Adult Probation Officer
The successful candidate will provide casework services in the supervision of adult offenders sentenced to probation by the District Court. Will coordinate and enforce rehabilitation services in an effort to reduce recidivism. These services include investigations, frequent client contact, substance abuse testing, and referral and follow-up with appropriate counseling agencies. The ability to interact positively with individuals from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds is essential.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice or other relevant field combined with one year of experience in a human services position.
Working knowledge of the theory and practice of social casework. Working knowledge of the principles and applications of developmental psychology. Working knowledge of psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders and appropriate interventions. Familiarity with community resources available to assist and treat adult offender population.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The ability to prepare clear, concise, and complete case records and reports. Computer literacy and working knowledge of word-processing and spreadsheet application software. Basic knowledge of the Michigan criminal code.
Must have the ability to interact positively with judges, magistrates, court staff and administration, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, outside departments and agencies, and diverse client populations. Ability to interact positively with individuals from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Master's degree or significant coursework toward a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or Criminal Justice is beneficial.
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