Probation Officer

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Alexandria, VA
$56,835.22 - $93,423.35 Annually
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time
Probation Officer

The Overview
A Probation Officer performs a full range of intake and investigative work which provides case management to adults involved with Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court. An employee in this class is granted a wide range of authority under the Code of Virginia. This Probation Officer carries a case load which includes complex and difficult cases. This position is responsible for providing high quality supervision to adult pretrial and post-trial clients (defendants and offenders) referred to Alexandria Criminal Justice Services. Works directly with Commonwealth Attorney, Defense Attorney and Treatment Provider to provide continuity of care and treatment. Assist clients’ with maintaining compliance with the court’s orders. This Probation Officer performs his/her duties under the general supervision of the Director, and maybe called upon to be available on a 24-hour basis in the event of an emergency or crisis.

The Opportunity
  • Conduct interviews, risk assessments and develop treatment plans
  • Meets with clients' in various locations to monitor living situation and/or monitor behavior and compliance to treatment and program services
  • Prepares and files showcause petitions, court reports and sentencing letters; notifies the client of the court dates, attends and testifies and makes recommendations in court as needed
  • Enters and updates data in the PreTrial Community Corrections (PTCC) Case Management System
  • Writes and maintains thorough and accurate chronological records of all client related contacts
  • Monitors payment plans for court costs, restitution, treatment and supervision fees
  • Researches criminal history via automated databases
  • Provides supportive services to clients such as crisis intervention, counseling, problem solving, etc.
  • Implements sanctions/rewards for pro-social behavior with collaboration of interdisciplinary team members
  • Maintains & prepares statistical data and administrative reports as needed
  • Performs related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate To qualify for this position, candidates must possess a f our-year college degree in psychology or related field; one year experience working with criminal justice, substance abuse and/or mentally ill population; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Meets Qualified Mental Health Professional criteria; employees must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state of their residence.

To be considered an ideal candidate , a candidate must possess an a dvanced degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or other related field and experience providing specialized treatment to individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders who are also involved with the criminal justice system. Four years of experience working in the criminal justice system with individuals with mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Additionally, the ability to fluently speak, read, and write in English and Spanish is preferred.

About the City of Alexandria
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