Juvenile Supervision Officer/JSO-Detention (male required)
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Under the direction of the Assistant Deputy Director of Detention, the JSO will direct the activities of detained youth in all areas of programming, while ensuring safety and security is maintained at all times. He/she will also perform admission and screening duties at designated times. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Coordinate the delivery of meals from the county jail to the detention facility Maintain a safe, secure detention atmosphere
Attend to children’s emotional and physical needs Monitor group dynamics to prevent fighting and escape attempts Assist in the supervision of detained youth during program periods Strip search/frisk detainees as required Conduct room searches Monitor detainees every 10 to 15 minutes while in their rooms Screen visitors Assist in the movement of detainees from one part of the facility to another Be knowledgeable of TJJD detention standards Assist in the completion of referral paperwork Maintain daily detention rosters regarding the total of number of detained youth, name, sex and referring offense of each child Maintain a log book of day to day events in the detention center Maintain suicide watches on children who exhibit self-destructive tendencies Administer and record all medication needed by a child Enter data in the computer on a daily basis Transport children as needed Perform first aid/CPR on detainees in emergency situations 5.6.2020 Aid in court security as needed Maintain, organize and update files on each detainee Assist their department personnel as needed Perform housekeeping duties, i.e. laundry Maintain cleanliness of facility in an orderly manner Maintain daily record of visitors Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Ability to participate in the physical / mechanical restraint of an out of control youth Performs other duties as they are assigned Have the capability to work at the JJAEP and shall be adequately trained to do so. REQUIREMENTS Training and Experience: High school graduate or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicant’s who have college credits or work experience in a related field Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Commitment to the department’s vision of developing people to their full potential Ability to work comfortably with children of adolescent age An understanding of adolescent behavioral patterns and ability to apply good judgment to problems of juveniles Have a friendly and cheerful disposition Ability to work harmoniously with all staff Dedication and flexibility Knowledge of developmental needs of adolescents Additional Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License (if employee is coming to this position from another state, this requirement must be met no later than thirty days following the date of employment) 5.6.2020 Must have a telephone number at which he/she can be reached Must have access to a vehicle that can be used while on duty and be able to provide proof of liability insurance on said vehicle Must be able to pass physical agility test Note: Employees who have received a disciplinary action equal to or greater than a Written Reprimand, in the last 90 days, are not eligible for Promotion or consideration for movement to an Open shift.
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