate level of walking daily; operate motor vehicle; travel to other work sites to attend meetings/training and communicate well, both in person and over telephone. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodations.

Panel interview. As part of the interview process a written exercise may be administered.

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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.