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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Probation Officer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Division: Adult

Hours: General office hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Officers are required to work flexible hours, one or two evenings per week, to accommodate offenders' schedules

Salary: $40,644 annually

The responsibilities of this position include:
•    Assessing and developing individualized case plans for each offender placed on a period of probation supervision;
•    Increasing intrinsic motivation for behavior change in offenders;
•    Coordinating interventions targeted at risk reduction utilizing the offender’s family, community and local treatment agencies;
•    Supporting behavior change through the application of rewards and sanctions;
•    Advocating for offenders with employers, family members and the Court when appropriate;
•    Conducting home visits and field visits to assess offenders’ living and community situations;
•    Counseling individuals and/or families; providing crisis intervention when needed;
•    Monitoring court conditions and providing accurate and documented information to the Court with testimony as needed;
•    Other work as assigned.

Requirements for this position include:
•    Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, including Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, etc., and a minimum of two years of probation, counseling, social work or related human service program work;
•    Independent decision making;
•    Ability to plan and organize the work and the schedule to accommodate multiple priorities including Court and offender needs;
•    Initiative to seek and develop additional resources to reduce the offender’s risk to reoffend;
•    Working skill in understanding and interpreting laws and regulations;
•    Considerable skill in dealing effectively with the public and applying professional methods of handling socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed individuals;
•    Some skill in observing, diagnosing, and recording behavior patterns of individuals;
•    Ability to meet the physical demands of working in the field and conducting home visits and possess a current, valid Driver’s License with the ability to drive.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications for this position should be submitted to:

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer