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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: Full-Time: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 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;
• May be asked to work as part of a team serving a caseload of sex offenders; and
• 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.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer