SC Department of Public Safety Community Specialist IV in Greenville County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

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Greenville County

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Under limited supervision by the County Manager, assists in the development and implementation of intake, probation, and parole Services for youth referred to DJJ. Coordinates ad supervises all aspects of the day to day business of the intake, probation, and parole section and ensures subordinate staff conducts timely and effective management & supervision of cases in accordance with DJJ policy and procedures. Ensures staff monitors juveniles in their home, school. group home, other community or hardware secure facilities. Monitoring includes ensuring each juvenile has a comprehensive plan of supervision based on their risk and needs. Assist subordinate staff in the development of community services where a gap exists. Provide alternatives to incarceration and promotes community safety. Ensures staff prepares and provides comprehensive case work and accurate administrative records, reports, documents while maintaining complete client records, and to include JJMS data entry. Prepares reports/conducts and plan/meetings/staffing. Promotes restorative justice practices to address repair of harm/compensation to victim and community. Participate in job-related training and workshops for professional growth. Preforms other related duties as requested or required.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or related. 4 years experience in strength-based case management, work with community based based programs, intake case management, probation, intensive case management, criminal justice or equivalent related experience.

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview. A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant. Please note that some areas of the department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination.

Preferred Qualifications

He/she must have knowledge of federal/state laws & regulations pertaining to juvenile offenders and the juvenile justice system. Knowledge of the objective, techniques and practices of th juvenile justice intake/probation functions.Knowledge of fact-gathering methods & interviewing techniques. Ability to develop. enhance, and work with community collaborative initiatives. Ability to organize amd maintain a case load. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally & written. Ability to facilitate and broker services for juveniles, their families, and victims. Ability to utilize a wide range of graduated responses. He/she must be able to preform their job duties in a variety of setting which may include: an office, courtrooms, client homes, group homes, wilderness camps, schools, as well as hardware secure or specialized juvenile facilities. He/she maybe required to do some overnight traveling on an as needed bases. Must be able to drive & travel throughout the state, and life up to 25lbs. He/she must be able to work with non-incarcerated youth and their families. Must work closely with community partners and sisters agencies in an effort to broker services for the youth. Annually scheduled performance reviews; information conferences as required or requested. Works independently or groups with some discretion when needed.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Program

Salary: $32,838.00 - $60,760.00 Annually

Location: Greenville County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 82636

Closing: 10/19/2018 5:00 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: GA50

Position Number: 60032288

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $34,150.00

Opening Date: 10/12/2018

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply online at Follow the status of your application online.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Address: P O Box 21069 4900 Broad River Road, Building 2007 Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-1069

Phone: 803-896-5600