Juvenile Court Counselor

Juvenile Corrections Staff
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Raeford, North Carolina

Sep 10, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$36,677.00 - $62,092.00 annual

Job Description

**Recruitment Range-$42,025.00-$62,092.00**

This is a Statewide continuous posting and may or may not reflect a current vacancy.

The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview. If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.

Work in this class involves providing case management services, counseling, and supervision of adjudicated or delinquent juveniles, to assure compliance with court ordered dispositions. Work involves the assessment of juvenile and family needs to develop and implement plans for treatment and complying with court orders; monitoring juvenile and family progress through home visits, residential placement, or Youth Development Center, office, and school visits, and contact with other human service agencies providing services to the family; and providing transitional and post-release supervision and support services to facilitate community re-entry and continuing treatment needs. Employees may also be responsible for evaluating complaints against juveniles to determine whether to divert the complaint or to initiate court action; conducting in-depth risk and needs assessments, and family social histories to develop treatment and sanction recommendations for disposition; serving as an officer of the Court to issue and serve court orders and documents, and to apprehend and secure physical custody of juveniles. Employees participate in an on-call rotation to provide after-hours response for emergency needs of juveniles; making decisions regarding and arranging for or providing transportation of juveniles in need of secure or non-secure custody; interagency, multidisciplinary planning and team meetings; and maintain extensive court records and documentation in a statewide online juvenile database.

Work hours for this position are M-F 8 am - 5 pm; flexible work schedule at times including after hours and participation in the on-call rotation is required.

Must have Valid Drivers License.

Must successfully complete Criminal Justice Certification requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

**Candidates MUST document proficiency with Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's) AND Education and Experience Requirements in the application. Failure to provide all educational information, including dates of attendance, will result in an automatic disqualification.

Knowledge of:

-Adolescent development and behavior and the dynamics of juvenile delinquency, group norms, and family dysfunction;

-Practical application of different counseling approaches, crisis intervention;

-Social agencies and community resources relevant to program needs.

-Wide range of behavioral, socioeconomic, and psychosocial problems and their treatment.

Ability to:

-Analyze facts and opinions objectively and impartially in evaluating complaints against juveniles and in developing plan of supervision;

-Make sound decisions;

-Develop and maintain effective relationships with juveniles and their families;

-Communicate and consult effectively with others.

Management Preferences:

-Ability to prepare written reports.

-Public speaking; present programs to educate juveniles and their families, agency personnel and the general public.

-Knowledge of computers and applications.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a human services field such as social work, psychology, counseling, or criminal justice from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in counseling or working with the juvenile/family client population and/or related human service case management experience; or Master's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in counseling or working with the juvenile/family client population and/or related human service case management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Qualifications Applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.

**There is no equivalency for the four-year degree requirement based on N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.


Applicants with a Human Service degree such as Divinity, Education, Health Education, Religion, Political Science, Social Science, Sociology, Special Education, Therapeutic Education, or similar subjects must attach a copy of his/her college transcript for evaluation.

Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete and pass the Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification program. The certification requires four weeks to complete and is comprised of classroom and physically demanding training. This training is carried out at regional training centers and requires consecutive overnight stays. In addition, the selected candidate must:

• Have or be able to obtain required documentation for certification as a Juvenile Justice Officer (i.e. a diploma)

• Pass a Criminal Background check

• Pass a Drug Screening test

• Pass a Psychological test

• Pass a Sexual Risk Screening test

• Pass a Physical

• Be a US citizen

• Be at least 20 years of age

• Have a valid driver's license

-If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, click here for specific certification requirements.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

-Online applications are only accepted through http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/.

-To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or Attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for completed application.

-Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

-During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

-Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

-If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certified-Programs.aspx for specific certification requirements.

-The N. C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "national Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to https://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000122,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact DPS Human Resources at (919) 324-6281.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Bachelor's
  • Experience: two years of experience in counseling or working with the juvenile/family client population and/or related human service case management experience

Contact Information

Kim Shaw

North Carolina Department of Public Safety
180 Sandhills Drive, Bldg. C
Raeford, North Carolina 28376
phone: 919-805-2353

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