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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION

PROBATION CORRECTIONS COUNSELOR I
$2,726.76 – $3,314.39 / Month
$15.73 – $19.12/ Hourly

PROBATION CORRECTIONS COUNSELOR II
$3,012.04 – $3,661.15
$17.37 – $21.12 / Hourly

This is a fulltime, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

PROBATION CORRECTIONS COUNSELOR I/II

Definition:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties that support probation programs that serve the juvenile custody and non-custody, as well as the adult non-custody populations. These duties may include providing for the screening, care, custody, supervision, and/or transportation of in-custody youth, providing community-based programming to non-custody juvenile and adult populations, and completing other related duties generally associated with Probation Department programs and client services.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Behavior modification principles and techniques in youth and adults. Principles and techniques of supervising group activities. Techniques for establishing effective verbal communication. Basic knowledge of case plan development. Causes of juvenile delinquency and the principles and methods of dealing with delinquent and emotionally disturbed juveniles. First Aid and emergency medical practices and procedures.

Ability to:
Learn the psychodynamics and physical manifestations of chemical dependency. Learn the policies and procedures of the Probation Department. Effectively apply behavior modification techniques, counseling and other treatment techniques in working with juveniles and adults. Recognize health and behavioral problems in clients. Deal fairly and effectively with youth, parents and adults under the supervision of the probation Department. Deal tactfully and courteously with people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Remain calm and exercise good judgment in controlling emergency situations and behavioral disturbances. Comprehend and follow written and oral instructions. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Operate a county vehicle as necessary to transport minors or adults. Effectively represent the Probation Department in contacts with the public, other county staff, and other law enforcement agencies. Read or see objects under ambient, limited or artificial lighting and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description (i.e., persons, items of property, written messages, printed materials, etc.). Hear normal speech and other audible sounds in combination with environmental noises.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Prior experience in supervising or counseling.

Completion of advanced level course work in sociology, psychology, behavior sciences, or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s license.

Possession of or ability to complete P.C. 832 Training within one year of employment.

Possession of or ability to complete Juvenile Corrections Officer BSCC Core Training within one year of employment.

Possession of or ability to obtain valid First Aid and CPR certificates.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to climb, stoop, crouch and kneel; lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance; reach and lift objects above shoulders; physical ability to sustain extra physical effort for a substantial period of time and restrain detainees; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.trinitycounty.org/Employment

NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.
Possession of or ability to obtain valid First Aid and CPR certificates.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $15.73
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $21.12