Probation Counselor I

Fairfax, Virginia
$23.98 - $39.96 Hourly
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides oversight in a temporary care, community based residential group home for males and female court clients between the ages of 11-17. The primary goal is to ensure the health and physical well being of residents by providing constant supervision and structured activities. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts intakes, assesses the clients immediate risk and needs levels, leads individual counseling sessions, facilitates onsite educational and recreational activities and completes discharge paperwork.
  • Implements and monitors behavioral management program aimed at helping residents acknowledge behaviors contributing to their court involvement and assisting with building appropriate skills to avoid further court involvement.
  • Manages and dispenses prescription and non-prescription medication according to state regulatory requirements.
  • Conducts room inspections, launders residents uniforms and linens.
  • Completes data entry in RSIS program.
  • Responsible for transporting residents to court on an as-needed basis; operating a 15-passenger van.

Note: This job announcement may be used to fill multiple job share (20 hours per week) Probation Counselor I vacancies.

Schedule: This is a job-share position working 20 hours per week. Shifts are exclusively nighttime hours with the time frame being around 11pm - 8am and will include weekends and some holidays.

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 degree in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement, or education.

  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience working with court-involved adolescents in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work with complex behavioral problems and respond to crisis situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications, i.e., Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule consisting of days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services check, driving record check, pre-employment medical evaluation, sanction screening, and tuberculosis test.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and 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, other disaster).

Must be able to supervise and participate in educational and recreational activities with adolescents. Ability to physically restrain acting out residents. Visual and auditory acuity. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

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 military status 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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