Prob Counselor_Corrections Misdemeanant-728
Prob Counselor Corrections Misdemeanant-728
Supervises, tracks, monitors, records, and evaluates the progress of assigned probation clients ensuring that all assigned clients follow their terms and conditions of probation and are not involved in further crime.Searches out the needs of the clients and makes available to them the community resources that will help them meet their needs (i.e. job referrals, alcohol counseling, welfare, etc.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
Ensures that all assigned clients are following their terms and conditions of probation by going over conditions of probation with the client in an initial interview and monitoring their progress by meeting with clients on a regular basis (typically monthly) in order to track and document their progress as required.
Outlines conditions of probation with clients to ensure they have a clear understanding of the requirements they must meet according to the court's instructions; obtains clients signature for the conditions of probation; provides clear and specific instructions regarding actions that must be taken by client prior to their next appointment.
Gathers and verifies client intake information; interviews client to learn as much as possible about the client and to determine special conditions or needs of the client and to establish goals; refers clients to agencies, schedules appointments as needed, and provides agency with necessary information and paperwork; directs client to community service as required.
Completes court-ordered paperwork containing pertinent information for all clients; ensures the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information recorded;
Documents, codes, and tracks monies received from the client maintaining accurate and complete accounting records; completes the restitution and fine forms regarding the same; ensures receipt of payments and maintains acceptable collection rate range.
Conducts regular appointments with clients to monitor and verify client's progress toward meeting conditions of probation.
Notifies the court when a client violates probation conditions; prepare Rule to Show Cause completes required paperwork and submits the same to the court; provides recommendations to the court with regard to violations of probation based on the data collected and successful termination of cases.
Prepares and maintains accurate and complete case notes for all client appointments; observes clients behavior and records all pertinent information about the client; outlines the procedures taken and information explained during the course of appointments.
Builds and maintains professional relationships with community agencies; prepares and distributes required paperwork and release forms to assist agencies providing services and assistance to clients; ensures all information provided is in compliance with established policies and procedures.
Serves as liaison between court system and community agencies, police departments, victims seeking restitution, victims' attorneys, insurance companies, etc.; responds to telephone calls and prepares/receives correspondence in order to obtain pertinent information and to maintain awareness of clients compliance with probation conditions; maintains accurate and complete records regarding contact with the same.
Prepares and maintains an appointment calendar in order to track all client appointments; prepares and maintains an organized record keeping system of all client records.
Prepares, processes, and coordinates violations of probation, Rule to Show Cause motions to court for changes in defendants conditions of probation, terminations of probation, restitution hearings for victim and client to appear in court, etc.; checks computer records to identify new charges, changes in cases, etc.; notifies and instructs client of required procedure and completes necessary forms; monitors client's compliance with conditions.
Issues and coordinates Notice of Hearings; initiates and completes the necessary paperwork and schedules appointment with the client in order to fully explain the procedure.
Builds and maintains professional and effective working relationships with other county probation staff; provides accurate, complete and timely information and reports as requested.
Performs other related work as required.
Assists supervisor with special projects.
Performs other related work as required.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
General Office EquipmentComputers
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years college from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a related field,
two years progressively responsible experience in a court system or probation, parole, social casework or counseling with at least six months experience working in The Salvation Army Corrections Program,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid State Driver's License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of criminal justice principles and practices.
Knowledge of court procedures and legal terms in order to assist judges and instruct clients.
Knowledge of The Salvation Army Corrections probation policies and procedures.
Knowledge of effective communication and motivation practices.
Knowledge of time management practices and procedures.
Ability to represent The Salvation Army's interest in a professional and positive manner and in compliance with established polices, procedures and regulations.
Ability to testify in court and provide observations and recommendations regarding defendant’s probation conditions and/or termination of probation.
Ability to work with the public encompassing all types of behaviors.
Ability to interview clients and to obtain pertinent information.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete client records.
Ability to build and maintain effective and professional relationships with other agencies and defendants.
Ability to maintain the confidential nature of the clients cases as outlined by the established policies and procedures.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write and communicate the English language.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to think clearly and quickly under pressure in order to provide recommendations and observations to the judge.
Ability to think clearly and quickly in order to maintain control of client caseload.
Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple cases at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized.
Duties are usually performed seated.Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.
Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little, or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
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- Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
- Job Function Corrections
- Pay Type Hourly
- FL - Jacksonville, FL 328 North Ocean Street 32065, 328 North Ocean Street, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America