Tuesday , February 27 2024

Virginia State Job Openings – Probation Officer

Website Commonwealth of Virginia

Job Description:

Contributes to the agency’s public safety mission by supervising and counseling clients in the community setting. Works directly with clients in support of the Department’s reentry mission. Interviews, gathers, verifies and evaluates information to prepare pre-sentence investigations including sentencing recommendations/suggestions. Informs clients of conditions of supervision and develops case plans. Directly monitors clients’ behavior. Maintains case files and documents case activities. Investigates, reports, and follows up on alleged client violations to determine appropriate and available sanctions. Prepares sentencing guidelines and testifies in circuit court.

Job Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license. Recent experience working directly with diverse groups of clients, co-workers and community agencies in a criminal justice and/or human services setting to accomplish collaborative and individual goals. Recent experience providing high volume case management supervision and documenting case activities on an on-going basis in a fast paced criminal justice and/or human services setting. Experience providing counseling and targeted intervention to criminal justice and/or human services clients on an ongoing basis in a fast paced, high volume setting. Experience making referrals to service/program providers and to management for review. Experience gathering information, creating and presenting reports to criminal justice &/or judiciary entities, administrative officials, courts or the Parole Board. Demonstrated skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, and Excel. The selected candidate must be eligible and have the ability to obtain required VCIN certification.
  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in criminal justice or a related human services field or equivalent applicable training or experience. Prefer experience making field &/or home visits to clients. Prefer experience keying data into a case management or automated record system such as VACORIS, Badge, etc. Prefer experience in completing risk assessments and developing case plans. Prefer awareness of Evidence Based Practices. Bi-lingual and Multi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.
  • The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Job Details:

Company:  Commonwealth of Virginia

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location:  Norfolk, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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