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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2182 - EO Intensive Probation Officer

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
UNION: AFSCME


POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in professional casework involving the intensive probation program; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The incumbents of this class supervise offenders at a level that exceeds standard probation services. The primary responsibility is to work with repeat and/or serious offenders for whom other interventions have failed or would not provide sufficient supervision and community protection. Work requires independent judgment, initiative and familiarity with State statutes and Probation Department standards, policies and functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Receives program referrals through division staffing and judicial referrals
• Provides program information and expectations to offenders and families
• Evaluates candidates as to program understanding and commitment
• Solicits input from other sources such as family, police departments, school officials, employers, therapists
• Recommends acceptance to program
• Seeks, develops and maintains community service sites
• Provides intensive supervision of offenders throughout day, night and weekend contact
• Maintains case files, contact logs and court records on each offender
• Arranges and monitors payment of restitution
• Monitors compliance with all court orders
• Provides youth home and local law enforcement agencies with list of probationers under program
• Does record checks
• Monitors and documents school attendance
• Initiates violation of probation proceedings or other program sanctions
• Provides crisis intervention services
• Assesses needs of offenders and families and makes appropriate referrals
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Casework practices and philosophy
• Community services, local schools and law enforcement agencies
• Individual and group behavior, literature in the social work field and juvenile court law and practices
• Social and psychological issues regarding drug use and gang behavior

Skill in:
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Dealing effectively with offenders in affecting change in law-violative behaviors
• Documenting behaviors and maintaining accurate records
• Utilizing relevant criminal causality theory, casework method, supervision and consultation in social work practice
• Understanding and interpreting laws and regulations

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or Behavioral Sciences and two years of probation, law enforcement, corrections, counseling, social work or related human service program work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to noxious odors, hoarding, unsanitary conditions, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license.