CLASS TITLE: Probation and Parole Counselor II
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To conduct probation, parole, pardon and domestic relations case investigations to assist in the rehabilitation and supervision of all criminals and delinquent and wayward juveniles entrusted to the Probation and Parole Service by the various state courts and the Parole Board; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a superior who reviews work for the application of accepted case work and treatment techniques and for conformance to given instructions.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To conduct probation, parole, pardon and domestic relations case investigations; to assist in the rehabilitation and supervision of all criminals and delinquent and wayward juveniles entrusted to the Probation and Parole Service by the various state courts and the Parole Board.
To conduct pre-court investigations of adult and juvenile offenders and to analyze, evaluate and interpret funding and submit written reports thereon in connection with; pre-sentence, probation, domestic relations, referrals to Division of Alcoholism, referrals to Division for Mental Defectives, commitments or voluntary admissions to Exeter School or to Hospital for Mental Diseases or commitments to the Child Welfare Services; when requested by the Attorney General, to make investigations to ascertain eligibility of offenders for the legal services of the Public Defender; and to make other case investigations as required.
To investigate the ability of persons to pay for: court costs, restitution, support of dependents, alimony and to enforce court orders relating thereto; to collect monies ordered paid to the court and to deposit same with the Clerk of the court.
To conduct parole and pre-pardon investigations for the Parole Board.
To investigate the background of probationers and parolees and to prepare case histories; to diagnose causes of criminal and delinquent behavior and to make recommendations for consideration of the court; to meet with judges or other interested persons and to present an evaluation of case histories, including psychiatric and psychological findings when indicated, for the purpose of enabling them to better understand the persons involved.
To develop effective plans of treatment and correction by utilizing all the resources available in the family and community; to assist probationers and parolees in matters related to; family budgeting, economic aid medical, dental, psychiatric and psychological treatments; as required, to interpret to clients the benefits to be derived from medical, psychiatric, religious, or other services aimed at individual needs and desires; to consult with physicians, psychiatrists and religious advisors to ascertain their opinions of the effectiveness of the treatment program; to develop resources for children and adults in and away from their homes including the use of foster homes, schools and institutions, both public and private.
To assist persons placed on probation and parole to effect the necessary adjustments in their physical and mental conditions and in their attitudes as these apply in their domestic, economic and other social relationships; to evaluate the progress of the individual and, when necessary, to initiate changes in the treatment plan; to guide and supervise the educational, vocational and leisure time activities of persons on probation or parole; to prepare progress reports concerning such persons; to make closing summary statements of case histories for the court in connection with the discharge of a case or the sentence of person and for the Parole Board in connection with revocations of parole or other matters.
To take into custody and to remand violators of parole to penal institutions and violators of probation to courts.
To do related work as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of social case work; the ability to conduct probation, parole, pardon and domestic relations and other case findings and the ability to submit written reports; the ability to develop effective rehabilitative programs of treatment and correction for the maladjusted and the antisocial; ability to guide and supervise persons placed on probation and parole by assisting them in making the necessary adjustments in their physical and mental conditions and attitudes as these apply in their domestic, economic and other social relationships; the ability to evaluate the progress of the individual and, as required, to initiate changes in the treatment plan; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with specialization in sociology or psychology or social work, or penology or criminal justice; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment, under close supervision, involving the application of social case work techniques in a social welfare agency.