Requisition Title: JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER I
Primary Location: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-TEXAS
MEDLOCK - 1508 A E LANGDON RD - DALLAS
Brief Description Functions as an entry level Juvenile Detention Officer providing direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour detention facility.
Detailed Description Provides day-to-day direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour detention facility in a manner that ensures the health, safety and welfare of each youth is in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and all applicable standards. Provides individual and group counseling to all youths to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives. Makes critical and sound judgments and decisions during crisis or potentially dangerous situations, only in the absence of the supervisor informs supervisor of problems or situations encountered and actions taken and documents actions. Disciplines youths by enforcing the rules of the facility, documents behavior and other specific information and forwards to appropriate personnel. Restrains, chases andor carries unruly youths. Conducts inspections, rounds and drills which includes room checks and physical searches of youths. Transports youths to and from appointments. Coordinates and provides daily educational and entertaining programs and activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school/GED program. Three (3) years of work related experience or forty-five (45) hours from an accredited college or university in a job related field of study or a combination of the two. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must obtain First Aid/CPR Certification within 90 days of hire. Must be certified as required by applicable standards for the facility/department assigned within six months of employment. Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license, with a good driving record. Must pass an extensive background investigation. Mandatory drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to random, unannounced drug and/or alcohol testing during employment. The employee will also be subject to shift changes. • Position requires working with juveniles who may have committed dangerous/ aggressive acts; should possess a high tolerance for working in an emotionally demanding/stressful work environment. • An employee may be transferred to another department, shift, location, or facility based on the needs of the Department. • Working in a 24-hour facility may make the employee subject to working mandatory overtime or remaining on duty and working all, or a part of, an additional shift (“double shift”). • The incumbent is / may be considered to be ‘essential personnel’ subject to being held over or called back to a work location or alternate site at all times. When required, you will be notified by your supervisor. • Must pass all portions (physical/written) of the Juvenile Academy to continue employment or all standards related to PREA and Ethics for specific positions. Works inside a secured facility with potential exposure to hepatitis, tuberculosis, lice and other diseases. Ability to restrain and/or chase youths. May be required to utilize vehicle to transport youths.
Additional Details An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply. BILINGUAL PREFERRED 1576 LANGDON ROAD, DALLAS, TEXAS 75241 JUVENILE DEPT (YOUTH VILLAGE)
Minimum Salary : 16.33
Maximum Salary : 20.39
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Requisition ID: 003201