Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
On the Job
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists provide services that help people who have broken laws. They make recommendations for rehabilitation plans. They may also help individuals find education or employment.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collect information about clients.
- Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
- Investigate legal issues.
- Write reports or evaluations.
- Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities.
- Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
- Evaluate characteristics of individuals to determine needs or eligibility.
- Plan programs to address community mental wellness needs.
- Arrange physical or mental health services for clients.
- Help clients get needed services or resources.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
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