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DATE:3/6/23
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$53,653.86-$80,561.00
TITLE:PROBATION OFFICER I/II/III - TRIAL COURT
GRADE:114
LOCATION:101 E. Huron
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Family Division - Juvenile Center
 
JOB SUMMARY
Under the supervision of a probation supervisor, performs a psycho-social history, risk assessment and substance abuse and mental health screening; develops case plans; makes dispositional recommendations; provides active community supervision; monitors adherence to court orders and contracts of court involved youth. Promotes victim restoration, youth development and community safety in accordance with the juvenile probation code of conduct.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Has face to face contact with all assigned youth in accordance with the established contact standards.
  • Ensures compliance with disposition of the case: makes active referrals to court ordered services.
  • Leads or instructs activities that promote youth development and skill building.
  • Adhere to the juvenile probation code of conduct and professional specific codes of conduct.
  • Conduct risk assessment using evidence-based tool. Connect case plan to identified needs and risks.
  • Complete Michigan State Police fingerprinting training and fingerprint youth.
  • Arrange services that are court ordered i.e. counseling, psych, etc.
  • Refer youth and families to appropriate community based services.
  • Recommend, monitor, and assess services provided to youth by public and private agencies.
  • Advocate for age, gender, developmentally and culturally appropriate services.
  • Maintain and protect the confidentiality of all court records.
  • Adhere to the Crime Victim's Rights Act. (MCL 780.751).
  • Work collaboratively with families and community partners to devise and implement a case plan for the purpose of reducing delinquency risk factors and promoting protective factors.
  • Maintain case files; documenting all contacts within one business day and complying with the current Child Care Fund Handbook.
  • Responsible for knowing, understanding and following all Trial Court Policies and Procedures.
  • Is responsible for knowing and following all Family Division Juvenile statutes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Important Duties as required:

  • Attend hearings and presents dispositional written and verbal recommendations and reports to the Bench.
  • Attend trainings in areas specific to youth development and juvenile justice - for example LGBTQ, ethics, human trafficking, cultural competence, physical management, de-escalation techniques and personal safety.
  • May be required to work outside of normal court hours.
  • Conduct home, school, and community-based visits.
  • Transport youth and their families.
  • Consistently identify and implement graduated incentives and sanctions.
  • Drive your own personal vehicle.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of:

  • Legal, Family and Social Systems.
  • Trial Court Policies and Procedures.
  • Family Division Juvenile statutes.
  • Cultural Competences.
  • Balance and restorative justice principles.
  • Available community resources and supports for youth and family.
  • Time management and organization.
  • Holistic, strength-focused, family-centered assessment and case planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in automated information processing equipment.
  • Organizing and prioritizing tasks, making sound judgments and decisions, seeking supervision as needed.
  • Cultural humility and awareness and the ability to deliver culturally competent services.
  • Computer applications related to the work assignments.
  • Verbal and physical de-escalation techniques.
  • Function independently and as part of a team.
  • Perform effectively under stress.
  • Supervise youth in a community setting.
  • Interact in a professional and ethical manner with youth, families, community members and partners.
  • Assess the safety for youth, families, community, and self as a professional court employee.
  • Manage crisis situations and seek support appropriately.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid driver┐s license required.
Successful completion of MJI training within two (2) years of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer monitor and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
Work may involve conflict de-escalation, dispute resolution and interaction with chronic and violent adult and juvenile offenders.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
EDUCATION
Possession of a Master's Degree in social work or behavioral science.
EXPERIENCE
LEVEL I - GRADE 23

One (1) year of professional casework experience. Six month probationary period.
LEVEL II - GRADE 25

Two (2) years at Level I with satisfactory job performance.
LEVEL III - GRADE 27

Two (2) years at Level II with satisfactory job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 3/21/23

CONTROL NUMBER: 2303-2830-2363-0005

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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