McKean County Juvenile Probation Placement Specialist Wanted
NOTICE OF VACANCY
ANNOUNCEMENT: McKean County Juvenile Probation Placement Specialist
PAY RATE: $39,643.50 ($20.33/hr.)
37.5 hours per week
The Placement Specialist position performs duties and responsibilities consistent with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Act, Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure, Principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice, and Juvenile Justice Evidence-Based Practices. The mission and purpose of the Juvenile Act mandates that youth who commit delinquent acts be provided “programs of supervision, care and rehabilitation which provide balanced attention to the protection of the community, the imposition of accountability for offenses committed and the development of competencies to enable children to become responsible and productive members of the community.”
The Placement Specialist is responsible for working with youth in court ordered placement and community aftercare settings to ensure community safety, accountability to crime victims, compliance with conditions of supervision and court orders, and competency program participation. Responsibilities further include employing evidenced-based practices which may include screens/assessments, interventions, and treatment approaches that have been demonstrated by research to work most effectively to reduce recidivism with juvenile offenders. Assisting crime victims, as well as, supervision of offenders will occur in the placement facilities, office, school, home and community settings and at times will require non-traditional work hours (nights and weekends), travel and on-call responsibilities.
A bachelor’s degree which includes an academic background of 18 credits in the behavioral and/or social sciences with a minimum of 1 year in probation, or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience working with at-risk youth or victims preferred. Successful completion of New Probation Officer Orientation classes will be required during probationary period. Must complete forty (40) hours of training annually. Applicant must hold a valid driver’s license, pass pre-employment drug screening, be able to obtain criminal record and child abuse clearances as well as successfully complete any additional Human Resources requirements. As a condition of employment, employee must attend the County Probation and Parole Officers’ Firearm Education and Training Commission Basic Training Academy and upon successful completion carry a firearm in the performance of duties.
Submit a résumé, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and a completed McKean County application for employment to:
John Bickford, Chief
McKean County Juvenile Probation
500 West Main Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Pre-Employment Application can be found on Human Resources webpage: http://www.mckeancountypa.org/departments/human_resources/index.php