Probation Counselor Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
Jul 17, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time
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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. These complex cases require specialized counseling skills and treatment approaches (e.g. dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment) by coordinating with all needed service providers in different disciplines.

This position works under the general supervision of the Probation Supervisor Il in the Supervision Unit of the Court Services Division in the General District Court. S pecific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains a pretrial and probation caseloads of specialized and high risk clients, i.e., mental health issues, sex offenders, violent offenders and participants in the Diversion First Program.
  • Assists in the 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or related field.
  • Possession of good working knowledge of the criminal justice system as a whole.
  • Direct experience working in a community corrections setting.
  • Knowledge of the Code of Virginia, and the criminal court process.
  • Possession good leadership skills and competency in the PTCC (Pretrial and Community Corrections System and Case Management System (CMS).
  • Excellent customer service, communication (verbal, written, and presentation).
  • VCIN (Virginia Criminal Information Network) certification.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications, specifically MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background checkand National Crime Information Center/Virginia Crime Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) check.

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.

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.

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