Juvenile Officer/ Juvenile Probation Officer job vacancy in 23rd Circuit Trial Court – Jobs in Michigan

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Job Details
Company Name : 23rd Circuit Trial Court
Company Location : Mio, MI 48647
Job Position : Juvenile Officer/ Juvenile Probation Officer
Job Category : Jobs in Michigan

Job Description :

Juvenile Officer/Juvenile Probation Officer for the 23rd Circuit Trial Court, Oscoda County, 105 S. Court Street, Mio, Michigan. A full-time, Monday thru Friday, union position with a starting salary of $40,335.00, and Oscoda County fringe benefit package.

The Juvenile Probation Officer coordinates professional and support staff providing services to children, youth and their families; works directly with children and their families and other relevant individuals and is responsible for the development, implementation and review of plans for children, youth and their families. Serves as county agent and Juvenile Court Referee.

Typical Duties – Juvenile Officer

  • On call 24 hours for emergencies involving in custody delinquents and minors.
  • Arrange for emergency placement of in custody minors.
  • Serve as court officer and attend court hearings.
  • Supervise and counsel assigned minors and their families.
  • Maintain regular contacts with other agencies such as schools, police, public and private social service agencies, and treatment programs to coordinate resources and services.
  • Ensure juvenile division files comply with AO 1985-1 Section II.
  • Prepare and monitor county and state Child Care Fund Budgets.
  • Manage juvenile program staff, In Home Child Care Fund programs, and other juvenile programs.
  • Conduct investigations and prepare reports.
  • Conduct in-home adoption investigations, assessing the home environment, interviewing and conducting background checks of parents and prospective parents (as needed) and providing the findings to the court.
  • Testify in court.
  • Monitor compliance with Michigan Supreme Court records retention schedule.
  • Perform other juvenile related duties as assigned by the Court Administrator or Presiding Judge.

Typical Duties – Juvenile Probation Officer

  • Meet with juvenile and parent to review Diversion Agreement, Consent Calendar Case Plan, Disposition Order, and Probation Order for assigned cases.
  • Monitor compliance with Diversion Agreement, Consent Calendar Case Plan, Disposition Order, and Probation Order to encourage rehabilitation and to ensure juvenile satisfies obligations to victim, community, and court.
  • Monitor compliance with Diversion Agreement, Consent Calendar Case Plan, Disposition Order, and Probation Order to ensure parent(s) satisfies court ordered obligations.
  • Provide specific program services as assigned in Diversion, Consent Calendar, and formal calendar cases.
  • Provide standard and intensive probation services and maintain probation files.
  • Provide 5D Truancy services.
  • Build a supportive relationship with each juvenile to encourage improved behavior.
  • Conduct home visits, school visits, and other site visits to professional and non-professional service providers in specific cases.
  • Administer random drug and alcohol tests to juveniles and/or their parents, guardians or custodians including urine, PBT, and mouth swabs and maintain documentation to assure proper chain of custody.
  • Prepare Supplemental Petitions for probation violations.



Required: Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, social sciences, education, behavioral sciences, or related field that qualifies the person to manage or supervise delivery of juvenile services.

Preferred: Master’s degree in social work, education, a human service field, or a related field that qualifies the person to manage or supervise the delivery of juvenile services, with one year of professional experience in juvenile court work.


Preferred: 2 years of casework experience in juvenile court or a related child welfare agency.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of child welfare work.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics and the effects of social conditions on family functioning.
  • Knowledge of factors concerned in delinquency, abuse and neglect of children.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods concerned with personal and social problem solving.
  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and overall children’s services programs including related laws.
  • Knowledge of organizations, functions and treatment programs for children.
  • Ability to supervise professional and support staff, evaluate staff performance and assist in staff training.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to develop child welfare programs with community organizations.
  • Ability to apply social casework methods to child welfare services.
  • Ability to interpret and effectively communicate administrative and professional policies and procedures to staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, advisory committees and the public.

Send resume with cover letter!!

The 23rd Circuit Trial Courts, Oscoda County, is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,335.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Mio, MI 48647: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • A cover letter is required. Have you provided one? If you are struggling using Indeed please email to [email protected]

Work Location: One location

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