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Employment Opportunities 

Youth Services Officer (Full-Time)

The Hickman County Juvenile Court is accepting applications for the full-time position of Youth Services Officer. Applications will be accepted through April 10th at 4:00pm. 

Submit applications to:

Office of Hickman County Juvenile Judge
104 College Ave
Centerville, TN 37033

Or email



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 detention.

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.

Considerable knowledge of school systems regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to suspension, behavior, and discipline.

Considerable knowledge of mediation and crisis management techniques.

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 technology  as well as web-based case management software.

Necessary Special Requirements

Completion of criminal background check

On Call availability


Health, dental, vision at county rate

TCRS retirement plan