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Date:Apr 13, 2018

Location:PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32501

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Requisition No: 31808

Agency: Juvenile Justice


Position Number: 80002191

Salary: $1,257.57 Bi-weekly

Posting Closing Date: 04/16/2018

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Location: Probation/North Region/Circuit 1/Pensacola, Florida

Starting Salary: $1,257.57 Bi-weekly. (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee's current rate, whichever is higher.)

Contact Person:Kayshala K. Patterson, ACPO(850) 595-8820EXT. 222


Incumbent in this position supervises employees, spends the majority of time communicating with, motivating, training and evaluating employees, planning and directing employees' work.


Case Management/Reviews (Screening and Intake Process)

Assign cases to staff when referrals are received by the FDJJ.

Conduct case reviews to ensure home and school visits are an integral part of the assigned case activities for gathering information and engaging the family.

Initiate contact with the youth, family, victim and law enforcement regarding case handling and disposition, when necessary.

Review cases within the timelines and method defined by policy, procedures and administrative rules to ensure 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 family has been gathered, and the identified needs have been addressed by assigned staff.

Facilitate the completion of any assessments and evaluations, and if results indicate the need for services ensure staff have referred the youth and family for services regardless of the youth's legal status (e.g., intake status youth that may include diversion and civil citation); and assist staff that encounter difficulty assessing services and resources, or if the youth or family has refused services.

Formulate case management strategies with assigned staff based on assessments and/or information that will address the youth's specific needs.

Ensure service referrals were made to the appropriate provider(s) and follow-up actions were taken by assigned staff.

Approve 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 manner.

Case Management/Reviews (Court Process)

Acts as the DJJ representative during court hearings in support of the Department's recommendation for the youth, family and community by testifying to the court, as necessary.

Confer with assigned staff to ensure the Department's recommendations are based on information gathered during the screening, assessment, intake and supervision process that represents a balanced and restorative justice approach; taking into consideration youth competency development, accountability to the victimized community and promoting public safety.

Certify that case files reflect current social histories, court reports, referral letters and correspondence, and that staff is familiar with the contents of the documents and able to present relevant information to the court.

Provide current information (policy and procedures) to staff responsible for detention screening, detention reviews, and related court hearings, and share related information with the youth and family.

Review court dockets to confirm the department is represented at hearings. Ensure all necessary parties are informed of hearing(s) and when cases need to be placed on a docket. Follow up with staff to monitor the status of that request as appropriate.

Case Management/Review (Supervision Processes)

Conduct a case review to certify staff completed the appropriate Department approved screening/assessment instrument(s) to determine the risk and needs for all youth screened/supervised by the department.

Ensure that prior to the development of or revisions to a case plan that staff are negotiating, implementing, and modifying the plan based on input from the youth/family, and the risk and needs identified by the Department approved risk/needs instrument(s) are in accordance with departmental rule/policy.

Certify that staff conducted face to face contacts in the home, school and varied community-based settings with the youth, family and community during non-traditional hours (weekends and evening hours) in addition to business hours.

Verify that staff initiates a face-to-face contact with the youth and family following court to conduct a preliminary review of the court order and provide the youth and family with the contract information on the assigned staff or program.

Maintain communication with assigned staff to confirm adherence to departmental requirements for interventions during all stages of youth and family involvement with the department (e.g., meeting in the detention centers, schools, homes and out of home placements, place of employment, community sites, other agencies and treatment providers and/or offices).

Ensure that staff followed-up with service provider(s), youth and family on assessments, evaluations and progress reports (written or verbal). And have taken action on any issues communicated by the service providers.

Verify assigned staff has assisted the youth and family with assessing community resources and services at an appropriate agency or placement resources, including intra-agency services, education and employment resources to address youth and family needs.

Records Management

Conduct case reviews within the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) according to policy, procedures and rules to ensure all case related activities are provided and documented for youth involved in the juvenile justice continuum.

Assess that assigned staff upload and record any required form/documentation into JJIS on a case file activities with timely entries, in accordance with administrative and JJIS business rules.

Verify hard copy and electronic (JJIS Case Notebook Module) are maintained and contain all required case file document.

Community Collaboration

Meet and maintain communication with schools, teachers, law enforcement, care providers, and other agencies and organizations for the purpose of information sharing and collaboration to address community concerns and promote safe and nurturing communities.

Cultivate restorative justice community service work sites and identify resources that support youth participation in group work projects.

Act as a liaison to department, provider staff, community organization, agency partners, and the court.

Supervision of Employees, Special Assignments and Training

Attend and participate in professional development trainings and meetings.

Provide leadership on initiatives and offer input and review policies, procedures, rules, protocols and training curriculum as assigned.

Speak to community groups or external parties and explain DJJ functions.

Provide presentations/training to other staff, community organizations and partnering agencies, as needed.

Develop annual performance measures and review as required by policy and procedures.

Supervise, approve and maintain workloads, schedules, deadlines and work objectives for staff, expected to work with employees to identify flexible schedules that include non-traditional hours.

Complete administrative personnel assignments related to hiring, transfers, promotions, disciplinary action and related People First requirements.

Ensure reportable incidents are reported in the manner and timeframe directed by policy and rule

Assume management functions of the Assistant Chief Probation Officer and/or Chief Probation Officer as delegated.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of case management practices, of interviewing and counseling techniques.

Ability to provide counseling, guidance to others; maintain a professional, safe and helpful work environment.

Ability to conduct and document fact finding interviews.

Ability to make recommendations concerning the processing, handling and disposition of delinquent youth.

Ability to develop case plans, coordinate case assignments for multi-problem clients.

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate work assignments; to supervise, lead and motivate people; to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

Ability to communicate effectively, to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, community/judicial partners, and act as a liaison to those entities in a capacity defined by the department.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience working with youth.

Two years of experience in juvenile probation with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

A valid driver's license.


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 withan 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.

Successful candidate must be certified in accordance with State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice direct care training policy, or obtain such certification within 180 days of employment. In order to obtain certification, the candidate must attend and successfully complete a mandatory residential training academy located in Quincy, Florida.

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 will be required to take and pass Ergometric's 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 department.

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 reason.

Abide by all provisions of s.985.644(1) regarding fingerprinting and background investigations and other screening requirements for personnel.

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 Act.

Nearest Major Market:Pensacola

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