Chesterfield CountyChesterfield 10111
Full Time
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Probation Officer

Chesterfield County
Full Time 10111 Krause Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, United States Apply before 10/1/2023 11:59


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology or a related field and two years of experience in a Human Services field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of judicial system, field of corrections and criminology; working skill in caseload management; in developing/implementing alternative treatment methods; good oral/written communication, interpersonal and public relation skills necessary. Knowledgeable in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a trauma informed primary care/specialty care setting. Experience working with court system; possess understanding of human behavior and relationships; also of policies and procedures of criminal justice agencies. Experience working with groups and teams preferred. Understanding of the dynamics of criminal thinking and working with offenders. Basic PC skills: experience with casework and group work desired. Knowledge of and experience with Evidence Based Practices, including risk assessment, case planning and effective communication strategies. Training in MRT and EPICS preferred.

Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Records must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview. Pre-employment drug-testing, FBI criminal background check, and education/degree verification required. This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check. Must be a US citizen or have been a lawful resident of the US for the past ten consecutive years.  


The Pre-trial/Probation Officer- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is responsible for providing screening, treatment planning, case management, and court reporting. Maintain a caseload of clients and monitor their participation in the treatment providing special focus on clients needing medication assisted treatment (MAT). Evaluate and initiate appropriate referrals for assistance through County, State, and Federal programs. Participates in case conferences with other members of the treatment team to provide input in developing a treatment plan and to make recommendations on its implementation. Create, develop, and maintain partnerships with court, jails, commonwealth attorney, defense attorney, county, mental health, MAT providers and other internal/external stakeholders.  

Provide local probation and pretrial services to adults; interview/supervise offenders and defendants to assist the court; verify information and make written and oral reports to the court. Responsibilities may include conducting educational groups for offender population, conducting pretrial investigations and background investigations of defendants, completing risk assessments, coordinating, and monitoring placements for court ordered drug testing and electronic monitoring. Conduct site/home visits and conduct drug and alcohol testing through color-code system and random testing. Performs court research and secures warrants/information needed to properly supervise clients within state and local standards. Knowledge of and experience working with domestic violence, sex offenses, substance abuse, mental health, and various forms of household/family abuse. Must attend and complete Basic Skills Training through DCJS and must obtain VCIN certification and complete REVIVE Train-the-Trainer course (NARCAN) within first three months of employment. Perform other work as required.


Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; includes some evenings and/or weekends

Work Location

Community Corrections Services