09B .0235 - BASIC TRAINING - juvenile court counselors and chief court counselors

09B .0235. BASIC TRAINING - juvenile court counselors and chief court counselors

(a) The basic training course for Juvenile Court Counselors and Chief Court Counselors shall consist of a minimum of 151 hours of instruction designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform those tasks essential to function as a Juvenile Court Counselor and a Chief Court Counselor.

(b) Each basic training course for Juvenile Court Counselors shall include training in the following topic areas:

(1) Juvenile Justice Common Core:

(A) Basic Individual Counseling Skills 8 hours

(B) Interpersonal Communication Skills 8 hours

(C) Working with Families 3 hours

(D) Characteristics of Delinquents 4 hours

(E) Unlawful Workplace Harassment 2 hours

(F) Career Survival: Integrity and Ethics in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Workplace 2 hours

(G) Staff and Juvenile Relationships 4 hours

(H) Gang Awareness 4 hours

(I) Situational Awareness and Risk Assessment 4 hours

(J) Restraints, Controls, and Defensive Techniques 28 hours

(K) Mechanical Restraints 4 hours

(L) Mental Health 8 hours

(M) CPR 4 hours

(N) First Aid 4 hours

(O) Employee Fitness and Wellness 4 hours

(P) Trauma and Delinquents 6 hours

(Q) Driver and Secure Transport Safety 8 hours

(R) DMC- Addressing DMC within the JJ System 2 hours

(S) Verbal De-escalation for Juvenile Justice 4 hours Total Hours 111 hours

(2) Juvenile Court Counselor Specific:

(A) Roles and Responsibilities 8 hours

(B) Juvenile Law 8 hours

(C) Intake 8 hours

(D) Risk and Needs Assessment 4 hours

(E) Report Writing and Documentation12 hours

Total Hours 40 hours

Total Course Hours 151 hours

(c) The "Juvenile Court Counselor Basic Training Manual" as published by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety shall be applied as the curriculum for delivery of Juvenile Court Counselor basic training courses. Copies of this publication may be inspected at or purchased at the cost of printing and postage from the office of the agency:

The Office of Staff Development and Training

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

2211 Schieffelin Road

Apex, North Carolina 27502

(d) Upon completion of a Commission-certified training course for Juvenile Court Counselors and Chief Court Counselors, the Director of the school conducting the course shall notify the Commission of training completion by submitting a Report of Training Course Completion for each trainee. The Report of Training Completion Form is located on the agency's website: http://www.ncdoj.gov/getattachment/fbf3480c-05a1-4e0c-a81a-04070dea6199/F-11-Form_10-2-14.pdf.aspx.

(e) Employees of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice who have completed the minimum 151 hour training program accredited by the Commission pursuant to Rule .0236 of this Section after January 1, 2013 who transfer from a Juvenile Justice Officer position to a Juvenile Court Counselor position shall be required to complete only the portions of the course identified as specific to the duties and responsibilities of a Juvenile Court Counselor under Subparagraph (b)(2) of this Rule.

(Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 28, Issue 23, June 2, 2014, effective May 1, 2014. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 30, Issue 05, September 1, 2015 effective August 1, 2015. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 31, Issue 03, August 1, 2016 effective July 1, 2016. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 03, August 1, 2017 effective July 1, 2017.)

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