Probation officers work to rehabilitate offenders. They supervise, counsel and help them before trial, during any prison or community sentence and on release from prison.
New workers start around £24,961. Normal pay is £38,102 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,988.
- Keeps accurate and comprehensive records.
- Works with prisoners in giving advice on problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, addressing training needs, finding work and getting accommodation.
- Draws up probation plans with offenders and helps them follow it, advises them on any work and helps them with any family or social problems.
- Enforces court orders and serves the public by providing a wide range of supervision programmes for those in receipt of a community sentence.
- Produces pre-sentence reports to the court about an individual.
Skills employers are asking for
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Learning Strategies
- Reading Comprehension
- Active Learning