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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Probation Officer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Division: Adult

Hours: General Office Hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday; Officers are required to work flexible hours, one or two evenings per week, to accommodate offenders’ schedules

Salary: $40,644

Benefits includes an array of County health insurance plans a generous IMRF pension plan

Apply to probation.hr@dupageco.org

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assessing and developing individualized case plans for each offender placed on a period of probation supervision;
  • Increasing intrinsic motivation for behavior change in offenders;
  • Coordinating interventions targeted at risk reduction utilizing the offender’s family, community and local treatment agencies;
  • Supporting behavior change through the application of rewards and sanctions;
  • Advocating for offenders with employers, family members and the Court when appropriate;
  • Conducting home visits and field visits to assess offenders’ living and community situations;
  • Counseling individuals and/or families; providing crisis intervention when needed;
  • Monitoring court conditions and providing accurate and documented information to the Court with testimony as needed;
  • May be asked to work as part of a team serving a caseload of sex offenders; and
  • Other work as assigned.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, including Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, etc., and a minimum of two years of probation, counseling, social work or related human service program work;
  • Independent decision making;
  • Ability to plan and organize the work and the schedule to accommodate multiple priorities including Court and offender needs;
  • Initiative to seek and develop additional resources to reduce the offender’s risk to reoffend;
  • Working skill in understanding and interpreting laws and regulations;
  • Considerable skill in dealing effectively with the public and applying professional methods of handling socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed individuals;
  • Some skill in observing, diagnosing, and recording behavior patterns of individuals;
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of working in the field and conducting home visits and possess a current, valid Driver’s License with the ability to drive.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer