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Corrections Counselor (Probation Officer), Vancouver, WA
CLARK COUNTY’S District Court Corrections, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a CORRECTIONS COUNSELOR that performs professional interviewing, counseling, investigative and administrative work in the County Criminal Justice System.
HOW TO APPLY:
For complete details and to apply on-line, visit our website at http://www.clark.wa.gov/hr/careers/
This recruitment will be used to form an applicant pool to fill current and future regular and/or limited duration project vacancies over the next six (6) months.
The Corrections Counselor (Probation Officer) performs professional interviewing, counseling, investigative and administrative work in the County Criminal Justice System. Work is performed in the areas of sentencing alternatives and pre-trial intervention, and incumbents deal with inmates and offenders referred by the Courts to the various programs. Programs in which incumbents can expect to be involved include, but are not limited to, Probation, Alternative Detention, Release on Own Recognizance, Supervised Release, Specialty Court, Deferred Prosecution, Restitution, Work Crews, Jail
Programs, Employment, Education and Alternative Community Services. The duties involved require knowledge of law and justice systems with specific interpersonal skills. Main responsibilities are in the area of pre-sentence investigation; determining eligibility for release on personal recognizance; supervision and counseling of defendants under court order; court appearances on probation violations; casework activities relating to risk/needs assessment, resource referral and community resource development. Daily contacts are made with offenders, office staff, court and law enforcement
employees and collateral agencies in order to provide, clarify or obtain facts or information directly related to the work being performed. Assessment, training and counseling offenders is a substantial element of work in this position.