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Juvenile Probation Officer


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We are looking for a dedicated Juvenile Probation Officer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for supervising, counseling, and guiding juveniles who have been convicted of crimes and are serving probation. The goal is to aid in their rehabilitation and prevent further criminal behavior. The Juvenile Probation Officer will work closely with various stakeholders including families, schools, and community organizations to develop a comprehensive plan for each juvenile. This role requires a strong understanding of the juvenile justice system, excellent communication skills, and a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of young people.


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  • Supervise and monitor the behavior of juveniles on probation.
  • Develop and implement rehabilitation plans.
  • Coordinate with families, schools, and community organizations.
  • Conduct home visits and school checks.
  • Prepare and present reports on juveniles' progress.
  • Provide counseling and guidance to juveniles.
  • Enforce the terms of probation and report violations.
  • Assist juveniles in finding employment or educational opportunities.
  • Participate in court hearings and provide recommendations.
  • Maintain detailed case files and records.


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  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and make difficult decisions.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • CPR and First Aid certification.

Potential interview questions

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  • How would you handle a juvenile who is not complying with the terms of their probation?
  • What strategies would you use to help a juvenile reintegrate into society?
  • How would you handle a situation where a juvenile's family is not supportive?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision in a previous role?
  • How do you handle stress and maintain professionalism in challenging situations?