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Job Category: Juvenile
Reference #: JCS - Detention Officer- Nights (Female)
Job Title: Detention Officer - Nights (Female)
Hiring Organization: Ada County
Salary Range: $16.58/hr
Closing Date: 12/31/2019
Job Location: Idaho
Description: HIRING WAGE: $16.58/hr
STATUS: Full-time with benefits
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Apply online at adacounty.id.gov/jobs

GENERAL SUMMARY
Supervise delinquent youth in a secure facility. Security and safety of residents and staff is a primary consideration. Meeting individual and group needs of residents through counseling, training, education, and a wide variety of programming through various outside resources is another area of broad focus. The position is with Ada County Juvenile Court Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Supervises the nightly activities of the Juvenile Center’s residents;
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates nightly groups for the residents;
  • Maintains safety of the unit on night shift and assures that security procedures are followed;
  • Handles intake and release functions when admitting or releasing juveniles from the facility;
  • Prepares a file on each juvenile admitted to the facility, and maintains a written record of activities;
  • Observes and records behavior, assists in physically controlling disturbed juveniles and responds to emergency situations;
  • Makes regular security checks on rooms and facility and disciplines juveniles for rule infractions;
  • Provides supportive encouragement and guidance to youth on a personal basis, either in one-to-one or small group situations, and gives instruction, advice and assistance on personal problems;
  • Helps juveniles cultivate appropriate social, behavioral, and interpersonal skills and attitudes useful in community living adjustments;
  • Responsible for handling emergency situations without immediate backup;
  • Responsible for handling minor medical issues and providing first aid;
  • Supervises the cleaning of rooms and other areas;
  • Escorts medical staff to disperse medications to the residents, assists medical staff if necessary and transports residents to the hospital as needed;
  • Responsible for monitoring the control room, which includes controlling electric doors, monitoring telephones, keeping log books;
  • Responsible for building maintenance, stocking clothing areas, and removing facility trash;
  • Completes reports such as incident reports, child protection reports, and special reports;
  • Assists with the completion and distribution of all daily detention paperwork;
  • Assists with the completion of all end of the month accounting procedures;
  • Responsible for determining resident program level and assigning residents to program units; and
  • Responds to inquiries within scope of knowledge or transfers inquiries to the shift supervisor.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
  • Takes photographs and fingerprints of residents; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology or related field; or Associates Degree and any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience;
  • Knowledge of the care and management of delinquent and dependent children;
  • Knowledge of basic first-aid procedures; and identifying contraband;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with culturally diverse groups of children;
  • Ability to learn and apply the policies and procedures (including the Code of Ethics) of the Ada County Juvenile Court Services;
  • Ability to obtain the cooperation of others, exercise good judgment and demonstrate patience and firmness;
  • Ability to learn and apply the policies and procedures under which the residents must live and keep and maintain a variety of records related to the residents;
  • Ability to interact with law enforcement, community professionals and parents;
  • Ability to operate a computer terminal, audio monitor, control room console and electronic locks;
  • Ability to perform the duties of this position without a direct threat to the health or safety of the incumbent or others.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license;
  • Incumbents will be required to obtain certification for First Aid and CPR;
  • Incumbents will be required to possess a Group Facilitator Certification to be completed at the Ada County Juvenile Court Services within one year of employment;
  • Adherence to the Ada County Juvenile Court Services Code of Ethics;
  • Must become POST certified as a Detention Officer within one year of hire;
  • Incumbents are subject to fingerprinting for the purpose of background investigation;
  • This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
POST CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The position requires that the incumbent meet POST Standards for Detention Officers. Upon an offer of employment as a Detention Officer, a medical examination is required, as well as a vision and a hearing examination. All such examinations are at the expense of the applicant. The applicant shall meet the POST medical standards to qualify for employment as a Detention Officer at Ada County Juvenile Court Services. All medical examinations shall be completed within two (2) weeks of an offer of employment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Most of the work is performed in and around the County Juvenile Detention Center;
  • Requires sufficient physical ability to subdue a resident in time of confrontation or to break up a fight between residents;
  • Requires the incumbent be able to remove an unconscious person from the center in time of emergency, use first aid when necessary, and search residents' rooms for contraband.
Special Instructions: Apply online at adacounty.id.gov/jobs
Additional Online Information: http://www.adacounty.id.gov/jobs
Contact Information: Ada County Human Resources
Recruitment
200 W. Front St.
Boise, US
208-287-7123
208-287-6999
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http://www.adacounty.id.gov/jobs






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