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Juvenile Justice Specialist II

Recruitment #130627-K10B-21

Introduction

Position is locate in Stephens CO JSU, Duncan OK.

Effective July 1, 2013 new employees to the Office of Juvenile Affairs will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.

Provide intake, probation and parole services to youth and family as mandated by statute.  Travel is required across the state of Oklahoma including transporting youth and family.  This position requires 24 hours direct services to clients within the OJA Administration District; maintain contact with youth in and out of home placements.  Requires On-Call responses 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Develop individual services plans, initiate and prepare all documentation in accordance with policy.  Enter updates and maintains all pertinent information on JOLTS, CMS and related data systems.
Prepare all appropriate reports to court and other formal reports of services provided to client.  You will attend all court hearings for assigned cases.  Submit reports and attend required training.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

State of Oklahoma employees: Permanent and classified employee currently with another agency or those having reinstatement rights; Submit all of the following application materials: An OJA cover memo - (101B - OHRM) or a cover letter containing the OJA’s Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your current classification and job code, and a completed Personal Data Summary Sheet (OPM-4B). These forms and announcement numbers can be found at the OJA’s Job Announcements website. http://www.oja.state.ok.us/jobs.htm

Send or Fax OHRM 101B and OPM-4B forms to:

Office of Juvenile Affairs
Attn: Human Resources
3812 N. Santa Fe, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8812
Fax: (405) 530-2982

Mailed or faxed forms must be received by 5:00PM on the date of closing. If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact HR at (405) 530-2976.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing services in the areas of rehabilitation of juvenile offenders and protection of the public through clinical and case management activities in the areas of juvenile intake, probation, parole and custodial responsibility for delinquent children and their families.  Within an Office of Juvenile Justice facility provides clinical social work services to residents and their families.  Employees perform both program delivery and client intervention functions.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for the completion of the assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level II:
At this level of this job family employees provide juvenile services to youth and their families at the full performance level.  In addition to differentiated casework activities and development of a treatment plan and provision of services, employees at this level will evaluate residents placed in facilities; monitor provider contracts; conduct foster care studies; act as liaison with community resources; act as client advocate; and develop and maintain expertise in specialized areas of treatment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in a behavioral science; or a juris doctorate degree; or a master’s degree and one year of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole; or a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science and one year of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole; or a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in juvenile justice, social work, community based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, guidance and counseling, correctional case management or probation and parole.

NOTE:  No substitution of experience for education will be allowed below the bachelor’s degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job related travel normally associated with this position, possess an Oklahoma Driver License at time of appointment and be willing to be on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

Selection Plan

Scores based on:   100% Written Test

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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