Probation Officers & 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.
Also called: Correctional Counselor, Juvenile Probation Officer, Probation and Parole Officer, Probation Officer

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Office suite software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Court records databases
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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