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Juvenile Probation Officer I - Case Manager (020918)

Location:Killeen, TX
Salary Range:$34,440 - $38,760 per year ($16.4943 - $18.5632 per hour)
Benefits:Retirement, Vacation, Holidays, Health, Dental/Vision, Sick Time
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Juvenile Services
Description:Responsible for the case management and proper documentation in JCMS for youth placed in the C.H.A.N.G.E (Post-Adjudication residential) Program.

Duties:Serves as a liaison and facilitates communication between parents/guardians, inter-county and out of county probation officers, and service providers. Addresses identified youth and family needs, to include the development of community resources as part of transition planning. Ensures youth receive treatment and services as outlined in the program requirements and as determined by assessment(s) and case planning.
Qualifications:Basic Qualification Requirements:
1. Masterís degree preferred but not required.
2. Must have bachelorís degree conferred by a college or university accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University system; and
3. Must have either:
a. One year of graduate study in criminology, corrections, counseling in a social work, psychology, sociology or a related field that has been approved by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; or
b. One year experience in full-time casework or counseling in a social service, community correctional or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons;
4. If a current employee of Bell County Juvenile Services, must be in current position for a minimum of six months and meet the requirements of either 3 (a) or (b); experience within the Department is counted towards the one-year requirement;
5. Must have a valid Texas Driverís License and proof of adequate liability insurance; and
6. Must have a personal vehicle that is dependable for day-to-day transportation;
7. Must possess physical stamina to handle potential physical outbursts of violent youth. Be able to restrain and handcuff a child who is resisting.
8. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population.
9. Must be of good moral character.
10. No staff member may possess while on duty any firearm, illegal weapons, or chemical agents.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit the following prior to the closing date:
1. A completed Bell County on-line application, available on the Bell County Website at www.bellcountytx.com, Human Resources page or if a current employee an internal application located on the server must be completed and submitted.
2. A completed Background Investigation Release Form and Prison Rape Elimination Disclosure form, both of which can be obtained from the Bell County Website at www.bellcountytx.com or the server if an internal applicant.
3. A copy of applicantís DD214, if prior military (if applicable). Applicants discharged from military services under less than honorable conditions will not be considered for employment. (External applicants only).
4. Failure to follow all required guidelines can result in the applicant not being considered.

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