Performs social services work to include obtaining information, analyzing client?s needs, planning and implementing service plans based on identified needs, counseling clients, coordinating and maintaining communication with clients families and service providers for medical, social, financial, educational, housing, andor related service needs.
Interviews client to gather information, conducts assessments of needs and develops service or case plans and recommendations. Serves as a liaison between client, client?s families, law enforcement, courts, service providers or community agencies to coordinate activities, develop prevention strategies and monitor effectiveness of services being provided to meet the needs of the client. Documents and maintains case records in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures and provides accurate and timely reports. Provides individual, family or group counseling. Utilizes community resources to conduct follow-up on referrals and monitors service providers for program compliance. Serves as back-up to staff and assumes all duties as necessary, i.e., administering medications, transporting youths to appointments, processing intake assessments or discharges, and disciplining youths. Must be physically able to perform ?handling with care techniques, including takedowns, chasing and restraining youth? as outlined in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) requirement. Participates in team meetings to review progress and other pertinent information essential to meeting the needs of the client. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a legal, behavioral or social sciences field, or in a job related field of study. One (1) year of work related experience. Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, with a good driving record. This position requires the incumbent become a Certified Juvenile Probation Officer within six months of employment. Must pass an extensive background investigation. Mandatory drug testing prior to employment, and will be subject to random, unannounced drug and/or alcohol testing during employment. • Position requires working with juveniles who may have committed dangerous/ aggressive acts; should possess a high tolerance for working in an emotionally demanding/stressful work environment. • An employee may be transferred to another department, shift, location, or facility based on the needs of the Department. • Working in a 24-hour facility may make the employee subject to working mandatory overtime or remaining on duty and working all, or a part of, an additional shift (“double shift”). • The incumbent is / may be considered to be ‘essential personnel’ subject to being held over or called back to a work location or alternate site at all times. When required, you will be notified by your supervisor. • Must be at least 21 years of age (for applicable positions) and must pass all portions (physical/written) of the Juvenile Academy to continue employment or all standards related to PREA and Ethics for specific positions. Standard office environment. Ability to travel to various work site locations. This position may be located within a secured facility and require the ability to restrain and/or chase youth.
An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Salary: 19.53
Maximum Salary: 24.35
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Requisition ID: 001321