Description of Work
Salary Grade - GN11 - Recruitment Range - $42,780.00 - 72,424.00.
This is an internal posting open to current NC Department of Public Safety Employees or those with RIF priority within NCDPS only.
The position is assigned to District 26, Mecklenburg County.
The position is assigned to District 26 which includes Mecklenburg County. Work involves the administrative and technical supervision of a staff of Juvenile Court Counselors who provide an array of supportive services, court ordered supervision, and treatment of delinquent and undisciplined juveniles. This position requires that the employee travel around the county District providing direct supervision to staff. This employee assigns cases, coordinates workflow, and provides supervision to Juvenile Court Counselors through review and evaluation of counseling activities. Employee is responsible for staff orientation, training and development, resolving problems, ensuring the quality of services and adherence to Department standards and statutory requirements. Employee provides input to higher-level management on administrative and personnel issues. Employee may carry a small caseload of very complex cases or supervise special community based or court related programs. Employee provides training and presentations on a variety of intervention and prevention topics to juveniles, law enforcement, school personnel, and the general public. Employee reports to a Chief Court Counselor. Employee is responsible for the quality of services provided by staff, and compliance with established standards and guidelines. Employee is reviewed through periodic meetings, formal and informal reviews with the Chief Court Counselor.
Applicant has requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to assume responsibilities of the Chief Court Counselor in his/her absence.
The office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Work schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the Department, working sometimes more, sometimes less than 8 hours a day, with work sometimes after 5:00 and on weekends. Employees in the position must be accessible to subordinate employees after hours, on weekends, and holidays to meet on-call needs of the district; and to ensure effective supervision/time management of staff working variable work schedules.
Valid NC Driver's License is required.
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.
Working knowledge of:
Adolescent development and behavior and the dynamics of juvenile justice & delinquency, group norms, family dysfunction, juvenile laws, regulations and guidelines governing agency programs;
Application of appropriate counseling approaches & methods, etc. principles and practices of public administration, adolescent development and behavior, dynamics of juvenile delinquency, group norms, family dysfunction, juvenile court program, juvenile laws, regulations and guidelines which govern the program.
The practical application of a variety of counseling approaches, crisis intervention techniques, and individual and family therapy;
Evaluating complaints against juveniles and in reviewing plans of supervision;
Consulting effectively with other professionals involved in the intervention process.
Plan, assign, and supervise the work of professional subordinate employees and interpret a wide range of laws and regulations related to juvenile services;
Develop and maintain relationships with parents and community agencies.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelors degree in a human services field such as social work, psychology, counseling, or criminal justice with 25 semester hours of coursework related to the human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of progressively responsible experience in juvenile court counseling; or Masters degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressively responsible experience in juvenile court counseling.
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 http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/.
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or Attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for completed application.
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.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and- Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certified-Programs.aspx for specific certification requirements.
The N. C. 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 https://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000122,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
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If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact DPS Human Resources at (919) 324-6284.
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