Probation Counselor Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Posted
Sep 05, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Ref
20-01485
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

As a team member of 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. Specific duties include:
  • Maintains a pretrial and probation caseloads of specialized and high risk clients, i.e., mental health issues, sex offenders, violent offenders. These complex cases require specialized counseling skills and treatment approaches (e.g. dual diagnosis & substance abuse treatment) by coordinating with all needed service providers in different disciplines.
  • Assist 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.
  • Conducts interviews and investigations to complete the intake process.
  • Maintains a pretrial and probation caseload of specialized and high risk clients, i.e., mental health issues, sex offenders, violent offenders.
  • Determines the level of supervision and monitors clients compliance through regular scheduled meetings and counseling.
  • Assesses clients' needs and provides referrals to appropriate community resources and treatment services.
  • Assists clients in obtaining services when necessary; coordinates and collaborates with other service providers to make joint decisions about effective service strategies, schedules and sequences the delivery of multiple services effectively and efficiently to meet the clients' needs.
  • This position works under the general supervision of the Probation Supervisor I.


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:
  • Core Training Basic Skills training within six months of appointment.
  • National Crime Information Center/Virginia Crime Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) certification within six months of appointment and recertification every two years.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possession of good working knowledge of the criminal justice system as a whole.
  • Direct experience working in a community corrections setting, concentrating in pretrial or probation supervision is desired, as is the ability to work independently and within a team setting.
  • 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.
  • 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 Virginia criminal court process with proficiency in the use of the Virginia Supreme Court Case Management System (CMS).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background checkand National Crime Information Center/Virginia Crime Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) check.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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. May be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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 status as a veteran 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.