PREVIOUS CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO RE-APPLY!!! This position is responsible for supervisory, administrative and professional work in the Norfolk Court Service Unit. This position is responsible for field probation officers and coordinating the work of support staff and probation officers who are charged with providing direct supervision and counseling to youth who come in contact with the court.
This position must ensure that citizens, juveniles and families receive the supervision and services appropriate to their need to promote public safety, competency development, and offender accountability in compliance with statutes, judicial orders, CSU Minimum Standards, and good casework practices. The successful candidate must oversee the delivery of effective interventions and evidence-based practices that ensure fidelity with the risk, need, and responsivity principles in working with juvenile delinquents in an effort to reduce recidivism and promote positive change. The candidate must maintain a good working relationship with law enforcement agencies, judges, other court officials, and community agencies.
He/she must provide required performance evaluations on all staff under his/her supervision. The position is flexible and subject to be assigned to carry out any number of supervisory functions across the Court Service Unit. The position also participates in strategic planning, problem-solving, program development, and evaluation along with other management staff.
Considerable working knowledge of the principles and practices of court proceedings within Virginia's juvenile justice system and social work treatment modalities is needed along with the ability to apply that knowledge to specific cases. Demonstrated experience in utilizing juvenile risk and needs assessments to identify criminogenic risk factors; demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring case plans based on risk and needs; experience with interpreting regulations, guidelines and statues are needed.
Experience in interviewing and counseling is needed, in addition to the ability to communicate effectively with diverse socioeconomic groups and populations as well as court, agency and government officials. The ability to provide guidance to identify and utilize community resources and agency services is important. Demonstrated experience in delivering effective interventions and applying evidence-based practices: Supervisory experience assisting or coaching others with skill development in interviewing and counseling juveniles displaying maladaptive behaviors; experience working in high demand setting with multiple priorities and experience communicating with diverse socioeconomic groups and populations; basic skills in keyboarding and data entry.
Prior supervisory experience or progressively responsible experience in leading projects or teams and assigning, monitoring, and assessing the work of others.
All applications for employment must be submitted online by visiting the following website (www.djj.virginia.gov) For more information about this position or other vacancies within our agency, please call (804) 371-0700 toll-free 1-866-603-7143 (Central Office), or visit our website at www.djj.virginia.gov Equal Opportunity Employer
State Of Virginia