Juvenile Probation Counselor – Mason CountyFull Time
JUVENILE PROBATION COUNSELOR
MASON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Internal posting with Teamsters Probation is concurrent with posting for the public. Therefore, if a qualified candidate from within the bargaining unit applies, that person could be selected for the position
Opening Date: February 27, 2023 Open Until Filled Review Date: March 17, 2023
Monthly Salary: $4,707 – $5,864
Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision, Basic Life Insurance and AD&D ~ Washington PERS ~ Optional Deferred Compensation Plans ~ 12 Paid Holidays ~ 2 Paid Personal Holidays ~ 12 Vacation Days ~ 96 Hours of Sick Leave
JOB SUMMARY (Full position description available at Human Resources, contact info. below)
Professional level position responsible for providing services for the Superior Court Juvenile Division including but not limited to: investigation; evaluation; assessment; written and oral recommendations; case management services: training, support of volunteers; intervention programming; educational and informational clinics, advocacy and other related functions as may be designated by the Administrator, Deputy Administrator or ordered by the Court. This position may be assigned to any case type covered by Juvenile Court Services including but not limited to: Offender Intake; Community Supervision; Diversion; Truancy; At-Risk Youth; CHINS and CASA/GAL. The Juvenile Probation Counselor is required to prepare written reports for the court detailing findings, conclusions and recommendations. The Juvenile Probation Counselor will be required to present their reports orally to the Court and be subject to cross-examination. A Juvenile Probation Counselor may be appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem in dependency matters to represent and advocate for the best interests of children.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (any one position may not include all for the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions in the class)
Develops individualized case plans that address treatment and accountability to assure compliance with court ordered requirements and identified assessed risk and protective factors. Completes Pre-Screens and Full Risk Assessments and implements case management planning per the Washington State Case Management Assessment Process (CMAP). Provides case assessments and recommendations to the Court in all phases of the court process. Coordinates and interacts with other departments within the agency, as well as law enforcement, prosecutors, attorney general, defense panel, department of children and family services, schools and other community agencies to ensure that appropriate and accurate information is provided to the Court. Refers youth families to appropriate community resources to implement the case plan, or provide direct case management services. Complete and support Community Accountability Boards for diversions when appropriate, in lieu of filing formal charges and entering formal court proceedings. Provides ongoing supervision for youth placed under court jurisdiction, which includes: Monitoring a youth’s performance on court ordered requirements. Developing and utilizing Motivational Interviewing skills. Assisting youth in crisis situations. Assisting parents and others in their responsibilities to care for the clients. Using other appropriate methods aimed at holding the clients accountable and assisting them in learning more appropriate behavior.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BA or BS degree required in the social sciences, behavioral sciences or related field. Minimum of one (1) year direct employment experience working with At-Risk Youth preferably in the Juvenile Justice system normally required for this position. Must be at least 21 years of age. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation, which shows no criminal activity that could directly impact ability to perform the job. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment. Must be able to obtain first aid/CPR certification. Must be able to successfully complete the Washington State Juvenile Services Academy as scheduled by the employer and obtain certification in the Washington State Case Management Assessment Process within six-months of receiving the training.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application to the Human Resources Department. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will receive notice of the final selection decision. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This selection process may be subject to change.
Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources
Mailing Address – 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address – 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290
Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment
This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted via regular mail to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, Dropped off at our Human Resources Building #9 – 423 N 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584, E-mailed: email@example.com or faxed to 360-427-8439. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages.
Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.
Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).
Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.
“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.
Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.
Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.
Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.
Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.