Juvenile Detention Officer I/II
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Job Type: Extra Help
Department: Probation Department
I: $2,717 FLAT RATE MONTHLY / $15.68 FLAT RATE HOURLY
II: $2,852 – 3,640 APPROX MONTHLY / $16.45 – $21.00 APPROX HOURLY
RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED WEEKLY UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED
THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES
FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under supervision, to provide for the counseling, care, welfare and custody of juveniles at the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility and promote rehabilitation of juvenile offenders through evidence- or research-based practices; and to perform related work as required. Availability for day, swing, and graveyard shifts is required.
Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Benefits are not included. Skills or experiences listed under the Ideal Candidate statement may also be used to screen applications.
Special Note: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired. This is a continuous recruitment; applications will be reviewed weekly, and will be used to fill multiple vacancies within the Juvenile Hall Division of the Probation Department.
I: This is the entry level Peace Officer position within this classification series. After approximately one year of successful service, successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and at the discretion of the department, an individual may be promoted to a Juvenile Detention Officer II.
II: This is the journey level Peace Officer position within this classification series. Incumbents are expected to perform assigned tasks with a high degree of independence and good judgment. Successful completion of one year as a Juvenile Detention Officer I and successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved PC 832 training is required.
- Plans, organizes and supervises programs for a group of juveniles, including such activities as housekeeping chores, personal hygiene, meals, and recreational activities.
- Conducts individual, group and family discussions to promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism through the use of evidence- or research-based practices.
- Takes proper action for non-cooperating juveniles.
- Maintains effective discipline and instructs in acceptable behavior and pro-social activities and communication.
- Maintains visual surveillance and follows prescribed measures for institutional security.
- Maintains necessary logs, records, and reports; admits and releases juveniles upon proper authority.
- Communicates with parents, probation officers, police, and other individuals as required.
- Explains the purposes and procedures of the facility.
- Remains alert for potential problems and takes measures to reduce tensions and avoid possible violence.
- Assigned to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility and is available to work all shifts.
- Same as (JDO I) additionally, may assist in training new staff; may act as lead officer of a shift; assigned to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility; and is available to work all shifts.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
- Factors which influence human behavior.
- Juvenile delinquency.
- Good physical and mental health and hygiene.
- Pro-social behavior among adolescents.
- Learn and apply the practices and procedures of evidence-based or research-based practices, including motivational interviewing techniques used in detention and custody of juveniles.
- Respond constructively to behavior problems and gain the cooperation of juveniles.
- Demonstrate positive role modeling; respond calmly and appropriately to emergency and crisis situations.
- Plan and direct a group of juveniles in work, meal, education, and leisure time activities.
- Learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property.
- Learn applicable medical terminology and to deliver medications.
- Write clear and concise log entries and reports.
- Follow oral and written directions.
- Demonstrate effective judgment.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Maintain a professional demeanor.
JDO I: These standards are typically attained with possession of at least a High School diploma (or its equivalent). Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to perform those duties as described above.
JDO II: These standards are typically attained with one year of experience comparable to that of a Juvenile Detention Officer I with Shasta County and successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and a POST approved PC 832 training, or one year of equivalent experience as a Juvenile Detention Officer I in other California law enforcement agencies.
IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
The ideal candidate will have completed 30 units of course work at an accredited college and had one year of related job experience. Completion of the PC832 (Arrest, Search, and Seizure) training, First Aid and CPR training are desirable.
- Applicant must possess a valid California driver’s license.
- An individual with a felony conviction may not be employed in this classification; persons working in this position must be willing to physically intervene with out-of-control minors to protect self, other staff, and other minors.
- Physical agility and endurance requirements established by the Board of State and Community Corrections must be met.
- An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working as a peace officer in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired, including psychological and polygraph examinations.
- All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing.