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Family Court-Deputy Juvenile Officer I - Delinquency

St. Louis County Department of Judicial Administration and Family Court
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medical insurance, life insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, long term disability, retirement plan
May 23, 2024


Family Court of St. Louis County is hiring for a Deputy Juvenile Officer I in the Delinquency Department.

Entry salary is typically $45,760.00. This rate includes 10% addition to pay.

This is a non-merit position. Recruitment for this position will be handled by the Family Court of St. Louis County. Position is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefits package that includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 11 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short- and long-term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page.

Examples of Duties

Work involves the supervision (formal and informal) of juveniles referred to the Juvenile Office. DJO is responsible for conducting interviews with juveniles and their parent(s)/guardian(s)/custodian(s), conducting comprehensive assessments and treatment (case management) plans, preparing written reports with recommendations for court hearings, testifying in court, providing home and community-based supervision services, linking juveniles and families with appropriate resources, providing crisis management and supportive services to juveniles and their parent(s)/guardian(s)/custodian(s), utilizing evidence-based or promising best practice interventions that are designed to increase accountability, build competencies, and enhance community safety.

This is a community-based position that involves frequent home and community-based client contacts. DJO must have a vehicle, valid driver's license and a willingness to transport juveniles and parent(s)/guardian(s)/custodian(s) as needed. Some late afternoon and evening hours are required at times to meet the needs of clients.

Transports juveniles as needed to scheduled appointments; observes established safety procedures and exercises good judgment and discretion regarding personal safety issues.
Participates in, and helps operate, Juvenile Office sponsored programs; serves on Juvenile Office and Court committees and task forces as requested.
Attends interdisciplinary staffing's, unit meetings, departmental meetings, case conferences, treatment consultations, etc. as scheduled.
Conducts public speaking engagements on behalf of the Juvenile Office, as requested; serves as a liaison with schools and the police.
Consults with, and advises, the community and general public on juvenile matters.
Attends and completes a minimum of 24 hours of approved job-related training per year.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related social/behavioral science (a Master's degree is preferred). Plus at least one year of professional experience working with youth and families or any equivalent combination of training and experience. This job requires skill working with a diverse population of people. Good writing, oral communication, and time management skills are also essential.

Additional Information

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part-time, full-time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be paid by the County. Applicants will also be required to submit to an extensive background and criminal record check.

EOE. Please contact the Human Resources Department at Relay MO 771 or 800 735-2966 if you need any accommodations in the application process, or if you would like this posting in an alternative format.

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