Juvenile Services Specialist I
Supervises and supports juveniles detained in a secure detention setting. Directs the daily activities of residents in programming utilizing acceptable behavioral management principles. Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment in crisis situations.
Duties may include: Maintains a daily electronic log card, complete all required paperwork; conducts individual and group counseling sessions with residents; performs crisis intervention; develops and manages case management files; transports residents to and from appointments; plans and coordinates individual and group recreational activities for residents; completes daily room and unit audits; and assists nurse as a medical agent. Physically restrains unruly residents to prevent self-injury and ensure the safety of other residents, staff and visitors. May serve as a med-aide in the clinic. Conducts strip searches after resident outings and visits; supervises nightly showers. Supervises residents while in school, in the gym, on the recreation yard and regularly on the unit. Performs other duties as assigned.
Must possess general knowledge of the philosophy, objectives and practices of counseling, particularly as related to juvenile delinquents.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Requires a bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, special education, or a closely related field. SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards. Requires Handle With Care, CPR, and First Aid certifications within 45 days of hire. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: In addition to satisfying the vocational/educational standard, this class requires a minimum of six months of related, full-time equivalent experience working with children and adolescents. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. Emergency operations support work and work locations may be outside of normal job duties.