Requisition No: 351202
Agency: Juvenile Justice
Working Title: OPS JUVENILE Justice OFFICER - 80900317
Position Number: 80900317
Salary: $13.00 PER HOUR
Posting Closing Date: 04/20/2021
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THIS POSITION IS A POOL ANNOUNCEMENT
MULTIPLE POSITIONS WILL BE HIRED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
LOCATION, CONTACT AND SALARY INFORMATION:
LOCATION: Probation & Community Intervention - Circuit 8 Alachua
Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 3440 NE 39th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32641 (Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Union, Bradford,
CONTACT PERSON: Valerie Tyson, Juvenile Probation Officer,
352-955-2105, email@example.com or Julia Pollard,
Administrative Assistant II, 386-418-5231,
STARTING SALARY: $13.00 Per Hour
This work includes providing intake and screening services to
juveniles referred to the department for law violations. Incumbents
make recommendations to the court for detention status, and
referrals for services based upon assessment results.
Case Management, Referrals, Recommendations and Assessment
Initiate contact with the youth, family, victims, and law
enforcement when referrals are received by the FDJJ.
Interview the youth, parent/guardian, and collateral sources as
an integral part of the information gathering process and family
Obtain and review collateral information such as abuse and
neglect history, educational, mental health, substance use, gang
related activity and other pertinent information from other
agencies involved with the youth and/or family.
Conduct and document FDJJ screening(s) to identify the youth's
risk and needs, protective factors and/or the need for further
evaluations, including but not limited to detention screening,
intake screening, Suicide Risk Screening Instrument and any
Department approved risk/needs screening and/or assessments
Make service referrals to the appropriate provider(s) and follow
up actions needing to be taken.
Make supervision and treatment recommendations to the State
Attorney and other judicial partners that allow the Department to
provide the most appropriate services in the least intrusive
Complete the screening instruments and reports used by the
Department and/or the courts that include but are not limited to
Detention Screening Risk Assessment (DRAI), Suicide Risk
Screening Instrument (SRSI), Massachusetts Youth Screening
Instrument (MAYSI), State Attorney Recommendation (SAR), and any
other Department required tools.
Acts as the DJJ Representative during court hearings to support
the Departments' recommendation for the youth's detention
Testify at hearings, when appropriate.
Case Management, Interventions and Supervision
Assist the youth with obtaining appropriate mental health,
substance abuse evaluations based on administered assessments, and
arrange for specialized testing and treatment, as needed.
Provide crisis intervention; assist the youth and family in
accessing crisis intervention services/resources by making
necessary referrals and follow-up on actions taken.
Enter into Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) all case
management activities, including risk/needs screening, assessment
and case planning activities related to the youth and family during
youth's involvement in the juvenile justice continuum.
Upload required forms/documents into the Juvenile Justice
Information System (JJIS) case file to ensure accurate and timely
entries, in accordance with administrative and JJIS business
Ensure familiarity with community resources and provide input to
circuit management on provided community-based service delivery
issues and program developments, and provide input on grant related
proposals, if requested.
Attend and participate in professional development trainings and
Follow all departmental policies, procedures and administrative
High School Diploma.
A valid driver's license is required.
Knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of computer programs
Ability to make recommendations concerning the processing and
handling of delinquent youth.
Ability to determine work priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working
relationship with community and judicial partners for the purpose
of information sharing and collaboration to address community
concerns and promote safe and nurturing communities.
Ability to work non-traditional working hours; evenings,
weekends, holidays, shift work.
Ability to successfully complete and pass Protective Action
Response (PAR), CPR and First Aid training.
Ability to make independent decisions based on individual
analysis, have strong verbal and written communication skills and
the ability to conduct and document interviews.
Juvenile Probation Officers are required to maintain CPR and
First Aid Certifications throughout employment.
All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender
check, criminal background checks, (state, local and national) and
pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.
DJJ Participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).
When identified on a position description, a valid driver's
license is required, If initially hired with an out-of-state
license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state
driver's license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or
revoked for any reason, work permits (Business
purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of
restricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses that have
Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver
wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.
Positions that include the transportation of youth while
performing any work or work-related functions on behalf of DJJ,
require: (1) a valid driver's license; and (2) a three-year
acceptable driving record as defined in FDJJ Policy 1920.
For those candidates who are not currently in the state system
as a direct care worker for DJJ at the time of application, the
top-ranking candidate(s) after the interview phase will be required
to take and pass Ergometrics IMPACT Assessment and Training Test in
order to be considered for this direct-care employment opportunity.
This test will be used to measure the candidate's overall
suitability for working with Juvenile Justice involved youth. Test
results will be used for a period of six months after initial
testing for candidates who reapply during that period for another
position for which testing is required.
985.66 Florida Statute Requirement
Be at least 19 years of age.
Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the
Not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving
perjury or false statement or have received a dishonorable
discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the Unity States. Any
person, who after September 30, 1999, pleads guilty or no lo
contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or a misdemeanor
involving perjury or false statement is not eligible for
employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding
of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subparagraph, and person who
plead no lo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement
before October 1, 1999, and who has had such record of that plea
sealed or expunged is not ineligible for employment for that
Abide by all provisions of s.985.644(1) regarding fingerprinting
and background investigations and other screening requirements for
Execute and submit to the department an affidavit-of-application
form, adopted by the department, attesting to his or her compliance
with sub paragraphs 1-4. The affidavit must be executed under oath
and constitutes an official statement under s. 837.06. The
affidavit must include conspicuous language that the intentional
false execution of the affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the
second degree. The employing agency shall retain the affidavit.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate
discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by
the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring
authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735).
Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to
allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All
employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in
accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace
Nearest Major Market: Gainesville