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Juvenile Community Corrections Officer Region 1 - Portland

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

Job Description

Juvenile Community Corrections Officer Region 1 – Portland

Portland , Maine , United States | Correctional Services | Full-time Apply by: June 1, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply with IndeedApply

Code: 5271 Pay Grade: 23 $49,150.40 to $64,417.60 (includes $0.85 stipend)

035004057

Open: May 17, 2022

Close: June 1, 2022

CURRENT VACANCY INFORMATION:

The Department of Corrections has a vacancy for a Juvenile Community Corrections Officer in Region 1, Portland Office. This advertisement is for current Maine Department of Corrections Juvenile Community Corrections Officers and all outside applicants.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is investigative and protective services work involving the supervision and case management of juvenile offenders referred to the Department of Corrections or released to the community. This position serves a diverse community, andpreference will be givenfor applicants with prior experience working with diverse populations. Working as a Juvenile Community Corrections Officer will include assessing risks and needs, counseling, and supervising juvenile offenders on probation or other forms of community release, completing aftercare, pardon, and pre-disposition investigation reports; interstate compact investigations and duties; and investigating and participating in the formulation of release plans. You will also make decisions relative to the detention, diversion, prosecution, disposition, referral, and discharge of juvenile offenders.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:

+ Investigates juvenile delinquency cases and matters concerning probation and/or aftercare 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, aftercare, pardon, furlough, and interstate compact investigations to provide information.

+ Compiles and records information on juvenile offenders and their activities in order monitor and document compliance with conditions of supervision.

+ Prepares and maintains strength-based juvenile offender rehabilitation case plans and records and submits regular and special reports to superiors and the courts to carry out required procedures to intervene and remediate delinquent behavior.

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

+ Inform juvenile offenders of conditions of supervision to ensure they are understood.

+ Make prescribed contact and counsel juvenile offenders to assist with rehabilitation.

+ Arrests and transports juvenile offenders to jails, detention facilities, institutions, and hearings to enforce conditions of supervision.

+ Arranges and monitors for community/public service work, collects restitution and fines, and monitors disbursement of funds to enforce conditions of supervision.

+ Collaborates with community agencies and service providers to develop and monitor individual treatment and supervision plans and expand and enhance service delivery system for juvenile offenders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Behavior Science or Social Science area, or a closely related field and six (6) months of experience in juvenile probation/parole work, youth counseling and case management, or juvenile law enforcement activities OR an equivalent combination of directly related education, experience, and training.

PREFERENCE:Preference will be givenfor applicants with demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFCATION REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Class C Maine Driver’s License.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and if applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.

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 ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 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 19.63% 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.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC213975268

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: Jun 03, 2022