Probation Officer
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We are looking for a highly motivated and reliable individual to join us as a Probation Officer. You should be able to develop and implement various rehabilitation plans. Besides, you should also be able to meet probationers and discuss the probationary requirements with them. You should also be able to review case files and undertake follow-up procedures. 

As a Probation Officer, you should be able to monitor the progress of the rehabilitation plans and evaluate the progress of the probationers. Moreover, you should also be able to report any probation violations and recommend remedial actions. Furthermore, you should also be able to perform alcohol and drug tests on the probationers. 

To be able to perform in this job role, you should have complete knowledge of the probation and enforcement laws. In addition to this, you should be able to prepare violation warrants and maintain confidentiality of any sensitive information. Also, you should be able to adhere to the legal and departmental regulations and guidelines at all times. 

Send in your application if you can take up the job responsibilities. We would like to discuss the opportunity with you.   

Responsibilities 

  • Meeting and communicating with Probationers/ Juveniles to discuss probationary requirements  

  • Reviewing case files and undertaking follow-up procedures 

  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring the success of rehabilitation plans 

  • Evaluating the progress of probationers 

  • Communicating the probationer’s progress to their families 

  • Reporting any probation violations and recommending remedial action 

  • Performing alcohol and drug tests on the probationers 

  • Keeping a track of community-based sentences 

  • Preparing violation warrants 

  • Adhering to the legal and departmental regulations and guidelines at all times 

  • Performing pre-trial investigations 

  • Providing testimony in court as and when required 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field 

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in the Legal industry as a Probation Officer or a similar role 

  • Complete knowledge of probation and enforcement laws and case management 

  • Familiarity with the local, state and federal laws 

  • Good time management and organizational skills 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Detail-oriented and research-driven individual 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of any sensitive information 

  • Ability to handle any stressful situations 

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