DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is professional level work providing short term intervention counseling services for youth, families, and/or adult probationers to prevent further involvement in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems. Counseling services provided are auxiliary services to a County Probation Department, to address emotional, psychological and social needs of clients. Responsibilities may include leading group sessions for various clients to address various issues in a community support context. Work is performed under general supervision of the Probation Director. Supervision is not a responsibility of this position. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of principles and practices of social casework and social group work; good knowledge of the nature of chemical dependencies and effective approaches and therapies; working knowledge of Federal, State and local public welfare laws and programs relative to juvenile, domestic, and substance abuse issues; good counseling skills; good knowledge of services provided by the department, other county agencies, and local community support services and resources; ability to effectively conduct interviews; ability to deal effectively with adolescent and adult populations; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with individuals and groups; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; ability to deal objectively with clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures; good listening skills; social perceptiveness; tact; confidentiality; good judgment; reliability; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512