Probation Counselor I

Fairfax, Virginia
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under general supervision of the Probation Supervisor I in the Supervision Unit of the Court Services Division in the General District Court. Provides high quality supervision to adult pretrial and post-trial clients (defendants and offenders) referred to the Supervised Release Program (SRP) and Adult Probation Services. Maintains a caseload of pretrial and probation clients; assists in rehabilitation of clients through supervision, education, counseling, conflict resolution, and referrals to community resources. Maintains concise and accurate case records. Presents cases in court and makes sound recommendations to the judiciary. Ensures the clients' compliance with the court orders, and clients obey all laws and ordinances.

Employment Standards

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.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Applicants should possess a good working knowledge of the criminal justice system as a whole. Direct experience working in a community correction setting. Concentration in pretrial or probation supervision is desired. Ability to work independently and within a team setting. Candidates should possess direct experience in counseling and utilizing Motivational Interviewing skills. Familiarity with administering mental health, substance abuse, or risk/needs-based screening instruments is desired. Experience in preparing written reports and providing testimony in court is beneficial. Candidates should have experience working with a community corrections-oriented case management system and be a current Virginia Criminal Information Center (VCIN) certified operator. Specific knowledge of the Code of Virginia and the Virginial criminal court process with proficiency in the use of the Virginia Supreme Court Case Management System (CMS) is preferred. Additionally, proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel are preferred.

Employee may be require to lift-up to 15 pounds. Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Physical requirements can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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.