Assistant Director (probation Supervisor I)

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Apr 17, 2021
May 01, 2021
Full Time
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The position is located at Foundations, a community-based 12-bed residential treatment program for adolescent females court ordered into the program through probation or monitored by a community-based case manager. The primary goal is to assist the client and family in addressing the underlying issues that brought them to the attention of the Foundations Program and increase the ability to accept personal responsibility through therapeutic treatment. Serves as the Assistant Unit Director to the Foundations Program and assists the Director in all aspects of facility operations. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct supervision and oversight for the daily operations and schedules staff hours to ensure appropriate coverage.
  • Plans, reviews and evaluates staff work assignments through regular supervision meetings.
  • Provides guidance, coaching and training to new and existing staff.
  • Manages therapeutic program and develops goals and objectives.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance of program operations with Fairfax County, JDRDC and Foundations policies and procedures, Department of Juvenile Justice standards and federal PREA standards. Interviews prospective residents and families to determine eligibility for placement.
  • Facilitates monthly treatment teams for residents of the therapeutic program.
  • Coordinates appropriate referrals and services and acts as a liaison with other agencies.
  • Represents the program at court and community venues.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures. Conducts staff performance evaluations and participates in the new hire selection process.
  • Assumes all the duties of the Director in their absence and alternates being on-call for evening, weekends and holidays.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Supervises daily operations of the unit, including work schedules, assigns and manages the workload, and maintains statistical records for the unit;
  • Actively participates in the selection, orientation, training and performance management process which includes evaluating performance, identifying goals and objectives, recognizing staff achievements, and coaching staff in overcoming performance or skill deficiencies;
  • Evaluates and recommends changes in policies, procedures, and operations;
  • Advises and instructs Probation Officers and other staff regarding court policies and casework methods and techniques;
  • Holds individual conferences to discuss specific case problems and aid in formulating a treatment plan;
  • Assigns and reviews cases and records maintenance;
  • Plan and develop program services for adult and juvenile probationers;
  • Manages a small caseload of specialized or difficult cases and provide coverage as needed;
  • Establishes and maintains a liaison with community resources;
  • Keeps records and prepares reports;
  • Testifies in court and provides required written reports on adjustment and compliance with court orders.

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 the principles and practices of psychology and sociology;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures of casework supervision and intake activities;
  • Knowledge of related Federal, State and local juvenile and domestic relations laws;
  • Knowledge of current trends and methods of treating delinquency and related problems;
  • Knowledge of judicial administrative operational policies and procedures;
  • Ability to train and supervise;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals;
  • 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 use technology to enter and retrieve information.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Master's degree in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement, or education; plus three years of professional experience in probation/court services work.

  • Valid driver's license
  • The following certifications must be obtained within a specified time frame after appointment and recertification annually thereafter:
    • First Aid, CPR and Handle with Care (physical restraint procedures and techniques) within 30 days;
    • Medication Management within 6 months;
    • ServeSafe within 6 months.
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work or psychology, or other licensed eligible field.
  • Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or License Psychologist.
  • Minimum of two years experience supervising staff to include performance evaluations, training, and mentoring staff.
  • At least four years professional experience counseling families and adolescents, preferably in a residential or home-based setting.
  • An understanding of Juvenile Justice Reform, the child welfare system, adolescent brain development, and the impact of trauma on families.
  • Experience interpreting and successful compliance with State and Federal regulations and completing quality assurance checks.
  • Experience doing case management, treatment planning, and using evidenced-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Expressive Arts Therapy, and trauma-informed interventions.
  • Bilingual is preferred.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word.

  • The appointee the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, credit check, driving record check, pre-employment medical evaluation, and tuberculosis test.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and supervises essential personnel positions. 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, etc.).
Must be able to supervise and participate in recreational and educational activities with adolescents. Duties require the ability to physically restrain acting out residents. Visual and auditory acuity. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including a 16 passenger van. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a written proficiency exam.

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.

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