Job Title: Probation Officer
Duties: To serve the Court by monitoring and supervising a caseload of offenders; perform a variety of field work such as conducting home visits and referring offenders to appropriate community agencies; work closely with the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department and jail, all City Police Departments, the Courts, community agencies and treatment programs; complete written reports and notices required by State statute and to file such reports with the Circuit Clerk as required by statute; appear in Court and testify as needed; maintain thorough and accurate records of all case activities; collect urine samples and conduct drug testing; perform duties as assigned per an on-call schedule to handle after-hour calls, home confinement and/or emergencies; and to perform other duties as directed including those mandated by the Illinois Complied Statutes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; requires knowledge of psychological, substance abuse, and other areas of mental and physical problems to identify human needs and make appropriate referrals; requires excellent organizational and time management skills; should be familiar with the following concepts: motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and evidence-based principles; and requires the ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with staff, offenders, the courts, other agencies, and the general public.
Special Requirements: Must be a resident of the state of Illinois within ninety (90) days of appointment; must reside within a 45 mile radius of the County seat (Cambridge, IL); must be on the employment eligibility list maintained by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts; and must have a valid Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license.
How to Apply: To become certified by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Division, as meeting the minimum qualifications, you must apply on-line at http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/administrative/forms/probation/employment to be eligible for employment.
In addition to completing the application on line, please send a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Director Jill Bullock, Henry County Court Services, 307 W. Center Street, Suite 202J, Cambridge, Illinois 61238 or email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org