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
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.
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.
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.
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