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Juvenile Community Corrections Officer

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

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Juvenile Community Corrections Officer

Portland , Maine , United States | Correctional Services | Full-time Apply by: June 3, 2024 Apply with Linkedin Apply Juvenile Community Corrections Officer – Juvenile Community Corrections Region 1 – Portland 03500-3852 Code: 5271 Pay Grade: 23 $53,996.80 to $70,824.00 (includes $0.85 stipend) Open: May 17, 2024 Close: June 3, 2024 CURRENT VACANCY INFORMATION: The Department of Corrections has a vacancy for a Juvenile Community Corrections Officer in Region 1, Portland, ME. This advertisement is open to Maine Department of Corrections employees as well as all outside candidates. JOB DESCRIPTION: This work involves the supervision and case management of juveniles referred to the Maine Department of Corrections by law enforcement agencies. A Juvenile Community Corrections Officer’s (JCCO) duty will include assessing risks and needs, provide supportive intervention, and the supervision of juvenile clients on probation and other forms of community supervision. Duties also include pre-disposition investigation reports, interstate compact investigations, formulating community release plans, and developing case plan goals. A JCCO will also make decisions relative to the detention, diversion, court action and disposition, release/discharge of juvenile clients from supervision by empowering change and restoring lives. REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:

+ Investigates juvenile delinquency cases and matters concerning probation and/or community reintegration using evidence-based principles and practices to report findings.

+ Researches and writes institutional and court ordered investigation reports to present information needed for making case decisions.

+ Researches and completes pre-disposition, post-disposition, community reintegration, and interstate compact investigations to provide information.

+ Compiles and records information on juvenile clients and their activities in order monitor and document compliance with conditions of supervision. Records and submits reports to management and the courts as part of statutory requirements.

+ Prepares, monitors, reviews, and revises individual strengths-based case plans and refers them to appropriate education, employment, community, and treatment programs/resources to promote their rehabilitation and mitigate identified criminogenic factors.

+ Ensure that all conditions of supervision are understood by the juvenile client

+ Provide appropriate level of supervision based on risks and needs assessment.

+ Respond to law enforcement requests for detention of juvenile clients, utilizing the detention risk assessment.

+ Arrests and transports juvenile clients to detention facilities or alternative placements.

+ Arranges and monitors for community/public service work, restitution, as part of conditions of supervision.

+ Collaborates with federal, state, local, and community agencies, to expand and enhance service delivery systems for juvenile clients.

QUALIFICATIONS:

+ A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Behavior Sciences, or Social Sciences, or a closely related field (4 years).

AND

+ Six (6) months of experience in youth counseling and case management or juvenile probation/parole work or juvenile law enforcement activities.

OR in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree

+ At least 4 years and 6 months of equivalent combination of directly related education, experience, and training.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience working with adolescents and families involved with the juvenile justice system. BENEFITS No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 19% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness .

There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Thinking about applying? Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.
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Job Posting: JC260081436

Posted On: May 19, 2024

Updated On: Jun 06, 2024

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