There is one opening with the Yakima County Juvenile Services Department. Position is responsible for performing all facets of duties related to the probation supervision of a caseload of juvenile criminals, status offenders and/or diversion clients. Caseload may include specialized populations of offenders/clients. This recruitment may be used to fill future openings which may occur within 90 days of the posted closing date.
Interviews and assesses juvenile clients assigned to caseload; meets regularly with clients and guardians to monitor court ordered conditions or diversion contracts, provides case management according to the Case Management Assessment Process (CMAP) adopted by Washington State Juvenile Court Administrators and/or diversion guidelines, counsels, advises, performs re-assessments, and staffs cases regularly with supervisor; engages youth to increase motivation to participate in evidence based programs, promising practices, restorative community service and other community based services designed to address risk and protective factors;
Participates in the facilitation of Aggression Replacement Training or other skill classes.
Coordinates activities and services with outside parties including parents, law enforcement, social service agencies, schools to provide and receive information and to clarify policies and court orders. Receives information regarding referrals and case management and acts as an advocate for clients. Presents information and provides technical knowledge to schools and other interested parties; provides program support services such as scheduling hearings; serving notice and summons; fingerprints clients; collects urine samples for drug/alcohol use; transporting clients.
Documents case progress by preparing case notes, compiling statistics, preparing periodic reports, court reports. Maintains files.
Participates in unit meetings, work groups and committees
Conducts field observations of client activity; visits client in the community and at home; Determines correct sanctions when client is out of compliance with supervision requirements, Testifies in court, provides recommendations to the court; conducts decline and capacity investigations and prepares related reports or recommendations responds to crisis situations as needed; Represents juvenile department in courtroom.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree: Sociology, Psychology Criminal Justice or a closely related field and Two (2) full-time years of counseling, case work and interviewing experience required.
Valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance at time of appointment.
Applicants selected for final interview will be required to complete a criminal and abuse/exploitation history disclosure statement pursuant to RCW 43.43.834.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ADDITIONAL JOB-RELATED TRAINING IS REQUIRED:
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Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is preferred
Equipment Used: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, cell phone, fax, projector, county automobiles.
Working Conditions: Environmental Demands: Travel, Field Work, May be required to work outside of standard business hours and at alternate work locations. Exposure to hazardous physical conditions and exposure to potentially violent or hostile individuals is possible. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, balancing, crouching, kneeling, hearing, smelling, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual demands: Ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects or work out in the field.
Knowledge: Upon entry what specific knowledge would an individual need to assume the duties of this position (Information or concepts that can be measured through written or oral examination)
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