Juvenile Justice Specialist III

Recruitment #220516-K10C-02

Introduction




IF YOU ARE A CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT

This position is located at the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Tecumseh, OK.

'This position is a safety sensitive position as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8 (K)(1)(i)(2) due to providing direct child care. Therefore, those applicants testing positive for marijuana will not be hired even when in possession of a valid medical marijuana license.'

Annual Salary:  $50,386.06

Performs as a case worker; functioning as a lead worker, providing case management to social services staff and to other staff regarding clinical social work services, diagnosis and treatment options. Attends meetings as required and informs administrators of department status.

Carries a differentiated case load in the area of juvenile justice; provides services and supervision to youths in custody or on probation or parole status or covered by the provisions of the Interstate Compact on juveniles.

Conducts intake interviews with juvenile offenders, families, and victims and develops appropriate treatment plans.

Provides individual and group counseling; arranges for health screening; recommends and implements placement, including out-of-home placement and community reintegration; visits clients in out-of-home placements and ensures that appropriate services are being provided.

Prepares reports for the court, District Attorney’s office and Parole Board; may testify in court as an expert witness; acts as liaison with the court. Staffs cases with the District Attorney’s office; establishes restitution amount. Initiates, develops, implements and monitors contracts with private nonprofit and for-profit entities; coordinates with providers for delivery of services.

Serves as liaison to facilities, agencies and schools and participates on community councils and planning boards.

Conducts foster care studies and recruits foster parents.

Conducts diagnostic and evaluation interviews with residents placed in facilities and their families; prepares written social assessment of diagnostic factors; participates as a member of multidisciplinary team of professionals and paraprofessionals in formal evaluation staffing to recommend treatment methodologies; prepares written clinical treatment plans with resident and family; coordinates efforts of psychological, residential and educational staff to provide services to meet treatment needs of resident.

May develop and maintain a specialized area of training and expertise in one or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS education, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Abuse Survivors and Sexual Offenders.

Makes application for Title XIX and Title IV-E for custody juveniles.

Provides detention screening for law enforcement entities and coordinates detention placement.

Serves as advocate, presenter or administrative hearing officer in due process District Review Hearings, which may result in the imposition of sanctions against a juvenile.

Prepares court reports; may testify in court as expert witness. Develops appropriate treatment plans and documents resident's progress according to the treatment plan. May oversee specialty programs for a group(s) of residents.

Acts as backup to JJS IV.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, legislation, policies and procedures as they pertain to the state administration of Juvenile Justice and the investigation of juvenile delinquency; of community resources; of human developmental stages and related dysfunction; of social work theory and practices; of emotional, physical and mental needs of children and families; of sensitivity to cultural diversity; of courtroom terminology and procedures; of clinical and counseling techniques and treatment of juvenile delinquency; of statutes, policies and procedures concerning contracts for Juvenile Services; of statutes, policies and procedures for foster care; and of the principles and practices of planning and monitoring the work of others. Ability is required to perform crisis intervention; to gather necessary information to determine the needs of the child; to perform casework management; to provide courtroom testimony; to communicate effectively; to develop, evaluate and modify an intervention plan on an ongoing basis; to establish and maintain constructive relationships with children and their families; to help families become and maintain as functional family units; to work with courts and law enforcement entities; and to train and assist other professional staff.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to pass background check and drug screening. A trial period may be required.  Applicants must be willing and able to work overtime and on various shifts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in a behavioral science and one year of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole; or a juris doctorate degree and one year of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole; or a master’s degree and two years of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole; or a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science and two years of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole; or a bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole.

Note: No substitution of experience for education will be allowed below the bachelor’s degree.

NOTES

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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.