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Do you aspire to make a difference in a rewarding career that supports individuals who want to better themselves? State of Nebraska Probation is seeking a Specialized Populations Officer (SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPERVISON (SSAS), POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION (PRS), TRANSITIONAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM (TIP), and PROBLEM SOLVING COURT (PSC)).
Examples of Work
This position will provide strong case planning, case management and caseload management. Participates in the treatment process, facilitation of programs and participation in special programming. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plans. Develops needed community resources; creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders; field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer's/participant's home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12 step, group home, and team meetings. Prepares Presentence Investigations (PSI), post-release supervision plans, problem solving court reports, PSI updates, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence. Exercises the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers/participants as necessary. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of electronic monitoring and/or GPS equipment.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a human services based program or agency.
All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to demonstrate skills and abilities in establishing, promoting, and maintaining positive working relationships with the court system, other criminal justice agencies, local or regional stakeholders and treatment providers.
• Working knowledge of the standardized model, cognitive skill building, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, social learning theory and other appropriate specialized skills.
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Ability to match the probationer's/participant's needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service (i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc).
• Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to probation work and functions, problem solving courts and procedures of courts involved.
• Proficient in various software programs such as the Nebraska Probation Application for Community Safety (NPACS), Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, NCJIS, CODIS Prelog, Justice and/or others.
• Strong understanding of social learning theory, criminal thinking, stages of change and the importance of cognitive engagement and use of cognitive behavioral groups in case management.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to interpret data.
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