Hennepin County is hiring a Probation/Parole Officer for the Intensive Supervised Release unit within the Adult Specialized Supervision Services division of the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR). This position will provide community-based supervision to high-risk clients and work towards client change and public safety through supervision strategies matched to client need and risk. Individuals who bring diversity of work and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the employee referral program page.Hennepin County employees in the Probation/Parole Officer job classification are encouraged to apply to be considered for a lateral transfer.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both onsite at 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 300, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430 and remote as job duties require. This position will be required to work non-traditional hours including weekends, days, and evenings. Intensive Supervised Release agents are required to cover their phone from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About this position type:This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is currently not part of DOCCR's internal junior/senior plan.This position is internally classified as a Probation/Parole Officer. Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
· Provide caseload coverage and compliance monitoring for clients on Intensive Supervised Release (ISR) supervision in absence of the agent of record, utilizing research-supported practices to increase intrinsic motivation to change and promote skill building by utilizing Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) when working with clients in the field.
· Assist agents and the unit with administrative duties and responsibilities, including monitoring social media sites; calibration of breathalyzers; collection and processing of urinalysis samples; forensic examinations; planned searches; maintaining an evidence repository; and data tracking and analysis.
· Interface with the court and Department of Corrections hearing process by writing reports for the court and court partners, attending hearings, and providing testimony.
· Assist agent of record with required contact standards, such as client contacts in the community, client transports, and report writing.
· Respond to urgent and emergent situations, collaborating with law enforcement and other partners regarding clients’ criminal activity, and problem-solve using application of established policies and procedures to promote public safety.
· Maintain accurate documentation of case activity, including, but not limited to, contacts with clients, victims, concerned parties and treatment agencies, utilizing department and offender data systems.
· Work successfully with cross-cultures, be respectful of lived experiences in all communications, and demonstrate on-going expansion of one’s own awareness and understanding of culture and active support for equity.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Associates degree in any field and four or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
o Bachelor's degree in a non-related field and two or more years of relevant full-time equivalent approved, related paid or volunteer experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
o Bachelor's degree in one of the below areas and one or more years of full-time equivalent approved, related paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
o Master's degree or higher in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law enforcement, education, or a related field; including the completion of a supervised clinical field work training/internship (if required by degree program).
o Conducting home and/or community visits with clients.
o Using CSTS (electronic client management system).
o Working with the Minnesota Department of Corrections violation processes.
· Knowledge of casework or case management practices, interviewing and investigative methods, the criminal justice system, criminology, individual and group behavior, and legal procedures; and strength-based approaches to motivating behavioral change.
· Ability to build effective, strengths-based relationships; demonstrate a high level of customer service; be flexible and adaptive when working with clients, peers, and internal and external stakeholders; maintain confidentiality; resolve conflicts, problem-solve, and make recommendations and decisions within authority of the criminal justice system.
· Excellent communication skills and well organized, detail oriented, and comfortable with evolving technology.