Juvenile Probation Parole Specialist 2 - Forsyth CSO
State of Georgia
 Cumming, GA

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, provides social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation. Makes recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of youth offender; including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interview youth offender regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
  • Recommend remedial action or initiate court action in response to non-compliance with terms of probation or parole.
  • Administer drug and alcohol tests, including random drug screens of youth offenders, to verify compliance with substance abuse treatment programs.
  • Prepare and maintain case folder for each assigned youth offender.
  • Discuss with youth offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played a role in their criminal behavior.
  • Conduct pre-hearing and pre-screening investigations and testify in court regarding offenders' backgrounds and recommend sentences and sentencing conditions.
  • Inform youth offenders of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
  • Write reports describing youth offenders' progress.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Write reports or evaluations. Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues.
  • Arrange for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.
  • Supervise people on community-based sentences, such as electronically monitored home detention, and provide field supervision of youth offenders by conducting curfew checks or visits to home, work, or school.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Two years of experience at the lower level Juv. Probation/Parole Spec 1 (SSP130) or position equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess two or more of the following:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree with a major in one of the following areas: Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education or a directly related field.
  • Two or more years of direct case management experience working with offenders and families in human services delivery setting.
  • Three years or more of experience at the lower level equivalent.
  • This position is eligible for a Military Incentive. This incentive is for current/former service members who have served on active duty

THIS IS AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.

THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE CHECK AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, WHERE APPLICABLE.

PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT JOB INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PRESCREENED.

DJJ IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Two years of experience at the lower level Juv. Probation/Parole Spec 1 (SSP130) or position equivalent.