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Oregon Youth Authority is hiring a Juvenile Parole and Probation Assistant!




Job ID: REQ-35799

The Oregon Youth Authority has a current opening for a Juvenile Parole & Probation Assistant (JPPA) at the Linn/Benton/Lincoln and Yamhill County Parole/Probation Field Office located in Albany, Oregon. The primary purpose of this position is to provide transportation and case management assistance to Juvenile Parole/Probation Officers (JPPOs) who provide case management services to youth committed to OYA. This includes direct, personal contact with youth offenders, their families and staff from OYA and other agencies.

About OYA:
The mission of the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth in custody accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments. We accomplish this mission by providing or contracting for evidence-based and research-informed treatment, classroom education, vocational education, and opportunities for community engagement.

OYA's Community Services consists of three units: Parole and Probation, Community Resources and Foster Care, and Interstate Compact. These programs provide consistent, overarching case management for youth offenders committed to OYA. All 36 Oregon counties have parole and probation services through 72 Juvenile Parole/Probation Officers and 10 Field Supervisors. There are 37 foster homes (with a total of 70 beds) statewide which are certified by local Foster Care Certifiers. OYA also contracts with residential programs around the state for another 528 community treatment beds. The Interstate Compact unit coordinates supervision and transportation for all youth offenders who cross state lines.

What’s in it for you:
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the office is as valuable as it is inside the office. Most positions offers a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
  • Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
  • Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon's easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
  • Grow your career with us - we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.

Come work in an environment where employees feel welcome and have developed friendship among their co-workers. OYA values diversity and inclusion and welcome those that bring different skills, strengths, background and views that makes us unique within ourselves and will bring value to the workplace. If you want to help contribute to making OYA a great place to work, WE WANT YOU!

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Provides secure and non-secure transports of adjudicated youth to and from county detention centers, residential programs, OYA facilities, community providers, family homes and court.
  • Completes required forms, maintains records to be transferred with youth, secures medications and medical information, and searches youth and their belongings for contraband.
  • Transports youth to various programs, activities, counseling and medical appointments, employment and other agencies.
  • Helps youth obtain education, treatment, housing, employment and other supportive services to facilitate community adjustment. 
  • Monitors youths’ activities and participation in educational, vocational, rehabilitation and other community services.
  • Offers guidance to support evidence informed case management and cognitive behavioral interventions when meeting with youth.
  • Testifies at court hearings as required. 
  • Provides case management and administrative support and to the JPPOs.
  • Actively helps youth to learn new skills by modeling, coaching and teaching in a structured format.
  • Works with families to arrange trial transition home visits and provides transportation when needed.
What You Need To Qualify:

  • Eighteen months experience in a social service, rehabilitative, or correctional program with primary responsibility for guiding individuals or groups in the solution of occupational, educational, personal or social problems; OR
  • An Associates Degree in Criminal Science, Criminal Justice, the Behavioral Sciences, Human Services or a related field

Special Qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Application Instructions:
To learn more in detail about the position and/or to apply, go to the external application.