Job Opening 
Post Date:  9/23/2021
Youth Services Officer (Full-Time)
Marshall County Youth Services Office located in the Courthouse

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree.  Four years of prior experience in Social Services, Education, Legal, Law Enforcement  or other related fields having considerable experience working with troubled youth and adolescents; thorough knowledge of the laws pertaining to juveniles regarding criminal offenses, custody and state supervision; meaningful experience counseling and providing supportive services to juveniles and their families; strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills; significant experience working with juvenile court systems and school systems; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience relevant to the following necessary skills:

Necessary Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to juveniles regarding criminal offenses, custody, confidentiality, emancipation, probation, and incarceration.
  • Thorough knowledge of judicial proceedings and protocols utilized for juvenile offenders including conducting arraignments, filing petitions, setting dockets, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of treatment options available in the community to address mental health needs, chemical dependency issues and family dynamics.
  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary counseling techniques utilized for families and adolescents.
  • Thorough knowledge of adolescent behavior and development and the testing techniques available to diagnose juveniles and/or family members.
  • Thorough knowledge of the confidentiality requirements associated with juvenile offenders including protected health information and HIPAA regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of school systems regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to suspension, behavior, and discipline.
  • Considerable knowledge of mediation and crisis management techniques utilized for dysfunctional families and deviant behavior among children.
  • Considerable knowledge of drug testing procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to effectively counsel and provide guidance for troubled youth and their families.
  • Ability to interact successfully with local officials, law enforcement personnel, social service providers, clients, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain confidential records and reports of juveniles assigned to their caseload.
  • Ability to prioritize job related activities to meet workload demands and established deadlines.
  • Ability to consistently make timely and appropriate decisions in response to situations encountered on the job.
  • Ability to efficiently utilize the Microsoft Office productivity suite as well as web-based case management software.
Necessary Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver’s license and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.
  • Completion of criminal background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle report
  • On Call availability at least one week per month 

Benefits
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance.  Several BCBSTN health plans available at no-cost.
  • Paid sick leave, vacation leave (after 6 months), and bereavement leave.
  • Optional benefits available at reasonable rates.
  • TCRS retirement plan

To Apply:
  • Application may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN  37091 or obtained from www.marshallcountytn.com
  • Completed application and resume will be accepted until Friday, October 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm by the Marshall County Human Resources Office only.
  • Absolutely no late applications will be accepted. 
  • No phone calls please.