JUVENILE DENTENTION SPECIALIST
Do you have a passion for working with youth? Would you like to make a difference working with youth within the City and
making a meaningful impact in your community? Well, this maybe the opportunity for you!
As a Juvenile Detention Specialist, you would be responsible for the care, custody, discipline, and overall safety and security of
juveniles assigned to various programs within the Juvenile Services Department. The goal of the Detention Specialist is to have a safe and smooth operation of the Detention Center.
A typical day would include monitoring clients’ eating, exercising and working activities, enforcing discipline, and escorting clients
to court or family meetings. Some Specialists may participate in programs created to help at-risk clients, such as life skills and
substance abuse workshops. You would also be conducting incoming and outgoing orientation, which gives you the opportunity to see the full life cycle of the process.
There is also some administrative work that will require paperwork and logs to be completed, and in some circumstances you may be subpoenaed to testify in court. Safety is our top priority for employees and youth, so you must constantly monitor activity to ensure that youth are complying with the Center’s rules. Your help may be the spark that helps some troubled kids turn their lives around – doesn’t that sound rewarding?
If interested in learning more about this and other opportunities, including position requirements, and to apply visit https://www.nnva.gov/193/Apply-for-a-Job