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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
39 of 2018
Probation/Parole Officer

Probation/Parole Officer

Social Development

Role Summary

The successful applicant will support the daily operations of the Probation/Parole Division through the supervision of parolees and juvenile offenders to ensure they adhere to their probation and parole conditions in accordance with the respective legislations.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide the courts with comprehensive psychosocial assessments of juvenile offenders and attend court to conduct interview, complete forms, instruct juvenile offenders on intake procedures and provide oral testimony where required.
  2. Refer juvenile offender to appropriate agencies and other community resources to ensure support and interact with the agencies on status and referrals of juvenile offenders.
  3. Instruct juvenile offenders on matters pertaining to the conditions of court orders and requirements of special programmes to ensure they are fully aware of what is required of them and monitor their progress to ensure compliance.
  4. Initiate counselling and provide support services to juvenile offender and parents to ensure support is put in place.
  5. Liaise with schools and other institutions that juvenile offenders attend to ensure a flow of information and transparency.
  6. Initiate and prepare correspondence to juvenile offenders as required to ensure compliance with court orders.
  7. Determine and document conditions of juvenile offenders’ violation and prepare revocation document for review by the Senior Probation Officer to ensure violations are recorded and dealt with.
  8. Maintain accurate and complete files for each juvenile offender, prepare regular progress reports and weekly / monthly reports on assigned caseload to ensure knowledge is recorded and stored for future reference.
  9. Develop community-based activities and encourage participation as an alternative to criminal involvement.
  10. Perform parole duties in accordance with section 20 of the Parole Act, 2009, including:
    1. Investigating and making reports to the Board on the employment and place of residence available to a person applying for release on license;
    2. Supervising persons released on license by the Governor;
    3. Preparing reports for the Board of persons released on license;
    4. Establish a parole plan for a person released on license;
  11. Performing the directives of the Board in relation to the persons released on license and any other duties as assigned by the Board.Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field
  • Three (3) years’ experience in requisite field
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of the criminal justice system
  • Excellent knowledge of counselling and interviewing techniques
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
2 October 2018
2 October 2018 Social Development
38 of 2018
Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Social Development

ROLE SUMMARY

The successful applicant will work with individuals who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of education, in order to complete their learning successfully.  

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates services to students for the purpose of ensuring efficient instructions and an effective cohesive programme. Students may include those who are physically disabled, sensory impaired (eg.  deaf/blind), have speech and language difficulties (eg. dyslexia, autism), are emotionally vulnerable, have behavioural difficulties or have a combination of these disabilities, and may also include gifted and talented individuals.
  2. Teaches/instructs students individually or in groups for the purpose of ensuring successful progress towards student's goals and objectives, including personal development skills.
  3. Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils, modifying curriculum and implementing appropriate teaching strategies. Researches and recommends appropriate texts, learning aids, materials, and supplies.
  4. Consults/collaborates with staff, parents, and professionals in other agencies in order to ensure appropriate delivery of services and develop Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) for students.
  5. Assists relevant professional staff in diagnosis of learning disorders, development of planned intervention and evaluation of student progress.
  6. Utilises special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulating interest in learning.
  7. Participates in the development of policies for this area.
  8. Maintains records relevant to the unit, keeping them up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  9. Prepares relevant reports on the activities of the assigned area.
  10. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  11. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
  • Five (5) years teaching experience with at least three years in the area of special education
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) development and implementation
  • Knowledge of the needs of persons with disabilities and that of their families
  • Sound ability to manage challenging behaviours
  • Excellent knowledge of curriculum, instructional strategies, and research based methods and strategies related to various disabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and leadership skills
2 October 2018
2 October 2018 Social Development

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