Under general supervision of Probation Supervisor, investigates background of delinquent youths and makes recommendations to Court as to most proper disposition of juvenile cases. Supervises and counsels assigned juveniles and through development of individualized treatment plans, attempts to modify or eliminate behavioral problems. Maintains up to date records and writes reports.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling or related field. Must be certified by Michigan Supreme Court in Juvenile Court Training Program or complete course within two years of employment. One year experience in a juvenile court setting as a probation officer or in a related capacity is desired. Knowledge of juvenile probation, juvenile law, counseling procedures, foster care programs, electronic surveillance programs, residential placements, and social service programs. Ability to deal with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Must possess valid Michigan Drivers License and have a satisfactory driving record.