Juvenile Justice Specialist I

Recruitment #220628-K10A-08

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 McClain Co. JSU in Purcell 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 Hiring Rate K10A: $38,447.85

At this level of this job family employees provide juvenile services to youth and their families at the full performance level.  In addition to differentiated casework activities and development of a treatment plan and provision of services, employees at this level will evaluate residents placed in facilities; monitor provider contracts; conduct foster care studies; act as liaison with community resources; act as client advocate; and develop and maintain expertise in specialized areas of treatment.

Responsible for carrying a case load in the area of Juvenile Justice; provide services and supervision to youths in custody or on probation and parole status or covered by the provisions of the Interstate Compact on Juveniles.

Responsible for providing individual and group counseling, conducts intake interviews with juvenile offenders and their family members and develops treatment plans.

Prepares reports for court, district attorney offices and parole board. May testify in court as an expert witness.

Computer knowledge needed to keep all records current and to meet all federal and state requirements.

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; and of statutes, policies and procedures for foster care. 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; and to work with courts and law enforcement entities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in a behavioral science; or a juris doctorate degree; or a master’s 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 bachelor’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 bachelor’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.

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

Special requirements:
Must be able to pass background check and drug screening.
A probation/trial period may be required.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position, possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at time of appointment and be willing to work 2 evenings a week

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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