Juvenile Probation Officer

The following job opportunity is offered by an individual county juvenile probation department.  Please use the contact information provided below or contact the local juvenile probation department Do not contact the Texas Juvenile Justice Department or fax resumes to our fax number.

Job ID. Number: 2017JUVD01
Number of Positions: 1
Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $41953.15 Annually or DOE
Location: Midland
Contact: To be considered for this position you must send a completed application with experience and references and a signed background check form, which is in the application, by either mail or email to Midland County Human Resources Office, 500 N. Lorraine, Suite 100, Midland, TX 79701. Email address if you want to email is hr@co.midland.tx.us. Please reference Job 2017JUVD01.

Link for application http://www.co.midland.tx.us/departments/hr/Forms/Midland%20County%202017.pdf
Website Address: http://www.co.midland.tx.us
  
Job Description
SUMMARY
Supervises juvenile probationers and counsels them and their parents; makes regular visits to offices, homes, and schools to review youth's progress; sets up psychological assessments for probationers, and reviews results; apprehends probation violators; transports juveniles to placements facilities, Texas Juvenile Justice Dept., appointments and other places as needed; makes referrals to outside agencies when appropriate; documents all contacts and prepares various required reports case plans on a timely basis; prepares and presents at case staffing meetings and compiles other reports/documentations to meet TJJD standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•Manages a caseload of juveniles on probation with the
objectives of resolving problems and improving behavior.
•Review probationer files, including preparing social
histories, supplements for court hearings as well as all
case plans as needed.
•Attends hearings and testifies concerning juveniles,
including offering department recommendations.
Reviews files, including preparing social histories and
supplements for court hearings.
•Travels to placement facilities to visit juveniles or monitor
placement services.
•Manages, maintains, and organizes record keeping
insuring all documents are readily available for court
testimony.
•Counsels parents and juveniles, including explaining
procedures of juvenile probation, detention, and the legal
proceedings.
•Monitors juveniles' school progress, including grades and
attendance, discusses the juvenile's academic progress
with school officials as needed.
•Coordinates closely with referral services to monitor
juvenile's compliance with referral programs including
attendance and participation
•Maintains department county vehicle, including
coordinating regular cleaning and servicing.
•Participates in the intake on-call rotation schedule for
nights and weekends.
•Regular and consistent attendance is required. Must
arrive at work on time, prepared to perform assigned
duties and work assigned schedule.