POSITION: Juvenile Probation Officer
SALARY: Determined by Judicial Conference of Indiana
SHIFT: To be determined
Supervises, meets, and monitors assigned probationers, including reviewing, providing written rules and signing probation agreement with clients, and visiting at home and work sites. Conducts random drug screens as required. Ensures probationers pay required fees, such as fines, court costs, and restitution. Maintains current, accurate case files, including classifying offenders according to risk, recording probationer’s character, attitude, behavior and compliance with probation conditions, and preparing and processing various documents. Assists in preparing statistical and other reports as required. Conducts pre-sentence investigations and writes comprehensive reports for court, including researching legal and social history, and interviewing offenders and crime victims. Notifies court of probation violations and compliance with reimbursement orders, attends hearings, and testifies/makes recommendations in court proceedings and/or to other officials as required. Cooperates with public/private community service agencies, school systems, and individuals in assisting probationers and their families/guardians in obtaining treatment and/or services as needed. Transfers supervision of offenders to other jurisdictions as requested, and supervises offenders transferred from other jurisdictions as assigned. Determines need for removing probationers from homes. Periodically assists in answering phones, providing information, taking messages or directing caller to appropriate department or individual. Maintains current knowledge of applicable local, state and federal rules/regulations, new developments, technology and trends in the field of probation by reading professional publications and periodically attending seminars and conferences. Serves as representative on various task forces, committees, and/or teams as assigned and/or requested. Periodically prepares and makes public speaking presentations to community groups as assigned. Performs related duties as assigned.
Baccalaureate Degree and ability to successfully pass written exam and successfully complete specified orientation as required for certification as a Probation Officer by Indiana Judicial Center. Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of local, state and federal regulations, and standard policies and procedures of juvenile and criminal code. Ability to effectively supervise, direct and monitor assigned probationers to ensure proper completion of probation requirements. Working knowledge of and ability to make appropriate referrals of probationers to treatment programs and services. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, probationers and their families, attorneys, victims, community service agencies, counselors, school systems, and court and law enforcement personnel, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities. Ability to provide expert testimony in legal proceedings. Ability to properly operate a computer, maintain accurate and organized files, and prepare detailed reports as required. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information as required. Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision, and work on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure. Ability to occasionally work weekend, evening and/or extended hours, and occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight. Possession of valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
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Juvenile Probation Officer – Tippecanoe County Government – Lafayette, IN