Probation Counselor I

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$48,364.37 - $80,606.45 Annually
Posted
Apr 13, 2019
Closes
Apr 13, 2019
Ref
19-00778
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Responsible for direct care of residents, security and control of the facility (Juvenile Detention Center) including the residents living units, security desk and court holding during designated shift. Provides in-depth counseling to detainees on such diverse topics as substance abuse, crisis intervention, mental health and conflict resolution. Conducts group and individual sessions with detainees to help ease their adjustment anxieties. Utilizes physical crisis intervention as needed to bodily control disruptive or aggressive residents. Supervises residents during unit activities, health, recreation and in the school program. Performs security checks, wake-up and bedtime procedures, showering and hygiene functions, and unit housekeeping. Writes behavioral observations and disciplinary reports. Provides orientation of residents to the program. 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 salary offer for the position will not exceed the minimum of the advertised salary range.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Must have a valid driver's license. The following certifications must be obtained within a specified time frame after appointment and recertification annually thereafter: First Aid and CPR; and Handle With Care (physical restraint procedures and techniques) within 30 days. Medication Management within 6-months.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Registry, a driver's license check, and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. One or more years of prior experience working in a secure facility for juveniles. Must be able to work days, evenings, overnights, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather and/or emergencies. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires walking and standing for long periods of time. Periodic running, visual and auditory acuity and the ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Duties require the ability to physically restrain acting out residents. Must be able to lift weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to run and stand for long periods of time. Visual and auditory acuity. Must be able to drive a vehicle.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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.