April 15, 2019
Dear Florida Department of Juvenile Justice:
I am looking to work within your organization as a Juvenile Probation Officer. As a Juvenile Probation Officer, I understand that I will be responsible for attending regular home visits with families and reporting on the children’s welfare, and collaborating with the state court system. I have previous experience working with families as a teacher’s aide in the classroom working one-on-one with students challenged with down syndrome, autism, and other challenging disabilities. In this role, I also provided self-care skills, and participated with students involved in academic activities and occupational therapies.
During my third semester at SJR State College, I worked as an intern at St. John’s County
Department of Juvenile Justice. I was able to observe and participate in the daily duties of a Juvenile probation officer. Throughout the four months, I was also included in assessment meetings of clients, learned how to login case files, and attended bi-monthly court case proceedings.
I would very much like to discuss opportunities about employment with your department. Thank you for your time and I look forward to further sharing my work background and experiences.
Barbara J. Thompson
2823 Homestead Rd, Orange Park, FL · 904-***-**** · email@example.com
An entry level position as a Juvenile Probation Officer in order to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the Juvenile Justice System.
Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL
Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice
St. Johns River State College, Orange Park, FL
Associate in Science – Criminal Justice Technology
Excellent communication, critical thinking and organizational skills
Interact courteously with all persons and respect individual diversities
Work collectively to accomplish group goals through positive team interaction
Ability to organize and case note data to maintain detailed records for reporting
St. John’s County Department of Juvenile Justice January - April 2017
St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL
Observation of Probation Department in operation of duties
Joined in-house client and supervisory staff for individualized plans for client and provided input for planning
Attended bi-weekly court proceedings of Juvenile Court
Lighthouse Learning Center / Challenge Enterprises, Green Cove Springs, FL 2006-2007 Teacher's Aide
Daily participation with physically and mentally challenged children to complete learning tasks
Personal care of children with toilet training and eating skills, and learning activities
Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe, MI 1998-2002
Worked with emotionally, profoundly mentally and physically handicapped youths and adults
Assisted in individualized program implementations with down syndrome youths
Provided one on one interaction and as needed safety restraint of juveniles with autism
Student Government Association Fall 2017
Psychology Club Fall 2017
VOLUNTEER WORK / COMMUNITY SERVICE
Food and Clothing Ministry / Abundant Life Christian Fellowship 2007-2016