All applicants must complete the following additional forms (available at ) and attach to the application, email to , or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:
TJJD Employment Application Supplement (HR-003)
Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form (HR-028)
Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation (HR-975)
Authorization to Release Information (HR-074)
A complete job description and requirements are available at: .
Applicants applying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete the supplemental questions and forms to be considered for this posting. To complete the supplemental questions, please go to the CAPPS Career Center () to register and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile. A complete job description and other job requirements are available there. To complete the supplemental forms listed above, go to ) and attach to the application, email to , or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711.
Send completed application, supplemental questions/forms, and copies of diploma and college transcripts via email to or regular mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711.
Your job application must be completely filled out and cover all employment. Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment, supervisor’s name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week. If this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.
Applicants must attach to the application a copy of a high school diploma/equivalent or college diploma and transcript if a degree or college semester hours are required to meet minimum qualifications. A copy of all required certifications and/or licenses must also be attached to the application.
Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.
State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at . Benefits include: Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program. Optional add-on benefits include: Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc. Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.
Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Must travel a minimum of sixty percent (60%) of the time. May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per workweek.
Career Ladder Promotion Opportunity: This position is in the approved TJJD career ladder for Parole Officers. Parole Officers receive career ladder salary adjustments upon meeting established eligibility criteria per agency policy (PRS.15.08) until they reach the top level of the ladder. Placement on the career ladder is dependent upon experience and education. Progression to the highest pay level on the career ladder is dependent upon experience and performance.
Levels of Work Performed by Career Ladder Level:
Parole Officer III: Performs highly complex (senior-level) work under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Parole Officer IV: Performs advanced (senior-level) work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Delivers the Texas Model.
Reviews master files to determine the current status of youth; and ensures files are updated, completed and maintained as required by Case Management Standards.
Actively participates in the implementation of Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS) with fidelity to the model.
Models a trauma-informed and culturally competent approach with youth and families.
Actively takes a lead role in the reentry planning process of youth.
Establishes and maintains recurring contact with the youth’s case manager, family/guardian, and community support system to help the youth progress towards successful community re-entry.
Serves as a life coach, advocate, and role model for youth.
Completes home assessments for appropriate youth placement recommendations and to obtain additional information about support systems in the community.
Makes recommendations regarding community placements and financial reentry support.
Mentors youth and assists the youth in learning soft skills to function in the community and build self-reliance in navigating systems within the community.
Assigns supervision based on agency policy, Parole Case Management Standards, and risk to reoffend.
Develops and implements supervision strategies to emphasize addressing criminogenic needs, changing attitudes and behavior rather than solely focusing on compliance.
Conducts Level I / II / III / IV hearing requests and reports according to agency policy and interventions.
Conducts responsible, safe, and timely transportation of youth.
Engages in competency-based training in the techniques and capabilities needed to coach youth under the Texas Model of trauma-informed corrections.
Helps youth to identify their responses to stress, fear, and other triggers and works with the youth to learn ways to increase emotional self-regulation skills.
Gains a basic knowledge of each youth’s treatment plan and provides support in learning the skills needed to meet those goals.
Measures performance, documents parole activities, incidents, and transactions and enters data into the Correctional Care System (CCS).
Actively evaluates and review parole quality assurance measures and outcomes.
Participates in the collection Effective Practices in Community Supervision outcomes.
May be assigned a more complex caseload of parolees.
May serve as an Effective Practice in Community Supervision (EPICS) Peer Coach/Trainer.
Reports any presence or perception of racial, ethnic, and/or gender disparities and recommends actions to address disparities.
Performs a variety of related duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.
Performs all duties in compliance with agency safety policies and procedures:
• Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.
• Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested time frames.
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.
Bachelor’s degree. Two (2) years full-time wage-earning experience in a residential, correctional or therapeutic environment.
• Possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license for continued employment.
• Must have or be able to obtain a certificate of course completion for the Criminal Justice Practitioner (CJP) online course provided through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) within six months of employment as a parole officer with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).
• Major coursework in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Clinical Psychology/Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, Criminal Justice, Family Relations, an Interdisciplinary degree in a Social Science, Rehabilitation or Education.
• Participation in the development, evaluation, and implementation of individual case/treatment plans; assessments; development and coordination of services; placement recommendations and referrals for juveniles or adults on probation, parole, or in a residential, correctional, or therapeutic environment.
Experience and Education Substitutions:
• Completed course hours of graduate study may substitute for up to two years of experience on a basis of 12 graduate course hours for one year of experience.
• Pro-rated part-time experience may satisfy the experience requirements.
Note: Any degree, diploma, high school equivalent, or course hours required to meet minimum qualifications must be from an accredited educational institution.
Requirements for Continued Employment:
• Failure to maintain required licensure/certification will result in termination of employment.
This position is subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent upon results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The following physical demands and working conditions are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Ability to see
Ability to hear (with or without aid)
Operate motor equipment
Ability to perform tactile discernment
Restraining combative youth
Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. & over
Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. & over
Reaching above shoulder
Dual simultaneous grasping
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
• Criminology and penology principles.
• Risk, Need and Responsivity,
• Motivational Interviewing Techniques,
• Stages of Change,
• The principles, methods, techniques, and practices of parole case management.
• Deductive reasoning.
• The use of office equipment, computers, and applicable software.
• Understand confidentiality and how it relates to juveniles.
• Develop and implement case plans.
• Maintain records and files.
• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Interview, counsel, and motivate youth.
• Solve problems.
• Develop case plans that address criminogenic needs,
• Demonstrate the importance of trauma-informed care.
• Interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Maintain a reliable transportation with valid insurance and driver’s license.
• Maintain a good driving record.
• Adapt to change.
• Work effectively with youth.
• Help maintain a safe and secure work environment.
• Physically restrain youth when necessary in a manner consistent with instructions received and to transport youth and travel as necessary.
• Investigate allegations of parole violations.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Organize and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines.
• Work under stressful conditions, with possible occurrences of extreme heightened stress.
• Travel and work in excess of 40 hours per workweek.
In order to receive veteran’s preference, a copy of your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disability rating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attached to your application.
Go to , , or for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.
Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditor’s Office at MOS Codes.
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Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls. If you submitted your application through the CAPPS Career Center (), you may also check the status of your application by accessing your profile and selecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions.
Thank you for considering employment with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.