The Kern County Probation Department offers careers with a wide range of opportunities and diverse assignments.
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Established Date: May 11, 2015
Revision Date: May 27, 2022
$22.89– $27.36 Hourly
$1,831.51– $2,188.82 Biweekly
$3,968.27– $4,742.44 Monthly
Under supervision, performs specialized work providing paraprofessional activities in support of programs for clients. Performs duties that require interacting with clients, facilitating programming, instructing clients in a classroom setting, searching law enforcement data bases, documenting client’s progress towards rehabilitation, and serve as a liaison with community based providers. Incumbents work independently and possess knowledge of various ways to deliver and implement programs.
This classification works under minimum supervision within the Probation Department as a paraprofessional with juvenile and adult clients who may or may not be under probation or Court supervision.
Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to work weekends, holidays, overtime; and travel to various training locations throughout the County.
Performs other related duties as required
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent, and completion of sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university with 9 semester, or 16 quarter units in Behavioral Science, or related field AND one (1) year of full time paid experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
(Qualifying related work experience may include, verifying documents to determine eligibility for benefits, social services and/or employment; conducting needs assessments; making referrals for services; classroom instruction, and interviewing clients.)
Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver’s License
Applicants will be required to pass an extensive background investigation and be fingerprinted. Disqualification for felony, misdemeanor and traffic offenses will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge of: interviewing techniques; basic socioeconomic principles; program terminology; applicable programs; customer service principles; community resources; basic mathematical principles; alphabetical and chronological filing methods; applicable policies and procedures, public relations and public speaking methods; and telephone etiquette.
Ability to: use a computer and related software applications; conduct interviews with clients; prepare and deliver presentations; read, comprehend, and explain regulations and procedures; resolve conflict; record client information; maintain client files; communicate both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information; and receive work direction.
All Kern County employees are designated “Disaster Service Workers” through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.