Case Aide

Harris County
June 16, 2022
Houston, TX
Job Type


Position Description

About Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJPD):

The Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) provides supervision and services to youth between the ages of 10 and 17, who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. HCJPD is the largest juvenile probation department in Texas with approximately 1,100 employees and over 3,500 youth referred to the department annually. HCJPD programs and services operate under the direction of the Harris County Juvenile Board. The Administration building is located in Downtown Houston, Texas, with several field offices throughout the County and three secure residential facilities.

* Make an impact: Working for HCJPD gives you the opportunity to continue to serve your community and be a positive role model for young people. Our pace of work enables fast learning and fosters an environment where you can make a positive impact.
* Professional Growth: We are committed to growing the capabilities of our staff. We are building a learning community where you can work with diverse individuals, explore new ways of thinking, and expand your capabilities. Our employees are Juvenile Justice Practitioners who share their knowledge to enhance each other's growth.

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department - Be an Agent of Change:

About Youth Diversion and Development:

The Youth Diversion and Development (YDD) Division provides services and supervision to justice-involved young people in the community, rather than placement out of the home. Community supervision and rehabilitative services for young people and their families are provided by Community Unit Probation Services (CUPS) located throughout Harris County. In addition, there are numerous satellite offices utilized to provide more convenient locations for families. YDD also seeks to divert young people from further involvement in the juvenile justice system by providing informal alternatives to formal court proceedings and diversion programs to young people and their families.

Position Description:

The Case Aide provides standard clerical support and assists the Juvenile Probation Officer's with providing case management services for youth and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assists the JPO with conducting home visits and the supervision of youth
* Performs routine secretarial and clerical duties, including filing and scanning of documents, and manages case files
* Assists JPO's with identifying community partners and resources
* Schedules appointments and coordinates workshops
* Monitors and administers urinalysis testing of juvenile
* Provides daily review of electronic monitoring cases
* Administers Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument (MAYSI)
* Provides reminders to clients of scheduled appointments and/or court dates

This position involves working with challenging youth where use of crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies may be necessary to ensure the safety of both youth and staff.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

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All applicants must register and take the HRRM Clerical Skills Test and

score a minimum of 85%.

Please see testing instructions in the General Information section below.

Education and Experience:

* High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited educational institution
* One (1) year of paid experience in general administrative or clerical duties


* One (1) year of paid experience in casework, counseling, community or group work in a social service, community, corrections or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons
* Also requires the ability to demonstrate proficient use of the personal computer and must pass the clerical exam with a score of at least 85%

Certified copies of transcripts of educational credentials and/or college credits will be required during hiring process.


* Employees who hold this position are required to possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver's license

* Employee must maintain liability insurance in at least the minimum amounts required by law

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Must be at least 21 years old
* All new employees are required to undergo and pass a physical examination administered by the Department Approved Contract Physician

* At the time of the physical, applicants must present evidence of a tuberculosis (TB) skin test. In the event of a positive test, the applicant will be required to provide additional documentation

* Every employee is subject to random testing for drug and alcohol or if there is a reasonable suspicion to believe that the employee is under the influence of a substance prohibited by this policy while in the course and scope of employment
* Upon receiving a conditional job offer, every applicant undergoes a criminal background check, drug screening, psychological and physical examination

* If public emergency is declared by county, staff could be assigned to other duties and/or facilities and/or under the supervision of another county department

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation butONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"will not be accepted for qualifications.

General Information

Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:

* Regular Full-Time
* Monday - Friday | 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
* 40 hours per week with late nights and weekendcoverage required
* Hours may vary based on the needs of the department


* $16.56 - $21.31 per hour
* Based on 26 Pay Periods


* TCU-SNDP (2525 Murworth)

Register Online for the HRRM Clerical Skills Testusing this link:

* Click the above link to the HRRM Clerical Skills Test registration page
* Click on "Apply" to submit your request for testing
* You will receive a test invitation and instructions via e-mail within 48 hours
* You will have no more than 5 calendar days to access and complete testing
* Your score will be automatically uploaded to your application
* The test may be taken once every 30 days
* Most recent test scores are retained for up to 6 months

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

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