BERRIEN COUNTY JUVENILE CENTER
6414 DEANS HILL ROAD
BERRIEN CENTER, MICHIGAN 49102
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Updated: August 20, 2020
Job Classification: Juvenile Probation Officer
The Berrien County Juvenile Center is currently hiring to fill the position of Juvenile Probation Officer. All candidates must take the IMPACT exam through National Testing Network and complete the department's application located here to be considered further in the hiring process.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
Salary Information: $41,431
Benefit Information: Life, Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement
Contact Information:Rebecca St. ClairAdministrative Assistant269firstname.lastname@example.org
US Citizen: Must be legal to work in the United States
High School Grad/GED: Mandatory
Valid MICHIGAN State Driver's License: Mandatory
Ability to Read/Speak English: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in unusual situations
College: A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, behavioral science or related field is required.
Prior Experience: Minimum of one year paid full time experience working with youth within the juvenile court system or social service agency is required.
Additional Requirements: Complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) juvenile probation officer certification training within two years of employment.
Hiring Process: Upon meeting the above qualifications, the applicant must:
Working Conditions: Normal office environment, lifting of up to 25 pounds is expected and some reaching and bending for file manipulation is required. Prolonged sitting and standing are required based on specific job duties and assignments. May perform work in an environment that involves a moderate degree of hazard. Individual will be required as necessary to work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends. Exposure to persons charged or adjudicated of criminal offenses.
Duties - General Summary: Under general supervision of the Family Division Administrator and other supervisory personnel, performs juvenile casework for the Berrien County Trial Court-Family Division. Conducts investigatory processes to gather information about a youth and family. Provides dispositional recommendations to assist the Court with appropriate offender disposition. Develops, implements, and oversees an individualized plan for counseling, treatment and direction for probationer rehabilitation with the application of evidence-based risk assessment tools. Develops and implements case plans, which may include counseling and treatment programs to assist and guide juvenile offenders and their families in rehabilitation efforts. Supervises probationers to increase assurance they follow court ordered probation terms and conditions.