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Probation Officers

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.

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About this Career

£33,991

Average salary

New workers start around £17,579.58. Normal pay is £33,991 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,578.88.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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 Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Critical Thinking
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Monitoring
71
Active Listening
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Learning Strategies
70
Speaking
68
Writing
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Reading Comprehension
64
Active Learning
59
Mathematics
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Science
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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