Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists:

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $45,170.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,495
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.19 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Customer Service
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Conflict Management
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Counsel clients or patients regarding substance abuse issues
Match clients to public or community services
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems
Help clients get needed services or resources
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Refer individuals to educational or work programs
Arrange physical or mental health services for clients
Recommend legal actions

Getting Information

Investigate legal issues
Conduct legal research
Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Collect information about clients
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain public records, reports, or files
Prepare records of prisoner bookings or status
Maintain security, law enforcement, or protective services records, reports, or files
Record client's personal data
Write reports or evaluations
Manage clinical or social case records

Processing Information

Compile evidence for court actions or legal proceedings
Organize legal information or records
Compile information for court cases
Compile data or information related to social service or health programs

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