Probation and welfare officers are social workers/court officers who supervise offenders before their trial, during a prison sentence and after their release. Probation officers work with a range of people from minor first time offenders to prolific, serious offenders. The purpose of their work is to turn offenders away from committing further offences through intervention, preventing reoffence by assessing and challenging their behaviour and changing their attitudes towards society. Their responsibility is both to the protection of the public and to the well-being and outlook of offenders, by facilitating as smoothly as possible, their reintergration into society.
Probation officers provide services to both adult and young offenders in local communities through the provision of probation supervision, community service, anti-offending behaviour programmes and specialist support services to assist them in becoming law abiding members of the community.
Officers work on a team basis. Services are also provided to prisons, places of detention and children detention schools.
• Carrying out pre-sentence assessment reports on offenders to assist the court in determining the most suitable sentence.
• Interviewing the offender and gathering information from a range of other sources such as family, employer or school, and the police.
Monitoring the offender’s adherence to the conditions of the probation order and reporting to the court.
• Supervising offenders under community service orders.
• Supervising offenders released from custody.
• Providing a counselling service to offenders and their families.
Skills and qualities
• Appreciation for human diversity and a commitment to social justice.
• Willingness to work collaboratively with clients, colleagues, and other professionals.
Ability to problem-solve and a willingness to make challenging decisions.
• Personal integrity and a respect for the privacy of others.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Good report writing skills.
• Emotionally mature, non-judgmental and empathetic.
• Possessing energy and enthusiasm.
Education Requirement:No Requirements
Job Experience:No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months:
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Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the under-listed Vacant Posts that exist within Ibanda District Local Government and Ibanda Municipal Council.
Applications filled in triplicate on Public Service Forms No.3 (Revised 2008) together with applicant’s summary form should be submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission – Ibanda, P.O. Box 388 Ibanda, not later than December 19 2023 at 5:00PM (Four Weeks from the date of the Publication of this Advert.) Application Forms should be filled in triplicate and should bear the title of the Post and Reference Number SN Ref. No specified against the Vacancy.
Applicants should attach Certified Photocopies of Academic Qualifications (Transcripts Certificates and pass lips, CVs, and three Passport Photographs (Colored) on each form and any other Relevant Documents.
Applicants already in Service should route their applications through their Heads of Department.
Jobs advertised are obtainable from Ibanda District Service Commission Notice Board and Ministry of Public Service