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Juvenile Court Counselor

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State Of North Carolina Manteo , NC 27954

Posted 4 months ago

Description of Work

Salary Grade - GN09 - Recruitment Range: $38,125.00 - $58,683.00

This position is assigned to District 1 which includes Pasquotank, Perquimans, Gates, Chowan, Camden, Currituck and Dare Counties. The duties of the position will be primarily in Dare County.

The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview. If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.

Work in this class involves providing case management services, counseling, and supervision of adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent juveniles, to assure compliance with court ordered dispositions. Work involves: the assessment of juvenile and family needs to develop and implement plans for treatment and complying with court orders; monitoring juvenile and family progress through home visits, residential placement, or Youth Development Center, office, and school visits, and contact with other human service agencies providing services to the family; and providing transitional and post-release supervision and support services to facilitate community re-entry and continuing treatment needs. Employees may also be responsible for evaluating complaints against juveniles to determine whether to divert the complaint or to initiate court action; conducting in-depth risk and needs assessments, and family social histories to develop treatment and sanction recommendations for disposition. Employees' recommendations match the risk and the Court to issue and serve court orders and documents, and to apprehend and secure physical custody of juveniles. Employees participate in an on-call rotation to provide after-hours response for emergency needs of juveniles; making decisions regarding and arranging for or providing transportation of juveniles in need of secure or non-secure custody. Employees participate in and lead interagency, multidisciplinary planning and team meetings to assure implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated array of effective services. Employees maintain extensive court records and documentation in a statewide online juvenile database.

Work hours for this position are 8am-5pm; flexible work schedule at times and on-call rotation is required.

Must have Valid Driver's License.

Must successfully complete Criminal Justice Certification requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Candidates MUST document proficiency with Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's) AND Education and Experience Requirements in the application. Failure to provide all educational information, including dates of attendance, will result in an automatic disqualification.

Knowledge of:

  • Adolescent development and behavior and the dynamics of juvenile delinquency, group norms, and family dysfunction;

  • Juvenile laws, regulations and guidelines governing the agency programs;

  • Practical application of different counseling approaches, crisis intervention;

  • Social agencies and community resources relevant to program needs.

Ability to:

  • Analyze facts and opinions objectively and impartially in evaluating complaints against juveniles and in developing plan of supervision;

  • Make sound decisions;

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with juveniles and their families;

  • Communicate and consult effectively with others.

Management Preferences:

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish.

  • Knowledge of computers and applications.

  • Priority given to candidates with prior Juvenile Court Counseling experience.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor s degree in a human services field such as social work, psychology, counseling, or criminal justice from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in counseling or a human services field with the client population; or Master s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in counseling or a human services field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment Bachelor s degree in a human services field such as social work, psychology, counseling, or criminal justice from an appropriately accredited institution; or Master s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications Applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Online applications are only accepted through

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or

Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete and pass the Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification program. The certification requires four weeks to complete and is comprised of classroom and physically demanding training. This training is carried out at regional training centers and requires consecutive overnight stays. In addition the selected candidate must:

  • Have or be able to obtain required documentation for certification as a Juvenile Justice Officer (i.e. a diploma).

  • Pass a Criminal Background check

  • Pass a Drug Screening test

  • Pass a Psychological test

  • Pass a Sexual Risk Screening test

  • Pass a Physical

  • Be a US citizen

  • Be at least 20 years of age

  • Have a valid driver's license

Information regarding required documentation and the JJO certification requirements may be found on the NC Dept of Justice website:

If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements.

The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status."

If there are any specific questions to this posting, you may contact DPS Human Resources at 919-324-6281.

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Juvenile Court Counselor

Expired Job

State Of North Carolina